Who is Grant Show?
Grant Alan Show was born in Detroit, Michigan USA, on 27 February 1962 – his zodiac sign is Pisces and he holds American nationality. He is an actor and a former model, who is perhaps still known best for his portrayal of Jake Hanson in the romantic drama series “Melrose Place”, created by Darren Star and which starred Heather Locklear, Andrew Shue and Courtney Thorne-Smith. It follows the lives of several friends living in Melrose Place in California, airing from 1992 to 1999 and winning six awards while it was nominated for eight others, including five Golden Globes.
How rich is he?
As of February 2021, Grant’s net worth has been estimated at over $71 million.
Early life and education
Grant was raised in Milpitas and San Jose in California, alongside his sister Kelly, by their father Ed and their mother Kathleen Show.
He was very sporting while attending Samuel Ayer High School, as he played football, soccer and basketball, and also ran track. Upon matriculating in 1980, Grant enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he became interested in acting. Grant was a member of the fraternity Alpha Tau Omega, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre in 1984.
Roles in TV series
Grant has over 60 film and TV series credits and we are going to mention some of his most notable performances in this article.
He made his debut TV series appearance in the 1985 episode “Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale” of the adventure comedy “ABC Afterschool Specials”, and went on to star as Rick Hyde in 71 episodes of the romantic drama “Ryan’s Hope”, which aired for 14 years and won 29 awards, while it was nominated for 47 others.
In 1989, he starred as Officer Casey Pierce in the crime drama “True Blue”, which also starred John Bolger and Leo Burmester, and follows the New York Police Department’s Emergency Service Unit as they perform tactical operations.
The following years saw Grant guest star in an episode of over 15 series, before in 2002 being cast to portray the supporting character Scott Axelrod in the comedy drama “Six Feet Under”, which starred Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall and Frances Conroy. The series is about a dysfunctional family living in Los Angeles, and was a hit, winning 61 awards including three Golden Globes, while it was nominated for 166 other awards. The year 2004 saw Grant appear as Ben Sanderson in six episodes of the drama “Strong Medicine”, and in 2005 he portrayed Lucas Boyd in the critically acclaimed crime horror drama “Point Pleasant”.
He starred as Tom Decker in the 2008 drama “Swingtown”, then as James in the 2010 romantic comedy “Accidentally on Purpose”. Grant went on to portray supporting characters in a couple of series, including the romantic drama “Private Practice”, the drama “Big Love” and the action crime drama “Burn Notice”. From 2013 to 2016, he starred as Spence Westmore in the mystery comedy “Devious Maids”, which also starred Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez and Roselyn Sanchez, and follows four Latina maids working for the rich people in Beverly Hills. The series was nominated for 16 awards, winning two.
Grant’s most recent role in a TV series has been in the popular drama “Dynasty”, in which he starred as Blake Carrington alongside Elizabeth Gillies and Rafael de la Fuente.
Roles in movies
Grant made his debut film appearance in the 1989 drama “When We Were Young”, but which failed to attract a lot of attention, and received mixed reviews. He subsequently appeared in several mediocre movies, such as the 1992 drama “A Woman, Her Men, and Her Futon”, the 1995 romantic drama “Between Love and Honor”, and the 1997 drama “The Price of Heaven”.
In 2003, Grant was cast to portray Garth, the lead character in the science fiction “Encrypt”, written by Richard Taylor, directed by Oscar L. Costo and which also starred Vivian Wu and Steve Bacic. It follows a group of military survivors living on Earth in 2068, when its ozone layer is already gone. His following notable performance was in the 2007 crime horror drama “The Girl Next Door”, which starred William Atherton, Blythe Auffarth and Blanche Baker, and follows a teenage girl who was tortured by her aunt, and several boys who witnessed it but failed to report it to the police.
In 2011, Grant appeared in the sports action “Born to Race”, and then in its 2014 sequel “Born to Race: Fast Track”.
The year 2012 saw him cast in the hit mystery horror thriller “The Possession”, which follows a young girl who becomes possessed after she opens an antique box she bought at a yard sale. The movie was nominated for six awards.
Grant’s most recent role in a film has been in the 2019 romantic drama “Write Before Christmas”, which starred Torrey DeVitto, Chad Michael Murray and Lolita Davidovich, and follows Jessica who has been dumped days before Christmas. Grant has recently finished shooting for the upcoming drama “Two Yellow Lines”.
He sang the song “The Dance” in the 1993 episode “Single White Sister” of the series “Melrose Place”.
Grant has a single producing credit: in 2011, he co-produced the short drama “Fxxxen Americans”.
He received special thanks for the 2012 short drama “Miles Away”.
Grant has appeared in various TV specials, such as “The 19th Annual People’s Choice Awards”, “1995 Billboard Music Awards”, and “Hope Rocks: The Concert with a Cause”. He can also be seen featured in several documentary movies such as “The Ultimate Driving Challenge” and “Everybody Has an Andy Dick Story”, as well in various documentary TV series including “E! True Hollywood Story” and “Marie”.
Grant has made guest appearances in various talk-shows, such as “The Talk”, “Busy Tonight” and “Extra with Billy Bush”.
Awards and nominations
He has been nominated for two awards for his performance in the series “Ryan’s Hope”: for a 1986 Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Young Leading Actor in a Daytime Special, and a 1987 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Leading Man in a Drama Series.
Love life and wife
Grant has been married twice. He met his first wife Pollyanna McIntosh, a famous Scottish-American actress and writer, in 2003 when they posed alongside for a Lane Bryant advertisement. The two dated for less than a year before marrying in a private ceremony attended by their closest friends and family; it appears as they had agreed not to have children but to rather focus on their careers, however, Grant and Pollyanna divorced in 2011 for unknown reasons.
On 18 August 2012, Grant married his second wife, American actress Katherine LaNasa. He is Katherine’s third husband, as she was previously married to the famous American actor and moviemaker Dennis Lee Hopper, and to the American actor Milton French-Stewart. Katherine gave birth to her and Grant’s daughter on 25 March 2014, and the family of three seems to be leading a happy life together in Hollywood.
As of February 2021, Grant is married to his second wife Katherine LaNasa and they have one daughter together.
Hobbies and other interests
Grant enjoys appearing in theatre plays – he portrayed Terry Malloy the first time the play “On the Waterfront” was performed.
He played Doctor Jason Posner in the play “Wit and the Gentleman Caller” which won a Pulitzer Prize, and Grant also appeared in the play “The Glass Menagerie”, performed at the Houston’s Alley Theatre.
He is a huge fan of cars, and at one point of his life was a professional race car driver. Today, Grant drives a ’68 Mustang convertible which he has had since his teenage years. He is also a fan of motorcycles, and owns a Harley Davidson.
Grant has been interested in golf since 1990.,but it wasn’t until 1994 that he became serious about it. He also likes to fish, and goes fishing several times a month.
He is interested in science, and watches the Discovery Channel on a daily basis.
Age, height and weight
Grant’s age is 58. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, his height is 5ft 10ins (1.78m), and he weighs around 160lbs (72kgs).