Keir Gilchrist

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Keir Gilchrist
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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 (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 Town, London, to Canadian parents Catherine (née Peters) and Ian Gilchrist.[2] He has a younger brother, Evan Gilchrist, who is also an actor.[3] His maternal grandfather is Canadian banker, economist, and politician Douglas Peters, and his uncle is economist David Wilfrid Peters.[4][5] He has Scottish, English, and Northern Irish ancestry.[6] Gilchrist spent his early years in London, before relocating to Boston, Massachusetts during his childhood,[7] 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. Gilchrist's first significant television role was that of Josh McKellar on Fox's short-lived television sitcom The Winner, which aired in 2007. From 2009 until its ending in 2011, Gilchrist co-starred as Marshall Gregson, the son of the lead character portrayed by Toni Collette, on the Showtime comedy-drama series United States of Tara.[8]

In 2009, Gilchrist won the lead role of Craig Gilner in the comedy-drama film It's Kind of a Funny Story, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2010.[9] In 2014, Gilchrist co-starred with Maika Monroe and Jake Weary in the thriller film It Follows. Also in 2014, he portrayed the lead role of Daniel Austin in the thriller film Dark Summer.[10] He next starred as John Lovett in The Stanford Prison Experiment (2014), and William in Len and Company (2015). In 2015, he also portrayed the boyfriend of Taissa Farmiga's character in the Cannes Film Festival-winning short drama film Share.[11] In May 2015, he and James Caan were cast to co-star in the thriller film The Waiting.[12]



Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Right Way Young David
2004 Saint Ralph Kid Collins
2005 Horsie's Retreat Louie
2005 The Waldo Cumberbund Story Young Waldo
2006 A Lobster Tale Mike Stanton
2007 Dead Silence Young Henry
2008 The Egg Factory Matthew Hanson
2008 The Rocker Moby Type Kid
2009 Just Peck Michael Peck
2009 Hungry Hills Snit Mandolin
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 Austin
2015 The Stanford Prison Experiment John Lovett
2015 Share Dylan Short film
2015 Len and Company William
2015 Tales of Halloween The Stranger
2016 The Waiting Sean In post-production
2016 Katie Says Goodbye In post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Queer as Folk Jim Stockwell Jr. Episode: "#3.9"
2004 Doc R.J. Mitchell Episode: "The Last Ride"
2004 Samantha: An American Girl Holiday Factory Boy Television film
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 Unsold pilot
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 Unsold pilot


  1. ^ "Person Details for Keir David P Gilchrist, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837–2008"". FamilySearch. 
  2. ^ "Kier Gilchrist - Yahoo!". Yahoo!. 
  3. ^ "Keir Gilchrist – United States of Tara Cast". United States of Tara Fan Site. 
  4. ^ "Mrs. Audrey Catherine Clark Peters Dec. 2, 1928 – Aug. 2, 2007". The Dowswell Family of North America. 2007. Retrieved September 3, 2010. 
  5. ^ Lumley, Elizabeth (2004). Canadian Who's Who 2004. University of Toronto Press. p. 1030. ISBN 0-8020-8892-9. 
  6. ^ "Kier Gilchrist Biography on IMDb". Internet Movie Database. 
  7. ^ "Biography: Keir Gilchrist". Teen Stars Online. 
  8. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly; Andreeva, Nellie (March 30, 2008). "Diablo Cody's 'Tara' adds players". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  9. ^ Kit, Borys (November 2, 2009). "Keir Gilchrist to star in 'Funny Story'". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  10. ^ McNary, Dave (October 16, 2014). "Keir Gilchrist's 'Dark Summer' Finds U.S. Home with IFC". Variety. 
  11. ^ Richford, Rhonda (May 22, 2015). "Cannes: Cinefondation Selection Winner Announced". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  12. ^ McNary, Dave (May 11, 2015). "James Caan, Keir Gilchrist to Star in Thriller 'The Waiting'". Variety. 

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