- 1 Who is Grant Show?
- 2 Where is Grant Show Now?
- 3 Grant Show Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
- 4 Career Beginnings
- 5 Rise to Prominence
- 6 The 2000s and Continued Success
- 7 The 2010s
- 8 Stage Credits
- 9 Net Worth
- 10 Personal Life, Dating, married, Wife, Children
- 11 Appearance and Vital Statistics
- 12 Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
Who is Grant Show?
Grant is an American actor, perhaps best remembered as Jake Hanon in the TV series “Melrose Place” (1992-1997), and more recently as Blake Carrington in the TV series “Dynasty” (2017-2022), in addition to several other roles he’s had so far in his career.
Where is Grant Show Now?
Since 2017, Grant has been focused on portraying Blake Carrington, the legendary character from the even more legendary soap opera “Dynasty”. The reboot of the eponymous series premiered on 11 October 2017, and Grant has starred in all 108 episodes to date, alongside Elizabeth Gillies, Rafael de la Fuente, Robert Christopher Riley and Sam Adegoke.
Grant Show Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Grant Alan Show was born on 27 February 1962, in Detroit, Michigan, USA, the son of Ed Show and his wife Kathleen (nee McMillion). He grew up in Milpitas, California, with his older sister Kelly, as the family moved there when he was just two years old in search of a better life.
Grant went to Samuel Ayer High School, where he became interested in acting, and joined the school’s drama club.
After matriculation, he enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he majored in theater arts.
His education didn’t end there, as he moved to England, where he studied acting at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.
Grant made his acting debut in 1984, when he was chosen for the part of Rick Hyde in the soap opera “Ryan’s Hope”, which follows the daily life of the members of an Irish-American family in New York City, starring Helen Gallagher, Bernard Barrow and Nancy Addison; Grant appeared in 72 episodes of the critically acclaimed series between 1984 and 1987.
Two years later, he was Michael Stefanos in the television drama movie “When We Were Young”, about a group of people who are on the brink of adulthood in 1959, with Ronny Cox, Jace Alexander, and Lindsay Frost in the lead roles. Before the ‘80s ended, Grant secured the role of Officer Casey Pierce in the TV crime-drama series “True Blue”, co-starring Nestor Serrano, John Bolger and Leo Burmester, which follows the Emergency service Unit of the NYPD.
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Rise to Prominence
He began the next decade with the role of Marco in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning TV mini-series “Lucky Chances”, which starred Vincent Irizarry, Michael Nader and Anne-Marie Johnson. He impressed a few producers and directors with his early work, including Aaron Spelling, who decided to try him out in the TV series “Beverly Hills, 90210”. Grant’s character, Jake Hanson, appeared in two episodes before he was cast in the starring role in the new TV series “Melrose Place”.
The first season didn’t live up to the expectation, as the show was announced with much fanfare but failed to impress. Nevertheless, after changing the format and adding a melodramatic character to it, the series became a huge hit, and one of the most popular TV series of the ‘90s.
Grant left the series after its fifth season, but not before the show helped him become one of the most praised actors of the decade. During his time in “Melrose Place”, Grant also featured in the spin-off “Model, Inc.”, thus becoming the only actor to appear in all three shows set in the “Beverly Hills 9210” universe.
He enjoyed success throughout the ‘90s, appearing in several other projects. In 1992 he starred as C.D. Coopersmith in the television action movie “Coopersmith”, about a police officer who tries to prove that a pilot is responsible for the death of his wife.
Next, he was Steve Allie Collura in the romantic drama film “Between Love and Honor” (1995), portraying the undercover cop and co-starring Geza Kovacs and Maria Pitillo. Three years later, he starred in the television sci-fi adventure-thriller movie “Ice”, while he ended the decade with the part of Connor Malloy in the thriller movie “The Alchemists”, based on the novel by Peter James.
The 2000s and Continued Success
After a few one-time appearances in various TV series at the start of the new millennium, Grant was cast as the main star of the sci-fi movie “Encrypt” in 2003. This followed the lead role in the drama movie “Sex and Single Mom”, co-starring with Gail O’Grady and Danielle Panabaker, while between 2005 and 2006, he starred as Lucas Boyd in the short-lived TV horror crime-drama series “Point Pleasant”, which follows a series of supernatural happenings in a small coastal town in New Jersey, with Elisabeth Harnois and Sam Page as his co-stars.
In 2008, he was Tom Decker in the short-lived series Swingtown”, co-starring Molly Parker and Jack Davenport, and before the decade ended, he was Jeff Markham in the romantic drama film “All Ages Night”.
Moreover, he secured the role of James in the TV comedy series “Accidentally on Purpose” (2009-2010), about a 37-year-old woman who breaks up with her boyfriend, and gets pregnant by a 22-year-old guy, who moves into her apartment.
He was off to a slow start in the 2010s, but after the role of Brent in Ole Bornedal’s horror thriller-mystery film “The Possession” in 2012, co-starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Natasha Calis, and Kyra Sedgwick, his career picked up.
In 2013 he was selected for the part of Spence Westmore in the TV mystery comedy-drama series “Devious Maids” about Latina maids who work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills, but have their own plans and ambitions – it starred Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, and Roselyn Sanchez, and Grant starred in all 49 episodes of the award-winning series until its conclusion in 2016.
Since then, Grant has had a few other roles worth mentioning, such as Dave in the award-winning film “Two Yellow Lines”, written and directed by Derek Bauer, and co-starring “Grant Harvey and Bre Blair.
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Additional to his successful on-screen career, Grant’s made a few on-stage appearances. His early credits included “The Boys of Winter” (1985), then “On The Waterfront”, followed by “Wit and the Gentleman Caller”, and “The Glass Menagerie”, among several other plays.
According to sources, Grant Show’s wealth is estimated at $5 million, as of late 2022.
Personal Life, Dating, married, Wife, Children
Grant has one divorce behind him. He met model and actress Pollyanna McIntosh in 2003 while the two worked on a Lane Bryant ad. The couple married on 17 July 2004, but divorced in 2011.
He then started dating actress Katherine LaNasa, and the two announced their engagement in July 2012, and married on 18 August 2012. They have a daughter, Eloise McCue Show, born on 25 March 2014.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Grant Show has light brown hair and blue eyes, stands at a height of 5ft 10ins (1.78m), while he weighs approximately 165lbs (74kgs).
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
Grant is a huge golf fan and often plays the game – his favorite courses are the Nickolas course at the PGA West in Palm Springs.
An avid motorcycle fan, he owns a Harley-Davidson soft tail motorcycle.
He also owns a restaurant, “The Happy Ending”, on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, which opened back in 2007.