Adam Hagenbuch is an American bodybuilder, actor, film writer and executive producer. He is best known to the world for his roles in the film “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and the television series “Switched of Birth” and “Fuller House”.
Early life, family, educational background
Hagenbuch was born on 23 January 1991, in Addison, Texas USA – he is also known as ‘Hagenboo’, a nickname used by his friends and family. He holds American citizenship and is of white ethnicity. He has not revealed details regarding his family background, but it is known that he has a brother and a sister.
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Hagenbuch grew up in his hometown of Addison, where he attended Trinity Christian Academy. He later enrolled into Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, a division of the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During his college years, he appeared in numerous stage plays and dramas, his most significant role being that of Romeo in the school’s production of “Romeo & Juliet”.
Hagenbuch developed an interest in acting during his childhood years, being influenced by his mother who set him up for acting classes at the age of eight.
He later moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career. Prior to becoming an actor, he worked as a personal trainer. Hagenbuch’s career in the entertainment industry started in 2009, obtaining a role in the film “Hell’s Fury: Wanted Dead or Alive” directed by Alan Chan.
In 2012 he gained recognition as an actor, by winning the supporting role of Bob in the drama film “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, co-starring Emma Watson. The movie gained great popularity and commercial success, winning the San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Performance.
It brought Hagenbuch instant fame, and collected numerous fans. It is considered to be one of the most important works in his career. During this time he also got involved in the television industry, being cast in several TV roles including in the short TV dramas “American Cliché”, “Modern Family”, “A Matter of Time” and “Major Crimes”.
In 2014 Hagenbuch played Ashton Kutcher in the lifetime original film “The Brittany Murphy Story”, another piece that saw a great success, increasing the young actor’s popularity. The following year he joined the cast of the popular ABC TV series “Switched at Birth”, playing the role of gay student Mingo Shimingo for two seasons, until the show’s end in 2017.
Meanwhile, he played the hunky Trent in the NBC TV series “Undateable”, and also appeared in several episodes of the TV shows “Kirby Buckets” and “Foursome”. Hagenbuch starred as Rivers McCoy in the 2016 TV horror film “Honeymoon from Hell”, and appeared in several episodes of the TV series “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life”.
The same year he got the role of Jimmy Gibbler in the television series “Fuller House”. The Netflix sitcom, a sequel to the 1987–1995 television series “Full House”, quickly gained high popularity and considerable success, earning over $33 million.
After a recurring role in the second season, Hagenbuch became a regular in its third season, and still on air, it has further boosted Hagenbuch’s fame. Meanwhile, he appeared as Clanton in the TV series “Trial & Error” and played the character of J.D. in the drama film “Say You Will”. Currently, he is involved in the TV series “Common Decency”, which is in post-production.
Besides being an actor, Hagenbuch has also written short films, such as the 2014 “Processing”, and the 2015 “Cruze” and “The Trans-Former”. He’s also been the executive producer of two TV series in 2016, “Beg for It” and “Ex-BF”.
Hagenbuch has kept most of his personal information away from the media. Therefore, there are no details known to the media regarding his past or current relationship status.
Due to his portrayal of on-screen romance with men in “Fuller House”, and also not revealing any past or present girlfriends or any dating information, Hagenbuch has often been rumoured to be gay. Regarding this issue, he has remained relatively silent, neither confirming nor denying any of these speculations. However, on one occasion he stated that he has a huge crush on Jodie Sweetin, who portrays the role of Stephanie Tanner in “Full House”.
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Favourite things, interesting facts
- According to Hagenbuch, his most favourite thing in the world is independent films.
- He is a big fan of “The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds” video game.
- He is very good at sign language, a technique he learnt on the set of “Switched at Birth”.
Hagenbuch has brown eyes and brown hair, and a muscular body. He is 6ft 1ins (1.83 m) tall and weighs around 185lbs (84kgs). His other body measurements have not been disclosed.
According to authoritative sources, as of late 2019 Hagenbuch’s net worth is over $500,000. His wealth mostly comes from his involvement in the film and television industry.