Thomas Grant Gustin was born on January 14, 1990 in Norfolk, Virginia. In 2008, he graduated from Granby High School and went on to attend the BFA Music Theatre Program at Elon University in North Carolina for two years. He left school to take the role of Baby John in the Broadway Revival Tour of West Side Story. On November 8, 2011, he debuted on Glee as Sebastian Smythe, a member of the Dalton Academy Warblers. Grant starred in two movies (A Mother’s Nightmare & Affluenza) and now he is currently shooting the new CW tv series "The Flash", in which he plays the main character, Barry Allen/The Flash.