From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Matthew Gray Gubler (born March 9, 1980) is an American actor, film director, sketch artist, and former fashion model. He made his acting debut in the film The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004) as Intern #1, and is best known for his role as the young genius Dr. Spencer Reid in the CBS television show Criminal Minds, of which he has also directed two episodes. Gubler directed and created several movies that were mostly filmed in his hometown of Las Vegas as well as New York City, prior to his graduation from NYU. Description above from the Wikipedia article Matthew Gray Gubler, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.