Keir Gilchrist is a British-Canadian actor popular known for portraying Marshall Gregson on United States of Tara, a Showtime series. He also starred in the hit comedy movie, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, and was recently cast in Atypical, a Netflix original series in which he plays Sam Gardner. He is widely regarded as one of the finest actors with great potentials.
The young star launched his career as a child actor at a children’s theatre before moving to Hollywood, where he began scoring significant roles that befit his talent and calibre. Gilchrist is more of a comedic actor, but he has also taken on some serious roles which have proved his mettle as an actor with great depth, earning him the love and admiration of fans and audiences all over the world.
Bio – Who is Keir Gilchrist?
The accomplished actor was born Keir David Peters Gilchrist on September 28, 1992, in Camden Town, London, to parents of Canadian nationality, Catherine and Ian Gilchrist. He is the brother of Evan Gilchrist, an actor known for his roles in Monster Slayer, Carrie, and The Third Eye. He hails from a line of local celebrities from his mother’s side: his grandfather is Douglas Peters, a Canadian economist, banker, and politician. His uncle, David Wilfrid Peters is also an economist.
Gilchrist caught the performance bug as a young child and he attended a ballet school for children in London before his family relocated to Boston. He started taking acting classes as a child, performing with the Annex Children Theatre. His drama instructor convinced him that he had what it took to become a professional actor, so Keir Gilchrist set out to pursue acting as a career.
His first television breakthrough came when he scored a role on the Fox sitcom, The Winner. He then went on to star in United States of Tara, as Marshall Gregson, the son of the protagonist. Gilchrist had the opportunity to play a lead role in the comedy-drama It’s Kind of a Funny Story, which first premiered at Sundance.
Another major role came along in the form of the 2014 movie, It Follows, in which he starred alongside Jake Weary and Maika Munroe. The following year, he featured in Dark Summer, as well as The Stanford Prison Experiment, Len and Company, and Heartthrob. Gilchrist also starred in the award-winning short film, Share, as the boyfriend of the lead character. He went on to appear in the popular movie, The Good Neighbour, and in the Netflix coming of age series, Atypical, in which he portrays a teenager on the autism spectrum trying to make sense of life and love while navigating through the social maze that is high school.
So far, Keir Gilchrist has received a lot of praise for his stellar acting skills and his ability to transform every character he plays with that unique personal touch that makes him so beloved by viewers. Although he hasn’t won any major awards for his acting, it still very likely that he would eventually get nominated for a couple since his acting career is still quite young, and he has many more years ahead of him.
What Is His Net Worth?
Keir Gilchrist has enjoyed a pretty successful career in acting, which had brought him fame and fortune. Since he first began using his talents as a child actor and earning a stipend, his net worth has grown by leaps and bounds. The famous actor is estimated to have a net worth of $400,000, even though the figures of his annual income is only best known to him.
Is Keir Gilchrist Gay or Dating A Girlfriend?
The actor’s romantic life has been subject to much controversy and speculation over the years. Due to his private nature, rumors began spreading that Gilchrist was gay, which was why he was single and shielding his love life from the public.
These speculations were laid to rest after Gilchrist was spotted with co-star, Michelle Farrah Huang, popularly known for playing Erin in the television series, Notorious. Soon after, they began posting pictures of each other on their social media pages with love-filled captions, further affirming that their relationship is for real.
Sporting brown hair and eyes, The Good Neighbor actor has an athletic body that weighs around 60 kg (132 lb) which is perfect for his height of 1.7 m. Yeah, the English-born Canadian actor is 7 inches taller than 5 feet.