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Aleksander, Grant 1959–

ALEKSANDER, Grant 1959–


Full name, Grant Aleksander Kunkowski; born August 6, 1959, in Baltimore, MD; married Sherry Ramsey (a lawyer), September 19, 1987. Education: Attended Washington and Lee University; studied acting at New York University and Circle in the Square theatre school. Avocational Interests: Pets, collecting old watches.


Actor. Worked as a model. Supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Awards, Honors:

Soap Opera Digest Award nominations, outstanding lead actor in daytime, 1990 and 1991, outstanding leading actor, 1995, 1997, and 2003, and favorite couple (with Beth Ehlers), 1999, Soap Opera Digest Award (with Ehlers), favorite new couple, 1998, Daytime Emmy Award nominations, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, 1998, and outstanding lead actor in a drama series, 2003 and 2004, Golden Lighthouse Award, Guiding Light City Web site, outstanding lead actor, 2000, Golden Lighthouse awards (with others), best couple, 2000 and 2003, Golden Lighthouse Award nominations, outstanding lead actor, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004, sexiest man, 2002 and 2003, best male hair, 2003, favorite male character, 2004, and (all with others) best couple, 2001 and 2003, best scene, 2003, best love scene, 2003, favorite siblings, 2003, best friends, 2003 and 2004, and favorite family, 2003 and 2004, all for Guiding Light; Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, outstanding leading actor, 1995, for All My Children; Standing Ovation/Curtain Call Award, Soap Opera News, 1998.


Television Appearances; Series:

Phillip Granwell Spaulding, Guiding Light, CBS, 1982–84, 1987–91, 1996–2003.

D. J. Phillips, Capitol, CBS, 1986.

Alec McIntyre, All My Children (also known as All My Children: The Summer of Seduction), ABC, 1993–96.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Larry Milligan, "A Very Delicate Matter," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1982.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 11th Annual Soap Opera Awards, NBC, 1995.

Presenter, The 23rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, CBS, 1996.

Himself, The 25th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 1998.

Himself, The 18th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards, SoapNet, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Biff Anderson, "Mirage a Trois," Hardcastle and McCormick, ABC, 1985.

Gus McGee, "Hunk of the Month," Who's the Boss?, ABC, 1985.

Cliff, "Beach Blanket Bounty," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1986.

(Uncredited) Phillip Spaulding, A Wedding Story: Josh and Reva, The Learning Channel, 2002.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Nicholas Drake, Dark Mansions, ABC, 1986.

Film Appearances:

Bartender at Mickey's, Tough Guys, Buena Vista, 1986.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in productions of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, both Baltimore, MD.



(In archive footage) Alec McIntyre, Daytime's Greatest Weddings, Buena Vista Home Video, 2004.



Soap Opera Digest, March 14, 2000.

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