Canadian actor Neil Grayston received a Leo nomination for his supporting role of Martin in the TV series “Godiva's” (2005-2006). He also portrayed Dr. Douglas Fargo on the American cable TV series “Eureka” (2006-1010). His TV credits include recurring roles on CBC's “Edgemont” (2001-2002) and Fox's “Wonderfalls” (2004) and guest roles in “Jeremiah,” “Smallville,” “Dead Like Me,” “The Dead Zone” and “Supernatural.” He also had an unaccredited part in the Emmy nominated miniseries “Earthsea” (2004).
Childhood and Family:
Neil Gordon Grayston was born on March 24, 1981, in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. He attended high school in Port Moody, British Columbia, and went on to graduate from the Actor's Working Academy in Vancouver, B.C.
In his spare time, Neil enjoys drawing and snowboarding. He is a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Currently, he lives in New Westminster, British Columbia, with his girlfriend.
Neil Grayston began acting in high school and turned professional after graduation. He made his television debut playing William Collette in “This Shit Is Evil” (2000), an episode of the Canadian acclaimed crime series “Da Vinci's Inquest” (1998-2005), which starred Nicholas Campbell as Dominic Da Vinci. He went on to break into American TV series with a one stint gig on the NBC short lived show “UC: Undercover” (2001).
Grayston's first real break arrived when he landed the recurring role of Jordon Rosen, editor-in-chief of the school newspaper who has a crush on Shannon, on “Edgemont,” a teen dramatic series that appeared on CBC from January 4, 2001, to July 21, 2005. Grayston was also cast in the Canadian TV film “The Time Tunnel” (2002), starring David Conrad, and made his big screen debut with a small part in the Canadian teen drama “The Water Game,” which was written and directed by John Bolton and starred Rochelle Greenwood, Ben Eberhard and Dawn Perkins. Still in 2002, he appeared as a prisoner in an episode of Showtime's “Jeremiah” called “And the Ground, Sown with Salt” and as Russell Burton in The WB's hit “Smallville” episode titled “Redux.”
Following a guest spot in Nickelodeon's “Romeo” (2003), a series starring Zachary Williams, Natashia Williams and Brittney Wilson, Grayston portrayed Alec in the Fox series “Wonderfalls” (2004), which starred Caroline Dhavernas. Also in 2004, he guest starred in Showtime's “Dead Like Me” and had an unaccredited part in the Sci-Fi Channel miniseries “Earthsea,” which was loosely adapted from the award winning novel of the same name by Ursula K. Le Guin. “Earthsea” won a number of Leo Awards and was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special.
In 2005, Grayston landed the role of Martin in the Canadian TV series “Godiva's,” opposite Erin Karpluk, Stephen Lobo, Sonja Bennett, Leah Cairns and Noel Fisher. The show ran from March 2005 to June 2006 and Grayston received a Leo nomination for Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series for his performance on the episode “The Bigger Man” (2006). 2005 also saw him in an episode of “The Dead Zone” called “Vanguard.”
After “Godiva's” ended, Grayston was cast as Douglas Fargo, a junior scientist, in the American cable TV series “Eureka” (Syfy, 2006-2010), opposite Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Joe Morton, Jordan Hinson, Ed Quinn, Erica Cerra, Niall Matter and James Callis. He also portrayed a character in an episode of “Supernatural” called “Tall Tales” (2007) and was cast as Stan Maynard in the short film “Stan Maynard's Best Day Ever” (2008). In 2010, he reprised his role of Douglas Fargo for an episode of “Warehouse 13” titled “13.1.”
Grayston is scheduled to appear in the upcoming Canadian series “The True Heroines” (2011), which will star Jovanna Huguet, Fiona Vroom and Paula Giroday.