Familiar to audiences from his role on Glee, Grant Gustin stars as DC Comics’ character Barry Allen, AKA The Flash, in The CW’s highly-anticipated new drama, The Flash. When Barry is struck by a bolt of lightning, his whole life changes after he realizes he is now the fastest man alive.
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. Gustin sang popular solos on Glee, including covers of “Glad You Came,” and “Smooth Criminal.” Other television credits include playing twins on CSI: Miami, a recurring role on 90210; and a lead in the original television movie, A Mother’s Nightmare, opposite actress Annabeth Gish. Gustin also stars in the independent film drama, Affluenza, directed by Kevin Asch. The film is a generational coming-of-age drama set amid an upper class Long Island.
Gustin currently resides in Los Angeles.