Mason Wilson Gamble (born January 16, 1986) is an American former actor known for his portrayal of Dennis Mitchell in the 1993 film Dennis the Menace, a role he got after beating out a reported 20,000 children who had auditioned, and as Jason Schwartzman's sidekick, Dirk Calloway, in Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson's critically acclaimed 1998 film Rushmore. He also appeared in Anya's Bell with Della Reese, starring as a dyslexic boy. In 1999, Gamble portrayed Brady Lang in the thriller Arlington Road. He had a featured role in the short-lived 2001 CBS drama Kate Brasher. Additionally, he had a small role as McCluckey in the 1996 comedy Spy Hard.

Personal life

Gamble was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Sally and Tim Gamble, an actor.[4] He graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School's class of 2004. He attended UCLA and graduated in 2008. He was member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at UCLA.


1993Dennis the MenaceDennis MitchellNominated for the Razzie Award for Worst New Star
Won the Young Artist Award for Best Youth Actor Leading Role in a Motion Picture Comedy
1996Just in TimeNoah
1996Spy HardMcCluckey
1996Bad MoonBrett
1997GattacaVincent Freeman – Boy
1998RushmoreDirk CallowayNominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor
Nominated for a YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy Film
1999Arlington RoadBrady Lang
2001The Rising PlaceFranklin Pou (age 12)
2002A Gentleman's GameTimmy Price
2004The Trouble with Dee DeeChristopher Rutherford
2011Golf in the KingdomMichael Murphy
1996Early EditionBryce Porter1 episode – Gun
1997ERRobert Potter1 episode – The Long Way Around
1999Anya's BellScott RhymesTelevision film
Won the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie or Pilot – Leading Young Actor
2001Kate BrasherElvis Brasher6 episodes – Kate, Simon, Jeff, Jackson, Tracy, Georgia
2001Hollywood Remembers Walter MatthauHimself
2005Close to HomeDerrick Adler1 episode – Miranda
2006CSI: MiamiScott Satlin1 episode – Rio