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Matthew Gray Gubler
Born March 9, 1980 (1980-03-09) (age 30)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Occupation Actor, director, sketch artist
Years active 2004–present
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Matthew Gray Gubler (born March 9, 1980) is an American actor, film director, sketch artist, and former fashion model. He made his debut in the film The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004) as Intern #1, and is best known for his role as the young genius Dr. Spencer Reid in the CBS television show Criminal Minds, of which he's also directed one episode. Gubler created several movies that were mostly filmed in his hometown of Las Vegas as well as New York City, prior to his graduation from NYU.

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Personal life

Gubler, who also went to The Meadows School, is a high school graduate of the Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts, where he majored in acting, because the school didn't offer his first love, film making.[1] He is a college graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where he majored in film directing. He also attended UC Santa Cruz. Gubler's parents were both born in Las Vegas and his mother, Marilyn Gubler, was the first woman to serve as Republican state Chairman. His grandfather Maxwell Kelch was the first president of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and founded Las Vegas' first radio station (KENO). Gubler's sister Laura Dahl is a fashion designer who is based in New York City. He has a brother who is twelve years his junior, who appeared in the music video for Reagan by Whirlwind Heat (which Gubler directed).

Career

While at NYU film school, Gubler was found by a model scout and then worked as a model with DNA Model Management for Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs and American Eagle[2] among others. He was also ranked #46 on models.com list of top 50 male models. While Matthew is a well-known actor in television show "Criminal Minds", he also takes part in directing as well

After he began modeling, Gubler had an internship for Wes Anderson, who encouraged him to audition for a part in his movie The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Gubler did, and landed the role of Nico (a.k.a Intern #1). This led to his role as Dr. Spencer Reid in Criminal Minds.[2] He also had a small role in the 2006 film RV as the disreputable Joe Joe and voiced the character of Simon in 2007's Alvin and the Chipmunks, alongside Jason Lee, Justin Long and Jesse McCartney.

Filmmaking

While making The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Gubler made the documentary entitled Matthew Gray Gubler's Life Aquatic Intern Journal, a behind-the-scenes view of the making of the film, which was later included in some DVD releases.[3] Gubler has directed and starred in a series of self-deprecating mockumentaries called Matthew Gray Gubler: the Unauthorized Documentary[4] in which he parodies Hollywood behavior, which are filmed while on the set of Criminal Minds. A follow-up "Matthew Gray Gubler: The Authorized Documentary" was also made, although only two episodes are currently available.[1][5][4] He directed, edited, and co-produced the music video for "Don't Shoot Me Santa" by the rock band The Killers.[5] He has also directed one episode of Criminal Minds, entitled "Mosley Lane". It originally aired March 3rd, 2010, making it episode 16 of season 5.

Filmography

Acting

Directing

Year Film Role Notes
2004 The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou Intern #1 (Nico)
2005 - present Criminal Minds Dr. Spencer Reid
2006 RV Joe Joe
2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks Simon Seville Voice
2008 The Great Buck Howard The Assistant
2008 How to Be a Serial Killer Bart
2009 (500) Days of Summer Paul
2009 Pornstar Ziggy
2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Simon Seville Voice[6][7]
2010 Magic Valley Mok
Year Film Notes
2001 Claude: A Symphony of Horror
2001 Dead or Retarded
2004 The Cactus That Looked Just Like a Man Also writer, cinematographer, producer and editor.
2005 Matthew Gray Gubler's Life Aquatic Intern Journal Also writer, cinematographer, producer and editor
2006 Whirlwind Heat's music video for Reagan
2007 The Killers' music video for "Don't Shoot Me Santa"
2006 Matthew Gray Gubler: The Unauthorized Documentary Episode 1[4]
Matthew Gray Gubler: The Unauthorized Documentary Episode 2[4]
Matthew Gray Gubler: The Unauthorized Documentary Episode 3[4]
Matthew Gray Gubler: The Unauthorized Documentary Episode 4[4]
Matthew Gray Gubler: The Unauthorized Documentary Episode 5[4]
Matthew Gray Gubler: The AUTHORIZED Documentary Episode 1[4]
2009 Matthew Gray Gubler: The Unauthorized Documentary Episode 10[4]
2010 Criminal Minds Season 5 Episode 16: Mosley Lane

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