Thomas Grant Gustin is a contemporary American actor and musician. He is best known for his starring role as Barry Allen/The Flash in the acclaimed Arrowverse TV show, and as Sebastian Smythe in the Fox network’s Glee. He also guest stars in numerous other television shows and movies. In addition to acting, Grant Gustin also writes and directs music videos. His first song that he featured in was by The Doobie Brothers, and his latest album features songs from both The Beatles and Bob Dylan. He has also released several solo singles and duets.
A native of suburban Cleveland, Gustin grew up attending the Cleveland School of Music, where he earned a bachelor of music degree. While at college, he also pursued a degree in drama, studying under the guidance of Lee Strasberg. Following his graduation, he landed a role on The Fantastic Four, playing the irrepressible Rocket Racemon. After that he appeared in several movies, including Top Five, Cool For Married Girls, and Get Shorty (for which he played the character of Bluto).
When Grant decided to pursue acting, he found himself cast as the wrong kind of role, working as a dancer in films that were not fit for Broadway. He found redemption in 1990 with the role of Cisco in the movie Dance withsychologist Dr. David Palmer in the science fiction film Men in Black. After that he received critical acclaim for his performance as Gusto in the soap opera Happy Days. Later he played the father on the television series Longmire, before landing another role on an American primetime soap opera, Frasier.
During his early years in the entertainment business, Grant Gustin spent much of his time in Los Angeles, where he attended the Fashion Institute of America. He then attended North Carolina State University for two years, where he studied music. While attending CSS, Gustin met and eventually married actress Candice Bergen. The couple had two children, daughters Kaylee and Kourtney. After school, he went on to spend another two years in Los Angeles, working on some movies, before moving back to North Carolina to pursue an acting career full time.
Grant Gustin Measurements
|6 feet 2 inches (188 cm)
|75 kg (165 lbs.)
In September of 2021, Gustin was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. During the process he garnered a number of other awards, including Golden Globe Awards for both his TV show writing and his performance in the aforementioned Dance withsychologist. During the Teen Choice Awards, he became the first outcast actor to win a Teen Choice Award, beating out favorites like Zac Effron and Selena Gomez. Now, he hopes to add another Teen Choice Award to his impressive resume. He currently has two seasons left to complete his sophomore trek, so it remains to be seen if he will win again.
One of the most popular shows on television right now is Gossip Girl. It’s well known that Grant Gustin has been cast as Maxime, the snobby teen who loves to brag about her relationships and then spread gossip about her enemies. It’s clear that Gustin is quite good at playing the part of Maxime, as he is able to make the character come off as both socially savvy and delightfully gossipy all at once. While he is yet to receive a Best Actor award, which are usually reserved for the more accomplished actors, he is certainly on his way to becoming one of the best-performing stars on television this season. With a final season to go, it is only a matter of time before Grant Gustin receives a Teen Choice Award for Outstanding Comedy Series or a Golden Globe nomination.