Good news Atypical fans, the series is coming back with a third season in a few days. Netflix Canada is releasing season three on November 1 and the trailer promises a great story. The show stars Keir Gilchrist as Sam Gardner, an 18-year-old with autism who declared in the first season that he wanted to start dating. If you've ever been curious about Atypical's Keir Gilchrist, here are seven facts about him that may surprise you.

He Was Born In England And Raised In Toronto

Gilchrist was born in London, England in 1992 to Canadian parents. According to IMDb, "he has Scottish, English, and Northern Irish ancestry", and is related to two economists and a Member of Parliament for Scarborough East. 

He Went To School In Toronto

According to TV Guide, after temporarily relocating to the United States, Gilchrist and his family made a permanent home in Toronto. That was where he went to school for the majority of his childhood. 

He Enjoys Camping

Gilchrist's IMDb page says that he was quoted saying that he likes to go camping. 

He Starred In A Short Film With Emily Osment And Won An Award For It

In 2013, Gilchrist was in a short horror film called Seasick Sailor. He played the role of Penna, opposite Emily Osment who played Beck. Later that year, he won an award for Best Actor at the Williamsburg Independent Film Festival. 

His First Film Role Was At 12-Years-Old

Gilchrist first appeared on TV screens in the early 2000s, with his first film role as Young David in the 2004 movie, The Right Way.

He's Best Known For A Movie With Emma Roberts

If you couldn't put a finger on where you know Gilchrist from, it's probably the 2010 movie, It's Kind of a Funny Story, co-starring Emma Roberts and Zach Galifianakis. Gilchrist played Craig Gilner, a troubled teen who decides to seek help after contemplating suicide. 

He Shares His Birthday With Hilary Duff 

Gilchrist is born on September 28, 1992, and Hilary Duff is born on the same day five years earlier. 

He Was In A Few Episodes of Life with Derek

Gilchrist played the role of Jamie in the Canadian sitcom, Life with Derek. Jamie was the best friend of Lizzie, one of the many siblings in the McDonald-Venturi family. His character also secretly had a crush on her.

Watch the trailer for season three of Atypical below.


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