Keir Gilchrist

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Keir Gilchrist
Keir Gilchrist.jpg
Gilchrist at the Toronto International Film Festival, September 2010
Born Keir David Peters Gilchrist
(1992-09-28) September 28, 1992 (age 22)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003–present

Keir David Peters Gilchrist[1] (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[edit]

Gilchrist was born in London, England, the son of Canadian parents Catherine (née Peters) and Ian Gilchrist.[2] He has a brother, Evan, who is also an actor.[3] His maternal grandfather is Canadian banker, economist, and politician Douglas Dennison Peters, and his uncle is economist David Wilfrid Peters.[4][5] He has Scottish, English, and Irish ancestry.[6] Gilchrist spent his early years in London, relocating to Boston, Massachusetts during his childhood,[7] 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.[8] 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.[9]

Television credits[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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"

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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 Horsie's Retreat Louie
2005 The Waldo Cumberbund Story Young Waldo Cumberbund
2006 Spoonfed Bobby Short film
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
2009 Hungry Hills Snit
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 It Follows Paul
2014 Dark Summer Daniel Post-production
2015 Len and Company William Post-production
2015 Share Dylan Post-production

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography: Keir Gilchrist", Northernstars.ca (The Canadian Movie Database)
  2. ^ http://tv.yahoo.com/contribs_print?id=1211123
  3. ^ "Keir Gilchrist – United States of Tara Cast", United States of Tara Fan Site
  4. ^ "Mrs. Audrey Catherine Clark Peters Dec. 2, 1928 – Aug. 2, 2007". The DOWSWELL Family of North America. 2007. Retrieved 2010-09-03. 
  5. ^ Lumley, Elizabeth (2004). Canadian Who's Who 2004. University of Toronto Press. p. 1030. ISBN 0-8020-8892-9. 
  6. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1507857/bio
  7. ^ "Biography: Keir Gilchrist", teenstarsonline.com
  8. ^ ACTE (Annex Children's Theatre in Education) website (Canada)
  9. ^ 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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