Todd Graff

Todd Graff

Highest Rated: 88% The Abyss (1989)

Lowest Rated: 11% Opportunity Knocks (1990)

Birthday: Oct 22, 1959

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

The multi-talented Todd Graff began his career as a child performer, voicing the character of Choo Choo Charlie in TV commercials for Good 'N' Plenty candy. He went on to appear as a regular Short Circus on the award-winning PBS educational series "The Electric Company" from 1975-77 before attending college. As an adult, Graff first made his mark on stage coupled with Liz Callaway in the musical "Baby" (1983), for which he netted a Tony Award nomination. Onscreen, he has performed mid-size roles in several features, including "Five Corners" (1987), as Jodie Foster's handicapped boyfriend, "Dominick and Eugene" (1988), as a garbageman co-worker of Tom Hulce, and James Cameron's "The Abyss" (1989), as a paranoid crewman. He scripted "Used People" (1992), adapted from his play "The Grandma Plays" (1989), as well as co-produced and wrote the Geena Davis vehicle, "Angie" (1994), a film resembling his previous effort in its use of sweet-natured--though some critics have charged condescending--ethnic stereotypes and themes of familial strife. These works incorporated Graff's theater origins in their reliance on community-based plots and limited shooting locations.

Highest rated movies

The Abyss
Five Corners
Dominick and Eugene
An Innocent Man
Opportunity Knocks




32% 65% Joyful Noise Director,
$30.9M 2012
82% 64% Bandslam Director,
$5.2M 2009
64% 68% Camp Director,
$1.6M 2003
18% 45% The Beautician and the Beast Producer $11.5M 1997
No Score Yet 17% Fly by Night Naji (Character) - 1993
49% 46% The Vanishing Screenwriter $13.4M 1993
44% 37% Used People Writer,
$17.1M 1992
No Score Yet 12% Framed Pete (Character) - 1990
11% 47% Opportunity Knocks Lou (Character) $10.1M 1990
44% 47% An Innocent Man Robby, Con (Character) $20.0M 1989
88% 83% The Abyss Alan "Hippy" Carnes (Character) $54.3M 1989
77% 72% Dominick and Eugene Larry Higgins (Character) $843.9K 1988
78% 55% Five Corners Jamie (Character) $305.4K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Not Quite Paradise Rothwell T. Schwartz (Character) - 1985


No Score Yet 69% The Nanny Unknown (Guest Star) 1997