Matthew Gray Gubler


Gubler in 2008, photo by PrPhotos

Place of Birth: Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 9, 1980

Ethnicity: Swiss-German, German, English, Irish, Manx, Scottish, Dutch

Matthew Gray Gubler is an American actor, filmmaker, fashion model, painter, illustrator, director, and author. He is known for his role on the show Criminal Minds.

Matthew’s paternal grandfather was Vivian Gray Gubler (the son of John G. Gubler and Alyce Wilhelmina/Wilomina Gray). Vivian was born in Utah. John was born in Utah, to a Swiss-born father, Herman Gubler, from Muellheim, Thurgau, and to a mother, Selina Gubler, who was born in Utah, to Swiss parents, from Thurgau, at least including Muellheim. Alyce was born in Utah. Alyce’s father, William Alden Gray, had English ancestry, and was from a family that had lived in the United States since the 1600s, on many of his ancestral lines. Alyce’s mother, Anna Barbara Graf, was Swiss. Vivian’s Swiss lines were of Swiss-German ancestry.

Matthew’s paternal grandmother was Loreta Isabel Newton (the daughter of Leslie Joseph Newton and Isabella Murphy). Loreta was born in Utah. Leslie was born in Utah. Leslie’s father, Hyrum James Newton, was English, from Manchester, and Leslie’s mother, Mary Jane Baddley, was born in Utah, to English parents. Isabella was born in Utah, and had Irish, English, Manx, and Scottish ancestry; she was the daughter of Mark Murphy and Annie Johnston MacKay.

Matthew’s maternal grandfather was Maxwell S. Kelch (the son of George H. Kelch and Margaret M. Maxwell). Matthew’s grandfather Maxwell was born in California. George was born in Illinois. George’s parents, Francis J. Kelch and Elizabeth Bitzel, were both born in Illinois, and all of George’s grandparents were German immigrants. Margaret was born in Ohio, the daughter of William F. Maxwell and Amanda C. Dinsmore, and had Scottish and English ancestry.

Matthew’s maternal grandmother was Laura Belle Gang (the daughter of Arthur Henry Gang and Gertrude E. Gaisser). Laura was born in Ohio. Arthur was born in Ohio, the son of William Edward Gang, who was born in Ohio, to German parents Arthur George Gang and Katherine Willman; and of Joanne Olivier, who was Dutch, born in Amsterdam (her parents’ names were Johannes/Jean Hendrik/Henri Olivier and Johanna/Joanne Frederika Leive). Matthew’s great-grandmother Gertrude was born in Ohio, the daughter of John G. Gaisser and Elizabeth Oesper, and was of German descent.

Source: Genealogy of Matthew Gray Gubler –

4 Responses

  1. Pegzi says:

    he looks like brad pitt in that picture

  2. xoxo says:

    He’s cute.

  3. andrew says:

    Manx instead of Isle of Man


  4. follers says:

    His father’s family are LDS (Mormon), which explains all the recent English and Swiss/German-Swiss immigrants (and also probably why someone created such a detailed genealogy of him on rootsweb). His mother’s family doesn’t seem to have been Mormon.

    P.S., he sounds and talks exactly like Jesse Eisenberg. Though he looks like a cross between Jesse and Gabriel Macht.

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