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Robert Gant

Robert Gant at a 2009 GLAAD summer event
Born Robert González
July 13, 1968 (1968-07-13) (age 41)
Tampa, Florida, U.S.

Robert Gant (born Robert González; July 13, 1968) is an American actor. He is sometimes credited as Robert J. Gant.

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Life and career

Gant was born in Tampa, Florida of Cuban descent. He began acting in television commercials and joined the Screen Actors Guild at the age of ten in his home state of Florida. At the age of eleven, he performed a soft-shoe routine with Bob Hope as part of Hope's USO tour.

He majored in English Literature at the University of Pennsylvania and then attended law school at Georgetown University. While studying law, he never gave up on his true passion, acting, and performed in numerous theatrical productions. It was his career as a lawyer that brought him to Los Angeles when he accepted a position with the world's largest law firm; the firm's Los Angeles office was closed soon after, so he decided to focus all of his time on acting.

Since 2001, Gant has appeared on television in Showtime's Queer as Folk as Ben Bruckner, his best-known role to date. Prior to Queer as Folk, he appeared on the WB's Popular and on NBC's Caroline in the City. Gant has made guest appearances on TV programs such as Veronica's Closet, Becker, Melrose Place, Ellen, Providence, and Nip/Tuck. He also appeared in the independent films The Contract, Fits and Starts and Marie and Bruce, starring Julianne Moore and Matthew Broderick. Gant guest starred on Friends on the episode where Matt Battaglia the secondary star on Queer As Folk guest starred also. Robert portrayed Jason, the sensitive man Phoebe Buffay dates.

In June 2004, Gant, along with actress Cady Huffman (star of Broadway play The Producers), filmed Billy's Dad is a Fudgepacker. The short film is an homage to 1950s educational films.

Activism

In 2003, Gant received a special civil rights award presented to him in New York's City Hall. Other recipients were Sharon Gless, and Gale Harold, also of Queer as Folk, along with Chicago director Rob Marshall, Shirley MacLaine, and Stephen Daldry. In 2004, Robert, along with other members of the "Queer as Folk" cast, were honored by The National Stonewall Democrats for creating, and presenting, positive and loving gay families in all their variations. In May of that same year (2003), The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) honored Gant at their annual NGLTF Leadership Awards in Washington, D.C; and in 2006, The Human Rights Campaign presented Robert Gant with the National Equality Award at the 11th Annual Nashville Rights Campaign Equality Dinner.

His time in Hollywood is not limited to acting, however. Along with producing partners Chad Allen, and Christopher Racster, Robert Gant has started the film and television production company, "Mythgarden." They have optioned a slate of initial projects, each with varying degrees of gay-focused content, and are developing a number of other films and television shows.

While he gives time to a number of philanthropic and political causes, Gant's “torch issue” is that of aging in the gay community. He supports such organizations as SAGE (Senior Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and GLEH (Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing). He is also developing a website devoted entirely to gay elders and matters that affect them.

He supported Hillary Rodham Clinton in her bid for the Democratic Party's Presidential nomination.

As of 2007, Gant resides in Los Angeles.

He is set to co-star with Lisa Edelstein and Brenda Song in Special Delivery, a Lifetime Movie Network original movie airing in late 2008.

Film credits

  • Kiss Me Deadly (2008 film) -- Dir. Ron Oliver
  • Save Me (2008 film)|Save Me -- Dir. Robert Cary
  • Live -- (2007)
  • Billy's Dad is a Fudgepacker (short) -- Dir. Jamie Donahue
  • Marie and Bruce -- Dir. Tom Caims
  • Fits and Starts -- Dir. Kevin Kelly
  • Teaching Mrs. Tingle -- Dir. Kevin Williamson
  • The Contract -- Dir. Steven Monroe
  • Jane Street -- Dir. Vicangelo Bulluck
  • Cityscrapes: Los Angeles -- Dir. Michael Becker

Television credits

Talk show appearances

Radio interviews

  • Australian Radio JOY 94.9 Interviews Robert Gant. June 24, 2009
  • The Derek and Romaine Show -- Sirius Out Q -- May, 2008
  • Windrider Forum -- interviewed by Craig Detweiler -- January 29th, 2007
  • here!-- "here with Josh and Sara" -- Janmuary, 2007
  • Leeza Gibbons radio show -- "Leeza Live" -- June 13th, 2006
  • Sirius Satellite Radio -- "John McMullen Show" -- June 9, 2006
  • Air America -- Politically Direct -- August 7, 2005
  • Party 93.1FM -- Issues Over The Rainbow -- March, 2004

Theatre

Producer filmography

  • Elliot Loves (2007) (pre-production)
  • Save Me (2007)

Training

  • Howard Fine Master Class

Magazine interviews

Articles

Magazine cover photos

Organizations

Gant supports these organizations:

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