Actor Keir David Peters Gilchrist is known for playing as Marshall Gregson in the television series United States of Tara.
Besides, he is also notable for his performance in movies and series as It's Kind of a Funny Story, It Follows, and most recently, Netflix's Atypical. Let's learn some interesting facts of the actor.
Keir Gilchrist is from Camden Town of northwest London, England. Gilchrist spent his early years in London.
However, at some point in his childhood, he relocated to Boston, Massachusetts, then to New York City. Later, Gilchrist eventually settled down in Toronto, Ontario.
Keir Gilchrist stands 5 feet and seven inches tall (1.7m). Gilchrist was born on September 28, 1992, which makes him 27 years old as of 2020.
Gilchrist has a Scottish, English, and Northern Irish ancestry. His younger brother, Evan Gilchrist, is also an actor and is notable for his performance in movies like Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer, Carrie, and The Cabin House.
Gilchrist's mother Catherine Peters and father Ian Gilchrist holds Canadian citizenship. Moreover, the 27 years old actor's maternal grandfather Douglas Peters is a Canadian banker, economist, and politician.
Peters served as chief economist and senior vice-president of the Toronto-Dominion Bank before entering politics in the 1993 election. As a matter of fact, Gilchrist's uncle David Wilfrid Peters is also an economist.
When the 27 years old actor is on a respite from his acting career, he works as the lead vocalist of grindcore and a death metal band.
Gilchrist is the frontman of the Los Angeles based band Whelm and Phalanx. In an interview with the Bandcamp, Gilchrist talked about his anxiety while managing his singing and acting profession,
"I had this fear that if people found out what kind of stuff I was into, or even how I dressed normally, that it would ruin my acting career. And I had another fear that if people in the metal scene knew that I acted, they’d be like, ‘You’re a fucking poser. Get the fuck out.’ I was terrified that those two worlds would cross, and I would be ratted out of both scenes.”
After appearing in the television show Queer as Folk, Gilchrist made his big-screen debut with the Canadian film The Right Way. Since then, he has appeared in dozens of movies and television shows.
He co-starred as Marshall Gregson, the son of the lead character portrayed by Toni Collette on the comedy-drama series United States of Tara from 2009 to 2011.
It went on to be his breakthrough as the show received both critical acclaim and commercial success. In addition to a successful acting career, Gilchrist is also enjoying his flourishing musical career. All of this has helped Gilchrist in amassing the net worth of $400 thousand.
Keir Gilchrist plays Sam Gardner, who has autism spectrum disorder in Netflix's coming-of-age television series Atypical. The show has received mostly positive reviews with the fourth and final season renewed in February 2020.
While looking at his Instagram post, it is pretty evident that he is in a relationship with his co-star Michelle Farrah Huang. Huang has appeared in shows as Killing Animals , The Disappointment Tour, and also Atypical.
The news of Huang and Gilchrist dating started surfacing online after Gilchrist shared a picture with Michelle on Instagram in May 2017 with the caption, "Hit up NYC with my girl."
Shortly after the post, Huang also posted a picture with Gilchrist around July of 2017. Since then, the couple has frequently appeared in each other's Instagram posts.