Matthew Gray Gubler Quotes & Trivia


Matthew: (in one of his "unauthorized" documentaries on YouTube) He's a wuss!

Matthew: I never in a million years thought I would be an actor.

Matthew: (about which was the toughest thing he's done) The toughest acting I've ever done was on those terrible runway catwalks. These days I can't even walk into cafeterias without feeling self-conscious.

Matthew: (about his jump from Intern in Wes Anderson's NYC production to playing another intern in the movie

Matthew: (about his paintings and art shows in America) People have contacted me about doing an art showing in America, but I haven't focused on that. The show's (

Matthew: (about his style) I am embarrasingly 1920s in style. I like to be in bed at 11, and I like to get 11 hours of sleep. I've been to three parties in my life and two of them with [co-star] Shemar [Moore]. He's slowly trying to wean me into [that scene.]

Matthew: (about the competition between his show, Criminal Minds and ABC's Lost) It's weird, it doesn't [bother me]. It should and I think it bothers some of my compatriots. I'm honored with the fact that we do incredible numbers and we're beating Lost, but, how to express this? I'm happy the people are watching our show are the real people.

Matthew: (talking about a shirt with a drawling of himself that he drew himself) Anytime someone wears a picture of themself drawn by themself on their own shirt you can--yeah I feel like a jerk.

Matthew: (joking about what he tells others about himself) You know I tell people that I was relentlessly beat-up in Junior High and no one believes it.

Matthew: (joking about his co-star Shemar Moore's six pack abs) My six pack is better then Shemar's. Tell Shemar I said my six pack is a little better then his. It's a seven pack.

Matthew: (about which Reid He likes better) I kinda like the old school Reid a little more. Na?ve Reid. I was doing the math in my head during the drug addiction script. In like 30 episodes, he's been held hostage three times, has killed two people, a kid he identified with slashed his wrists in front of him, he was shot full of heroin.

Matthew: (about how his Criminal Minds character, Dr. Spencer Reid's transition in the last two years) I like the fact that in just two years, from the pilot Ashes to Dust, it's not the same guy.

Matthew: (about Dr. Reid being a nerdy sex symbol as well as gaining ground with other sex symbol's McSteamy From 'Grey's Anatnomy' and Sawyer from 'Lost') It's pretty bizarre because I was stupendously awkward-looking up until about tenth grade. I Looked like a flapper from the 1920s, with the body of a troll.

Matthew: (on being a neat freak) I mopped my floor for two hours today.

Matthew: (about his fans again) I get stopped at least twice a day and they can quote me back my lines!

Matthew: (about why he wears two different socks) My grandmother told me at a very early age that it was good luck not to wear matching socks, which I've come interpret to as bad luck to wear matching socks because the one time I wore matching socks in ten years was when I was acting in this movie called The Life Aquatic. We were doing a moment where Bill Murray is leading us in exercises and somehow I managed to sprain my ankle on camera. It actuallly wound up being in the movie. I attribute that entirely to me wearing matching socks.

Matthew: (comparing the similarities between his character and himself) He's not too similar. He's a genius and I'm technically a functionally retarded [laughs]. In the show, Reid was sort of hand-picked from college. He's in the FBI, but he didn't strive to achieve that or have any intention of doing that. Gideon (Mandy Patinkin) recruited him and I feel kind of akin to that because I had no real intention of being an actor or being on a show. I've sort of fallen into it. Reid makes the most of it and so do I. It's fun and quite an honor.

Matthew: (about what he'd do after the two-part Criminal Minds episodes "The Big Game" and "Revelations") I'm taking a seven-hour bath, and then I might go to Disneyland.

Matthew: (about his webpage's design) The design was born out of not knowing anything about programming and what would be the simplest way of getting information out. I'm not the biggest fan of technique. I wanted to do a simple, honest, hand-written web page.

Matthew: (about his experience from Criminal Minds) I'm working with Mandy Patinkin all the time.

Matthew: (about growing up in Las Vegas) It's not as weird as it seems - there's a huge residential town apart from the hotels.

Matthew: (On not putting a link on his website to the music video he directed for Whirlwind Heat) I might sound like a pretentious psychopath.

Matthew: The toughest acting I've ever done was on those terrible runway catwalks.

Matthew: (On filming Criminal Minds) I had no idea T.V. shows could be so time consuming, but it makes sense.


Matthew will not only be writing a children's book, he will also be starring in two movies: How to Be a Serial Killer & Pornstar.

Matthew filmed the documentary The Cactus That Looked Just Like a Man on his mother's dude ranch in Sandy Valley, Nevada.

Matthew is a fan of Andy Kaufman.

There's another short film in which Matthew starred in called Floyd the Magnificent.

In the Matthew Gray Gubler: The Unauthorized Documentary episode 1, Matthew says that before doing a scene he does his mime routine.

While Criminal Minds is on hiatus Matthew will be writing his first children's book.

Matthew's grandparents are Laura Belle and Maxwell Kelch, they are the founders of Las Vegas' first radio station KENO. Matthew's parents are John and Marilyn Gubler.

Matthew's favorite TV Show Is

Matthew auditioned for the role of Dr. Spencer Reid in Criminal Minds three times, He got the part after the fourth audition.

Matthew is brother to fashion designer Laura Dahl And he has a younger brother named Gray.

The first time in years that Matthew wore matching socks, he sprained his ankle.

In the episode "Revelations" (2x37) of Criminal Minds, they show Reid as a dark haired young man. Matthew Gray Gubler's brown hair was actually red when he was young.

He proudly talked about his brother Gray being in Whirlwind Heat's "Reagan" music video in which he directed in early 2006.

His website is

He has hazel eyes, brown hair and stands six feet, one inch tall

Matthew loves eating cashews and has admitted that he loves to "take baths."

Matthew is good friends with 2 of the band members from The Killers, according to Teen Vogue Feb 2005.