About Matthew

Early life

Gubler is a high school graduate of the Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, where he majored in acting, because the school did not offer his first choice, film making.[1] He is a graduate of New York University‘s Tisch School of the Arts where he majored in film directing. He also attended University of California, Santa Cruz. Gubler’s parents were both born in Las Vegas and his mother, Marilyn Gubler, was the first woman to serve as Republican state Chairman. His father, John Gubler, is a lawyer. His grandfather Maxwell Kelchwas the first president of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and founded Las Vegas’ first radio station (KENO). Gubler’s sisterLaura Dahl is a fashion designer based in New York City. He has a brother named Gray Gubler who was born in 1994, who appeared in the music video for the song Reagan by Whirlwind Heat (which Gubler directed).


While at NYU film school, Gubler was found by a model scout and then worked as a model with DNA Model Management for Tommy HilfigerMarc Jacobs and American Eagle among others. He was also ranked No. 46 on models.com list of top 50 male models. He has modeled brands such as BurberryMarc Jacobs, and various others.

After he began modeling, Gubler had an internship for Wes Anderson, who encouraged him to audition for a part in his movie The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Gubler did, and landed the role of Nico (a.k.a. Intern #1). This led to his role as Dr. Spencer Reid in Criminal Minds.

He also had a small role in the 2006 film RV as the disreputable Joe Joe and voiced the character of Simon (the smart Chipmunk) in 2007’s Alvin and the Chipmunks and again in 2009 and 2011 for Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked, alongside Jason Lee as Dave, Justin Long as Alvin, and Jesse McCartney as Theodore. He provided the voice of Winsor in Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur. He also appeared as Bart, the main character in How to Be a Serial Killer, and played the role of Paul in the 2009 film “(500) Days of Summer“.


While making The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Gubler made the documentary entitled Matthew Gray Gubler’s Life Aquatic Intern Journal, a behind-the-scenes view of the making of the film, which was later included in the Criterion Collection DVD release.  Gubler has directed and starred in a series of self-deprecating mockumentaries named Matthew Gray Gubler: the Unauthorized Documentary in which he parodies Hollywood behavior, which are filmed while on the set of Criminal Minds. A follow-up “Matthew Gray Gubler: The Authorized Documentary” was also made, although only one episode is currently available.

He directed, edited, and co-produced the music video for “Don’t Shoot Me Santa” by the rock band The Killers.

He has also directed the episode “Mosley Lane” which was season 5 of Criminal Minds (5×16), which originally aired March 3, 2010, along with the episode “Lauren” (6×18), which aired a year later on March 16, 2011. The episode “Lauren” included the exit of Criminal Minds series regular Paget Brewster, who maintains a friendship with Gubler outside of work on the show. Brewster specifically asked Gubler to direct her last episode for the show, although it was announced later that she would return for season seven. His third Criminal Minds episode as a director, “Heathridge Manor” (7×19), aired on April 4, 2012. Gubler’s fourth Criminal Minds episode as a director, “The Lesson” (8×10), aired December 5, 2012.  He also be directed episode (8×20) Alchemy of the eighth season of Criminal Minds.




  1. I love you matthew gray gubler with lottttts of kisses precious

  2. I am a big fan and you are wonderful and radical

  3. Hi! Series “Criminal Minds” is running also here in Finland and I think you have the most interesting personality and a role in that series. Now they are having a brake (showing CM), but I’ll survive! =)
    Thanks and rgds,

  4. November 2, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Hi, Huge fan of the show, I never miss it, I have all the season’s that have been put out on dvd already,& can’t wait to see more, not to sound weird but you are my favorite character on the show, you are so adorable, and the way you and Shemar Moore joke back and forth, I get a kick out of. You are so funny when you annoy Rossi, who is my mom’s favorite. Don’t change for anybody.
    Keep it up,
    Jennifer Licata

  5. I real love u.I can’t control mylove. I haven’t reasons love u.I always staying you side .Do you wanted mylife?I can given you,mylife.Forever,I love u.

  6. My fiance and I find ourselves only agreeing on one show we watch together every night for 9 years. Criminal Minds is T.V. intelligence. We have both agreed out of all stars on this show, we would love to meet Mathew. We have put that on our shared bucket list. He just looks like the most down to earth, even though doing more research I see he’s probably not (which is kind of intimidating).

  7. Ich finde Matthew Gray Gubler soo cool! Aber leider lebt er in der USA und ich werde ihn wahrscheinlich niemals treffen 😦 Naja ich seh ihn ja im Fernsehen ;D LG- AR

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