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Robert Gant (born Robert González on July 13, 1968, in Tampa, Florida, USA) is an American actor. He is sometimes credited as Robert J. Gant. is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ...

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Career

Gant began acting in television commercials and joined the Screen Actors Guild at the age of ten in his home state of Florida. He attended undergrad at the University of Pennsylvania and law school at Georgetown University. While studying law, he never gave up on his true passion, acting, and performed in numerous theatrical productions. It was his career as a lawyer that brought him to Los Angeles when he accepted a position with the world's largest law firm; the firm's Los Angeles office was closed soon after, so he decided to focus all of his time on acting. The Screen Actors Guild (S.A.G.) is the labor union representing over 120,000 film actors in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area South Florida Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... This article is about the private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. ... Georgetown University is an elite private research university located in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., United States. ... Clifford Chance LLP is the largest law firm in the world, both by number of lawyers and revenue, and a component of the UKs Magic Circle. ...


Since 2001, Gant has appeared on television in Showtime's Queer as Folk as Ben Bruckner, his best-known role to date. Prior to Queer as Folk, he appeared on the WB's Popular and on NBC's Caroline in the City. Gant has made guest appearances on TV programs such as Friends, Veronica's Closet, Becker, Melrose Place, Ellen, and Providence. He also appeared in the independent films The Contract, Fits and Starts and Marie and Bruce, starring Julianne Moore and Matthew Broderick. Queer as Folk was an American television series produced by Showtime, which was based on the British series of the same name created by Russell T. Davies. ... Ben Bruckner is one of the main characters on the American cable show Queer as Folk, on Showtime. ... Popular was a teenage dramedy on The WB, created by Ryan Murphy (Nip/Tuck) and Gina Matthews (What Women Want, Jake 2. ... Caroline in the City was an American sitcom that ran from September 21, 1995, to May 11, 1999, on the NBC television network. ... For the use of the word in a general sense, see Friendship. ... Veronicas Closet was a sitcom which aired on NBC from 1997 to 2000. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Melrose Place is an American primetime soap opera that ran between 1992 and 1999, created by Darren Star for the FOX network. ... Ellen (originally titled These Friends of Mine for the first season) was a U.S. television sitcom which ran on the ABC network from 1994 to 1998. ... Providence was an NBC television series starring Melina Kanakaredes. ... Julianne Moore (born Julie Anne Smith on December 3, 1960) in Fayetteville, North Carolina is an American actress. ... Matthew Broderick (born March 21, 1962) is a Tony Award winning American film and stage actor who is perhaps best known for his role as the title character in Ferris Buellers Day Off. ...


In June 2004, Gant, along with actress Cady Huffman (star of Broadway play The Producers), filmed Billy's Dad is a Fudgepacker. The short film is an homage to 1950s educational films. The Producers is a critically acclaimed comedy-musical adapted by Mel Brooks from his 1968 film of the same name. ... Billys Dad is a Fudgepacker is a short film by Jamie Donahue in her first non acting effort. ...


Personal achievements and causes

In 2003, Robert received a special civil rights award presented to him in New York's City Hall. Other recipients were Sharon Gless, and Gale Harold, also of Queer as Folk, along with Chicago director Rob Marshall, Shirley MacLaine, and Steven Daldry. In 2004, Robert, along with other members of the "Queer as Folk" cast, were honored by The National Stonewall Democrats for creating, and presenting, positive and loving gay families in all their variations. In May of that same year (2003), The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) honored Robert at their annual NGLTF Leadership Awards in Washington, D.C; and in 2006, The Human Rights Campaign presented Robert with the National Equality Award at the 11th Annual Nashville Rights Campaign Equality Dinner. Gale Morgan Harold III (born on July 10, 1969 in Decatur, Georgia, United States) is an American actor. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Rob Marshall is a director. ... The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) is an organization working for the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in the United States. ... ... HRC logo The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is one of the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equal rights organization in the United States. ...


His time in Hollywood is not limited to acting, however. Along with producing partners Chad Allen, and Christopher Racster, Robert has started the film and television production company, "Mythgarden". They have optioned an exciting slate of initial projects, each with varying degrees of gay-focused content, and are developing a number of other films and television shows. ...


While he gives time to a number of philanthropic and political causes, Gant's “torch issue” is that of aging in the gay community. He supports such organizations as SAGE (Senior Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and GLEH (Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing). He is also developing a website devoted entirely to gay elders and matters that affect them.


As of 2007, Gant resides in Los Angeles.


Film credits

  • Live (Post-production) -- (2007)
  • Save Me -- Dir. Robert Cary
  • Billy's Dad is a Fudgepacker (short) -- Dir. Jamie Donahue
  • Marie and Bruce -- Dir. Tom Caims
  • Fits and Starts -- Dir. Kevin Kelly
  • Teaching Mrs. Tingle -- Dir. Kevin Williamson
  • The Contract -- Dir. Steven Monroe
  • Jane Street -- Dir. Vicangelo Bulluck
  • Cityscrapes: Los Angeles -- Dir. Michael Becker

Billys Dad is a Fudgepacker is a short film by Jamie Donahue in her first non acting effort. ... Teaching Mrs. ...

Television credits

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Talk show appearances

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Radio interviews

  • Leeza Gibbons radio show -- "Leeza Live" -- June 13th, 2006
  • Sirius Satellite Radio -- "John McMullen Show" -- June 9, 2006
  • Air America -- Politically Direct -- August 7, 2005
  • Party 93.1FM -- Issues Over The Rainbow -- March, 2004

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Theatre

Working is a musical with a book by Stephen Schwartz, music by Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers, and James Taylor, and lyrics by Schwartz, Carnelia, Grant, Taylor, Susan Birkenhead, Graciela Daniele, and Matt Landers. ... The Taming of the Shrew is a comedy by William Shakespeare. ... 1982 Cast Album of the original off-Broadway production of ORIGINAL OFF-BROADWAY CAST: Seymour Krelborn - Lee WIlkoff Audrey - Ellen Greene Mr. ... Grease is a musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. ... The play Whose Life Is It Anyway by Brian Clark (playwright) was written as a television play in 1972. ... рThe Mystery of Edwin Drood was a Broadway musical based on the Charles Dickens novel of the same name. ... The Mikado, or The Town of Titipu, is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert, their ninth of fourteen operatic collaborations. ...

Producer filmography

  • Elliot Loves (2007) (pre-production)
  • Save Me (2007)

Training

  • Howard Fine Master Class

Skills

  • Singing, Dancing, Dialects / Accents, Law Degree (Georgetown University)

Magazine interviews

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Articles

The New York Post is the 13th-oldest newspaper published in the United States and the oldest to have been published continually as a daily. ... Out is a popular gay magazine that focuses mainly on gay and lesbian fashion and upscale culture. ... The Houston Chronicle is a daily newspaper in Houston, Texas, United States. ... Aventura is a Dominican-American Bachata-R&B music group based in New York City. ... The Boston Herald is a tabloid newspaper (not to be confused with tabloid press periodicals), the smaller of the two big dailies in Boston, Massachusetts, with a daily circulation of 230,543 in September 2005. ... The Mercs sections vary by day of the week, but Business, Sports, and The Valley are standard daily fare. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ... The structure of part of a DNA double helix Deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, is a nucleic acid molecule that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms. ... The Advocate (ISSN 0001-8996) is a US-based LGBT-related biweekly news magazine. ...

Magazine cover photos

The Advocate (ISSN 0001-8996) is a US-based LGBT-related biweekly news magazine. ... Out is a popular gay magazine that focuses mainly on gay and lesbian fashion and upscale culture. ... The Advocate (ISSN 0001-8996) is a US-based LGBT-related biweekly news magazine. ... Out is a popular gay magazine that focuses mainly on gay and lesbian fashion and upscale culture. ... The Advocate (ISSN 0001-8996) is a US-based LGBT-related biweekly news magazine. ...

Organizations

Gant supports these organizations:

  • SAGE - Senior Advocacy for GLBT Elders
  • GLEH - Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing

Trivia

  • At the age of eleven, he performed a soft-shoe routine with Bob Hope as part of Hope's USO tour.
  • He was a practicing attorney before going into acting full time.
  • Robert guest starred on Friends on the episode where Matt Battaglia the secondary star on Queer As Folk (US) guest starred also. Robert portrayed Jason, the sensitive man Phoebe Buffay dates.

Bob Hope, KBE (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), born Leslie Townes Hope, was an English-Born American entertainer who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, in movies, and in performing tours for U.S. Military personnel, well known for his good natured humor and career longevity. ... For the use of the word in a general sense, see Friendship. ... Matt Batagglia is a character actor born in Tallahassee, Florida, United States on September 25, 1965. ... Queer as Folk was an American television series produced by Showtime, which was based on the British series of the same name created by Russell T. Davies. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

External links

  • Official website
  • Robert Gant at the Internet Movie Database
  • Focusing on Something Positive: A Robert Gant website
  • Something Positive: A Robert Gant fanlisting
  • Robert Gant Fans Myspace
  • Mythgarden: Production company

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Robert Gant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (653 words)
Robert Gant (born Robert Gonzalez) on July 13, 1968 in Tampa, Florida) is an American actor.
Gant began acting in television commercials and joined the Screen Actors Guild at the age of ten in his home state of Florida.
Robert was the recipient of a special civil rights award presented to him in New York's City Hall in 2003.
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