Matthew Gray Gubler

Cartoonist, actor, short film-maker, and a man who tries to never wear matching socks--the quirky Matthew Gray Gubler is best known as the brilliant, eccentric FBI special agent Dr. Spencer Reid on the popular police ... Read more »
Born: 03/09/1980 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Filmography

Actor (13)

Criminal Minds 2010 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Batman: Assault on Arkham 2014 (Movie)

(Voice)

Life After Beth 2014 (Movie)

Kyle Orfman (Actor)

Excision 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked 2011 (Movie)

Simon (Voice)

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Magic Valley 2010 (Movie)

Mok (Actor)

(500) Days of Summer 2009 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 2009 (Movie)

Simon (Voice)

The Great Buck Howard 2009 (Movie)

Russel (Actor)

Alvin and the Chipmunks 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Simon (Actor)

RV 2006 (Movie)

Joe Joe (Actor)

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou 2004 (Movie)

Intern #1 (Actor)

Biography

Cartoonist, actor, short film-maker, and a man who tries to never wear matching socks--the quirky Matthew Gray Gubler is best known as the brilliant, eccentric FBI special agent Dr. Spencer Reid on the popular police procedural "Criminal Minds". The character, who has been a mainstay on the show since the first season and quickly became a fan favorite, is notable for his dry humor, genius I.Q., and slight autism. What perhaps makes his success on the show so surprising is that he never had a real urge to become an actor in the first place. He thought filmmaking and writing would be his claims to fame, but after a modelling stint, he was asked by director Wes Anderson (for whom Gubler was interning) to play a small part in the 2004 comedy "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou", which immediately led to his part on "Criminal Minds". While filming, he made a short behind-the-scenes documentary that would eventually see the light of day on the subsequent DVD release. He also appeared in the family comedy "RV" with Robin Williams; "The Great Buck Howard" with John Malkovich and Colin Hanks; and the unconventional romantic comedy "(500) Days of Summer" starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. Along with all of his other talents, voice work is a part of his resume: he plays Simon the chipmunk in the film "Alvin and the Chipmunks" and its two sequels, and has also voiced Superman and Scooby-Doo cartoons. In 2010, Gubler directed an episode of "Criminal Minds".

Relationships

Kat Dennings Actor

Companion

EDUCATION

NYU's Tisch School of the Arts

New York , New York 2002

Milestones

2011

Returned to voice Simon in "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked"

2009

Cast in a supporting role opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the romantic drama "(500) Days of Summer"

2009

Reprised voiceover role for "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel"

2007

Lent his voice to the animated Simon in "Alvin and the Chipmunks"

2005

TV series debut, playing young medical genius and FBI agent Spencer Reid on "Criminal Minds" (CBS)

2005

Cast in a minor role in the family comedy "RV"

2004

Feature film debut, playing Intern #1 in Anderson directed "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou"

Discovered by a model scout while attending NYU film school; began modeling for Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs, and American Eagle

Landed an internship with Wes Anderson

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