PROFILE
Name:
Currie Graham
Birth Date:
February 26, 1967
Birth Place:
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Nationality:
Canadian
BIOGRAPHY
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One of Our Own

Background:

Currie Graham is a stage, film and television actor. His likeness for acting in both comedy and drama is obviously exemplified by his wide range of credits in television, as well as features. The Canadian-born actor made a name for himself as Colorado detective Peter LaPierre in the David Winning very much compelling feature One of Our Own (1997). He also has acted in numerous other films like Black Light (1998), The Arrangement (1999) and Assault on Precinct 13 (2005).

On the small screen, Graham is perhaps most memorable for his role as Lt. Thomas Bale in the last season of “NYPD Blue” (2004-2005). For his notable scene-stealing performance in the made-for-TV film Cowboys and Indians: The J.J. Harper Story (2003), he earned a Gemini nomination. In addition, he has had recurring roles in such series as “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2006), “Desperate Housewives” (2005-2006), “House M.D.” (2005-2006), “Boston Legal” (2005-2006), a regular role in the sitcom “Suddenly Susan” (1996-2000), as well as guest roles in a number of popular television series, including “ER” (1997), “24” and “Judging Amy” (both 2002), and “Monk,” “CSI: Miami” and “The Practice” (all 2004).

Graham’s fans should not miss his impressive performance in the forthcoming television films Augusta, Gone (2006) and A.K.A. (2006).


Basketball

Childhood and Family:

In Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Currie Graham was born on February 26, 1967. During high school in Ontario, the basketball player attended drama classes as a mean to catnap before big basketball games, but was induced to perform in a play, instead. Once he knocked the stage, Currie knew that he wanted to become an actor. After graduating, he pursued his new found talent at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.

Now a resident of Los Angeles, the Canadian native actor mentions writing and learning to play the guitar, golf and poker as activities he enjoys to practice in his leisure time.


NYPD Blue

Career:

Caught by the acting bug as a high school student in his native, Ontario, Canada, Currie Graham headed to New York to pursue acting in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. His first television role came with a guest performance as the boy who kisses Marie (played by Heather Langenkamp) in an episode of the comedy show “Just the Ten of Us” (1988), which won a 1989 ASCAP for Top TV Series. After a guest role in a 1992 episode of “Law & Order,” as Mitchell Burkitt, Graham made his TV movie debut in the action/thriller Survive the Night (1993) and hit the big screen movie for the first time with a supporting part in the John Cusack vehicle Money for Nothing, that same year.

The following years found Graham play roles in such films as Trust in Me (1994), Hostage for a Day (1994, TV), Falling for You (1995, TV), Portraits of a Killer (1996) and A Stranger to Love (1996, TV) before he took on the lead role opposite Michael Ironside in the highly entertaining film One of Our Own (1997), directed by David Winning. There, the two earned kudos for playing Colorado detectives, Peter LaPierre and Jack Cooper, who become involved with a case of slaughter, missing military weapons, and a whole lot of bad folks. Graham rejoined Ironside for the thriller Black Light (1998), and The Arrangement (1999), a crime film where Ironside also served as writer and director, in addition to acting. 1999 also saw the actor costar in television films The Wonder Cabinet, opposite James Morrison and Poppy Montgomery, and Behind the Mask, with Donald Sutherland and Matthew Fox.

From 1997-1999, Graham was also seen making guest performances in a string of television series, including in the popular medical series “ER” (1997) and in “Pacific Blue” (1998). However, he was not cast as a regular role until in “Suddenly Susan,” one of the greatest sitcoms ever made which starred Brooke Shields. Graham played Nate Knaborski from 1999 to 2000.

A series of episodic roles in critically acclaimed dramas followed after “Suddenly Susan” left the airwaves, including in “24” and “Judging Amy” (both 2002), as well as in “Monk,” “CSI: Miami” and “The Practice” (all 2004). He also undertook a starring role in the ABC TV movie These Guys (2003) and received a Gemini nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series in Cowboys and Indians: The J.J. Harper Story (2003), a TV film directed by Norman Bailey and starring Adam Beach in the title role. During 2004-2005, he also enjoyed success as Lt. Thomas Bale, the micro-managing station commander, in the final season of the television series “NYPD Blue.” Still in 2005, he appeared along side Ethan Hawke and Laurence Fishburne in the feature Assault on Precinct 13.

After “NYPD Blue,” Graham had a recurring role in “House M.D.,” where he was cast as the husband of Dr. House’s former girlfriend, Stacy (Sela Ward) for four episodes in 2005-2006. He also portrayed Lynette Scavo’s boss, Ed Ferrara, in the popular series “Desperate Housewives” (2005-2006), A.D.A. Frank Ginsberg in “Boston Legal” (2005-2006) and Willie Cutler in two episodes of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2006). Aside from his work on TV series, Graham also starred in the TV film The Accidental Witness (2006), opposite Natasha Gregson Wagner.

The 39-year-old actor has recently completed the made-for-TV film Augusta, Gone (2006), which based on Martha Tod Dudman’s “New York Times” best-Selling book. The drama stars Sharon Lawrence as Martha Tod Dudman, as well as Mika Boorem and Sage Testini as her sons, Augusta and Jack Dudman. He is also set to play Capt. Mayhew in the forthcoming TV film A.K.A. (2006), directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan.


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