Keir Gilchrist

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Keir Gilchrist
Keir Gilchrist.jpg
Gilchrist at TIFF, September 2010
Born Keir David Peters Gilchrist
(1992-09-28) September 28, 1992 (age 23)
Camden, London, England, UK[1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003–present
Relatives Douglas Peters (grandfather)

Keir David Peters Gilchrist[2] (born September 28, 1992) is a Canadian actor. Gilchrist is known for playing Marshall Gregson on Showtime's original series United States of Tara, and for portraying the lead role of Craig Gilner in the 2010 comedy-drama film It's Kind of a Funny Story.

Early life[edit]

Gilchrist was born in Camden, London, England, UK, the son of Canadian parents Catherine (née Peters) and Ian Gilchrist.[3] He has a brother, Evan Gilchrist, who is also an actor.[4] His maternal grandfather is Canadian banker, economist, and politician Douglas Peters, and his uncle is economist David Wilfrid Peters.[5][6] He has Scottish, English, and Northern Irish ancestry.[7] Gilchrist spent his early years in London, before relocating to Boston, Massachusetts during his childhood,[8] then to New York City, before finally settling in Toronto, Ontario.


Gilchrist discovered his passion for acting at a young age, and his drama teacher persuaded him to become a professional actor. He attended the Annex Children's Theatre.[9] Gilchrist portrayed Josh McKellar in Fox's short-lived television show The Winner, as well as Jamie, the boy who had developed a crush on Lizzie, on the show Life with Derek. Gilchrist co-starred as Marshall Gregson on the Showtime television series United States of Tara, and played the lead role of Craig Gilner in the 2010 comedy-drama film It's Kind of a Funny Story which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.[10] In 2014, Gilchrist co-starred with Maika Monroe and Jake Weary in the thriller film It Follows, playing Paul.[11][12] He also portrayed Daniel in the thriller film Dark Summer, John Lovett in The Stanford Prison Experiment[13][14] In 2015, he portrayed Dylan, the boyfriend of Taissa Farmiga's character, in the short drama film Share.[15]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Queer as Folk Jim Stockwell Jr. Episode: "#3.9"
2004 Doc R.J. Mitchell Episode: "The Last Ride"
2004 An American Girl Holiday Factory Boy Television movie
2005 1-800-Missing Danny Sheperd Episode: "Unnatural Disaster"
2006 Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends Squidge Episode: "Giddy Up Bugs/A Plushy Parable"
2006 ReGenesis 10 Year Old Boy Episode: "The Wild and the Innocent"
2007 Family Guy Kyle (voice) Episode: "The Tan Aquatic with Steve Zissou"
2007 The Altar Boy Gang Neil Television movie
2007 The Winner Josh McKellar 6 episodes
2007 Life with Derek Jamie 3 episodes
2009 The Listener Daniel / Lisa Episode: "Lisa Says"
2009–11 United States of Tara Marshall Gregson 36 episodes
2012–13 Delete Daniel Gerson 2 episodes
2013 Family Guy Toby (voice) Episode: "Valentine's Day in Quahog"
2013 Newsreaders Ben Hayflack Episode: "31-Up"
2014 Sea of Fire Rudy McAllister Television movie


Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Right Way Young David
2004 Saint Ralph Kid Collins
2004 The Sadness of Johnson Joe Jangles Clint the Boy Doctor Short film
2005 Horsie's Retreat Louie
2005 The Waldo Cumberbund Story Young Waldo
2006 Spoonfed Bobby Short film
2006 Find Young Ed Short film
2006 A Lobster Tale Mike Stanton
2007 Dead Silence Young Henry
2008 The Egg Factory Matty Hanson
2008 The Rocker Moby Type Kid
2009 Just Peck Michael Peck
2009 Hungry Hills Snit
2010 It's Kind of a Funny Story Craig Gilner
2011 Matty Hanson and the Invisibility Ray Matty Hanson
2013 Seasick Sailor Penna Short film
2014 It Follows Paul
2014 The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards Michael
2015 Dark Summer Daniel
2015 The Stanford Prison Experiment John Lovett
2015 Share Dylan Short film
2015 Len and Company William
2015 Los Left Short film
2015 Tales of Halloween
2016 Katie Says Goodbye In post-production
2016 The Waiting Sean In post-production


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  2. ^ "Biography: Keir Gilchrist". Northern Stars (The Canadian Movie Database). 
  3. ^ "Kier Gilchrist - Yahoo!". Yahoo. 
  4. ^ "Keir Gilchrist – United States of Tara Cast". United States of Tara Fan Site. 
  5. ^ "Mrs. Audrey Catherine Clark Peters Dec. 2, 1928 – Aug. 2, 2007". The DOWSWELL Family of North America. 2007. Retrieved September 3, 2010. 
  6. ^ Lumley, Elizabeth (2004). Canadian Who's Who 2004. University of Toronto Press. p. 1030. ISBN 0-8020-8892-9. 
  7. ^ "Kier Gilchrist on IMDb". Internet Movie Database. 
  8. ^ "Biography: Keir Gilchrist". Teen Stars Online. 
  9. ^ ACTE (Annex Children's Theatre in Education) website (Canada)
  10. ^ Sciretta, Peter (November 30, 2009). "Ryan Fleck's It's Kind of a Funny Story Begins Production". /Film. Archived from the original on June 12, 2010. Retrieved June 12, 2010. 
  11. ^ Tinnin, Drew. "Keir Gilchrist Talks It Follows Production". DC. 
  12. ^ Sciretta, Peter. "Ryan Fleck's It's Kind of a Funny Story Begins Production". Release updates: “IT FOLLOWS” and “MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT”. 
  13. ^ Tinnin, Drew. "Sundance 2015: Keir Gilchrist Talks It Follows Production". DC. 
  14. ^ "Keir Gilchrist Talks It Follows". DC. 
  15. ^ "Share SXSW 2015 Event Schedule". South by Southwest. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 

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