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Matthew Gray Gubler from 'Criminal Minds' Recreates Childhood Pic for His 40th Birthday & Fans Love It

Busayo Ogunjimi
Mar 11, 2020
11:00 P.M.
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Matthew Gray Gubler of "Criminal Minds" fame celebrated his parents on his birthday by recreating an old photo that featured them together, leaving his fans filled with excitement. 


Matthew Gray Gubler, who is famous for his role as Spencer Reid on CBS "Criminal Minds," recently celebrated his 40th birthday.

The actor paid a very special tribute to his parents, John Gubler, and Marilyn Gubler, on his birthday by sharing a throwback picture of him and his parents, as well as a recreated version of it. 

Matthew Gray Gubler attends The Art Of Elysium's 11th Annual Celebration with John Legend at Barker Hangar on January 6, 2018 in Santa Monica, California | Photo: Getty Images


The older picture had a young Matthew, held by his mother, and sitting on her laps. The young and smiling Matthew was in the middle of his parents, who also smiled for the cute family portrait. 

In the recreated version, birthday boy Matthew is wearing pajamas, smiling, and seated on both his parents' laps while they, now very much older, are smiling and also seated. Matthew captioned his post thus:

"Thank you for all the birthday wishes but thank you most of all to my parents for making me."


A third picture from the post showed Matthew swapping roles with his mother. The actor is seated beside his father, while his mother, who he holds on to so sweetly, sat on his lap, making for a beautiful family photo. 

Many of Matthew's fans who commented on his post were so much in love with the lovely pictures and shared their feelings through comments. 

Matthew Gubler posted an emotional goodbye to "Criminal Minds" following the series' coming to an end after fifteen years of intriguing episodes


One fan said, "happy birthday Dr. Reid," referencing Matthew's character in Criminal Minds, while another fan hoped that the actor had an amazing birthday, adding that Matthew deserved the world. 

A third fan professed love for the pictures, and wished Matthew a happy birthday, while another fan said they adored the 40-year-old. A fifth fan wrote:

"why am I crying[?]"


Matthew Gubler was born on March 9, 1980, in Las Vegas. He got his first role in 2004, when he starred in "The Life Aquatic," where he played the role of "Nico."

Matthew began starring in "Criminal Minds" in 2005 and has been with the show for fifteen years. Other notable movies by the actor include "Days of Summer," "Life After Beth," and "Suburban Gothic."


Matthew Gubler posted an emotional goodbye to "Criminal Minds" following the series' coming to an end after fifteen years of intriguing episodes. 

The post features a picture of three props of his character, including Dr. Reid's gun, wristwatch, FBI I.D Card. In the caption, he stated that he had carried the props almost every day for the last 15 years.

Matthew further said that he would now carry them in his heart, where he would forever keep the best crew, best cast, and best fans and friends, a fictional crimefighter could ever have.