Grant Gustin Biography
Grant Gustin is an American actor and singer who gained fame for starring in the role of Barry Allen / The Flash in CW’s The Flash from 2013 to 2023. Also, he appeared in the Arrowverse and starred as Sebastian Smythe on Fox’s Glee.
Grant Gustin Education
Gustin studied at the Governor’s School for the Arts program in Norfolk for musical theater while he was still a high school student at Granby High School. Further, he attended Hurrah Players Incorporated, a theater organization in Virginia. After graduating high school at Granby High School in 2008, he joined Elon University in North Carolina and enrolled in the Music Theater Program. He graduated with a Bachelor Of Fine Arts degree in Music Theatre after studying there for 2 years.
Grant Gustin Career
Gustin gained fame for starring in the role of Barry Allen / The Flash in CW’s The Flash and Arrowverse, playing Sebastian Smythe on FOX’s Glee. He trained in musical theater and attained his first big credit as part of the national tour of West Side Story in 2010. He is scheduled to star on Broadway in the play, Water for Elephants.
In 2004, Gustin attained his first screen role when he starred in Rain when he was still a high school student. He played the role of a young mute man whose wife died during a robbery. In 2010, he left school so that he could play the role of Baby John in West Side Story on Broadway from September 30, 2010, to September 23, 2011.
In 2012, Gustin played the role of Smythe alongside Naya Rivera in the role of Santana Lopez where they performed “Smooth Criminal” in the Glee SN 3 episode, “Michael.” They were backed by musical duo 2Cellos. The cover hit number 26 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 10 on Billboard Digital Songs, and number 28 on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 chart in February 2012. In 2012, Gustin starred in A Mother’s Nightmare in the role of Chris Stewart. In 2014, he starred in Affluenza in the role of Todd Goodman. He starred as Campbell Ogburn in Krystal in 2016. In March 2020, he became a cast member of Operation Blue Eyes in the role of Barry Keenan.
Grant Gustin Age
Gustin was born on January 14, 1990, in Norfolk, Virginia, U.S. He is 33 years old as of 2023. Gustin celebrates his birthday every January 14th.
Grant Gustin Height
Gustin stands at an approximate height of 6 feet and 1 inch.
Grant Gustin Family
Gustin was born to Tina Haney and Thomas Gustin. Tina, his mother, worked as a pediatric nurse while his father, Thomas, worked as a college professor. Gustin has an older brother named Tyler and a younger sister named Gracie.
Grant Gustin Wife
Gustin married Andrea “LA” Thoma on December 15, 2018. He popped the big question on April 29, 2017, after they began dating in January 2016. The pair shared news of their engagement on April 29, 2017. They met at a dinner party. In 2021, they welcomed their first child, a daughter named Juniper Grace Louise Gustin.
Grace was born on August 17, 2021, and is 2 years old as of 2023. They have dogs named Nora, Rookie, and Jett. Andrea works as a physical therapist and trainer. Also, she founded Dare To Be Active. She celebrates her birthday every July 12th as evidenced by her Instagram post on July 12, 2023. Before Andrea, he dated Hannah Douglass in the mid-2010s.
Grant Gustin Gay
Gustin is not gay as evidenced by his marital status as he is a married man with a daughter. Rumors of him being gay may have surfaced as a result of starring in a gay role(Sebastian Smythe) in Glee. He revealed that he was “gay-bashed” while in high school even though he wasn’t.
Grant Gustin Net Worth
Gustin has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $10 Million which he has earned through being an actor.
Grant Gustin The Flash/Arrowverse
Gustin first starred as Barry Allen in SN 2 of Arrow on September 13, 2013. At first, they intended him to appear in 3 episodes, where the last episode he would work as the backdoor pilot for a possible spin-off Flash series. Nevertheless, the backdoor pilot plan was replaced by a standalone pilot titled The Flash. He played the role of Barry for 184 episodes from 2014 to 2023. The series wrapped up after running nine seasons.
Barry is a crime investigator who attained superhuman speed. After gaining his speed, he fights criminals with others who also gain superhuman abilities. He adorns a superhero costume when fighting criminals and uses the name, Flash due to his speed, so that he can protect his identity and his family members in case a villain tries to get revenge after he catches them.
In 2017, Gustin performed the song Runnin’ Home to You in the series’ special episode, Duet. As part of the huge Arrowverse, Gustin recurred the role of Barry Allen on Arrow, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman, and the web series Vixen.
Will Grant Gustin Stay In The Flash?
The Flash ended after running for 9 seasons from October 7, 2014, to May 24, 2023. Throughout the series, Gustin played the role of Barry Allen/The Flash.
Grant Gustin Glee
Gustin debuted on FOX’s Glee as Sebastian Smyth on November 8, 2011. Smyth is a promiscuous, scheming, and openly gay member of the Dalton Academy Warblers. Gusting originally auditioned for a background role as a tap dancer which he didn’t get. He started filming the series after ending his last West Side Story performance the previous Friday night.
In the series, he performed the songs, Uptown Girl, Bad, Smooth Criminal with Naya Rivera (featuring 2Cellos), I Want You Back, Stand, Glad You Came, Live While We’re Young, and Super Friend with Melissa Benoist. The cover of Smooth Criminal hit number 26 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 10 on Billboard Digital Songs, and number 28 on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 chart in February 2012.
Grant Gustin Puppy Love
In 2023, Gustin starred in the role of Max Stevenson in the film, Puppy Love. Max is forced to co-parent with his polar opposite, Nicole after her dog impregnates his dog.
Grant Gustin Grave Meme
On January 28th, 2020, Echo Kells posted a picture of a smug and satisfied Gustin kneeling and holding a peace sign in front of Oliver McQueen/Arrow’s grave on Instagram. The photo gained fame and soon was turned into a meme where people would swap his face with opposing brands, people, and frenemies and poke fans at the respective brand or people’s competitiveness.
Grant Gustin Instagram
Gustin has an active Instagram account which has over 8M followers. CLICK HERE to view his Instagram account.
Grant Gustin Movies and TV Shows
During his career, Gustin has starred in a number of films and TV shows such as
- Tom and Grant
- Rescued by Ruby
- CSI: Miami
- Legends of Tomorrow