Biography

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www.chetgrissom.com
Film work includes roles in BOOK CLUB (Jane Fonda), BACKSEAT (Christian Bale), BATTLE OF THE SEXES (Emma Stone, Steve Carell), THE VEIL (Thomas Jane, Jessica Alba), THE CRAZIES (Timothy Olyphant), and FAIR GAME (Sean Penn, Naomi Watts). Has appeared in over 70 TV shows including "Shooter", "How To Get Away With Murder", "True Detective", Justified", "Rizzoli and Isles", "Scandal", "Castle", "Criminal Minds", "Mad Men", "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip", "Jericho", "Desperate Housewives", "The Practice", "Monk", "Cold Case", "Buffy TVS", and "The X-Files" since moving to Los Angeles from Chicago.

After receiving his B.F.A. from The Theatre School at DePaul University, Chet became a veteran of the Chicago theatre scene where he performed at numerous theatres including The Goodman and the Chicago Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in a wide variety of roles and genres, ranging from Elizabethan to contemporary plays.

His theatre work in Los Angeles includes "Birder", "Things Being What They Are", "Finding Fossils", "The Bird and Mr. Banks" and "Swimming" (Road Theatre), "Terra Nova" (South Coast Rep.), "Taming of the Shrew" (Orpheum), "After the Fall", "Central Avenue", "Night of the Iguana", and "Summer and Smoke" (Fountain); "Hamlet" and "Ecstasy" (Odyssey); and "Xenogenesis" (Eclectic). He has been a member of the Road Theatre Company since 2004 and is on the Artistic Board there. Both "After the Fall" and "Summer and Smoke" won the Ovation Award for Best Production in an Intimate Theatre.

Highlights

Television Appearances in over 70 shows - Recurring roles in HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, TRUE DETECTIVE, and JUSTIFIED.

Film The upcoming BOOK CLUB (Jane Fonda) and BACKSEAT (Christian Bale), and roles in BATTLE OF THE SEXES, THE VEIL (Dir: Phil Joanou), FAIR GAME (Sean Penn, Naomi Watts), and THE CRAZIES (Timothy Olyphant).

Stage Dozens and dozens of stage roles in both L.A. and Chicago.
"Road Theatre Company veteran Grissom is perfect as the guy we've all met and tried to avoid, the one who insists on sharing far more than we want to know about himself before asking for a huge favor. As the play progresses and his existential disappointments break through the superficial bravado, Grissom's Jack becomes neither pathetic nor heroic, but impossible to turn away from." Lyle Zimskind - LAIST, from the review for THINGS BEING WHAT THEY ARE

Commercial Dozens of national and regional commercials...

Training BFA - The Theatre School at DePaul University (AKA Goodman School of Drama)


Statistics

Height: 5' 7"   Weight: 165
Hair: Salt and Pepper   Eyes: Hazel

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