Matthew was born on March 9, 1980 and was raised in a quiet neighborhood near Bob Baskin Park in Las Vegas, Nevada to John Gubler who’s an attorney and Marilyn Kelch Gubler a rancher, political consultant and a former chairwoman of the Nevada Republican Party. From the day he was born his parents knew he was a special child, as a teenager Matthew and attended the Las Vegas Academy of Peforming Arts High School followed by a four-year class at Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts majoring in drama when he graduated from the Academy in 1998 he started studying at the University of California in Santa Cruz.
Two years later Matthew decided to leave California and moved to New York, he enrolled at Tisch School of the Arts and later graduated from that school in 2002. While in Manhattan he walked the runways for some of the biggest fashion designers such as Marc Jacobs, Burrberry, Louis Vuitton, Tommy Hilfiger and Sisley when Barbara Pfister whose a fashion designer for Vanity Fair and other popular fashion magazines discovered him and later casted him for a “Royal Tenenbaums”-type family layout for Kate Spade which ran in fashion magazines including Vanity Fair in the fall that same year. Matthew was interning for Wes Anderson at the same time he did the modeling gig, Wes encouraged him to audition for a part in his movie “The Life Aquatic” he did and was casted as ‘Intern #1′ (later named Nico the Intern).
While Filming The Life Aquatic Matthew made the mini-documentary “Matthew Gray Gubler’s Life Aquatic Intern Journal”, which was a behind the scenes look of the movie and several amature critics claimed that documentary was better then the movie itself. In 2003 Matthew went back to his Alma mater, Las Vegas Academy for the schools 10th anniversary and spoke to the student assembly and as of 2007 he lives with his dog Mallory in his apartment in New York as well as another apartment in LA while he films episodes for the CBS Drama Criminal Minds in which he plays a character named Dr. Spencer Reid, who was a Las Vegas child prodigy but now a 20-something Genius working in the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU).
Matthew Gray Gubler’s Life Aquatic Intern Journal is not the only film Matthew’s made he made two other short films: The Cactus That Looked Just Like a Man (2005) and Claude: A Symphony of Horror (also 2005), he directed five documentary’s and videos Titled: Poems, Dead or Retarded, My Favorite Friend, Aloha Means Hello in the Language of Hawaii and 1 Minute project for The Killers. During Criminal Minds’ summer hiatus Matthew will be writing his first children’s book and has another movie coming out sometime in 2007 called The Great Buck Howard, his character’s name is unknown.