Benjamin Bruckner

Played by Robert Grant

Benjamin Bruckner

Robert Grant

Robert Gant began acting in television commercials and joined the Screen Actors Guild at the age of ten in his home state of Florida.  He attended undergrad at the University of Pennsylvania and law school at Georgetown University.  While studying law, he never gave up on his true passion - acting - and performed in numerous theatrical productions.  Interestingly, it was his career as an attorney that brought him to Los Angeles when he accepted a position with the world’s largest law firm.  In a twist of fate, the firm’s Los Angeles office was closed soon after.  Taking that as an omen, he made the decision to focus all of his time on acting.  The decision was a good one.

Prior to QUEER AS FOLK, Gant had a recurring role on the WB’s “Popular” and NBC’s “Caroline in the City.”  He has had many notable guest spots on such TV hits as “Friends,” “Veronica’s Closet,” “Becker,” “Melrose Place,” “Ellen,” and "Providence."  He also appeared in the independent films “The Contract,” “Fits and Starts” and "Marie and Bruce," starring Julianne Moore and Matthew Broderick.

His time in Hollywood is not limited to acting, however.  Along with producing partners Chad Allen and Christopher Racster, Gant has started the film and television production company mythgarden.  They have optioned an exciting slate of initial projects, each with varying degrees of gay-focused content, and are developing a number of other films and television shows.

While he gives time to a number of philanthropic and political causes, Robert’s “torch issue” is that of aging in the gay community.  He supports such organizations as SAGE (Senior Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and GLEH (Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing).  He is also developing a website devoted entirely to gay elders and all matters that affect them.

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