Currie Graham

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Currie Graham

Born

2/26/1967, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Birth Name

Currie Graham

Gender

Male
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Biography

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Television actor Currie Graham, who has been acting for over two decades, is mostly known for his roles as sports writer Nathan Knaborski, a romantic interest of Brooke Shields in the final season of Suddenly Susan and as the ruthless and sleazy ADA Nick Balco on Boston Legal.…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Graham lived half a block down from where they shot the mini-series Would Be Kings.

    • Currie and TV-movie Survive the Night (1993) co-star Kathleen Robertson were both born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He also shares the same hometown with comedians Martin Short and Eugene Levy.

    • Prior to becoming an actor, Currie wanted to become a doctor, but his high school drama teacher called his parents and told them that putting Graham through medical school was a big mistake.

    • Currie is a member of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts Productions Company.

    • In 2004, Graham received a Gemini Award nomination in the category Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for the TV movie Cowboys and Indians: The J.J. Harper Story.

    • Theatrical Credits:
      The Front Man as Dino (Ensemble Studio Theatre)
      The Domino Male as Harko (Ensemble Studio Theatre)
      Slam as Mel (Village Theatre)
      Identity Crisis as Dr. Summers (Village Theatre)
      Merrickville Theatre Co. as Charles Fellow (Mill Theatre)
      Up Down the Staircase as Rusty O'Brian (Brocks Arts Theatre)
      Cry of Players as Will (Lester Martin Theatre)
      Actor's Nightmare as Henry (Actors Space)
      Carnival Di Venezio as Puchinella (Guggenheim Museum)
      • One-Man Show, Couvade (Mannie Greenfield Theatre)

    • TV Movie, Video, and Film Credits:
      Stargate: The Ark of Truth (2008) (V) as James Marrick
      Elijah (2007) (TV) as Gary Filmon
      By Appointment Only (2007) (TV) as Jake Brenner
      Augusta, Gone (2006) (TV) as John
      The Accidental Witness (2006) (TV) as Victor Sandeman
      A.K.A. (2006) (TV) as Capt. Mayhew
      Cowboys and Indians: The J.J. Harper Story (2003) (TV) as Constable Robert Cross
      Hip, Edgy, Sexy, Cool (2002)
      Edge of Madness (2002) as Dr. Jenkins
      Behind the Mask (1999) (TV) as Geller
      The Wonder Cabinet (1999) (TV) as Dr. Kevin Spitz
      One of Our Own (1997) as Det. Peter La Pierre (Leper)
      Portraits of a Killer (1996) as Wade Simms
      A Stranger to Love (1996) (TV) as Jimmy
      Hostage for a Day (1994) (TV) as Hondo
      Trust in Me (1994) as Dylan Gray
      Survive the Night (1993) (TV) as Ice

    • He studied under Carlyn Glenn at the prestigious Actors Studio in New York City.

    • Ever since his stint on NYPD Blue, Currie has had a working relationship with writer/producer Steven Bochco, who, as creator of Raising the Bar, invited Graham to be part of the show.

    • Graham was cast in the 2003 ABC pilots These Guys as Tom and 111 Gramercy Park as Ken Wilton. However, both shows weren't picked up by the network.

    • Along with famous actors Don Rickles, Adrien Brody, Judd Hirsch, and Danny DeVito, Currie was featured in the "Alumni Spotting" section of the 2005 issue of Americada, the official newsletter of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

    • Graham enjoys golf, writing, learning to play the guitar and poker.

    • Although he was born in Hamilton, Graham grew up in Cardinal, Ontario. He has been living in Los Angeles, California. (2008)

  • Quotes

    • Currie Graham: (his take on the popularity of crime procedurals) There's built in drama to certain type of work, like doctors, lawyers, police officers. The conflict is there and there's opportunity there to not have clear morality. In the position of a police officer, you get to explore both sides of that, because temptation is there. I don't think we're going to see a lot of movies about accountants, because there's not a lot of conflict there.

    • Currie Graham: (on doing the mini-series "Would Be Kings" in his hometown) It was kind of surreal. The neighbours were coming down and showing me pictures of myself when I was a baby. And my mother had just recently passed away, so it was strange. Life sort of comes around to find itself again.

    • Currie Graham: (on the fan support for Raising the Bar) I am always so grateful and so flattered when I see people, when I get emails, receive letters or read blogs. I'm just always flattered because I love doing it so much and the fact that people really enjoy watching me and what I do is just fantastic.

    • Currie Graham: (on acting) You get an opportunity where you are completely somewhere else, and I've always loved that. It's like a break from reality. You get to put on different clothes and put on a different face, and express yourself in a way you don't get to.

    • Currie Graham: I've always found the space between 'Action!' and 'Cut!' is one of the safest places for me to live in as a person. Everything else goes away.

    • Currie Graham: (about playing another lawyer on "Raising the Bar") This character is so different from the one I'm in on Boston Legal. This guy is much funnier and it's been fun. I talk about this a lot because the thing I like about this show is it's an opportunity for the audience to root for the underdogs, an opportunity for the audience to go, 'Oh, these people nobody gives a shit about and someone finally gives a shit about them' and then get into helping the downtrodden.

    • Currie Graham: (about the challenge of playing Nick Balco on "Raising the Bar") It is difficult to sort of walk a fine line between being a guy who is slightly misogynistic who is a little bit sleazy and a bit of a sexiest, but still make him fun and likable. It's a very fine line between just being a complete jerk and having everybody hate me or finding a way to be a jerk and have people still enjoy the character and want to watch.

    • Currie Graham: I think in every character that you do, there is a part of us in every character we play. I sort of look at the characters I play and try not to put a judgment on him as if he is a good guy or a bad guy. I just try to play the scene the way it was written.

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