Fast Facts

  • Modeled for Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and Burberry, among others, before his acting career took off.
  • Landed an internship with writer-director Wes Anderson, which led to his big-screen debut, a bit part in 2004 comedy The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.
  • Best known for his role as Dr. Spencer Reid on ABC crime drama Criminal Minds.
  • Has directed several short films, including The Cactus That Looked Just Like a Man and Claude: A Symphony of Horror, as well as The Killers' 2007 Christmas video "Don't Shoot Me Santa."
  • Regularly wears mismatched socks for good luck, on the childhood advice of his grandmother.


  • Laura Dahl — Sister
  • Maxwell Kelch — Grandfather
  • Marilyn Gubler — Mother
  • Laura Belle — Grandmother
  • John Gubler — Father


  • New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, United States (2002)

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  • Birth Name: Matthew Gray Gubler
  • Birth Place: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Model

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