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(Photo : Credit: Jason Merritt ) Caption:WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Actor Matthew Gray Gubler arrives at the premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'The Amazing Spider-Man' at the Regency Village Theatre on June 28, 2012 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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(Photo : Credit: Jerod Harris ) Caption:LAGUNA BEACH, CA - AUGUST 23: Actor Matthew Gray Gubler attends the Festival of Arts Celebrity Benefit Concert and Pageant on August 23, 2014 in Laguna Beach, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Festival of Arts / Pageant of the Masters)
Caption:WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 10: Actor Matthew Gray Gubler attends CBS' 2015 Summer TCA party at the Pacific Design Center on August 10, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
(Photo : Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez ) Caption:WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 10: Actor Matthew Gray Gubler attends CBS' 2015 Summer TCA party at the Pacific Design Center on August 10, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Matthew Gray Gubler became an ordained minister and performed the wedding of former Criminal Minds star Paget Brewster and his best friend, Steve Damstra, on November 29, 2014.

1. Matthew Gray Gubler is not only an actor but also a director, fashion model and painter.

2. He is best known for his role as criminal profiler Dr. Spencer Reid in the CBS television show Criminal Minds.

3. He also directed eight episodes Criminal Minds.

4. Gubler has appeared in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, (500) Days of Summer, Life After Beth, Suburban Gothic.

5. He voiced Simon in Alvin and the Chipmunks and its three sequels.

6. Gubler was born in Las Vegas, Nevada.

7. His mother Marilyn is a rancher and political consultant.

8. His father John Gubler is an attorney.

9. Gubler is a high school graduate of the Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, where he majored in acting, because the school did not offer his first choice, Filmmaking.

10. He is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he majored in film directing.

11. He also attended University of California, Santa Cruz.

12. While at NYU film school, Gubler was found by a model scout.

13. He worked as a model with DNA Model Management for Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs, and American Eagle, among others.

14. He was ranked 46th on models.com list of top 50 male models.

15. After he began modeling, Gubler had an internship with Wes Anderson, who encouraged him to audition for a part in his movie The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Gubler did, and landed the role of Nico (a.k.a. Intern #1). This then led in 2005 to his leading role as Dr. Spencer Reid in Criminal Minds.

16. Gubler had a small role in the film RV as the disreputable Joe Joe.

17. His voice will appear in the upcoming Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip alongside Jason Lee, Justin Long, and Jesse McCartney.

18. He appeared as Bart, the main character, in How to Be a Serial Killer and as Paul in (500) Days of Summer.

19. He provided the voice of Winsor in Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur.

20. He has also provided on/off voice-work for Bagdasarian Productions (regarding the character Simon Seville), whenever Ross Bagdasarian Jr. was unable to voice the character himself. This is most notable in the episode "Who's The Animal?".

21. In 2014 Gubler acted in the zombie comedy Life After Beth and the film Suburban Gothic,

22. For his performance in Suburban Gothic he received the Screamfest Award for Best Actor.

23. Gubler has done voice work for the DC Universe Animated Original Movies line.

24. He played Jimmy Olsen in All-Star Superman and voices The Riddler in the animated film: Batman: Assault on Arkham.

25. While making The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Gubler made a documentary titled Matthew Gray Gubler's Life Aquatic Intern Journal, a behind-the-scenes view of the making of the film, which was later included in The Criterion Collection DVD release.

26. He has directed and starred in a series of self-deprecating mockumentaries named Matthew Gray Gubler: the Unauthorized Documentary in which he parodies Hollywood behavior, which are filmed while on the set of Criminal Minds.

27. Gubler directed, edited, and co-produced the music video for "Don't Shoot Me Santa" by the rock band The Killers.

28. Gubler directed the Criminal Minds Season 5 episode "Mosley Lane", which originally aired March 3, 2010, along with the episode "Lauren", which aired a year later on March 16, 2011.

29. The episode "Lauren" included the exit of Criminal Minds series regular Paget Brewster, who maintains a friendship with Gubler outside of work on the show. Brewster specifically asked Gubler to direct her last episode, although it was announced later that she would return for Season 7.

30. Since 2005, Gubler has been posting paintings on his website.

31. His mediums include watercolor, gouache, oil, and pastel.

32. In September 2005, the Gallery of Fine Art in Ostrava, Czech Republic, held a showing of 12 watercolors by Gubler.

33. All the works that showed in Ostrava, Czech Republic were sold.

34. On September 6, 2008, his art was featured in a group show entitled "Paper Cuts" at The Little Bird art gallery in Atwater Village, California.

35. Gubler contributed a painting of "Sandy The Mammoth" to the Western Heritage Museum & Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame.

36. In July 2010, his paintings were featured in Juxtapoz magazine.

37. In October 2011 an original watercolor by Gubler entitled "Mushface" was sold at auction site eBay for $10,100.

38. Gubler donated the proceeds of "Mushface" to the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas.

39. Gubler's paintings were highlighted in a 2013 interview with BuzzFeed.

40. Gubler divides his time among Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and New York City.

41. In 2009 Gubler dislocated his knee while dancing. The injury required three surgical procedures and the use of a cane for nearly a year.

42. On October 27, 2014, Gubler became an ordained minister.

43. He performed the wedding of former Criminal Minds star Paget Brewster and his best friend, Steve Damstra, on November 29, 2014.

44. His nickname is The Gube.

45. He is a fan of Andy Kaufman.

46. Director is Wes Anderson.

47. His grandparents are Laura Belle and Maxwell Kelch, the founders of KENO, Las Vegas' first radio station.

48. His favorite TV show is Carnivàle.

49. His website is MatthewGrayGubler.com.

50. Matthew appeared in a Fatboy Slim video called Wonderful Night.

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