Keir Gilchrist bio: age, height, net worth, partner, is he autistic?

Keir Gilchrist bio: age, height, net worth, partner, is he autistic?

Keir Gilchrist is an English-born Canadian actor and musician. He is popular for playing the role of Marshall Gregson on Showtime's original series United States of Tara. Keir is also the vocalist of two bands, Whelm and Phalanx.

Keir Gilchrist
Keir Gilchrist visits Build Series to discuss 'Atypical' at Build Studio on September 19, 2018 in New York City. Photo: Noam Galai
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Keir crowned his acting expertise through the role of Sam Gardner, the fiercely independent autistic teen in Atypical on Netflix. He also aced his other roles in It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010) and It Follows.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Keir David Peters Gilchrist
  • Date of birth: 28th September 1992
  • Place of birth: Camden Town, London
  • Keir Gilchrist age: 28 years (as of 2021)
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Ethnicity: Scottish, English, and Northern Irish
  • Relationship status: In a relationship
  • Girlfriend: Michelle Farrah Huang
  • Profession: Actor, musician
  • Net worth: $400,000

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Keir Gilchrist biography

The actor was born on 28th September 1992 as Keir David Peters Gilchrist in Camden Town, London. He is the son of Catherine and Ian Gilchrist.

He has a young brother, Evan Gilchrist, who is also an actor known for playing the role of Young Jack Brooks in Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer.

His maternal grandfather, Douglas Peters, was a renowned economist, banker, and politician. He once worked as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Scarborough East and the Secretary of State for International Financial Institutions. Keir's uncle (David Wilfrid Peters) was a famous economist.

The actor spent his early years at his place of birth before his family relocated to Boston, Massachusetts. Later on, the family moved to New York City and eventually settled in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


He studied at Annex Children's Theatre before joining Vaughan Road Academy for his college studies.

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Acting career

Keir Gilchrist movies and TV shows
Brigette Lundy-Paine, Michael Rapaport, Keir Gilchrist and Amy Okuda from Netflix's 'Atypical' attend The Paley Center for Media's 2018 PaleyFest Fall TV Previews. Photo: Araya Diaz
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Keir began his acting career in 2003 by playing Jim Stockwell Junior in Queer as Folk. His first significant role on television was playing Josh McKellar on The Winner.

Between 2009 and 2011, he played Marshall Gregson on the comedy-drama series United States of Tara.

In 2010, he played Craig in the film It's Kind of a Funny Story and in 2014, he starred in It Follows alongside Jake Weary and Maika Monroe. In 2015, he played Daniel in Dark Summer.

Here is the breakdown of Keir Gilchrist movies and TV shows.

Keir Gilchrist movies

  • 2004 - The Right Way as Young David
  • 2005 - Horsie’s Retreat as Louie
  • 2005 - The Waldo Cumberbund Story as Young Waldo
  • 2006 - A Lobster Tale as Mike Stanton
  • 2007 - Dead Silence as Young Henry
  • 2008 - The Rocker as Moby Type Kid
  • 2009 - Just Peck as Michael Peck
  • 2009 - Hungry Hills as Snit Mandolin
  • 2010 - It’s Kind of a Funny Story as Craig Gilner
  • 2011 - Matty Hanson and the Invisibility Ray as Matty Hanson
  • 2013 - Seasick Sailor as Penna
  • 2014 - It Follows as Paul
  • 2015 - Dark Summer as Daniel Austin
  • 2015 - The Stanford Prison Experiment as John Lovett
  • 2015 - Share as Dylan
  • 2015 - The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards as Michael
  • 2015 - Len and Company as William
  • 2015 - Tales of Halloween as The Stranger
  • 2016 - The Good Neighbor as Sean Turner
  • 2016 - Katie Says Goodbye as Matty
  • 2017 - Heartthrob as Henry Sinclair
  • 2019 - Castle in the Ground as Polo Boy
  • The Education of Fredrick Fitzell as Andre (post-production)
  • An Intrusion as Layne (post-production)

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Television shows

  • 2003 - Queer as Folk as Jim Stockwell Jr.
  • 2004 - Doc as R.J. Mitchell
  • 2004 - Samantha: An American Girl Holiday as Factory Boy
  • 2005 - 1-800-Missing as Danny Sheperd
  • 2006 - Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends as Squidge
  • 2006 - ReGenesis as a 10 Year Old Boy
  • 2007 - Family Guy as Kyle (voice)
  • 2007 - The Altar Boy Gang as Neil
  • 2007 - The Winner as Josh McKellar
  • 2007 - Life with Derek as Jamie
  • 2009 - The Listener as Daniel / Lisa
  • 2009 to 2011 - United States of Tara as Marshall Gregson
  • 2012 to 2013 - Delete as Daniel Gerson
  • 2013 - Family Guy as Toby (voice)
  • 2013 - Newsreaders as Ben Hayflack
  • 2014 - Sea of Fire as Rudy McAllister
  • 2017 - 2021 - Atypical as Sam Gardner
  • 2017 - Room 104 as Alex

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Music career

Keir is a member of two metal bands. Keir Gilchrist bands are grindcore band Whelm and death metal band Phalanx, where he is the vocalist.

Keir Gilchrist girlfriend

Is Keir Gilchrist gay? The actor is not gay. Keir Gilchrist gay rumors and speculations arose after his portrayal of Marshall in United States of Tara.

However, the actor is in a relationship with Michelle Farrah Huang. The two are Atypical co-stars and have been together since 2017.

Is Keir Gilchrist autistic?

Keir Gilchrist height
Keir Gilchrist attends the "Castle In The Ground" premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Photo: Isaiah Trickey
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Does Keir Gilchrist have autism? The actor does not have autism in real life. In 2017, he begun playing the role of Sam Gardner, an autistic teen in Atypical.

Gilchrist plays the role so well hence the speculations that he is autistic, but he actually isn't.

Body measurements

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Keir Gilchrist height is 5 feet 7 inches and he weighs 65 kg. He has dark brown hair and eyes. He measures 36-30-15 inches for his chest, waist and biceps respectively. His shoe size is 8 (US).

Keir Gilchrist net worth

Keir is a talented actor who has featured in numerous movies and TV shows so far. He has earned quite a huge sum of money from acting, which is his primary source of income. His net worth is estimated to be around $400,000 as of 2021.

Keir Gilchrist has achieved so much in his career at such a young age. His determination, hard work, consistency and unmatched talent have enabled him to become one of the best young actors in the world. He is a role model to the young and upcoming entertainers.

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