Grant, David Marshall 1955- (David Grant)

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Grant, David Marshall 1955- (David Grant)


Born June 21, 1955, in Westport, CT; son of two psychologists. Education: Connecticut College, M.F.A., 1978; studied at Juilliard School of Drama, New York, NY, Weber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts, London, England, and National Theater Institute, Waterford, CT; Yale School of Drama, certificate of fine arts, 1978.


Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067. Manager—Untitled Entertainment, 331 North Maple Dr., 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.


Actor, director, producer, and playwright. Appeared in productions at Eugene O'Neill Playwright's Conference, Waterford, CT, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA, New York Stage and Film, New York, NY, and La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA.

Awards, Honors:

Emmy Award, outstanding individual achievement—informational programming, 1994, for The Legend of Billy the Kid; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actor in featured role—play, 1994, Drama Desk Award nomination, both for Angels in America; Drama Desk Award nomination and Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, both for Snakebit.


Stage Appearances:

Sganarelle, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1977-78.

(Off-Broadway debut) Valere, "The Flying Doctor," Alcidas, "The Forced Marriage," and "A Dumb Show," Sganarelle: An Evening of Moliere Farces (triple-bill), New York Shakespeare Festival, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1978.

Table Settings, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1979.

(Broadway debut) Rudy, Bent, New Apollo Theatre, 1979-80.

The Further Adventures of Sally and The Wind-Up Toys, Center Stage Theatre, Baltimore, MD, 1980-81.

Jacek, The Survivor, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Ferdinand, The Tempest, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Lakeboat, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1981-82.

Roche, Rat in the Skull, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles Music Center, Los Angeles, 1985-86.

The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, 1989.

Jeff, Making Movies, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1990.

Three Sisters, Broadway production, 1997.

Also appeared in True West; The Ghost Sonata, Julius Caesar, and Tom Jones, all Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT; Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Broadway production; Angels in America: Perestroika, Broadway production; The Three Sisters, Broadway production; Carl, The Baltimore Waltz, Peter Norton Space, New York City.

Stage Work:

Producer, Another American: Asking and Telling, St. Clement's Theatre, New York City, 1999-2000.

Also worked as director, Streamers, Fig Tree Theatre, Hollywood, CA; director, Bent, Coast Playhouse, Los Angeles.

Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Alex, French Postcards (also known as Wer geht denn noch zur uni?), Paramount, 1979.

The Awakening, Orion, 1980.

Randy Hastings, Happy Birthday, Gemini, United Artists, 1980.

Robert Lebrun, The End of August (also known as The Awakening of Eve and The Awakening), Quartet, 1982.

(As David Grant) David Sommers, American Flyers, Warner Bros., 1985.

Sonny Binkley, The Big Town, Columbia, 1987.

Ross Carver, Bat*21, TriStar, 1988.

Rob Diehl, Air America, TriStar, 1990.

David, Strictly Business, Warner Bros., 1991.

Lieutenant Colonel Wilcox, Forever Young, 1992.

Phil, Three Wishes, 1995.

Governor McAllister, The Chamber, MCA/Universal, 1996.

(Uncredited) Chief of Staff Hayden Sinclair, The Rock, Buena Vista, 1996.

Tom Silverton, People I Know (also known as Im inneren kreis and Der innere kreis), Miramax, 2002.

Jerry Harmon, The Stepford Wives, Paramount, 2004.

Himself, The Stepford Wives (documentary short), Paramount Home Video, 2004.

Himself, Stepford: The Architects (documentary short), Paramount Home Video, 2004.

Himself, The Stepford Husbands (documentary short), Paramount Home Video, 2004.

Richard Sachs, The Devil Wears Prada, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2006.

Himself, Caris' Peace (documentary), 2008.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Jerry Bradley, A Season in Purgatory, CBS, 1996.

Father Tom McCoy, Night Sins, 1997.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Tom, Kent State, 1981.

Sid Lewis, Legs, ABC, 1983.

Josh, Sessions, NBC, 1983.

Billy Harding, Jessie, ABC, 1984.

(As David Grant) Willard "Diggers" Barnes, Dallas: The Early Years, CBS, 1986.

Colonel Osterman, Breaking Point, TNT, 1989.

Jake, The Window, 1989.

Brad, What She Doesn't Know (also known as Shades of Gray), 1992.

Robert F. Kennedy, Citizen Cohn, HBO, 1992.

Max Campbell, Through the Eyes of a Killer (also known as The Master Builder), 1992.

Dennis Seeley, And the Band Played On, 1993.

Father Tom McCoy, Night Sins, 1997.

Mickey Wister, Labor of Love, Lifetime, 1998.

Michael, Remembering Sex (also known as Getting Off), 1998.

Drug dealer, Noriega: God's Favorite, Showtime, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Voice of Mike Doonesbury, A Doonesbury Special (animated), c. 1977.

Yuppie man, To the Moon, Alice, Showtime, 1990.

In the Wings: Angels in America on Broadway, 1993.

Host, The Legend of Billy the Kid, Disney Channel, 1994.

TV's Most Censored Moments, Trio and USA Network, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Bob, "The Shady Hill Kidnapping," American Playhouse, PBS, 1982.

Jake, "Window," The Hitchhiker (also known as Deadly Nightmares and Le voyageur), 1989.

Russell Weller, "Trust Me," thirtysomething, ABC, 1989.

Russell Weller, "Success," thirtysomething, ABC, 1989.

Russell Weller, "Strangers," thirtysomething, ABC, 1989.

Russell Weller, "Happy New Year," thirtysomething, ABC, 1990.

Russell Weller, "Melissa and Men," thirtysomething, ABC, 1991.

Stephen Tomilson, "Internal Affairs," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1995.

Assistant district attorney Charlie Harmon, "Harvest," Law & Order, NBC, 1997.

Assistant district attorney Charlie Harmon, "Shadow," Law & Order, NBC, 1997.

Father Briggs, "Signs and Words," Nothing Sacred, ABC, 1998.

Assistant district attorney Peter Bonham, "Best Defense," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2002.

Headmaster Brooks, "Murder in a Flash," CSI: Miami, CBS, 2004.

Brent Hauser, "Dirty Bomb," Numb3rs (also known as Num3ers), CBS, 2005.

Ivan Curtis, "1" Alias, ABC, 2005.

Television Story Editor; Episodic:

Brothers & Sisters, ABC, 2006.


Stage Plays:

Snakebit, Remains Theater, Chicago, IL, 1993.

Current Events, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 2000.

Also wrote Pen, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City.

Television Movies:

Jenifer (also known as The Jenifer Estess Story), CBS, 2001.

Television Episodes:

Brothers & Sisters, ABC, 2006—.



Advocate, March 2, 1999, p. 59-60.

New York Times, January 4, 1980.