Topher Grace

Actor
While most actors struggle for years to make it in the business, Topher Grace practically fell into stardom when he captured the attention of television producers Bonnie and Terry Turner while performing in a high ... Read more »
Born: 07/11/1978 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (40)

One Shot 2015 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

American Ultra 2014 (Movie)

Adrian Yates (Actor)

Don Peyote 2014 (Movie)

Galvin Culpepper (Actor)

Home 2014 (Movie)

Ellis (Actor)

Interstellar 2014 (Movie)

Getty (Actor)

Playing It Cool 2014 (Movie)

Scott (Actor)

The Calling 2014 (Movie)

Ben Wingate (Actor)

Truth 2014 (Movie)

Mike Smith (Actor)

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Big Wedding 2013 (Movie)

Jared (Actor)

The Giant Mechanical Man 2012 (Movie)

Doug (Actor)

Conan 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

Take Me Home Tonight 2011 (Movie)

Matt Franklin (Actor)

The Double 2011 (Movie)

Ben Geary (Actor)

Predators 2010 (Movie)

Edwin (Actor)

Valentine's Day 2010 (Movie)

Jason (Actor)

The Simpsons 2008 (Tv Show)

Voice

Spider-Man 3 2007 (Movie)

Venom/Eddie Brock (Actor)

Best Week Ever 1997 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Best Year Ever 1997 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Robot Chicken 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Stella 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

That '70s Show 1997 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

In Good Company 2004 (Movie)

Carter Duryea (Actor)

P.S. 2004 (Movie)

F. Scott Feinstadt (Actor)

Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! 2004 (Movie)

Pete (Actor)

King of the Hill 2003 (Tv Show)

Voice

Mona Lisa Smile 2003 (Movie)

Tommy Donegal (Actor)

Pinocchio 2002 (Movie)

Voice of Leonardo (Actor)

That '70s Show Special 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Making the Show: That '70s Show 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Ocean's Eleven 2001 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

2nd Annual TV Guide Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Teen People's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 Teen Choice Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Traffic 2000 (Movie)

Seth Abrahms (Actor)

Too Big to Fail (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

One Shot 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Take Me Home Tonight 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

While most actors struggle for years to make it in the business, Topher Grace practically fell into stardom when he captured the attention of television producers Bonnie and Terry Turner while performing in a high school play. Despite lacking ambition to become an actor - he was in school plays to get girls - Grace was surprised to find himself a year later auditioning for "That '70s Show" (Fox, 1998-2006). Even more surprising, he was cast to play the lead role of Eric Foreman, a teenager in 1970s suburban Wisconsin trying to break free from his innocent boy-next-door reputation. Grace lent an endearing, Everyman charm to the role during the show's unexpected eight season run, establishing himself as a bright, charismatic and consummately prepared actor who throughout his career avoided cashing in on his small screen popularity in order to concentrate on low-profile features of more consequence. That was, until he nailed the role of a certain web-slinging superhero's arch nemesis, Venom, in the highly anticipated sequel, "Spiderman 3" (2007). By the time he appeared with an all-star cast in the acclaimed TV movie, "Too Big to Fail" (HBO, 2011), Grace was well established as an actor known for the quality and versatility for his performances.

Relationships

Jennifer Grace Costume Coordinator

Sister

John Grace

Father

Pat Grace

Mother
Works as an assistant to the schoolmaster of the Darien High School in Darien, CT

Teresa Palmer Actor

Companion
Co-starred together in "Young Americans" (2010) reportedly dated in 2007, but split up in early 2008 rumored to have reunited in 2009

Ivanka Trump Actor

Companion
Rumored to have briefly dated in 2006 no longer together

EDUCATION

Groundlings Improvisation School

Los Angeles , California

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California 1997 - 1998
Dropped out when he was cast in "That '70s Show"

Brewster Academy

Wolfeboro , New Hampshire
Classmates included Lindsey Turner, the daughter of producers Bonnie and Terry Turner (producers of "That '70s Show")

Milestones

2010

Joined an ensemble cast for the Garry Marshall directed romantic comedy, "Valentine's Day"

2010

Starred in "Predators," a sequel to cult favorites "Predator" (1987) and "Predator 2" (1990) about an elite group of warriors hunted by a merciless alien race

2007

Cast as Eddie Brock and his alter ego the immortal Venom in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3"

2004

Co-starred with Scarlett Johansson and Dennis Quaid in the Paul Weitz dramedy, "In Good Company"

2004

Co-starred with Laura Linney in Dylan Kidd's "P.S."

2004

Co-starred with Kate Bosworth and Josh Duhamel in the Robert Luketic-directed, "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton"

2003

Appeared in director Mike Newell's "Mona Lisa Smile"

2000

Feature acting debut, played a prep school student who introduces his girlfriend to heroin in director Steven Soderbergh's "Traffic"

1998

Cast as Eric Forman on Fox's "That '70s Show"

Discovered by the producers of "That '70s Show" while playing the lead role in a local stage production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Bonus Trivia

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"There's a line in 'Traffic' about how some people can handle drugs and some people can't," he says. "Well, some people can't handle the fame drug. They're OD'ing on it." Smiling, he says, "some people are just using it recreationally." - Grace quoted to GQ magazine, May 2007

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