Gilchrist at the Toronto International Film Festival, September 2010
|Born||Keir David Peters Gilchrist
September 28, 1992
London, England, UK
Keir David Peters Gilchrist (born September 28, 1992) is a Canadian-British actor. Gilchrist is known for playing Marshall Gregson on Showtime's original series United States of Tara, and for starring in the 2010 drama-comedy It's Kind of a Funny Story.
Life and career
Gilchrist was born in London, England, the son of Canadian parents Catherine (née Peters) and Ian Gilchrist. He has a brother, Evan, who is also an actor. His maternal grandfather is Canadian banker, economist, and politician Douglas Dennison Peters, and his uncle is economist David Wilfrid Peters. He has Scottish, English, and Irish ancestry. Gilchrist spent his early years in London, 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 more recently co-starred as Marshall Gregson on United States of Tara on Showtime, and played the lead role in the 2010 comedy-drama film It's Kind of a Funny Story.
|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"|
|2007–2013||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"|
|2009–2011||United States of Tara||Marshall Gregson||36 episodes|
|2013||Newsreaders||Ben Hayflack||Episode: "#1.8"|
|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 Cumberbund|
|2006||Find||Young Ed||Short film|
|2006||A Lobster Tale||Mike Stanton|
|2007||Dead Silence||Young Henry Walker|
|2008||The Egg Factory||Matthew 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|
|2015||Len and Company||William||Post-production|
- "Biography: Keir Gilchrist", Northernstars.ca (The Canadian Movie Database)
- "Keir Gilchrist – United States of Tara Cast", United States of Tara Fan Site
- "Mrs. Audrey Catherine Clark Peters Dec. 2, 1928 – Aug. 2, 2007". The DOWSWELL Family of North America. 2007. Retrieved 2010-09-03.
- Lumley, Elizabeth (2004). Canadian Who's Who 2004. University of Toronto Press. p. 1030. ISBN 0-8020-8892-9.
- "Biography: Keir Gilchrist", teenstarsonline.com
- 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.
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- Keir Gilchrist at the Internet Movie Database
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- The Keir Gilchrist Resource