Topher Grace

Highest Rated: 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Lowest Rated: 0% The Institute (2017)
Birthday: Jul 12, 1978
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Lanky, personable, and looking for all the world like Alan Alda's long-lost son, Topher Grace made an impressive film debut with his role in Traffic (2000), Steven Soderbergh's epic and widely acclaimed look at the American war on drugs. Grace received positive notices for his work in the film, which cast him as a cocky prep-school boy who turns his girlfriend (Erika Christensen) on to heroin and cocaine. The role marked a drastic departure from the young actor's regular job on the popular Fox sitcom That '70s Show, where he portrayed Eric Forman, a level-headed and predominantly wholesome high school student coming of age in "Me Decade" Wisconsin.A native New Yorker, Grace was born in the city on July 12, 1978. Raised in Connecticut and Massachusetts, he began acting in school plays and was a student at New Hampshire's Brewster Academy when his performance in a school production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum effectively secured him his first professional job. Among those to see the play were Bonnie and Terry Turner, parents of one of Grace's classmates and the would-be producers of That '70s Show. Impressed with the young actor's work in the play, they tapped him for the role of Eric Forman during his freshman year at the University of Southern California. Grace, who had studied acting at the Groundlings Improvisation School and the Neighborhood Playhouse, made his television debut in 1998, winning over both new fans and critical approval. His acclaimed work in Traffic two years later saw the actor's popularity further increase, acting as another testament to the beginnings of a promising career.While continuing to appear on That '70s Show, Grace remained selective of his film roles. Aside from showing up in a cameo as himself in Traffic director Steven Soderbergh's 2001 remake of Ocean's 11, he didn't appear in a film for three years. However, with his supporting turn in the Julia Roberts drama Mona Lisa Smile, it appeared Grace's film career was building steam.For his first big-screen starring role, Grace played opposite Kate Bosworth and Josh Duhamel in the 2004 love-triangle comedy Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!, which was mostly well received by critics and audiences. Later in 2004, the young actor could be seen in the ensemble film sophomore effort from Roger Dodger director Dylan Kidd, entitled P.S. Cast as a twentysomething student who appears to be the reincarnation of an older woman's deceased high-school sweetheart, Grace offered a sense of soulful gravity to the under-seen romantic fantasy before rounding out his breakthrough year with a powerful performance as an ambitious young executive whose sense of synergy sets the boardroom ablaze in In Good Company. In the short span of just one year, Grace had proven himself capable of believably playing both a lovelorn Piggly Wiggly manager who can't muster the courage to express his love to the woman of his dreams, and an overambitious white-collar powerhouse who discovers something called a soul after casually assuming the position coveted by an experienced ad man twice his age. Whereas most actors of his generation would have been happy doing teen comedies and cashing in on the success of That '70s Show, it was obvious that Grace was opting for quality over quantity in making his transition to the big screen. After wrapping up his impressive run on That '70s Show in 2006, Grace henceforth chose his roles selectively, speaking often about having little hunger for fame, but a big appetite for interesting, fun, or challenging projects. He would appear in a number of feature films over the coming years, ranging form big budge action adventure fare, like Spiderman 3, to lighthearted comedies like Take Me Home Tonight, to offbeat, independent projects, like The Giant Mechanical Man. In 2014, he had a supporting role in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi film Interstellar.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Breakthrough Jason Noble 2019
96% BlacKkKlansman David Duke 2018
No Score Yet Delirium Actor 2018
80% Opening Night Nick Producer 2017
48% War Machine Actor 2017
0% The Institute Vincent 2017
62% Truth Mike Smith $1.6M 2015
43% American Ultra Adrian Yates 2015
14% Playing It Cool Scott 2015
72% Interstellar Getty $158.8M 2014
51% The Calling Ben Wingate 2014
7% Don Peyote Glavin Culpepper 2014
7% The Big Wedding Jared $21.6M 2013
70% The Giant Mechanical Man Doug $5.9K 2012
22% The Double Ben Geary $0.2M 2011
27% Take Me Home Tonight Matt Franklin Executive Producer $7M 2011
74% Too Big to Fail Jim Wilkinson 2011
65% Predators Edwin $52.1M 2010
18% Valentine's Day Jason $110.6M 2010
63% Spider-Man 3 Eddie Brock/Venom $336.6M 2007
83% In Good Company Carter Duryea $45.5M 2004
54% P.S. F. Scott Feinstadt $0.2M 2004
53% Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! Pete $16.9M 2004
34% Mona Lisa Smile Tommy Donegal $63.7M 2003
0% Pinocchio Lucignolo [U.S. Version] $3.7M 2002
82% Ocean's Eleven Himself (uncredited) $183.4M 2001
92% Traffic Seth $123.9M 2000
No Score Yet The Crusaders Actor

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2005
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • 2015
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
Panelist
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2011
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2008
No Score Yet Robot Chicken
2005-2018
Voice
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet That '70s Show
1998-2006
Eric Forman Eric
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Performer
  • 2005
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 2003
72% Love, Death & Robots
2019

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