Robert Gant at a 2009 GLAAD summer event
|Born||Robert John Gonzalez
July 13, 1968
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Gant was born in Tampa, Florida, of Spanish, Italian, Cuban, Irish, and English descent. He was raised Baptist. 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 attended law school at Georgetown University. 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 continue his career in the law, he decided to focus all of his time on acting.
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.
Gant currently resides in Los Angeles.
TV and film career
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.
- Working - The Iron Worker
- Taming of the Shrew (Uta Hagen's Acting Class DVD) - Petruchio
- Little Shop of Horrors - The Dentist (et al.)
- Grease - Danny Zuko; Kenicke
- Whose Life is it Anyway? - John
- The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Neville Landless / Victor Grinstead
- The Mikado - Koko
|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"|
|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"
"The Sweetest Taboo"
"Style and Substance Abuse"
|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||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"
|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||NCIS||Lt. Michael Dunkel||"Detour"|
|TV series||2013||Vegas||Rick Kent||"From This Day Forward"|
- The official Robert Gant website
- Robert Gant at the Internet Movie Database
- Gantastic - America (The official Robert Gant fansite)
- Something Positive: A Robert Gant fanlisting