Thomas Grant Gustin (born January 14, 1990) is an American actor and singer. He is best known for his role as Sebastian Smythe in music film Glee and as Barry Allen/ The Flash in 2 series Arrow and Flash of The CW.
Gustin was born in Norfolk, Virginia. His parents are Tom Gustin and Tina Haney. During his high school years, he took an art course for the film theater of the government in Norfolk, Virginia. He used to perform at Hurrah Players Incorporated, a theater in Virginia. In 2008, he graduated from Granby High School and then went to Elon University in North Carolina to sign up for the BFA Theater course for 2 years.
After leaving university, Gustin received the role of Baby John on the Broadway Revival tour with the play West Side Story. He performed with his crew from September 30, 2011, to October 23, 2011.
On October 8, 2011, he made his first appearance in the Glee series as Sebastian Smythe, a gay member of Dalton Academy’s Warbler group. Gustin received the role of Sebastian, a unique and interesting character, after many weeks of rigorous and tiring casting. Initially, he tended to play a small dancer in the movie, but he failed. However, director Ryan Murphy still saw that he had something special. So he then agreed to let Gustin join the film.
Later, Gustin also starred in A Mother’s Nightmare of studio Lifetime in late May 2012. The film also starred actress Annabeth Gish and Jessica Lowndes, filmed in Canada.
On July 11, 2012, he also took the lead role in the film Affluenza.
On September 13, 2013, he also played Barry Allen in the second part of the TV series Arrow. At first, he only appeared in 3 episodes. In fact, his last scene in this movie was also the scene in the first episode of the Flash series.