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Grant Gustin
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Gender: Male
Age: 24
Born: January 14, 1990
Character: Sebastian Smythe
Occupation: Actor, Dancer, Singer
Years Active: 2003-Present

Grant Gustin, born Thomas Grant Gustin on January 14, 1990,[1][2] is a 24-year-old American theater and television actor. Grant has had a recurring role as Sebastian Smythe on Glee since 2011.

Personal life

Gustin was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia.[2][3] He attended the Governor's School for the Arts program for Musical Theatre.[3] Grant graduated from Granby High School and went on to attend the BFA Music Theatre Program at Elon University in North Carolina for two years.[3]

Career

He left school to take the role of Baby John in the Broadway Revival Tour of West Side Story, and performed with the tour from its opening on September 30, 2010 through September 23, 2011.

On November 8, 2011, he debuted on the television series Glee as Sebastian Smythe, an openly gay member of the Dalton Academy Warblers. Gustin won the recurring role of Sebastian, a promiscuous and scheming character, after "an exhaustive, weeks-long casting search." He originally auditioned for a role as a tap dancer, but did not get the part. However, Ryan Murphy kept him in mind. He began filming the role early on Monday, September 26, 2011, after having finished his final West Side Story performance the Friday night before.

Gustin began filming A Mother's Nightmare, a telefilm for the Lifetime network, in late May 2012. The project also stars actresses Annabeth Gish and Jessica Lowndes, and was shot in Canada. It premiered on September 26.

On July 11, 2012, it was announced that Gustin landed the lead role in the indie film, Affluenza, which is described as a modern day take on "The Great Gastby." It was released in 2013.

He had a recurring role as Campbell Price on 90210 in 2013.

Grant landed the role of Flash alter ego Barry Allen, who will appear on Arrow before possibly heading up his own spin-off, was revealed on September 13, 2013. He will appear in episodes 8 and 9 of the second season of Arrow.[4] Initially, the idea was for The Flash to have a backdoor pilot in episode 20 of the second season of Arrow, but after the CW brass saw cuts of episodes 8 and 9 they decided to have a stand-alone pilot, with episode 20 being a normal Arrow episode.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Kid Fitness Jungle Adventure Exercise Video Club Fit Kid video
2006 A Haunting Thomas - Stacy's Boyfriend ("Hungry Ghosts")
2011 Glee Sebastian Smythe 4 episodes
2012 A Mother's Nightmare Chris Stewart
CSI: Miami Scott Ferris / Trent Burton ("Terminal Velocity")
Glee  Sebastian Smythe 2 episodes
The Glee Project Himself ("Theatricality 2")
2013
Glee Sebastian Smythe 1 episode

90210

Campbell Price 8 episodes

Arrow

Barry Allen (alter ego Flash) ("Episode 8", "Epiosde 9")
2014

Affluenza

Todd Goodman

The Flash

Barry Allen (alter ego The Flash)

Quotes

That just broke my weird red carpet cherry.

—Grant Gustin


I had slushie practice with a dummy for that one scene. At first, they gave me water to practice the momentum, and then I practiced throwing water in a dummy's face probably a hundred times before I was allowed to throw a slushie. Darren would have to go through hair and make-up again if I messed up. They were riding me, so I felt a lot of pressure. Thank God I got it in one take.

—Grant Gustin


Darren! I think we need a Sebastian/Blaine duet! That would be great.

—Grant Gustin, after being asked who he would like to sing with


He couldn’t sing, he came out of the womb dancing, but when he was growing up, he worked his pants off on his voice with vocal coaches.

—Gustin's mother, on his success


Trivia

  • He has an older brother named Tyler and a younger sister named Gracie.
  • He is very good friends with Kevin McHale.
  • He has a tattoo on his right forearm, which says, "Love Above All Else," which he had done on March 13, 2012.
  • He was in West Side Story with Joey Haro who also portrays a Warbler.
  • He has a different tattoo, the state of Virginia with a star on the location of Norfolk as well as the area code "seven-five-seven," on his rib cage and his brother Tyler has a tattoo on the back of his shoulder.
  • He was a mentor on The Glee Project Season 2.
  • Auditioned for Sebastian with I'm Yours by Jason Mraz and Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen.
  • He is 6'2" tall.
  • He is a self-confessed "mama's boy" according to his Twitter.
  • He's been performing since he was ten years old.
  • Superman is his favorite superhero and has a tattoo on his left forearm that reads: "Superman... I love him" written in his mom's handwriting.
  • He had highlights in his hair when he was younger.
  • His lucky number is 9.
  • On June 17, 2013, he was in the hospital because he when he was riding his bike to the gym, he took a tumble, which and dislocated his elbow and fractured his arm.
  • He won the coveted role of Barry Allen on Arrow and appeared in two episodes in its second season.

Gallery

Videos

New "Glee" Guy Talks Twitter Death Threats(05:15)
E!News Interview
Layla GleekAdded by Layla Gleek
"Little Red Hat" from 110 in the Shade(02:38)
Little Red Hat from 110 in the shade
MerLe-x3Added by MerLe-x3
Glee's Grant Gustin Fan Q&A(03:32)
Billboard Interview
Jmlee20Added by Jmlee20
"Good Morning" from Singing in the Rain with Grant Gustin, Johnny Stellard, and Julianne Katz(03:06)
The video of Grant tap dancing that he sent to Glee
Jmlee20Added by Jmlee20
Arrow - The Scientist Clip(01:16)
NayaforeverAdded by Nayaforever

External links

References

  1. "that is true. but i've gone by Grant my whole life. It's not a "stage" name or "screen" name." Twitter. November 11, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Grant Gustin Bio
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Norfolk actor lands a role on TV's 'Glee'
  4. Arrow Scoop: Glee's Grant Gustin Tapped to Play the Flash!
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