Robert Gant

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Robert Gant at the GLAAD summer event 2009

Robert Gant (born July 13, 1968 in Tampa , Florida ; actually Robert Gonzales ) is an American actor . Sometimes listed as Robert J. Gant in the credits .


Robert Gant began acting in commercials and joined the Screen Actors Guild in his home state of Florida at the age of ten . He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and studied law at Georgetown University . During his studies he played in numerous theater performances. Through his career as a lawyer he came to Los Angeles, where he took a job with the law firm Clifford Chance ; the Los Angeles office was closed shortly thereafter. Gant then decided to act.

In 2001 Gant had his most famous television role as Ben Bruckner in the series Queer as Folk . Before that he appeared in The WBs and Caroline in the City . He has made guest appearances on television series such as Friends , Veronica , Becker , Melrose Place , Ellen , and Providence . He has appeared in films such as The Contract, Fits and Starts, and Marie and Bruce . In June 2004, Gant shot the short film Billy's Dad is a Nougat Cutter together with actress Cady Huffman .

The openly gay Gant founded the film and television company Mythgarden with Chad Allen and Christopher Racster. The company produced projects with gay- focused content, and they developed several other films and television shows.


In 2003 Robert Gant received the Civil Rights Award at New York City Hall. Other recipients were Sharon Gless and Gale Harold , also from Queer as Folk, along with Chicago Director Rob Marshall , Shirley MacLaine and Steven Daldry. In 2004, Gant was honored with the National Stonewall Democrats along with other actors from the Queer as Folk line- up for producing and presenting positive and loving homosexual families in a variety of ways. In May of the same year (2003), The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force honored Robert Gant with the annual NGLTF Leadership Awards in Washington, DC In 2006, the Human Rights Campaign presented Robert Gant with the National Equality Award at the 11th Annual Nashville Rights Campaign Equality Dinner out.

Filmography (excerpts)

  • 1994: Bittersweet Retribution ( Bitter Vengeance , TV movie)
  • 1996: Jane Street
  • 1999: Kill Mrs. Tingle! (Teaching Mrs. Tingle)
  • 2002: The Contract
  • 2004: Marie and Bruce
  • 2007: Save Me
  • 2007: Live!
  • 2008: Kiss Me Deadly (TV movie)
  • 2011: My Life As an Experiment (TV movie)
  • 2012: Young James Dean: Joshua Tree, 1951
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