Thomas Grant Gustin was born on 14 January 1990 in Norfolk in Virginia. Grant is an American Singer and Actor. Grant is best known for his portrayal of Barry Allen in the hit series “Flash” telecasted on the CW. He also played Sebastian on “
Glee”, a well known FOX series. He is the Twenty-seventh most popular TV Actor. He has German, Welsh as well as Irish ancestry.
Grant was born to Tom Gustin and a nurse Tina Haney. He attended Arts Program in Norfolk at the Governor's School. In the school, he learned Music Theater. He then went to a theatre organization Hurrah Players in Virginia. He graduated in 2008 and soon attended Elon University in Carolina. The program was for two years of BFA Music Theatre. In 2010, he left his school and performed with the Broadway Revival Tour from its opening.
Gustin learned tap dancing at the age of eight. He joined a Community Theatre. He has done around 30 musical from age ten to High School. His best performance was “Good Morning’ with two of his friends from Elon University. He had an interest in being an architect as well because of his drawing skills. He is straight, but because of his tap dancing, he was gay bashed at school. He was different from his classmates and didn't hang out with them or play sports. It was a hard time for him.Gustin auditioned for the “Hunger Games” series for the role of Finnick Odair. However, he lost the role to ‘Sam Clafin’. His first break came in 2006 where he played the role of Thomas, Stacy's Boyfriend in “A Haunting”. He got fame from his recurring role on Glee, as Sebastian Smythe. Glee is a television series where he appeared in seven recurring roles in 2011-13. He played an openly gay member of Dalton Academy Warblers as well as the third main villain.
Gustin had initially auditioned for the role of a tap dancer on Glee. However, he got the part of Sebastian, courtesy of '
Ryan Murphy', the co-creator of the show. Gustin also appeared on CSI: Miami in 2012. He played Trent Burton/Scott Ferris on the Terminal episode named Velocity. He went on to play the role of Chris Stewart in the Television film A Mother's Nightmare. The film is a Lifetime Network project, starring ‘Jessica Lowndes’ and ‘Annabeth Gish’. Later in 2013, he was landed a role in “90210” for eight episodes. Gustin is said to be in a relationship with dancer ‘Hannah Douglass’. Hannah appeared on Glee: The 3d Concert Movie. Though they both started seeing each other in 2011, their relationship was never in the open. Hannah also worked as the back-up dancer of the Pop Singer 'Beyonce' and has appeared in “Iron Man 2”. They formally came into a relationship in 2014.
His life changed for good on 3 September 2013. He got the role of Barry Allen in Arrow's season 2. In Arrow, he played the superhero in seven episodes. He was initially supposed to appear in only three episodes. However, his character's fame bought the most successful phase of his career. He got selected as the lead in
The Flash series. His role of Barry Allen in Arrow continued in the show, which premiered in 2014. The series premiere was supposed to have thirteen episodes. However, it premiered with 4.8 million viewers. It broke The CW's previous record of any premieres in the past five years. This success led to an increase in the number of episodes from thirteen to twenty-three. On 11 January 2015, the show announced its second season. On 11 March 2016, Flash got its third-year renewal.
Gustin made a guest appearance in Supergirl as Barry Allen. He won Teens Choice Awards for Breakout Star in 2015 for The Flash. He got nominated for many more awards. He has more than 728000 followers on Twitter. In 2016, Gustin announced his upcoming movie Krystal where he will work for ‘William H. Macy’.
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Grant Gustin (also known as Thomas Grant Gustin) is an American singer and actor who is well-known for his fantastic role as Barry Allen in the CW series, “The Flash”. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia to parents, Tina Haney, who is a paediatric nurse, and Tom Gustin. It is quite clear that Grant Gustin had a keen passion for musicals and theatres as during his high school years, he attended “Governor’s School for the Arts” programme for Musical Theatre and went to “Hurray Players Incorporated”, which is once again a theatre administration. After successful graduation in the year 2008, Gustin went to attend “BFA Music Theater Programme” at Elton University for two years. From September 2010 to September 2011, Grant Gustin performed the role of “Baby John” in “The West Side Story”, for which he specially left the school.
His debut as an openly homosexual member, Sebastien Smythe in the Fox Series, “Glee” was well-received in the year 2011. Apart from landing the role in an independent film, “Affluenza”, Gustin also began filming for the movie, “A Mother’s Nightmare” in the later part of the year 2012, co-starring, “Annabeth Gish” and “Jessica Lowndes”. In the year 2013, it was enunciated that Gustin would be playing the role of Barry Allen in the television series, “The Flash”. Initially it was supposed to be a series of mere thirteen episodes; however, after the exceptionally well-reception of the show at a viewer rate of 4.8 million, the number of episodes were extended to an entire season of twenty-three episodes.
In the year 2015, the show’s second season was given a renewal confirmation and further in the year 2016, the show’s third season was also given a renewal confirmation. On March 30, 2016, it was claimed that Gustin would be starring in an upcoming film, “Krystal” by William H. Macy.