David Marshall Grant born 21 June 1955
David Marshall Grant is an American actor and playwright.
Grant was born in Westport, Connecticut. Immediately after graduating from the Yale University School of Drama, his first paying job was as Richard Gere's lover in the Broadway play Bent.
As an actor, he is most notable for his portrayal of Joe Pitt in the first Broadway production of Tony Kushner's Angels in America. That role earned him a 1994 Tony Award nomination as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play). He also played the gay character Russell on the television show Thirtysomething. He has played minor roles in various television shows and movies, including CSI:Miami, and Law & Order. His most recent film appearance is in the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada as the father of Anne Hathaway's character. His last appearance on TV was in Alias.
In 1998 he began a career as a writer. His first play, Snakebit, was nominated for the 1999 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and was also nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award. His second play, Current Events, was produced in 2000. His most recent play, Pen, opened in 2006. He is currently serving on the staff of the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters as a screenwriter, story editior and (as of season 2 in September of 2007), a series producer.
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