Matthew Gray Gubler is an actor, director, filmmaker, model, author, painter, and illustrator. He began his career in 2004, and he has worked in both film and television. He is probably best known for playing Dr. Spencer Reed in ‘Criminal Minds.’ Due to the success of his career, Matthew Gray Gubler’s net worth is now $10 million, and here is how he achieved his wealth.
His Early Life
Matthew Gray Gubler was born in Las Vegas on March 9, 1960. He attended high school at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. Although he wanted to study filmmaking, the school did not offer a course in this subject, so he studied acting instead. Gubler then majored in film directing at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Matthew Gray Gubler’s Modeling Career
During his time at film school, a model scout discovered Gubler, and he signed to DNA Model Management. While he was with this model agency, he modeled for some major fashion brands, including Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, and American Eagle. One of the highlights of his modeling career was being ranked in the 46th position on the models.com list o the world’s top 50 male models.
His Career in the Entertainment Industry
Gubler entered the entertainment industry when he became an intern to filmmaker Wes Anderson, who encouraged him to act. Anderson asked Gubler to audition for a part in his film ‘The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,’ and he was given the part of Nico. While Gubler was involved in making this film, he also had his first go at filmmaking, as he filmed what happened behind the scenes to make the documentary ‘Matthew Gray Gubler’s Life Aquatic Internal Journal.’ A DVD of the documentary was included with The Criterion Collection DVD of the film. In 2005, Gubler landed his first major television role when he got the part of Dr. Spencer Reid in the CBS series ‘Criminal Minds.’ He continued to portray this character until 2020, and he also directed 12 episodes of the series. While he played this leading role, he continued to act in many other film and television roles. On television, he appeared as himself in a 2011 episode of ‘Celebrity Ghost Stories,’ He then appeared in two episodes of the first season of ‘The Beauty Inside’ in 2012. Gubler also appeared in three episodes of ‘Dollface’ in 2019.
In films, Gubler played Joe in the 2006 film ‘RV.’ A year later, he provided the voice for Simon Seville in ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’. He reprised his voice roles in the three sequels of the film. ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel’ in 2009, ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked’ in 2011, and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip’ in 2015. Gubler has also had voice roles in ‘All-Star Superman,’ ‘Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur,’ and ‘Batman: Assault of Arkham. Other films in which Gubler had roles prior to 2015 include ‘The Great Buck Howard,’ ‘How to Be a Serial Killer,’ ‘(500) Days of Summer,’ ‘Magic Valley,’ ‘Excision,’ ‘Life After Beth,’ ‘Suburban Gothic,’ ‘Hot Air,’ ‘Beautiful Girl,’ and the short film ‘Desire.’ Since 2015, Matthew Gray Gubler has had roles in ‘Band of Robbers,’ ‘Trash Fire,’ ‘Newness,’ ’68 Kill,’ ‘Zoe,’ ‘Endings, Beginnings,’ and the short film ‘Beginner’s Luck.’ Most recently, he played Darren Colt in the 2020 psychological drama film ‘Horse Girl.’
Gubler has also had many behind-the-camera roles in the entertainment industry. He made his directorial debut with the 2005 film ‘Claude: A Symphony of Horror.’ In the same year, he was also the writer, director, editor, cinematographer, and producer of ‘The Cactus That Looked Just Like a Man.’ A year later, he wrote, directed, and produced the documentary ‘Matthew Gray Gubler: The Unauthorized Documentary.’ At various points in his career, Gubler has been involved in music videos. His first was the music video for Whirlwind Heat’s single ‘Reagan’ in 2006, which he directed. He was then the director, editor, and co-producer for The Killers’ 2007 single ‘Don’t Shoot Me Santa.’ Gubler worked with The Killers again in 2015, when he directed and produced the music video for their single ‘Dirt Sledding.’ Most recently, he appeared in a music video for the 2020 Future Island’s single ‘Moonlight.’
In addition to his career in the entertainment industry, Matthew Gray Gubler is also a painter. It began as a hobby that he enjoyed in his spare time, and his chosen media include watercolor, oil, pastel, and gouache. He began to take his painting seriously in 2005 when he began posting his work on his website. In the same year, the Gallery of Fine Art in Ostrava, Czech Republic, displayed 12 pieces of Gubler’s work, all of which sold.
Gubler then had his work on show at The Little Bird art gallery in Atwater Village, California, in 2008. Two years later, some of his paintings were featured in the Juxtapoz magazine. Gubler has also sold paintings on eBay, and a piece called ‘Mushface’ sold on the auction site for more than $10,000 in 2011. Matthew Gray Gubler has also become an author. He published his first book in 2019, and it is titled ‘Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belonging and Being Yourself.’ He was also the illustrator for the book. Although it was published as a children’s book, Gubler has said it is for people of all ages who do not feel like they fit in. The story focuses on a monster called Rumple Buttercup, who is self-conscious about his appearance. Gubler’s book was well-received, and it ranked in the first position in its category on the New York Times Best Sellers List.
Matthew Gray Gubler’s Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Matthew Gray Gubler’s net worth is $10 million. He has made his money through various means, including acting, directing, filmmaking, modeling, painting, illustrating, and as an author.