Gregg Sulkin

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Gregg Sulkin
Gregg Sulkin at Paleyfest 2014.jpg
Sulkin at the 2014 PaleyFest Fall TV Premiere presentation for MTV's Faking It
Born (1992-05-29) 29 May 1992 (age 28)
London, England
Citizenship
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
EducationHighgate School
OccupationActor
Years active2002–present

Gregg Sulkin (born 29 May 1992)[1][2] is a British actor. He made his film debut in the 2002 Doctor Zhivago mini-series. He later starred in the 2006 British release Sixty Six, and subsequently appeared in the Disney Channel comedy series As the Bell Rings and Wizards of Waverly Place. In 2010, he starred in the Disney Channel television film Avalon High. He also appeared in the television special The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex. He starred on MTV's show Faking It as Liam Booker from 2014 until its cancellation in 2016. He also appeared on Pretty Little Liars as Ezra's brother, Wesley "Wes" Fitzgerald. In 2016, he starred in the role of Sam Fuller in the horror-thriller film Don't Hang Up.[3] He starred as Chase Stein in the TV show Runaways, based on the Marvel Comics series of the same name.[4]

Early life[edit]

Sulkin was born in Westminster, London. He is Jewish and had his Bar Mitzvah at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.[5][6][7][8] He attended Highgate School in North London.[9]

Career[edit]

Sulkin made his acting debut in the 2002 mini-series Doctor Zhivago. He subsequently starred in the comedy Sixty Six,[10] as Bernie Rubens, alongside Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Marsan and Catherine Tate.[11] Sulkin also played the role of JJ in the Disney Channel comedy, As the Bell Rings,[10] worked on a CBBC children sci-fi show The Sarah Jane Adventures (spin-off of Doctor Who), playing Adam in series 3 two-episode story The Mad Woman in the Attic.

Sulkin was part of Disney Channel's Pass the Plate as Gregg from the UK. He had a recurring guest role on the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place, where he played Alex's love interest Mason Greyback he reprised his role in 4 episodes of season 3 and returned to the series in its fourth season,[12] and through to its finale.[13] Sulkin has also landed a role in the thriller The Heavy.[14]

In 2010, he went to New Zealand to film the Disney Channel Original Movie Avalon High, which premiered on 12 November 2010.[15][16] In an interview with Kyle Martino, aired on Soccer Talk Live on the Fox Soccer Channel in the US, Sulkin announced that he was a fan of Arsenal. Sulkin participated the Disney Channel's Friends for Change Games and was on the Yellow Team.[17] He reprised his role as Mason Greyback in The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex which premiered on Disney Channel in March 2013.

In 2012, Sulkin starred in the American teen drama series Pretty Little Liars as a recurring character, Wesley Fitzgerald, brother of Ezra Fitz. In February 2013, it was announced that Sulkin would play Julian Fineman in FOX's television adaptation of Lauren Oliver's young adult novel, Delirium. On 8 May, it was reported that Fox has decided not to pick up Delirium.[18] From 2014 to 2016, Sulkin starred in the MTV comedy Faking It. Sulkin portrayed Liam Booker. Sulkin defeated Victoria Justice on 30 July 2015 episode of Spike's Lip Sync Battle, where he performed "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" by The Darkness before donning a wig and going shirtless to perform Kelis's "Milkshake".[19]

Sulkin starred in the leading role of Sam Fuller in the horror-thriller film Don't Hang Up which was released in theatres on 10 February 2017.[3][20]

Sulkin also played Chase Stein on Runaways a Hulu series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Personal life[edit]

Sulkin became an American citizen on 23 May 2018. He retains his British citizenship.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Sixty Six Bernie Rubens
2009 The Heavy Teen Two
2011 Camilla Dickinson Frank Rowan
2012 White Frog Randy Goldman
2013 Another Me Drew
2014 Affluenza Dylan Carson
2015 Anti-Social Dee
A Mouse Tale The Dark Rodent Voice role; direct-to-DVD
Yak: The Giant King Flapper Voice role
2016 Don't Hang Up Sam Fuller
2017 Drink, Slay, Love Jadrien
2018 Status Update Derek Lowe
2019 A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish Dominic Wintergarden Direct-to-video
2020 Deported Lorne [21]
2020 This Is the Year Kale
TBA Oh, Boy! Brandon Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Doctor Zhivago Seryozha Miniseries
2006 Man on the Moon Michael Aldrin Television special
2006 Pass the Plate Himself
2007–2008 As the Bell Rings JJ Main role
2009 The Sarah Jane Adventures Adam 2 episodes
2010 Avalon High William Wagner
2010–2012 Wizards of Waverly Place Mason Greyback Recurring role (seasons 3–4)
2011 Get the Look Himself
2011 The Haunting Hour: The Series Matt Episode: "The Perfect Brother"
2012 Melissa & Joey Haskell Davis 3 episodes
2012 Pretty Little Liars Wesley Fitzgerald Recurring role; 4 episodes
2013 Delirium Julian Fineman Unsold television pilot
2013 The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex Mason Greyback Television special
2014 A Daughter's Nightmare Ben Woods Television film
2014–2016 Faking It Liam Booker Main role
2015 Lip Sync Battle Himself Episode: "Gregg Sulkin vs. Victoria Justice
2016 Life in Pieces Jake Episode: "Prank Assistant Gum Puppy"
2016 Young & Hungry Rick Episode: "Young & Assistant"
2017–2019 Runaways Chase Stein Main role

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist(s) Notes
2013 Karma's Not Pretty Temara Melek
2018 I'm a Mess Bebe Rexha
2020 Crying in the Mirror Rainford [22]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Recipient Result Refs
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Male Faking It Nominated [citation needed]
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Male Faking It Nominated [citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gregg Sulkin on Instagram: "I am now officially a citizen of the United States of America! Over the last eight/nine years, I have worked extremely hard to be able to…"". Instagram. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. ^ "HBD, @GreggSulkin 👑". MTV – Twitter. 29 May 2018.[non-primary source needed]
  3. ^ a b Commonwealth, Thomas. "Joe Johnson Begs You – Don't Hang Up". The Tracking Board. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  4. ^ Fujikawa, Jenn (20 November 2017). "'Marvel's Runaways: Meet the Steins'". Marvel.com. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Gregg Sulkin on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 30 March 2015.[non-primary source needed]
  6. ^ Gorov, Lynda (17 August 2008). "Just a Jewish mum (no corset, cauldron)". Boston Globe. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  7. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Gregg Sulkin Talks Disney, Turning 21 and his Bar Mitzvah". Shalom Life. Archived from the original on 16 June 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  8. ^ Srulowitz, Rebecca (23 July 2009). "Miley Cyrus' boyfriend kicks around Israel". JWeekly. Retrieved 29 March 2010.
  9. ^ Wallis, Lauren. "The barmitzvah boy". TotallyJewish.com. Retrieved 28 May 2010.
  10. ^ a b McPartland, Ben (20 April 2007). "Highgate's Sixty Six star is getting dizzy with his Disney days". Hampstead and Highgate Express. Archived from the original on 9 May 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2009.
  11. ^ Jury, Louise (22 October 2005). "Four goals and a Bar Mitzvah: '66 World Cup made into film". The Independent. Retrieved 20 April 2009.
  12. ^ "The magic continues as Disney Channel orders fourth season of Emmy award-winning series "Wizards of Waverly Place"". Disney Channel. 3 June 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2010.
  13. ^ "Gregg Sulkin Talks About Wizards Finale". Sinchronicity. 11 December 2011. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
  14. ^ "Sixty Six Production Notes" (PDF). p. 15. Retrieved 20 April 2009.
  15. ^ "Production has begun in New Zealand on "Avalon High," a Disney Channel original film that brings Arthurian legend alive at a contemporary high school". Disney Channel. 3 May 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2010.
  16. ^ "Disney Channel & Disney XD Present Programming Plans for 2010–11". TVbytheNumbers.com. 3 March 2010. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
  17. ^ Help People and the Planet, Friends for Change.
  18. ^ Hibberd, James (8 May 2013). "Fox rejects 'Delirium' pilot starring Emma Roberts". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  19. ^ Emery, Debbie (30 July 2015). "Nickelodeon Star Victoria Justice Takes on Gregg Sulkin in Sticky Lip Sync Battle Video". The Wrap. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  20. ^ http://www.the-numbers.com/movie/Dont-Hang-Up-(UK)#tab=summary
  21. ^ https://www.instagram.com/tv/B79Fo2uAmNa/
  22. ^ Belfiore, Emily (22 May 2020). "See Kaia Gerber and Gregg Sulkin's Steamy Makeout Session in Cara Delevingne Directed Music Video". E! News. Retrieved 28 May 2020.

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