Matthew Gray Gubler
|Matthew Gray Gubler|
|Born||Matthew Gray Gubler
March 9, 1980
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
|Occupation||Actor, director, model|
|Years active||2004 – present|
Matthew Gray Gubler (born March 9, 1980) is an American actor, film director, painter, photographer, editor, and former fashion model. He is best known for his role as the young genius Dr. Spencer Reid in the CBS television show Criminal Minds, of which he has also directed four episodes. Gubler has appeared in (500) Days of Summer as Joseph Gordon-Levitt's best friend Paul and he is the voice of Simon Seville, one of the chipmunks from Alvin and the Chipmunks. Gubler has also directed and created several movies that were mostly filmed in his hometown of Las Vegas as well as New York City, prior to his graduation from NYU.
Early life 
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. Gubler's parents were both born in Las Vegas and his mother, Marilyn Gubler, was the first woman to serve as Republican state Chairman. His father, John Gubler, is a lawyer. His grandfather Maxwell Kelch was the first president of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and founded Las Vegas' first radio station (KENO). Gubler's sister Laura Dahl is a fashion designer based in New York City. He has a brother named Gray Gubler who was born in 1994, who appeared in the music video for the song Reagan by Whirlwind Heat (which Gubler directed).
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 also ranked No. 46 on models.com list of top 50 male models. He has modeled brands such as Burberry, Marc Jacobs, and various others.
After he began modeling, Gubler had an internship for 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 led to his role as Dr. Spencer Reid in Criminal Minds.
He also had a small role in the 2006 film RV as the disreputable Joe Joe and 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 played the voice of Winsor in Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur. He also appeared as Bart, the main character in How to Be a Serial Killer. As well, he also played the role of Paul in the 2009 film "(500) Days of Summer".
While making The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Gubler made the 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. Gubler 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.
He has also directed the episode "Mosley Lane" which was season 5 of Criminal Minds (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. His third Criminal Minds episode as a director, "Heathridge Manor" (7x19), aired on April 4, 2012. Gubler's fourth Criminal Minds episode as a director, "The Lesson" (8x10), aired December 5, 2012. He will also be directing the twentieth episode of the eighth season of Criminal Minds.
|2004||The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou||Intern #1|
|2007||Alvin and the Chipmunks||Simon||Voice|
|2008||The 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||The 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|
|2005||Arrested Development||Hiker (uncredited)||Season 2 Episode 9|
|2005–present||Criminal Minds||Dr. Spencer Reid||Main role (186 episodes)|
|2012||The Beauty Inside||Alex #26 / Alex #46||Season 1 Episode 3+4|
|2005||Claude: A Symphony of Horror||Director|
|2005||Matthew Gray Gubler's Life Aquatic Intern Journal||Editor, cinematographer, producer, writer, director|
|2005||The 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|
|2010–2015||Criminal Minds||Director ("Mosley Lane", "Lauren", "Heathridge Manor", "The Lesson", "Alchemy")|
- "LIFE ON THE COUCH: Las Vegan Gubler enjoying his accidental acting career." 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.