Who is Nick Gehlfuss?

Nicholas Alan ‘Nick’ Gehlfuss was born in Cleveland, Ohio USA, on 21 January 1985 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor with close to 30 credits to his name, probably known best for his portrayal of the lead character Dr. Will Halstead in the popular drama series “Chicago Med”, created by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, and which today also stars Marlyne Barrett and S. Epatha Merkerson. It follows both private and professional lives of several doctors and nurses, the series has been airing since 2015, and has won four of the eight awards for which it’s been nominated.

Early life and education

Nick was raised in Ohio by his parents Alan and Sandra Gehlfuss, about whom not a lot is known because he respects their privacy; it’s believed that his mother was a high school teacher, and his father a doctor. Because he hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, most of Nick’s fans believe that he’s an only child.

He grew up as a highly active boy, as he was interested in numerous activities, including playing various sports, dancing, and acting with his school drama club. Nick matriculated from a local high school in 2003, and then continued his education at Marietta College, Ohio, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2007; he then enrolled at University of Missouri – Kansas City, and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2009.

Roles in movies

Nick’s debut film role was his voicing of Martinson Radio in the 2009 family drama “Sam Steele and the Junior Detective Agency”. He gained recognition in 2013, when cast to play Mitch in the popular romantic comedy drama “In Lieu of Flowers”. It was written and directed by William Savage, starred Josh Pence, Spencer Grammer and Nate Corddry, and follows the friendship between two people, as it gradually turns into love.

Nick’s also known for his portrayal of Bruce Johnston in the 2014 biographical musical drama “Love & Mercy”, directed by Bill Pohlad, and which starred John Cusack, Paul Dano and Elizabeth Banks. It follows the life of Brian Wilson, leader of the rock ‘n’ roll band The Beach Boys, and the movie won 20 of the 78 awards for which it was nominated.

Nick’s appeared in only two other movies: the 2014 fantasy drama “Clementine”, and the 2016 drama “Equity”; he’s currently shooting for the upcoming biographical drama “Butterfly in the Typewriter”.

Roles in TV series

Nick’s debut TV series role was his portrayal of Sergeant Joe Corey in the 2010 episode “Murder in Charleston” of the romantic war drama “Army Wives”, and the following years saw him appear in an episode or two of various series, including the mystery crime drama “The Good Wife”, the comedy “The Wingman”, and the mystery crime drama “Blue Bloods”.

The year 2014 saw Nick play Robbie Pratt in the comedy drama “Shameless”, created by Paul Abbott and John Wells, and which starred Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy and Ethan Cutkosky. It follows the lives of members of a Chicago family, the series aired from 2011 to 2021 and won 20 awards, including four Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for 69 other awards. Nick appeared in a couple of other series in the same year, such as the comedy drama “Royal Pains”, the mystery crime drama “Murder in the First”, and the action crime drama “Longmire”.

Between 2015 and 2020, he played the supporting character Will Halstead in the hit action crime drama “Chicago P. D.”, created by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, and which today stars Jason Beghe, Jesse Lee Soffer and Patrick John Flueger. It follows various people employed in Chicago Police Department’s District 21, the series has been airing since 2014 and has won four of the 10 awards for which it’s been nominated.

Nick’s appeared in only one other TV series: since 2015, he’s been playing Will Halstead (the same character as in “Chicago P. D.” and “Chicago Med”) in the action drama “Chicago Fire”.

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Other credits

Nick could’ve been seen appearing in a couple of TV specials and documentaries, including the 2018 episode “48 Hours in Chicago” of the documentary series “Dash”, and the 2020 “A One-Time Special”.

He’s made a guest appearance in various talk-shows, such as “The Meredith Vieira Show”, “Entertainment Tonight Canada”, and “Celebrity Page”.

Love life and relationships

Nick prefers to keep the details of his love life away from the media’s attention, but he can’t hide the fact that he’s today a married man. He exchanged vows with American hotel marketer Lilian Matsuda on 13 May 2016, in a small ceremony attended by around 50 of their closest friends and family members. Neither’s spoken about the circumstances under which they met, but it’s believed that they were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend in 2014.

Nick and Lilian don’t have children together, and this is widely believed to be because they both want to focus on their careers.

Nick hasn’t mentioned any other women whom he’s perhaps been with, so as of July 2022, he’s married to Lilian Matsuda, and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Nick’s quite active on Instagram and is today followed by more than 360,000 people; he seems to be enjoying the attention he’s receiving on the network, and has uploaded close to 200 pictures and videos, the majority of which have been taken during his everyday life.

Nick’s physically more or less active, as he has two or three training sessions at the gym every week, while he occasionally plays tennis and golf with his friends.

He likes to travel, and has been to several US states for both work and pleasure; Nick’s also been to a couple of Canadian cities and European countries – his dream travel destination is Cairo, Egypt.

Nick has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Hopkins and Helena Bonham Carter, while a couple of his favorite movies include “Pulp Fiction”, “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Meet Joe Black”.

Age, height and net worth

Nick’s age is 37. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft 1ins (1.85m) and he weighs around 175lbs (80kgs).

As of July 2022, Nick’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1.5 million.

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