Keir Gilchrist

Actor
Keir Gilchrist found himself a bellwether in the portrayal of alternative lifestyles on American television with his role as an assured, amicable, self-aware gay teen on Showtime's "The United States of Tara" (Showtime ... Read more »
Born: 09/27/1992 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (15)

Dark Summer 2015 (Movie)

Daniel (Actor)

It Follows 2015 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Just Peck 2014 (Movie)

Peck (Actor)

The Egg Factory 2014 (Movie)

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Delete 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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United States of Tara 2008 - 2011 (TV Show)

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It's Kind of a Funny Story 2010 (Movie)

Craig (Actor)

The Listener 2009 (Tv Show)

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George Ryga's Hungry Hills 2008 (Movie)

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The Rocker 2008 (Movie)

Moby Type Kid (Actor)

Dead Silence 2007 (Movie)

Young Henry (Actor)

The Winner 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Missing 2005 (Tv Show)

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Saint Ralph 2005 (Movie)

Kid Collins (Actor)

Queer as Folk (US) 2003 (Tv Show)

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Biography

Keir Gilchrist found himself a bellwether in the portrayal of alternative lifestyles on American television with his role as an assured, amicable, self-aware gay teen on Showtime's "The United States of Tara" (Showtime, 2009- ). A native of the U.K., Gilchrist showed an early predisposition for the stage, winning increasingly larger juvenile roles in mostly Canadian feature and telefilm productions until earning steadier work, if briefly, as an all-American next-door neighbor in Seth MacFarlane's abortive attempt at a sitcom, "The Winner" (Fox, 2007). He would show up in much more mature iteration two years later, playing the grounded Marshall Gregson, an openly homosexual young man whose coming-of-age is child's play compared to the issues of his mother, a woman with multiple personalities, in Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody's attempt at premium drama, "Tara." Though heterosexual himself, Gilchrist's rendering of Cody as unabashedly but unassumingly gay, earned him not only critical laud but waves of media buzz characterizing him as a new kind of role model for a young people whose sexual orientation had long engendered stigmatization and repression.

Relationships

Evan Gilchrist

Brother

EDUCATION

Annex Children's Theatre

Milestones

2010

Co-starred in "It's Kind of a Funny Story" with Zach Galifianakis and Emma Roberts

2009

Cast as Marshall, Tara's sensitive and soft-spoken gay teenage son, on the Showtime series "United States of Tara"

2007

Debuted as a series regular on FOX's short-lived comedy "The Winner"

2007

Had a recurring role as 'Jamie,' the boy who had developed a crush on Lizzie, in the Canadian show "Life with Derek"

2004

First feature film appearance, the Canadian comedy-drama "The Right Way"

2003

Made his television debut as the son of police chief Jim Stockwell on Showtime's "Queer as Folk"

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