Actor Spotlight- Grant Gustin


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Grant Gustin

“My childhood dream was always to be on Broadway. I wanted to end up in TV and film. It’s kind of flipped, and I’m not mad about it, but my childhood dream is Broadway and I want to end up there.” (Grant Gustin) This actor’s career has completely skyrocketed since his first TV show debut in 2011, as Sebastian Smythe on Season 4 of Glee. One of Grant’s most successful shows, however, was not Glee but The Flash on the TV channel CW. Earning almost 2 million dollars a year, he is sure to be premiering in more shows in the future, as he’s only 28 years old.

Born on January 14, 1990, to the name Thomas Grant Gustin, in Norfolk, Virginia. He is the son of Dr. Tina Haney and Tom Gustin. 18 years later in 2008, he graduated from Granby High School and went on to attend the BFA Music Theatre Program at Elon University in North Carolina for the next two years. He left his good schooling to become the role of Baby John in the Broadway Revival Tour of West Side Story and performed with the tour from its opening on September 30, 2010, through  September 23, 2011. His acting career has only soared off to new heights from there.

On a happy note, Grant Gustin, more commonly known as Barry Allen or The Flash, got married to his long-term girlfriend, LA Thoma, in December 2017. The engaged couple wanted a traditional wedding and couldn’t have done better. Traveling all the way across the world to Malaysia, and had the privacy they wanted.“They were very respectful. Most of them would just come up to us requesting a photo if they saw us. There were not many who would sneak a picture or come rudely up to us,” Grant commented, after coming back from his trip. The couple is planning to have an actual wedding reception sometime this year after Grant is finished filming Season 5 of The Flash.

A big accomplishment for Grant is the fact that he’s an internet, and tv, sensation! He is the center of memes, gifs, and so much more! His TV show, The Flash, is a big hit since first premiering in 2014. The Flash’s fifth season is actually scheduled to air the Fall of 2018 on Tuesdays on the cable channel CW. His fellow cast members consist of Danielle Panabaker, as Caitlin Snow, Candice Patton, as Iris West, Tom Cavanagh, as Harrison Wells, Carlos Valdes, as Cisco Ramon, and so many more. These actors have been given a special opportunity to work with CW to film one of the most dramatic superhero shows of all time.

One of the cast members from the show, The Flash, Tom Cavanagh, has joined Grant Gustin to co-star in a reality TV short film, Tom and Grant. The two are now best friends and will be for the rest of their lives. The short film is very funny, and consists of mostly comedy, and will make all watchers laugh to their heart’s content.

Grant Gustin is incredibly lucky and has more luck coming his way for the rest of his life. He will be rich and have the love of his life by his side for the rest of his life as well. If his acting career keeps up the way it is now, he might be one of the most famous TV show/Broadway actor.