Born and raised in the Bronx to a Polish Jewish mother and a Puerto Rican Father. Gabriel attended DeWitt Clinton High School where he played football and from there went on to study at Cornell University. He also spent some time in Sweden, where he was able to study at The Swedish Film Institute. Gabriel loves languages, he is fluent in Spanish and Swedish, and has an understanding of French and Hebrew. By his junior year at Cornell, Gabriel knew that he wanted to be an actor so he began studying with the great acting teacher Sondra Lee, who is a mentor, a friend and whom he credits to lighting up his imagination and creativity. Under Sondra's tutelage, Gabriel began to learn the great classics like Shakespeare, Chekov and Tennessee Williams and performed such roles as Marc Antony, Othello and Stanley Kowalski (Streetcar Named Desire)in Off Broadway Theatre productions. After 8 years working with Sondra and doing theatre in NY, he was given the opportunity to do an Independent film called All Night Bodega, to which the film won many awards and became his ticket to Hollywood. Since being in Hollywood, Gabriel has been fortunate to have studied with Ivana Chubbuck and Sandy Marshall. "As an artist you never stop learning." He has been seen on many award winning shows such as Dexter, ER, CSI and NCIS LA.