Are you a fan of the police procedural crime drama series, Criminal Minds? With 13 seasons aired, the show and its characters has gained a huge fan base.

In this MyHowBook video, we are taking a look at the life of Matthew Gray Gubler, the actor who has been entertaining audiences with his exceptional performance as Dr. Spencer Reid in the show.

Matthew Gray Gubler was born on March 9, 1980, in Las Vegas, Nevada. His father, John  was an attorney, John and his mother, Marilyn was a rancher and a political consultant.

He graduated from the Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, where he majored in acting.

He majored in acting because the school he attended didn’t offer the class of his first choice, i.e., filmmaking.

Later, he went on to graduate in film directing from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he was discovered by DNA Model Management scout.

Afterward, he modeled for Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger and American Eagle among others.

He was encouraged by Wes Anderson to try acting. It was then, he started off with a role of Niko in the movie, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.

It didn’t take much time for him to obtain the role as Dr. Spencer Reid in Criminal Minds. Playing the role since 2005 has made him a household name in the TV industry.

He voiced the character of Simon in ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’ movie series.

How to Be a Serial Killer, (500) Days of Summer, Life After Beth, Suburban Gothic and Band of Robbers are some of the movies he has enacted in.

As filmmaking being his lifelong passion, Matthew has directed and starred in a series of mockumentaries, including Matthew Gray Gubler: The Unauthorized Documentary and it’s follow up, Matthew Gray Gubler: The Authorized Documentary. 

Additionally, he has also directed eleven episodes of Criminal Minds, including episode 17 of season 13, which has been claimed to be “the spookiest episode of season 13.”

Since 2005, he has been posting paintings on his website. His media include watercolor, oil, gouache, and pastel.

He contributed a painting of “Sandy The Mammoth” to the Western Heritage Museum & Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame. 

On October 27, 2014, he became a certified minister. He officiated his Criminal Minds co-star Paget Brewster’s wedding. 

Throughout the years, he has accumulated a net worth of $1.5 million.

The 37 years old actor is supposedly single at present. 

But, in the past, he dated 2 Broke Girls star, Kat Dennings, who co-starred with him in 2014 film, Suburban Gothic.