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 City of Westminster, London, England
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Citizenship
  • British
  • American
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002–present

Gregg Sulkin is an English-American actor. At age ten he made his film debut in the 2002 Doctor Zhivago mini-series. He later landed the starring role in the 2006 British release Sixty Six, and subsequently became known for appearing in the Disney Channel comedy series As the Bell Rings and Wizards of Waverly Place. In 2010, he starred in the Disney Channel television movie 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.[1] He is currently starring as Chase Stein in the TV show Runaways, based on the Marvel Comics series of the same name.[2]

Early life[edit]

Sulkin was born in Westminster, London. He is Jewish and had his Bar Mitzvah at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.[3][4][5][6] He attended Highgate School in North London.[7]

Career[edit]

Sulkin posing with a fan in January 2012

Sulkin made his acting debut in the 2002 mini-series Doctor Zhivago. He subsequently starred in the comedy Sixty Six,[8] as Bernie Rubens, alongside Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Marsan and Catherine Tate.[9] Sulkin also played the role of JJ in the Disney Channel comedy, As the Bell Rings,[8] 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,[10] and through to its finale.[11] Sulkin has also landed a role in the thriller The Heavy.[12]

In 2010, he went to New Zealand to film the Disney Channel Original Movie Avalon High, which premiered on 12 November 2010.[13][14] 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.[15] 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.[16] 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 TV's Lip Sync Battle, where he wore a wig and went shirtless to perform the hit Kelis song "Milkshake".[17]

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.[18][19]

Sulkin currently plays Chase Stein on Runaways a Hulu series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Personal life[edit]

Sulkin dated actress Bella Thorne from 2015 to 2016.[20][21]

Sulkin became an American citizen on 23 May 2018. He will retain his British citizenship.[22]

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
2018 Oh, Boy TBA Filming
Status Update Derek Lowe Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Doctor Zhivago Seryozha Television miniseries (ITV)
2006 Man on the Moon Michael Aldrin Television special (Channel 4)
Pass the Plate Himself
2007–2008 As the Bell Rings JJ Main role
2009 The Sarah Jane Adventures Adam 2 episodes
2010 Avalon High Will Wagner Disney Channel Original Movie
2010–2012 Wizards of Waverly Place Mason Greyback Recurring role (seasons 3–4); 15 episodes
2011 Get the Look Himself
R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Matt Episode: "The Perfect Brother"
2012 Melissa & Joey Haskell Davis 3 episodes
Pretty Little Liars Wesley Fitzgerald Recurring role; 4 episodes
2013 Delirium Julian Fineman Unsold television pilot
The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex Mason Greyback Television special (Disney Channel)
2014 A Daughter's Nightmare Ben Woods Television movie (Lifetime)
2014–2016 Faking It Liam Booker Main role
2016 Life in Pieces Jake Episode: "Prank Assistant Gum Puppy"
Young & Hungry Rick Episode: "Young & Assistant"
2017 Drink, Slay, Love Jadrien Television movie (Lifetime)[citation needed]
2017–present Runaways Chase Stein Main role

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. ^ Thomas Commonwealth. "{TB EXCLUSIVE} JOE JOHNSON BEGS YOU – "DON'T HANG UP"". The Tracking Board. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  2. ^ Fujikawa, Jenn (20 November 2017). "'Marvel's Runaways: Meet the Steins'". Marvel.com. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Gregg Sulkin on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  4. ^ Gorov, Lynda (17 August 2008). "Just a Jewish mum (no corset, cauldron)". Boston Globe. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ Srulowitz, Rebecca (23 July 2009). "Miley Cyrus' boyfriend kicks around Israel". JWeekly. Retrieved 29 March 2010.
  7. ^ Wallis, Lauren. "The barmitzvah boy". TotallyJewish.com. Retrieved 28 May 2010.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Jury, Louise (22 October 2005). "Four goals and a Bar Mitzvah: '66 World Cup made into film". The Independent. Retrieved 20 April 2009.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ "Gregg Sulkin Talks About Wizards Finale". Sinchronicity. 11 December 2011. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
  12. ^ "Sixty Six Production Notes" (PDF). p. 15. Retrieved 20 April 2009.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ "Disney Channel & Disney XD Present Programming Plans for 2010-11". TVbytheNumbers.com. 3 March 2010. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
  15. ^ Help People and the Planet, Friends for Change.
  16. ^ Hibberd, James (8 May 2013). "Fox rejects 'Delirium' pilot starring Emma Roberts". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ Thomas Commonwealth. "{TB EXCLUSIVE} JOE JOHNSON BEGS YOU – "DON'T HANG UP"". The Tracking Board. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  19. ^ http://www.the-numbers.com/movie/Dont-Hang-Up-(UK)#tab=summary
  20. ^ "Gregg Sulkin, Bella Thorne's Boyfriend: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy.com. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  21. ^ Briones, Isis (15 August 2016). "Bella Thorne and Gregg Sulkin Have Broken Up". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  22. ^ "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.

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