Gentles met The Strokes when he was booking bands for the Mercury Lounge in New York. He was so impressed by them that he quit his job to become their manager. He is now often considered to be "the sixth Stroke".
He played a starring role in their music video "The End Has No End". Any money made by The Strokes is split six ways, with Gentles receiving the same amount as each band member. Gentles is featured on Albert Hammond, Jr.'s album, entitled Yours to Keep. According to his MySpace page, he considers his father his hero.
In January 2008, he merged his company with music business veteran, Danny Goldberg's, to form Gold Village/Wiz Kid Management.
- He was born on November 28, 1977