Gilchrist at TIFF, September 2010
|Born||Keir David Peters Gilchrist
September 28, 1992
London, England, UK
|Relatives||Douglas Peters (grandfather)|
Keir David Peters Gilchrist (born September 28, 1992) is a British-born Canadian actor. Gilchrist is known for playing Marshall Gregson on Showtime's original series United States of Tara, and for portraying the lead role of Craig Gilner in the 2010 comedy-drama film It's Kind of a Funny Story.
Gilchrist was born in London, England, the son of Canadian parents Catherine (née Peters) and Ian Gilchrist. He has a brother, Evan Gilchrist, who is also an actor. His maternal grandfather is Canadian banker, economist, and politician Douglas Peters, and his uncle is economist David Wilfrid Peters. He has Scottish, English, and Irish ancestry. Gilchrist spent his early years in London, before relocating to Boston, Massachusetts during his childhood, then to New York City, before finally settling in Toronto, Ontario.
Gilchrist discovered his passion for acting at a young age, and his drama teacher persuaded him to become a professional actor. He attended the Annex Children's Theatre. Gilchrist portrayed Josh McKellar in Fox's short-lived television show The Winner, as well as Jamie, the boy who had developed a crush on Lizzie, on the show Life with Derek. Gilchrist co-starred as Marshall Gregson on the Showtime television series United States of Tara, and played the lead role of Craig Gilner in the 2010 comedy-drama film It's Kind of a Funny Story which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2014, Gilchrist co-starred with Maika Monroe and Jake Weary in the thriller film It Follows, which is the follow-up to the 2010 thriller The Myth of the American Sleepover. He also portrayed Daniel in the thriller film Dark Summer, John Lovett in The Stanford Prison Experiment and Paul in It Follows. In 2015, he portrayed Dylan, the boyfriend of Taissa Farmiga's character, in the short drama film Share.
|2003||Queer as Folk||Jim Stockwell Jr.||Episode: "#3.9"|
|2004||Doc||R.J. Mitchell||Episode: "The Last Ride"|
|2004||An American Girl Holiday||Factory Boy||Television movie|
|2005||1-800-Missing||Danny Sheperd||Episode: "Unnatural Disaster"|
|2006||Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends||Squidge||Episode: "Giddy Up Bugs/A Plushy Parable"|
|2006||ReGenesis||10 Year Old Boy||Episode: "The Wild and the Innocent"|
|2007–13||Family Guy||Kyle / Toby (voice)||2 episodes|
|2007||The Altar Boy Gang||Neil||Television movie|
|2007||The Winner||Josh McKellar||6 episodes|
|2007||Life with Derek||Jamie||3 episodes|
|2009||The Listener||Daniel / Lisa||Episode: "Lisa Says"|
|2009–11||United States of Tara||Marshall Gregson||36 episodes|
|2012–13||Delete||Daniel Gerson||2 episodes|
|2013||Newsreaders||Ben Hayflack||Episode: "31-Up"|
|2014||Sea of Fire||Rudy McAllister||Television movie|
|2004||The Right Way||Young David|
|2004||Saint Ralph||Kid Collins|
|2004||The Sadness of Johnson Joe Jangles||Clint the Boy Doctor||Short film|
|2005||The Waldo Cumberbund Story||Young Waldo|
|2006||Find||Young Ed||Short film|
|2006||A Lobster Tale||Mike Stanton|
|2007||Dead Silence||Young Henry|
|2008||The Egg Factory||Matty Hanson|
|2008||The Rocker||Moby Type Kid|
|2009||Just Peck||Michael Peck|
|2010||It's Kind of a Funny Story||Craig Gilner|
|2011||Matty Hanson and the Invisibility Ray||Matty Hanson|
|2013||Seasick Sailor||Penna||Short film|
|2014||The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards||Michael|
|2015||Len and Company||William||Post-production|
|2015||Los||Left||Short film; post production|
|2015||Tales of Halloween||TBA||Post-production|
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- "Mrs. Audrey Catherine Clark Peters Dec. 2, 1928 – Aug. 2, 2007". The DOWSWELL Family of North America. 2007. Retrieved September 3, 2010.
- Lumley, Elizabeth (2004). Canadian Who's Who 2004. University of Toronto Press. p. 1030. ISBN 0-8020-8892-9.
- "Kier Gilchrist on IMDb". Internet Movie Database.
- "Biography: Keir Gilchrist". Teen Stars Online.
- ACTE (Annex Children's Theatre in Education) website (Canada)
- Sciretta, Peter (November 30, 2009). "Ryan Fleck's It's Kind of a Funny Story Begins Production". /Film. Archived from the original on June 12, 2010. Retrieved June 12, 2010.
- Tinnin, Drew. "Keir Gilchrist Talks It Follows Production". DC.
- Sciretta, Peter. "Ryan Fleck's It's Kind of a Funny Story Begins Production". Release updates: “IT FOLLOWS” and “MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT”.
- Tinnin, Drew. "Sundance 2015: Keir Gilchrist Talks It Follows Production". DC.
- "Keir Gilchrist Talks It Follows". DC.
- "Share SXSW 2015 Event Schedule". South by Southwest. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
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