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Height: About 5'10
Marital Status: Single (and looking)
Location: Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Current Employment: Desk job with a pharmaceuticals company; partner in the "Psych" fake psychic detective agency.
Special Features? Dashing good looks and a smile that could melt fortified steel.
Attire: Always well-dressed in a wardrobe that spares no expense. Kind of preppy, but always put together like a metrosexual pro.
Special Skills? Intelligent and well-spoken. Has an intense knowledge of pop culture and little-known-facts. Is basically Shawn's walking talking reference book.
Gus was born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA, where he continues to spend most of his time with his best friend, Shawn Spencer. Keeping his impulsive, comedic, sometimes childish friend in check, he tends to play the serious "straight man" to Shawn's "funny man". After Shawn forged Gus' name on a lease for his latest scheme -- a fake psychic detective agency, appropriately named "Psych" -- Gus reluctantly became partner in a business that has since gathered some local prestige, working along with the Santa Barbara Police Department to solve crimes. Though he works full-time for a pharmaceutical company, "Psych" is his real passion.
He is not Bud from the Cosby Show.
Gus knows quite a bit comic books, 80s pop culture, obscure films and video games, and science fiction. Due to this fact, there is a very good chance that if your character is part of a well-known canon OR obscure canon alike, GUS WILL LIKELY HAVE SOME KNOWLEDGE OF IT. The muns in charge of both Shawn and Gus are WHOLLY AGAINST CANON-PUNCTURING, and will be taking appropriate action to ensure that your characters stay safe and blissfully unaware of their "nonexistence" in their world. However, due to the sensitive nature of Gus' character, open communication is encouraged and appreciated, to ensure that no canon-puncturing takes place, and all muns and pups have happy threading experiences!
Burton "Gus" Guster is from the TV show "Psych," and is the property of the USA Network et. al. He appears here solely for the purpose of role-playing in milliways_bar, from which no profit whatsoever is being made. I am not Dulé Hill; I simply admire his dashing good looks.
[ Extended Bio ]
Gus has been Shawn Spencer's best friend since childhood, and co-owns the detective agency "Psych" with him, after Shawn was able to forge Gus' name on the lease. Gus tends to be straight-laced and more cautious, although he has been friends with Shawn for long enough that he understands that Shawn cannot be stopped once his mind has been made up.
Gus is often shown to be academically advanced. As a child, he applied for and was accepted into the Meitner School for gifted students; however, his parents turned down the placement, later telling Gus that it was too far to drive. In high school, he was involved in spelling bees until 1989, when he lost a competition by accepting covert advice from Shawn on the spelling of "aggiornamento." He continues to follow the American Spelling Bee meticulously, and tapes the yearly championship. He was also voted most likely to succeed in high school and is upset that he has not done more in life. However, after helping Shawn solve a murder, he realizes that he leads a very productive life and he's happy with what he's done.
Gus' parents, Bill and Winnie Guster, are shown to be overly protective of their son and still regard him as a child who needs looking after. They long disapproved of his friendship with Shawn, whom they regarded as a bad influence. After Shawn and Gus solve a murder for which Bill and Winnie had been wrongfully arrested, they mellow towards Shawn and admit that perhaps they do not need to baby Gus so much. (However, immediately after Gus leaves, they offer Shawn cash with a stern order to look after their son.) A brother has been referenced in Gus' blog on the official USA Network website, but has received no mention in the show to date. In the deleted scenes for "Gus' Dad May Have Killed an Old Guy" on the Season 2 DVD, Gus' mom mentions a brother who lives in Connecticut. In the episode "Christmas Joy" Gus' family comes to town for the holidays, including Gus' sister Joy, who shares a mutual attraction with Shawn.
While in Mexico on Spring Break in 1997, Gus met Mira Gaffney and married her on a drunken binge. He broke off the relationship soon after and the two lost contact until 2008, when the marriage was annulled in anticipation of Mira's upcoming wedding. He also has an uncle named "Burton Guster," nicknamed "Burt" for short.
Gus has a job in pharmaceutical sales and with his vast knowledge of drugs, he helps to identify poisons and other drugs used in crimes to help solve cases.
Gus has a very refined sense of smell, and has nicknamed his nose "the Super-Smeller". He is able to recognize the base component of a perfume by smelling it, and can perform the same trick with food. The talent seems to be hereditary, as it has been displayed by both of his parents, and has led to the uncovering of crucial evidence in several cases. He has been shown to have a fear of dead people, having run away from a scene where a dead person is present on more than one occasion. He is also well-versed in high-tech locks or safes, as demonstrated by his ability to crack an electronic lock on his first try.
Currently canon compliant through the end of Season 5.