Grant Piro

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Gender
Male
Age Range
45 - 55
Height
177cm
Base Location
Melbourne
Available In
Adelaide, Auckland, Australian Capital Territory, Brisbane, Christchurch, Dunedin, Gold Coast, International, Melbourne, Northern Territory, Perth, Queenstown, Sydney, Tasmania, Wellington
Skills
Actor, Musical Theatre, Presenter, Voice Artist
Hair
Brown
Eye
Brown
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Agent

Acting Agent
Ian White Management
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Credits

Feature Film

2019
Captain Schnepel
ESCAPE FROM PRETORIA
Arclight Films
Francis Annan
2015
Quincey
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Crime and Punishment
Andrew O’Keefe
2015
Ken Watson
MORMON YANKEES: THE SPIRIT OF THE GAME
Spirit of the Game PTY LTD
Darran Scott
2014
Boxing Commentator News reporter Loop group
PREDESTINATION
The Spierg Brothers
The Spierig Brothers
2012
Punter
SAVE YOUR LEGS!
Another Man’s Box Pty Ltd
Boyd Hicklin
2006
Moyer
THE CONDEMNED
Condemned Productions Australia
Scott Wiper
2006
Bradley Evans
THE INDEPENDENT
Apocalypse Films
Andrew O’Keefe
2003
Larry Fleishman
DARKNESS FALLS
Revolution Films
Jon Liebsman
2003
Woodrow Warton
THE OUTSIDER
Hallmark
Randa Haines
2001
Studio Tour Guide
CROCODILE DUNDEE IN LA
Universal
Simon Wincer
1999
Lyndon Bridge
MR. ACCIDENT
Universal
Yahoo Serious
1999
Lyndon Bridge
AIRTIGHT
Showtime
Ian Barry
1998
Blind Freddy
AMY
Film Victoria
Nadia Tass
1997
John O’Bannon
JOEY
Ian Barry
1997
Singing Policeman
LOVE IN AMBUSH
Carl Shultz
1993
Four Shopkeepers
BAD BOY BUBBY
Fandango Films
Rolf DeHeer
1987
Angus Disney
MIRACLE DOWNUNDER
Ent Media
George Miller
1987
Charlie
THE LIGHTHORSEMAN
South Australia Film Corp (SAFC)
Simon Wincer
1986
Dee Dee
SEBASTIAN AND THE SPARROW
South Australia Film Corp (SAFC)
Scott Hicks
1985
Mt. Isa Miner
CALL ME MR BROWN
South Australia Film Corp (SAFC)
Scott Hicks
1984
PLAYING BEATIE BOW
South Australia Film Corp (SAFC)
Don Crombie

Television

2019
Bob Noble
MY LIFE IS MURDER
Leah Purcell
2018
Gary
WANTED
Jocelyn Moorhouse
2018
Michael Fassmember
HOW TO STAY MARRIED
Network Ten
Peter Helliar
2017
Bambino
EX-PM
ABC
Shaun Wilson
2017
Grossman
OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN
Network Ten
Shawn Seet
2017
Sgt Malouf
NEWTON'S LAW
ABC TV
2017
Dustin Hoffman
HOGES
Freemantle Media
2016
Senator Mackie
JACK IRISH
ABC TV
2015
The Marvellous MacKenzie
MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES (S3)
ABC TV
2012
Mike Evans
WINNERS AND LOSERS (Series 2)
Seven Network
2010
Wayne Stiles
CITY HOMICIDE (Series 4)
Seven Network
2008
Jay Fenelly
SEA PATROL (Series 3)
Sea Patrol Productions
2007
Craig Pierce
CITY HOMICIDE
Seven Network
Tony Tilse
2007
Piero
THE LIBRARIANS
ABC Television Prod
Wayne Hope
2007
James Campbell
RAIN SHADOW
Rain Shadow/Southern Star
James Campbell
2007
Jim
THE ELEPHANT PRINCESS
Elephant Princess Pty Ltd
Roger Hodgman
2005
Doctor Baker
HEADLAND
Seven Network
2003
Adam Harfiled
CRASHBURN
CoxKnight Productions
2003
Brian Dennison
STINGERS
Simpson LeMesurier
2002
Jack Lavine
BACKBURNER
ABC TV/Crackerjack Productions
2002
Denis Katos
BLUE HEELERS
West St Productions
2002
Greg Hallion
MARSHALL LAW
Seven Network
1999
Tim Ryan (King of Kids)
BLUE HEELERS
West St Productions
1999
Conlon
WITCHHUNT
Golden Square Productions
1998
Tim Ryan
BLUE HEELERS
West St Productions
1998
WILDSIDE
ABC TV
1998
Bryce
SEACHANGE
ABC TV/Artist Services
1997
Bordy
TALES OF THE SOUTH SEAS
Ten Network
1997
Costello (Isn’t it Romantic)
THE DEVIL GAME
Nine Network
1996
TWISTED TALES
ABC TV
1996
Dr. Will Taylor
GP
ABC TV
1996
Goat Larouse
GOOD GUYS BAD GUYS
Simpson LeMesurier
1996
Danny Leydon
THE TERRITORIANS
Robert Brunning Productions/ TWISTED TALES Twisted Tales P/L/Nine Network
1995
Toby Miller
CORRELLI
Nine Network
1995
Steve Creely
MCLEOD’S DAUGHTERS
ABC TV
1994
Dale Cassidy
JANUS
ABC TV
1993
Max
FINDERS KEEPERS
ABC TV
1991
Spud
THE RIVER KINGS
ABC TV
1990
Mr. Cruickshank
SECOND CHILDHOOD
ABC TV
1989
SHELLEY
Thames TV
1988
Leonard
WIFE BEGINS AT FORTY
BBC TV
1988
Kevin
CAPTAIN JOHNNO
ABC TV
1986
Rocky
PALS
ABC TV/Pals P/L
1983
Tony Parker
SONS AND DAUGHTERS
Grundy Television
Various

Stage

2018
Pastor Greg
HAND TO GOD
Vass Productions
Gary Abrams
2018
Vince Fontaine
GREASE - The Arena Experience
Harvest Rain
Tim O'Connor
2018
Ali Harkin
OKLAHOMA
The Production Company
Chris Parker
2017
Horace Vandergelder
HELLO DOLLY
The Production Company
Gary Young
2016
Speed
THE ODD COUPLE
Melbourne Theatre Company
Peter Houghton
2016
Inspector Fix and others
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
Ellis Productions
Terence O'Connell
2013
Raymond
HATE
Malthouse Theatre Company
Marion Potts
2012
Endicott
HIS GIRL FRIDAY
Melbourne Theatre Company
Aidan Fennessy
2010
Wilbur
HAIRSPRAY
Dainty Consolidated Entertainment and Roadshow Live
David Atkins
2009
Dinsky
REALISM
Melbourne Theatre Company
Peter Evans
2009
Andre Thibault
DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
The Production Company
Roger Hodgman
2009
Gangster
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
Melbourne Theatre Company
Simon Phillips
2008
Gooper
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
Melbourne Theatre Company
Gale Edwards
2008
Clown
THE 39 STEPS
Melbourne Theatre Company
Maria Aitkin
2003
Carmen
THE PRODUCERS
The Gordon Frost Organisation
Susan Stroman
2002
Ira
LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR
Melbourne Theatre Company
Kate Cherry
2002
Ambrose
HELLO DOLLY
The Production Company
Rodney Fisher
1995
Ishmael
MOBY DICK
State Theatre Company SA
Nigel Triffett
1994
Ken
WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY
Springboard Theatre
Peter Green
1993
No-good Boy-o
UNDER MILKWOOD
State Theatre Company SA
Rodney Fisher
1989
IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY
London Theatre of Comedy
Ray Cooney
1988
Leonard
WIFE BEGINS AT 40
London Theatre Of Comedy
Ray Cooney
1985
Various
PRAVDA
State Theatre Company SA
Gail Edwards
1984
Lionel
THE WEEKENDERS
The Stage Company
John Noble

Skills & Attributes

Clothing Size
Male - M
Natural Accent
Australian
Ethnicity
Caucasian, European, Italian, Southern European
Accents
Aboriginal, American Standard, Australian, East Coast American, Brooklyn, West Coast American, Chinese, Cockney, English, French, German, Greek, Indian, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mid Western, Russian, Scottish, Southern, Welsh
Hair Length
Collar
Hair Style
Wavy
Instrumental
Guitar
Singing
Musical Theatre
Singing Range
Baritone
Sport
Cricket, Golf, Horse Riding, Ice Skating, Swimming
Circus
Juggling
Drivers Licences
Car
Professional Skills
Actor, Musical Theatre, Presenter, Voice Artist

Media

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2009 Helpmann Award Nominee for Best Male Actor In a Supporting Role In A Play – REALISM 2009 Helpmann Award Nominee for Best Male Artist In A Supporting Role (Theatre) – 39 STEPS 2005 Winner of Green Room Award for Male Artist In A Supporting Role (Musical Theatre) THE PRODUCERS 1999 Winner of Green Room Award for Best Male Artist In A Featured Role – THE MERRY WIDOW Grant Piro is one of Australia’s most established and well respected actors. With over 32 years as a professional actor his career could best be described as 'vast', having worked in every facet of the industry. Theatre, Musical Theatre, Feature Film including international features, television, radio drama, television host, and as one of the busiest voice over actors in the country. Grant began his career at 16, with an eighteen month stint in the television soap opera SONS AND DAUGHTERS during the early 1980's. As a young actor he spent many years hosting local television programmes in South Australia, as well as appearing in several plays for the State Theatre Company Of South Australia and other theatre companies; PRAVDA, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, MOBY DICK, THE WEEKENDERS, UNDER MILKWOOD, WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY and TAKING STEPS. This was also a time of prosperity for the SA film industry, where he met and worked with film makers such as Scott Hicks, Rolf DeHeer, Don Crombie, George Ogilvie and Simon Wincer, on film and tv projects such as THE RIVER KINGS, PLAYING BEATIE BOW, CALL ME MR BROWN, SEBASTIAN AND THE SPARROW, THE TERRITORIANS, MCLEOD'S DAUGHTERS (the movie), SECOND CHILDHOOD, THE LIGHTHORSEMAN, FINDERS KEEPERS, CAPTAIN JOHNNO and PALS. After completing George Miller's classic Australian Christmas feature film MIRACLE DOWNUNDER (BUSHFIREMOON) in 1987, a chance meeting with English theatre director Ray Cooney led to Grant moving to England, where he toured in the Cooney penned farces WIFE BEGINS AT FORTY and IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY for the London Theatre of Comedy, and appeared in the television shows SHELLEY and CASUALTY, as well as a sitcom version of WIFE BEGINS AT FORTY for the BBC. Grant returned to Australia in 1990 and spent the next six years writing and presenting his own TV show for the ABC, the one project he is probably best remembered for in 20 to 30 year old demographic of today. COUCH POTATO became cultish, and has been voted in many lists as one of the most popular children's television programmes of the 1990's. The 90's was an exceptionally fruitful period for Grant. He appeared in an extraordinary amount of film and television projects. Featured roles on TV that included JANUS, CORRELLI, TWISTED TALES, GOOD GUYS BAD GUYS, TALES OF THE SOUTH SEAS, GP, THE DEVIL GAME, WILDSIDE, BLUE HEELERS, WITCHHUNT, and SEACHANGE. And films such as JOEY, AIRTIGHT, AMY, MR ACCIDENT alongside Yahoo Serious, CROCODILE DUNDEE IN LA with Paul Hogan, and the French feature L'AMOUR EN EMBUSCADE for director Carl Shultz. It was during this time that Grant received an AACTA nomination for his work on JANUS. For the next ten years, Grant gained a reputation as one of Melbourne's foremost theatre actors, working predominantly for the Melbourne Theatre Company in productions such as LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR, THE MAD WOMAN OF CHAILOT, THE 39 STEPS, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, REALISM, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, and HIS GIRL FRIDAY. He also appeared in Musicals such as THE PRODUCERS, HELLO DOLLY, HAIRSPRAY, and DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS. During this time he received a Green Room Award nomination three times, winning twice, and a Helpmann Award nomination for REALISM. More TV and film followed. CRASHBURN, HEADLAND, RAINSHADOW, THE LIBRARIANS, CITY HOMICIDE, THE ELEPHANT PRINCESS, SEA PATROL, and WINNERS AND LOSERS on television. The American feature films DARKNESS FALLS, THE OUTSIDER, and THE CONDEMNED, and local films THE INDEPENDENT and SAVE YOUR LEGS!. Grant says that he is equally as proud of work completed more recently. The Malthouse Theatre Company's HATE, the television MISS FISHER MURDER MYSTERIES and HARTMAN, and his latest feature film CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. AWARDS/NOMINATIONS Received the 1999 Green Room award for Best Male Artist in a Featured Role for THE MERRY WIDOW (Musical Theatre) Recieved the 2000 Green Room Award for Best Male Artist in a Supporting Role: THE PRODUCERS (Musical Theatre)