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Carson Grant (I)

Actor | Writer | Producer
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KNOWN FOR 
One Penny (2017) | Lucky Motel Six (2016) | Footprints on the Moon (2015)
AWARDS 
3 wins & 1 nomination More »
BORN 
Dec 17, 1950 (age 66)
HEIGHT 
5' 11½" (1.82m)
AGE RANGE *
Performs ages 50-60
GUILDS *
GIAA | 4As | SAG-AFTRA | AEA  Less
ETHNICITY *
Caucasian
HAIR *
Grey (Chin Length)
EYES *
Hazel
WEIGHT *
160 lbs
PHYSIQUE *
Athletic
VOICE TYPE *
Baritone
ATHLETICS *
Fencing | Equestrian | Wrestling | Gymnastics | Swimming | Track & Field  Less
ACCENTS *
New York (Bronx) | New England | Midwest | Scottish | Texan | New York (Brooklyn) | Southern | Irish  Less
DANCE *
Ballroom | Club/Freestyle | Swing | Waltz | Disco | Tap | Tango | Modern  Less
WORK HISTORY *
Internet | Voice Over | Television | Film | Commercial | Theater | Radio | Music Video  Less
JOB TYPES *
Writing | Editing | Casting | Acting | Directing  Less
CITIZENSHIP *
United States (with valid passport) (Authorized to work in United States)
UNPAID WORK *
Not willing to work unpaid
VANITY URL *
http://www.imdb.me/carsongrant
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).

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Films in Production (2 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (136 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (12 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for I Am RebelI Am Rebel (TV Series) Psychonaut ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016 1
  • Primary photo for Broad CityBroad City (TV Series) Tanning Guy ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015 1
    • In Heat (Jan 14, 2015) Tanning Guy (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Eve & the Bigger AppleEve & the Bigger Apple (TV Movie) Aquene  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Law & Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) Larry Banks ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for Frog KissersFrog Kissers (TV Movie) Bartender  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for The West SideThe West Side (TV Series) Joaquim  Less 2007– 
  • Primary photo for War of the Dead: Z.E.R.O.War of the Dead: Z.E.R.O. (TV Movie) Mr. Jenkins  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Monday Night MayhemMonday Night Mayhem (TV Movie) Leonard Tose (uncredited)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The SopranosThe Sopranos (TV Series) Mr. Pacifico ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001 1
    • Fortunate Son (Mar 11, 2001) Mr. Pacifico (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Double PlatinumDouble Platinum (TV Movie) Joe Reporter (uncredited)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Earthly PossessionsEarthly Possessions (TV Movie) John Waiter (uncredited)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for The Chris Rock ShowThe Chris Rock Show (TV Series) Police Sergeant Donut / Police Officer ( 2 episodes, 1997–1998 )  Less 1997–1998 2
    • Episode #3.1 (Aug 21, 1998) Police Sergeant Donut (uncredited)  Less
    • Episode #1.4 (Feb 28, 1997) Police Officer (uncredited)  Less
Self (2 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE

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Additional Credits (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

TheaterCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Madhouse * – Phil McElroy 2016 Theatre 53, NYC, d- Roy Szuper
  • Second Seat * – Deputy Chief Wassermann 2016 Hudson Guild Th., NYC, d-Cristhian Andrews
  • Gilgamesh, the musical * – Utanapishti & Narrator 2015 Connelly Theater, NYC, d-Peter Petkovsek, composer Ian Wehrle
  • Presidio * – Ted 2014 Miller Theater, New York City, d- Brandon Zuck
  • "Scorpion: Walking Dead" * – Dale 2013 Pershing Square Signature Theater, New York City, d- Brandon Zuck
  • "Tomorrow, Agamemnon" '11-21-1963: The Day Before"' * – Agamemnon 2013 Symphony Space, New York City, dir and composer-Nathan Currier

Education & Training (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

FORMAL EDUCATIONYEARCITY/STATE
  • University of CT * – MA 1984 Storrs, CT
  • Hunter College * – BA 1979 New York, NY
SPECIAL TRAININGYEARCITY/STATE
  • Lee Strasberg * – Method, Lee Strasberg 1970 New York City, NY
  • David LeGrant * – Method Acting, David LeGrant 1975 New York City, NY
  • Wally Harper * – Vocal training for his Baritone Voice, Wally Harper 1973 New York City, NY
  • Seth Weinstien * – Vocal coaching, Seth Weinstein 2013 New York City, NY

Additional Awards (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

EVENTYEAR
  • Philadelphia Independent Film Festival 2017- Film Forum Selections * – Best Actor- Feature Film- "One Penny" 2017
  • Hudson Guild Theater 2016 * – Best Play for "Second Seat" 2016
  • NYU New Vision and Voice Festival 2013 * – Best Picture for 'Sinking' 2013
  • Sunscreen Clearwater Film Festival 2010 * – Best Supporting Actor for 'Sneakers and Soul' 2010
  • New York Television Competition 2010 * – Best Ensemble for 'Gelbar and Manning in Pictures' 2010
  • GIAA Film Festival 2007 * – Best Actor: The Italian American Heritage Award for 'God Bless America' 2007
  • The Webby Awards 2007 * – Best Drama for 'The West Side' 2007
  • Hoboken Film Festival 2006 * – Best Picture for 'The House is Burning' 2006
  • Woodstock Film Festival 2006 * – Best Picture for 'The House is Burning' 2006

Prior Job Titles (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

TITLE
  • Actor *
  • Singer *
  • Director *

Additional Resume Info (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

Carson Grant: minibio
  • * Carson Grant, (SAG-AFTRA, AEA, GIAA) actor and singer, received NY Times recognition for his role as Agamemnon in Nathan Currier’s composition, Tomorrow, Agamemnon, The Day before November 21, 1963 performed at Symphony Space, NYC in honor of President John F. Kennedy’s 50th anniversary. In 2015 Mr. Grant sang the lead role of Utanapishti in the original musical Gilgamesh by Ian Wehrle at the Connelly Theater. In 2016 Mr. Grant portrayed Chief Detective Wasserman in the original play, Second Seat staged at the Hudson Guild Theater. Mr. Grant is a well established character actor in more than 300 indie films and television productions, including The Chris Rock Show: Comedy Central, Broad City, SVU: Law & Order, with full list on http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0335300/.
Carson Grant full bio
  • * Carson Grant, an American actor and artist from USA, has followed his artistic instincts to accomplish a lifetime of Arts.

    Grant studied method acting with Lee Strasberg 1970 in New York City. He joined the acting unions Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio, and Actors Equity Association and was represented by William Morris Agency. At the request of Italian director, Edoardo Amati, to portray the lead, 'Frank Falcone' in "Master Shot" in 1998, Grant returned to film acting.

    Born Carson Ferri and raised in a middle-class family in Rhode Island, Grant has created characters and stories in visual mediums as drawings, and paintings, in films and on stage. His first acting performances were in the Touisett Point Coggleshell Community Center in Warren, RI at 6 years old. An avid viewer of the television program, The Mickey Mouse Club, at age 10 he teamed up with a playmate to create children's theater shows in the family's garage attic, where he directed and acted in productions performed with and for the neighborhood children. During his grammar school years, he designed themed showcase displays and painted murals reflecting the seasons.

    Recommended at age 12 by his art teacher, Grant attended Saturday classes in figure drawing and painting at Rhode Island School of Design. As a young artist, he was a recipient of 'The Rhode Island Scholastic Gold Key Art Award'.

    By 14, influenced by The Rascals, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, and The Beatles, Grant began his baritone singing career and formed 'The Younger Breed' with four musicians, performing at college dances and events throughout New England, including 'The Battle of the Bands' sponsored by RI-WPRO radio station.

    1970s After graduation from Saint Raphael Academy and attending one semester in the Fine Arts Program at the University of Rhode Island, Grant moved to New York City in 1970 where he studied acting with Lee Strasberg and voice with Wally Harper.

    After cast in the famed commercial campaign for U.N.C.F. 'A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste', he joined the acting unions: SAG, AFTRA, AEA, and by 1972 was represented by William Morris Agency with the stage name 'Carson Grant'. Grant launched his film career in small roles in classics as "Man on a Swing", "The Front", and "Death Wish". Still in his twenties, he played Thomas Jefferson for the WNET 13 Bicentennial series The Last Ballot. Grant performed various stage roles for the New York City Opera Company.

    Grant painted large oil canvases and constructed many art installations in alternative exhibition spaces as part of the East Village, Manhattan 1970s Art Movement, participating in Colab, Charas PS64 - El Bohio, ABC No Rio, Fashion Moda; and many group art shows in the East Village, the Westside, and the Bronx in alternative spaces. Leo Castelli recognized Grant's installation of living sand sculptures 'Coney Island Bathing Beauties' shown in the "The Coney Island Art Show 1980," and his triptych 'In Life Turmoil' in the "Time Square Show" 1980 organized by Collaborative Project Inc. Colab. Grant had a cobalt blue 'graffiti tag' of a pine tree coastline with his initials CFG, and on a midnight graffiti session, he had painted ten foot high cobalt blue iris flowers stretching the block-long 100 foot wall on the Lower East Side Con Edison plant, at Avenue C and 14th Street, titled "Open your Irises", in protest of the pollution produced by the energy plant. Influenced by Robert Rauschenberg's use of art for social change, Grant's one-man exhibition was called "Nature-Nuclear" at the 1979 Jack Morris Gallery, NYC, where he constructed a large climb-up-into 'scarred Mother Earth Uterus' post-nuclear, with her distorted next-generation traveling down her maimed fallopian tubes into her contaminated womb (30' x 40'). The work, encouraged the viewer to consider alternative energy sources to protect our environment.

    During this decade, he helped establish the 'Westside Arts Coalition' with a group of multi-discipline Upper West Side artists at Symphony Space to help establish exhibition spaces and affordable arts studios. In 1981, as the WSAC group marched to Lincoln Center to protest President Ronald Reagan's budget cuts to the Arts, Grant's photographs appeared on the front page of the Westsider Newspaper. In 1981, he organized a 'not-for-profit' art group called 'EAU' Environmental Artists United which created educational art exhibitions merging art and environmental conservation, which received grants from America the Beautiful Fund and Avon Foundation. Grant exhibited his artwork in alternative spaces throughout the boroughs, as one of the artists in the New York City 1970's and 1980's Art Movement.

    Grant received his Bachelors degree with honors in Psychology from Hunter College (CUNY), where he was Psi Chi president in 1979.

    1980s: Grant earned his Master of Arts summa cum laude in Socio-Drama at University of Connecticut. He performed postgraduate work at Columbia University and presented his research at Georgetown's Drama Therapy Association Convention 1985.

    1990s: Grant continued his visual arts career working in the fields of computer graphics and video editing until in 1998 Italian director Edoardo Amati asked him to portray the lead character 'Frank Falcone' in "Master Shot" rekindling Grant's acting career.

    2000s: One of Grant's most challenging roles was portraying a living person honestly as Howard Hughes at ages 40 and 60 while suffering from paranoia and in drug-induced states in the film "HH" (unreleased). Selected film roles include Robert Munoz's feature film Dear J where Grant played dual-lead protagonist roles. In the musical film "Summer Dayz" (unreleased) written and directed by the Passero brothers, Grant sang the role of 'Tom Albright'.

    Carson Grant's portrayed 'The Preacher' in The House is Burning film which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2006 with Wim Wender's Chambre 666; and won Best Picture award in Woodstock Film Festival 2006 and Best Picture award in Hoboken Film Festival 2006.

    Grant for his role as 'Mr.O'Brien' won for 'Best Actor - The Italian American Heritage Award', noting Grant's contribution to the positive portrayal of the Italian American culture, Guild of Italian America Actors Film Festival 2007 in the short film 'God Bless America', director Rodrigo Diaz McVeigh.

    Grant for his role as 'Joaquin', the cast, the crew and the directors won 'Best Web Drama' in the 1st Webby awards 2007 for "The West Side", directors Ryan Billborrow-Koo and Zachary Liebman.

    Grant serves as the elected vice president of Guild of Italian American Actors 2008-2016, and serves as the GIAA delegate to the Associated Actors and Artistes of America.

    Carson Ferri-Grant was included in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Art, and Who's Who in the World editions beginning 2009.

    Grant for his role as 'Abramo Mangene' and cast won 'Best Ensemble', New York Television Competition 2010, for the feature film and web series pilot "Gelber and Manning in Pictures", director James Lester.

    Grant for his role as 'Murray' was nominated as 'Best Supporting Actor' in the feature film "Sneakers and Soul", director Jonathan Zelenak at the Clearwater Film Festival in 2010.

    In 2015 Grant, Vice President of GIAA (Guild of Italian American Actors), was elected as the Vice President of the International Board of the Associated Actors and Artistes of America-The Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO.

    In 2015 Grant was honored to portray 'Jesus, being taken down from the cross,' in Bernardo Siciliano's painting exhibited in Aicon Gallery, NYC.

    In 2017, Grant for his role as Professor John Allen' in "One Penny", will be nominated for the 24th Annual SAG Awards in the Theatrical Motion Pictures category, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role.

    To date, Carson Grant has created more than 400 film characters.
    - IMDb Biography By: Janet Falk
RESUME DETAILS
  • * Carson Grant (Actor, Artist, and Director) studied acting during the 1970’s with Lee Strasberg and has created character roles in over 300 films, many which have screen in festivals nationally and internationally. A native Rhode Islander, he is proud to participate in the RIIFF.

    Listed on   www.carsongrant.com, www.youtube.com and IMDB- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0335300/

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