12 Things You Didn’t Know About Criminal Minds Star Matthew Gray Gubler
Matthew Gray Gubler has now been one of the longest running stars of the hit series Criminal Minds. His perfect portrayal of Dr. Spencer Reid leads many to forget that Gubler actually isn’t his character, and despite working on one of TV’s most popular shows, he has remained largely out of the spotlight and headlines. While he may not be Spencer Reid, he is as every bit as witty, charming, funny, and smart as his character is, so, get to know the talented actor even better with these 12 things not widely known about Matthew Gray Gubler:
12. Criminal Minds Never Gets Old
After many seasons on the same television show and in the same character, many actors lament about needing to do something new or different, but that isn’t the case for Gubler, who says all these years later, it never gets old. “. It’s so bizarre it has been on for so long because in no way shape or form does it feel like that. It still feels like day two. Family is the only thing I can think of to sum it up. It’s a real honor. I love entertaining people, and that’s all I’ve ever wanted to do. The fact that I’ve gotten to do this for a long time is so awesome.” He added, “When I’m doing this job, I feel like a different person, which is probably why it has gone by so fast. I’ve always loved performing. I am weird that I love auditioning. I’m as happy entertaining one person as I am entertaining a million people.”
11. He’s An Artist
Matthew Gray Gubler is an extremely talented person that extends well beyond his acting abilities. Since the mid 2000s, Gubler has posted painting he has done on his website and he uses everything from watercolor to gouache, oil, and pastel. In 2006, the Gallery of Fine Art in the Czech Republic showed 12 of his watercolor paintings and all 12 were sold. He has since had his paintings in The Little Bird art gallery in California, and the Western Heritage Museum & Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame. In 2011 he sold one of his watercolor paintings for over $10,000 on eBay and donated the money to the Smith Center of the Performing Arts in Las Vegas. In the end he describes himself as an overall storyteller. “I’m a storyteller. That’s what I am. Whether it’s pictures I draw or things I direct, I’m just trying to tell a story and make people’s lives hopefully more enchanting,” he told Glamour.