When Robert Gonzales first came to Los Angeles,
he wanted to be a star — in the legal world, that is.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania
and Georgetown Law School, he landed a job at the world’s largest
law firm, packed his things and moved to the West Coast.
Shortly after his arrival, however, the firm
closed its L.A. offices. At that point he decided to follow
his original dream: to be an actor.
Now better known as Robert Gant, he discovered
his love of acting at the tender age of ten, when he appeared
in several television commercials in his native Florida.
At eleven, he performed a soft-shoe routine
with Bob Hope as part of Hope’s USO tour.
After years of recurring guest appearances
on such popular series as Friends, Melrose Place, Ellen, Providence
and Popular, where he usually played the husband/boyfriend,
Gant became a familiar face on the small screen.
He finally secured his place as a bona fide
star with his current role on Showtime’s Queer as Folk.
Gant’s portrayal of Ben Buckner, an HIV-positive
literature professor, has certainly made a splash on the groundbreaking
He has already accomplished the transition
to the big screen, appearing in the independent film The Contract
and the soon-to-be-released Fits and Starts.
With a law degree under his belt, it’s nice
to know that Gant has a fallback career, but at this rate it
doesn’t look like he’s going to need it anytime soon.