He next will be seen in the Netflix western The Harder They Fall, produced by Jay Z, in which Gathegi stars alongside Idris Elba, Regina King, LaKeith Stanfield and Zazie Beetz. He also recently joined Joel Kinnaman in Apple TV+ sci-fi drama For All Mankind in a new series-regular role for its upcoming third season. Additionally, he stars in the Crackle series StartUp opposite Ron Perlman and Martin Freeman.
Gathegi also can be seen in Sam Esmail’s USA network show Briarpatch, starring as A.D. Singe opposite Rosario Dawson. His recent film credits include Pimp, produced by Lee Daniels; Better Start Running, with Jeremy Irons; and The Last Thing He Wanted, directed by Dee Rees and starring Anne Hathaway and Ben Affleck.
He made his off-Broadway stage debut in Signature Theatre’s Jesus Hopped the A Train, which garnered him an Obie Award, a special award at the Drama Desk Awards and a Lucille Lortel Nomination. Prior to that, he made his Los Angeles stage debut toplining Superior Donuts at the Geffen Playhouse, which garnered him an Ovation Award nomination, an NAACP award and a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award for lead actor.
He continues to be repped by ICM Partners.