Griffin Gluck
Born (2000-08-24) August 24, 2000 (age 22)
Years active2009–present
Known for
  • Cellin Gluck [ja] (father)
RelativesJay Gluck (paternal grandfather)

Griffin Gluck (born August 24, 2000) is an American actor. In television, he is known for his roles as Charlie in Red Band Society, Mason Warner in Private Practice, and Danny Gannon in Back in the Game. He also starred as a main character in the Hulu movie Big Time Adolescence. He acted as Sam Ecklund in both seasons of the Netflix mockumentary series American Vandal and played 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.

Early life

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 raised partly in Kobe, Japan.[1][2][3][4] Griffin's paternal grandparents were Sumi (Hiramoto), a Japanese American,[5] and Jay Gluck, a Jewish American archaeologist, historian, and Japanophile.[1][6]


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.[7] 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,[8] 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.[9] After the series was cancelled, he joined a TV pilot called Back in the Game from 20th Century Fox TV.[10] It was picked to series.[11] The show was canceled in November 2013 [12]

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.[13] In March 2015, he was cast in an NBC pilot, Cuckoo, which was not picked for series.[14]

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 Murphy / Bart Maccabee
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 role
2019 Big Time Adolescence Monroe "Mo" Harris
2019 Tall Girl[15][16] Jack Dunkleman
2020 Dinner in America Kevin
2021 North Hollywood Drew
2022 Tall Girl 2 Jack Dunkleman


Year Title Role Notes
2010 The Office Mixed Bred 1 episode: ""
2011 United States of Tara Monty 3 episodes
2011–2013 Private Practice Mason Warner Main role (seasons 56)
2013–2014 Back in the Game Danny Gannon Main role
2014 Silicon Valley Adderall boy 1 episode
2014–2015 Red Band Society Charlie Main role
2015 About a Boy Clay 3 episodes
2015 Cuckoo Dylan Television 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
2018 Man With A Plan Tyler 1 episode
2020–2022 Locke & Key[17][18] Gabe Main role (seasons 1–2); guest (season 3)
2020 Love Life Young Luke Ducharme 1 episode
2020 The Real Bros of Simi Valley Aaron Recurring role

Awards and nominations

Gluck was nominated in the "Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor" category for his work in Just Go with It at the 33rd Young Artist Awards.[19]


  1. ^ a b Sakamoto, Susumu (December 7, 2015). "'Japan's Schindler' immortalized in film for helping thousands of Jews flee". The Asahi Shimbun. Archived from the original on December 8, 2015. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
  2. ^ Pope, Arthur Upham (2005). A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present: Prehistoric times to the end of the Sasanian Empire. ISBN 9781568591155.
  3. ^ "Only 38% of network TV shows feature an Asian actor | Fusion". Archived from the original on March 23, 2016. Retrieved November 14, 2015.
  4. ^ ""Persona non Grata": Gluck Brings Multicultural Perspective to Sugihara Chiune Biopic". December 11, 2015.
  5. ^ "Cellin Gluck, Director of "Persona non Grata," Talks About War Hero Sugihara". February 4, 2016.
  6. ^ Metzger, Linda; Straub, Deborah A.; Gareffa, Peter M. (June 1984). Contemporary Authors New Revision Series: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Non-Fiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, M. ISBN 9780810319417.
  7. ^ "Griffin Gluck – Filmbug". Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  8. ^ Neish, Jamie (November 5, 2010). "Just Go With It Official Trailer". Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  9. ^ Masters, Megan (July 27, 2012). "TVLine Items: Scandal Grabs Gilmore Alum, Pretty Little Stud to Play Once Prince and More!". TVLine. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 3, 2013). "NBC's Drama Series 'Dracula', ABC's Cullen Brothers Comedy Pilot Add To Casts". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  11. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (August 31, 2013). "Fall TV First Impression: ABC's Back in the Game". TVLine. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  12. ^ "Back in the Game: Sitcom Cancelled by ABC". November 2, 2013. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  13. ^ "Katja Herbers In Wgn Series 'Manhattan'; Griffin Gluck Joins Fox's 'Red Band Society'". Deadline Hollywood. February 1, 2014. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  14. ^ "Griffin Gluck Joins NBC's 'Cuckoo'; Mia Serafino In Suzanne Martin Pilot, 'Mama Dallas' Adds 2". Deadline TV. March 5, 2015. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  15. ^ "Netflix Finds Its Tall Girl". The Hollywood Reporter. January 24, 2019. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  16. ^ "Netflix Casts 6-Foot-1 Newcomer for Tall Girl Movie". Variety. 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 April 4, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2015.