Hometown: Norfolk, Virginia
Barry Allen/The Flash in “The Flash”
Grant Gustin stars as Barry Allen/The Flash in The CW’s hit series “The Flash.”
Born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, Gustin always enjoyed performing. While attending Granby High School, he attended the prestigious Governor’s School for the Arts program to focus on musical theatre and appeared in “Cabaret,” “All Shook Up” and “Little Shop of Horrors.” After graduation, Gustin was admitted into the BFA Music Theatre Program at Elon University in North Carolina. It was during his sophomore year that he decided to audition for the Broadway revival tour of “West Side Story" and was awarded the role of ‘Baby John’ and toured across the country with over 400 performances.
After wrapping the tour, Gustin joined the third season of the popular musical series, “Glee,” in which he played Sebastian Smythe, the lead of Dalton Academy’s Warblers singing group.
Other television credits include playing twins on “CSI: Miami,” a recurring role on the long-running teen drama “90210” and a lead in the original Lifetime movie “A Mother’s Nightmare.”
On the film side, Gustin is part of the esteemed ensemble of the independent film, Krystal, for director William H. Macy. His fellow cast members include Rosario Dawson, Nick Robinson, Kathy Bates and John Leguizamo.
Gustin was also part of the ensemble cast of “Affluenza,” directed by Kevin Asch. The film is a generational coming-of-age drama set amid an upper class Long Island suburb in the final weeks of the summer leading up to the financial meltdown of 2008.
Gustin also was seen in the short film “Tom and Grant” directed by The Flash colleague, Tom Cavanagh. He has made several crossover appearances on “Arrow,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” and “Supergirl."
He was awarded the inaugural “Artist Breakthrough Award” at the 2015 Saturn Awards. He was also voted by fans as their “Choice TV Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy” for the 2016 Teen Choice Awards as well as the “Choice Action TV Actor” in 2017 and 2018, respectively.