Robert Gant

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Robert Gant
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Robert Gant at a 2009 GLAAD summer event
Born Robert John Gonzalez
(1968-07-13) July 13, 1968 (age 46)
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Alma mater Georgetown University (J.D.) University of Pennsylvania (B.A.)
Occupation Actor, producer
Years active 1994–present

Robert Gant (born Robert John Gonzalez, July 13, 1968) is an American actor. He is sometimes credited as Robert J. Gant.

Personal life[edit]

Gant was born in Tampa, Florida, of Spanish, Italian, Cuban, Irish, and English descent. He was raised Baptist.[1] He began acting in television commercials and joined the Screen Actors Guild at the age of ten in his home state of Florida. At the age of 11, he performed a soft-shoe routine with Bob Hope as part of Hope's USO tour.

He majored in English literature at the University of Pennsylvania and then studied law at Georgetown University Law Center. It was his career as a lawyer that brought him to Los Angeles when he accepted a position with the LA office of Chicago-based Baker & McKenzie. The international firm's Los Angeles office was closed soon after. Rather than continuing his career in law, he decided to focus on acting thereafter.

Gant is involved in a number of philanthropic organizations with a great deal of focus going to the issue of aging in the gay community. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

Television and film career[edit]

Between 2001 and 2005, Gant appeared on television in Showtime's Queer as Folk as Ben Bruckner, his best-known role to date.

In 2005, he appeared in an episode of the television crime drama The Closer.

In 2009, Gant appeared in Personal Affairs, a BBC Three-produced drama set in London's financial sector.[2]

Prior to Queer as Folk, he appeared in recurring roles in Popular and Caroline in the City. Other guest appearances on television programs include Melrose Place, Ellen, Friends and Nip/Tuck, among others.

He plays the role of the Famous Director in the 2012 feature film Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean. In 2011, Gant made a cameo appearance in season 1, episode 8 of TV Land's Happily Divorced.

He also appeared in the independent films Special Delivery, The Contract, Fits and Starts and Marie and Bruce.

In 2007, Gant, Chad Allen and Judith Light acted and produced Save Me. The movie about the ex-gay movement was distributed by Mythgarden, the production company formed by Gant, Allen, and Christopher Racster in 2004.

In June 2004, Gant starred in the short film Billy's Dad Is a Fudge-Packer, an homage to 1950's educational films.


He supports such organizations as SAGE - Senior Advocacy for GLBT Elders and GLEH - Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing.

He supported Hillary Rodham Clinton in her bid for the Democratic Party's Presidential nomination in 2008.




Genre Year Title Role Episodes Notes
TV film 1994 Bitter Vengeance Bookstore customer
Film 1994 Cityscrapes: Los Angeles Policeman B
TV series 1994 Ellen Dr. Garber "DentistThe Dentist"
TV series 1994 Melrose Place Room Service Waiter "Just Say No" 02 episodes total
TV series 1994 My So-Called Life Gunther "Pressure"
TV series 1995 My Wildest Dreams Stewart "Sister's Mister"
TV series 1995 Step by Step Fireman "Three Girls and a Baby"
Film 1996 Jane Street Jay
TV series 1996 High Tide "Old Friends"
TV series 1996 Townies Guy "Things to Do in Gloucester When You Are Dead"
TV series 1997 Caroline in the City Trevor "Caroline and the Blind Date"
"Caroline and the Bitter Beast"
09 episodes total
TV series 1997 Friends Jason "One with Ross's ThingThe One with Ross's Thing"
TV series 1997 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Robin Hood Bartender "Party, Party"
TV series 1997 Head over Heels Blake "Hot Guy"
TV series 1997 Life with Roger Rod Davis "Boxer RebellionThe Boxer Rebellion"
TV series 1997 Melrose Place Deputy Tom "Moving Violations" 02 episodes total
TV series 1997 Night Stand with Dick Dietrick Frank Thatcher "Leave Your Job or I'm Leaving You"
TV series 1997 Silk Stalkings Kevin "Night of the Parrot"
TV series 1998 Caroline in the City Trevor "Caroline and the Love That Dares Not Speak Its Name"
"Caroline and the Toothbrush"
"Caroline and the Marriage Counselor: Part 1"
"Caroline and the Marriage Counselor: Part 2"
"Caroline and the Secret Bullfighter: Part 1"
"Caroline and the Secret Bullfighter: Part 2"
"Caroline and the Guys in the Bathroom"
09 episodes total
TV series 1998 Fantasy Island Dave Sullivan "Estrogen"
TV series 1998 Style & Substance Matthew "Terry, We Hardly Knew Ye"
TV series 1999 Becker Doug Cyrano De-Beckerac
TV series 1999 Rude Awakening Jim "Abstinence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder"
Film 1999 Teaching Mrs. Tingle Professor
TV series 2000 Linc's Dr. Brad Wheeler "I Just Want to Testify"
TV series 2000 Popular Principal Calvin Krupps "Lord of the Files"
"Hard on the Outside, Soft in the Middle"
"Two Weddings and a Funeral"
"Citizen Shame"
"The Sweetest Taboo"
"Style and Substance Abuse"
"Ur-ine Trouble"
11 episodes total
TV series 2000 Veronica's Closet Bernie "Veronica Sets Josh Up"
TV series 2001 Popular Principal Calvin Krupps "Mary Charity"
"The News of My Death Has Been Greatly Exaggerated"
11 episodes total
Video 2001 Uta Hagen's Acting Class Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew
Film 2002 Contract, TheThe Contract Gene Collins
Film 2002 Fits and Starts Ian
TV series 2002 Providence Dancing groom "It's Raining Men"
TV series 2002–2005 Queer as Folk Professor Ben Bruckner 55 episodes total
TV series 2002 V.I.P. Arthur Goodwin "Val Cubed"
TV Documentary 2002 Totally Gay! Himself
Short film 2004 Billy's Dad Is a Fudge-Packer Billy's Dad 10 minutes
Film 2004 Marie and Bruce Bartender
TV series 2005 Closer, TheThe Closer Julian Carver "Batter Up"
TV series 2006 Pepper Dennis Benny Gold "Celebrity Twin Could Hang: Film at Eleven"
TV series 2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Lewis Greyburg "Empty Eyes"
Film 2007 Live! Casting Director
Film 2007 Save Me Scott also co-producer
TV film 2008 Kiss Me Deadly Jacob Keane
TV film 2008 Mask of the Ninja Chief Garver
TV series 2008 Nip/Tuck Jeff Morris "Magda and Jeff"
Film 2008 Special Delivery Nate Spencer
TV series 2009 Castle Ron Bigby "Deep in Death"
TV series 2009 CSI: Miami Lloyd Arrington "Hostile Takeover"
TV series 2009 CSI: NY Felix Redman "Green Piece"
TV series 2009 Personal Affairs Rock van Gelder "Decent ProposalA Decent Proposal"
"Between a Rock and a Hard Place"
"Fool on the Hill"
"Vital Statistix"
Animated TV series 2009 Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World Mayor Mayer / Another Student "Only StraightThe Only Straight in the Village" voice actor
TV series 2009 Tracey Ullman's State of the Union Buzz "Episode #2.6"
TV series 2010 90210 Dr. Wright "Catch Me If You Cannon"
TV series 2010 Bones Coach Jason Hendler "Dentist in the DitchThe Dentist in the Ditch"
TV series 2010 Hot in Cleveland Steve "Birthdates"
Short film 2010 Walter Jim Benjamin / God 15 minutes
TV series 2011 Free Agents Mark "Kids Are Probably AlrightThe Kids Are Probably Alright"
TV series 2011 Happily Divorced Marc "Kiss Is Just a KissA Kiss Is Just a Kiss"
TV series 2011 Mike & Molly Kyle "First Valentine's Day"
TV film 2011 My Life As an Experiment Craig Rolle
TV series 2011 Secret Life of the American Teenager, TheThe Secret Life of the American Teenager Mr. Martin "4-1-1"
Film 2012 Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean Famous DirectorThe Famous Director
TV series 2012 Shameless Greg Garvin "Father's Day"
TV series 2013 Anger Management Dr. Konner "Charlie and the Hot Nerd"
TV series 2013 Baby Daddy Steve "The Christening"
TV series 2013 NCIS Lt. Michael Dunkel "Detour"
TV series 2013 Sean Saves the World Chase "Date Expectations"
TV series 2013 Vegas Rick Kent "From This Day Forward"
TV series 2013–2014 Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the Restless David Sherman 4 episodes total
Return in July 2014[3]
TV series 2014 Hit the Floor Lewis Jason "Full-Court Press"
TV series 2014 Tomorrow People, TheThe Tomorrow People Peter "Sitting Ducks"
"The Citadel"


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