|Born||Thomas Grant Gustin
January 14, 1990
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, singer, dancer|
Thomas Grant Gustin (born January 14, 1990), better known as Grant Gustin, is an American theater and television actor from Norfolk, Virginia. He is best known for his role in Glee as Sebastian Smythe of The Dalton Academy Warblers.
Life and career
During his high school years, Grant attended the Governor's School for the Arts program in Norfolk, Virginia for Musical Theatre. He also went to Hurrah Players Incorporated which is a theatre organization in Virginia. In 2008, he graduated from Granby High School and went on to attend the BFA Music Theatre Program at Elon University in North Carolina for two years.
On November 8, 2011, he debuted on the television series Glee as Sebastian Smythe, an openly gay member of the Dalton Academy Warblers. Gustin won the recurring role of Sebastian, a promiscuous and scheming character, after "an exhaustive, weeks-long casting search". He originally auditioned for a role as a tap dancer, but did not get the part. However, Ryan Murphy kept him in mind. He began filming the role early on Monday, September 26, 2011, after having finished his final West Side Story performance the Friday night before.
Gustin began filming A Mother's Nightmare, a telefilm for the Lifetime network, in late May 2012. The project also stars actresses Annabeth Gish and Jessica Lowndes, and was shot in Canada. On July 11, 2012, it was announced that Gustin landed the lead role in the indie film, Affluenza.
On September 13, 2013, Gustin was announced to be appearing as Barry Allen in season 2 of Arrow. Initially he was to appear in three episodes, with the last one acting as a backdoor pilot for a proposed Flash series. However, the backdoor pilot plan was overlooked in favor of a separate Flash pilot, which will be a spin-off of Arrow.
|2003||Kid Fitness Jungle Adventure Exercise Video||Club Fit kid||Direct-to-DVD|
|2012||Mother's Nightmare, AA Mother's Nightmare||Chris Stewart||Television film|
|2006||Haunting, AA Haunting||Stacey's boyfriend||Episode: "Hungry Ghosts"|
|2011–present||Glee||Sebastian Smythe||recurring role, season 3-present|
|2012||CSI: Miami||Scott Ferris/Trent Burton||Episode: "Terminal Velocity"|
|2012||Glee Project, TheThe Glee Project||Himself (guest mentor)||Episode: "Theatricality"|
|2013||90210||Campbell Price||8 episodes|
|2013||Arrow||Barry Allen||Episodes "The Scientist" and "Three Ghosts"|
|2014||Flash||Barry Allen / The Flash||Spin-off Pilot from Arrow|
|2008||NASA's Kids Science News Network||Himself||Gave "NASA Facts"|
|2010–2011||West Side Story||Baby John||Broadway revival tour|
- Gustin, Grant (November 11, 2011). "Twitter / @grantgust: @KaylaMcWills that is true. but i've gone by Grant my whole life. It's not a "stage" name or "screen" name.". Retrieved November 11, 2011.
- "Norfolk actor lands a role on TV's 'Glee'". The Virginian-Pilot. October 27, 2011. Retrieved October 27, 2011.
- "West Side Story Tour Announces Cast". BroadwayWorld.com. August 23, 2010. Retrieved September 30, 2011.
- Gustin, Grant (September 23, 2011). "Twitter / @grantgust: Premature last performance with #WSS tonight. It's been such an amazing year! I will miss you all so much.". Retrieved September 30, 2011.
- Ausiello, Michael (September 27, 2011). "Glee Exclusive: New Gay Warbler to Come Between Kurt and Blaine!". TVLine.com. Retrieved October 10, 2011.
- Gustin, Grant (September 26, 2011). "Twitter / @grantgust: Early morning. First day on set. #surreal". Retrieved September 30, 2011.
- Goldberg, Lesley (May 21, 2012). "'Glee's' Grant Gustin to Star in Lifetime Movie". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
- Siegel, Tatiana (July 11, 2012). "''Glee' Star Grant Gustin Lands Lead in Indie Film 'Affluenza' (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
- Goldberg, Lesley (September 13, 2013). "'Glee' Star Set as CW's Flash". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 13, 2013.
- Cornet, Roth (November 18, 2013). "The Flash Will Now Be a Standalone Pilot". IGN. Retrieved November 23, 2013.
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