Matthew Gray Gubler
|Matthew Gray Gubler|
March 9, 1980 |
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
|Years active||2004 – present|
Matthew Gray Gubler (born March 9, 1980) is an American actor, director, and filmmaker. He is best known for his role as criminal profiler Dr. Spencer Reid in the CBS television show Criminal Minds, of which he has also directed seven episodes. Gubler has appeared in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, (500) Days of Summer, Life After Beth and as the voice of Simon in Alvin and the Chipmunks and its two sequels.
Gubler was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, the son of Marilyn (née Kelch), a rancher and political consultant, and John Gubler, an attorney. Gubler is a high school graduate of the Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, where he majored in acting, because the school did not offer his first choice, film making. He is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where he majored in film directing. He also attended University of California, Santa Cruz.
While at NYU film school, Gubler was found by a model scout and then worked as a model with DNA Model Management for Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs and American Eagle, among others. He was ranked 46th on models.com list of top 50 male models.
After he began modeling, Gubler had an internship with Wes Anderson, who encouraged him to audition for a part in his movie The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Gubler did, and landed the role of Nico (a.k.a. Intern #1). This then led in 2005 to his leading role as Dr. Spencer Reid in Criminal Minds.
Gubler had a small role in the 2006 film RV as the disreputable Joe Joe. He voiced the character of Simon (the smart Chipmunk) in 2007's Alvin and the Chipmunks and again in 2009 and 2011 for Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked, alongside Jason Lee as Dave, Justin Long as Alvin, and Jesse McCartney as Theodore. He appeared as Bart, the main character in the 2008 comedy How to Be a Serial Killer, and played the role of Paul in the 2009 film (500) Days of Summer. He provided the voice of Winsor in 2011's Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur.
In 2014, Gubler acted in the zombie comedy Life After Beth and the film Suburban Gothic.
While making The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Gubler made a documentary entitled Matthew Gray Gubler's Life Aquatic Intern Journal, a behind-the-scenes view of the making of the film, which was later included in the Criterion Collection DVD release. He has directed and starred in a series of self-deprecating mockumentaries named Matthew Gray Gubler: the Unauthorized Documentary in which he parodies Hollywood behavior, which are filmed while on the set of Criminal Minds. A follow-up "Matthew Gray Gubler: The Authorized Documentary" was also made, although only one episode is currently available.
Gubler directed the Criminal Minds season 5 episode "Mosley Lane" (5x16), which originally aired March 3, 2010, along with the episode "Lauren" (6x18), which aired a year later on March 16, 2011. The episode "Lauren" included the exit of Criminal Minds series regular Paget Brewster, who maintains a friendship with Gubler outside of work on the show. Brewster specifically asked Gubler to direct her last episode for the show, although it was announced later that she would return for season seven. Gubler has since directed the Criminal Minds episodes "Heathridge Manor" (7x19), which aired on April 4, 2012, "The Lesson" (8x10), airing December 5, 2012, "Alchemy" (8x20), "Gatekeeper"(9x7), and "Blood Relations" (9x20). He will be directing two episodes for Season 10.
Gubler divides his time between Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York.
Gubler dislocated his knee while dancing in 2009. The injury required three surgical procedures and the use of a cane for nearly a year.
|2004||Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, TheThe Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou||Intern #1|
|2007||Alvin and the Chipmunks||Simon||Voice|
|2008||Great Buck Howard, TheThe Great Buck Howard||Russell|
|2008||How to Be a Serial Killer||Bart|
|2009||(500) Days of Summer||Paul|
|2009||Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel||Simon||Voice|
|2010||Ugly Life of a Beautiful Girl, TheThe Ugly Life of a Beautiful Girl||Ziggy|
|2011||All-Star Superman||Jimmy Olsen||Voice|
|2011||Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur||Winsor||Voice|
|2011||Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked||Simon||Voice|
|2014||Life After Beth||Kyle Orfman|
|2014||Batman: Assault on Arkham||Edward Nygma/The Riddler||Voice|
|2005||Arrested Development||Hiker (uncredited)||Season 2 Episode 9|
|2005–present||Criminal Minds||Dr. Spencer Reid||Main role (210 episodes)|
|2011||Celebrity Ghost Stories||Himself||Season 3 Episode 4|
|2012||Beauty Inside, TheThe Beauty Inside||Alex #26 / Alex #46||Season 1 Episode 3+4
Daytime Emmy New Approaches Original Daytime Program or Series
|2005||Claude: A Symphony of Horror||Director|
|2005||Matthew Gray Gubler's Life Aquatic Intern Journal||Editor, cinematographer, producer, writer, director|
|2005||Cactus That Looked Just Like a Man, TheThe Cactus That Looked Just Like a Man||Editor, cinematographer, producer, writer, director|
|2006||Matthew Gray Gubler: The Unauthorized Documentary||Producer, writer (concept), director|
|2006||"Reagan"||Whirlwind Heat's music video - director|
|2007||"Don't Shoot Me Santa"||The Killers music video - director, editor, co-producer|
|2010–present||Criminal Minds||Director ("Mosley Lane", "Lauren", "Heathridge Manor", "The Lesson", "Alchemy", "Gatekeeper", "Blood Relations")|
- ReviewJournal.com. January 29, 2007.
- Jonathan Small, Chic geek: Ex model Matthew Gray Gubler channels his inner nerd on Criminal Minds, in TV Guide, 2007-02-26, p. 23.
- Matthew Gray Gubler biography. tv.com.
- See his official YouTube channel.
- Bornfeld, Steve. "STARS ARE BORN: They're Gonna Live Forever." Las Vegas Review Journal. March, 9th, 2008.
- Eng, Joyce (October 18, 2012). "Exclusive: Criminal Minds Scares Up Cuckoo's Nest and Chucky Star Brad Dourif". Retrieved TV Guide.
- "'Pretty Little Liars,' 'Supernatural,' 'Scandal,' 'Sons of Anarchy,' 'Grey's Anatomy': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room". EW.com. Entertainment Weekly Inc. December 4, 2012. Retrieved February 17, 2013.