Griffin Gluck

Griffin Alexander Gluck (born August 24, 2000) is an American actor. In television, he is notable for his main roles as Charlie in Red Band Society, Mason Warner in Private Practice, and Danny Gannon in Back in the Game. He also co-starred as Sam Ecklund in both seasons of the Netflix mockumentary series American Vandal and plays Gabe in the Netflix series Locke & Key. In film, he portrayed Rafe Khatchadorian in the film Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life and Jack Dunkleman in the Netflix original movie Tall Girl. He also starred as a main character in the Hulu movie Big Time Adolescence.

Griffin Gluck
Griffin Alexander Gluck

(2000-08-24) August 24, 2000 (age 19)
Years active2009–present
Known forActing

Early lifeEdit

Gluck was born in Los Angeles. His father, Cellin Gluck, is a film director and producer, and his mother, Karin Beck, was a production assistant and line producer. Griffin's father was born in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, to American parents, and was partly raised in Kobe, Japan.[1][2][3][4] Griffin's paternal grandparents were Sumi (Hiramoto), who was of Japanese descent, and Jay Gluck, an archaeologist, historian, and Japanophile, who was of Jewish heritage.[1][5]


Gluck started acting when he went with his older sister, Caroline, to a summer children's showcase of Guys and Dolls at the Palisades Playhouse.[6] His first major role was as a three year old in a short film, Time Out, co-produced by his father and directed by Robbie Chafitz.

His big break came in 2011, when he played Michael in the film Just Go with It (starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston),[7] for which he received a Young Artist Award nomination. He was later cast as Mason Warner on Private Practice, and was then upped to series regular on the show.[8] After the series was cancelled, he joined a TV pilot called Back in the Game from 20th Century Fox TV.[9] It was picked to series.[10] The show was canceled in November 2013 [11]

In 2014, Gluck co-starred as Charlie on the Fox series Red Band Society, in which his character, who is in a coma, is the narrator of the show.[12] In March 2015, he was cast in an NBC pilot, Cuckoo, which was not picked for series.[13]

Gluck had his first film lead role playing Rafe Khatchadorian in the 2016 movie Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, based on the hit novel by James Patterson.



Year Title Role Notes
2009 Sideways aka Saidoweizu Pharmacy Boy
2011 Just Go with It Michael
2013 Trust Me Phillip
2014 Just Before I Go Randy Morgan
2015 Batman vs. Robin Young Bruce Wayne Voice role
2015 Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant Donnie
2015 All Hallows' Eve 2 Max (segment "A Boy's Life")
2016 Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Rafe Khatchadorian
2016 Why Him? Scotty Fleming
2018 The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island Henry Voice
2019 Big Time Adolescence Monroe "Mo" Harris
2019 Tall Girl[14][15][15][16] Jack Dunkleman
2020 Dinner in America Kevin


Year Title Role Notes
2010 The Office Half Bred 1 episode: ""
2011 United States of Tara Monty 3 episodes
2011–13 Private Practice Mason Warner 32 episodes (5/6)
2013–14 Back in the Game Danny Gannon Lead role; 13 episodes
2014 Silicon Valley Adderall Boy 1 episode
2014–15 Red Band Society Charlie Main role; 13 episodes
2015 About a Boy Clay 3 episodes
2015 Cuckoo Dylan TV Pilot
2015 Life in Pieces Aiden 1 episode
2016 Impastor Austin 2 episodes
2017 The Mick Dylan 2 episodes
2017–2018 American Vandal Sam Ecklund Main role
2020- Locke & Key[17][18] Gabe Main role

Awards and nominationsEdit

Gluck was nominated for "Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor" category at the 33rd Young Artist Awards.[19]

Year Category Award Result
2012 Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor (Just Go with It) Young Artist Awards Nominated


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  7. ^ Neish, Jamie (5 November 2010). "Just Go With It Official Trailer". Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  8. ^ Masters, Megan (July 27, 2012). "TVLine Items: Scandal Grabs Gilmore Alum, Pretty Little Stud to Play Once Prince and More!". TVLine. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 3, 2013). "NBC's Drama Series 'Dracula', ABC's Cullen Brothers Comedy Pilot Add To Casts". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  10. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (31 August 2013). "Fall TV First Impression: ABC's Back in the Game". TVLine. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  11. ^ "Back in the Game: Sitcom Cancelled by ABC". 2 November 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  12. ^ "Katja Herbers In Wgn Series 'Manhattan'; Griffin Gluck Joins Fox's 'Red Band Society'". Deadline Hollywood. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  13. ^ "Griffin Gluck Joins NBC's 'Cuckoo'; Mia Serafino In Suzanne Martin Pilot, 'Mama Dallas' Adds 2". Deadline TV. 5 March 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  14. ^ "Netflix Finds Its 'Tall Girl'". The Hollywood Reporter. January 24, 2019. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  15. ^ a b [Netflix Casts 6-Foot-1 Newcomer for ‘Tall Girl’ Movie "Netflix Finds Its 'Tall Girl'"] Check |url= value (help). Variety. January 24, 2019. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  16. ^ "'Locke & Key': Griffin Gluck Cast As Regular, Steven Williams To Recur In Netflix Series". Deadline. January 24, 2019. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  17. ^ "'Locke & Key': Griffin Gluck Cast As Regular, Steven Williams To Recur In Netflix Series". Deadline Hollywood. January 25, 2019. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  18. ^ "'Locke & Key' Reveals New Cast Members for Netflix Series". ComicBook. January 29, 2019. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  19. ^ "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards - Nominations / Special Awards". Archived from the original on 2012-04-04. Retrieved 2015-02-24.

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