Grant Alan Show (born February 27, 1962) is an American actor best known for his role on Melrose Place as Jake Hanson, which he played from 1992 to 1997. He also portrayed as Blake Carrington on Dynasty.
In The CW’s new drama “Dynasty,” Grant Show plays Blake Carrington, the handsome, intimidating billionaire businessman who is as charming as he is fierce. Blake hails from a conservative family and is often challenged by his children, Fallon and Steven, as well as his newly minted fiancée, Cristal.
Born in Detroit, Michigan but raised in San Jose, California, Show developed a passion for acting at an early age. He majored in theater arts at UCLA and starred in “Ryan’s Hope” before taking a break to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.
Show’s television credits include series regular roles on “Devious Maids,” “Melrose Place,” “Satisfaction,” “Swingtown,” “Accidentally on Purpose,” “Private Practice,” “Big Love” and “The Family.” He has recurred on such shows as “Strong Medicine,” “Beautiful People,” “Dirt,” “Six Feet Under” and “Point Pleasant.”
He has guest starred on shows such as “CSI,” “Burn Notice,” “Criminal Minds” “The Exes,” “Arli$$,” “Ed,” and “UC Undercover,”. He has also appeared as Jake Hanson, his character on "Melrose Place", in two other shows of the Beverly Hills 90210 franchise ("Beverly Hills 90210" and "Models Inc.").
Show has also done theater work, playing Terry Malloy in the first-ever stage production of “On The Waterfront,” Doctor Jason Posner in the off-Broadway Pulitzer-winner, “Wit and The Gentleman Caller” and appeared in “The Glass Menagerie” at The Alley Theatre in Houston.
Show married model and actress Pollyanna McIntosh in 2004. They were divorced in 2011. In July 2012, Show became engaged to actress Katherine LaNasa. They married on August 18, 2012. They had a daughter, Eloise McCue Show, on March 25, 2014. Show currently resides in Los Angeles.
|1992||A Woman, Her Men, and Her Futon||Randy|
|2007||Raw Footage||Mitch Graham||Short film|
|2007||The Girl Next Door||Mr. Moran|
|2009||All Ages Night||Jeff Markham|
|2011||Fxxxen Americans||John||Short film|
|2011||Born to Race||Jimmy Kendall|
|2011||Coming Up for Air||Bill||Short film|
|2014||Born to Race: Fast Track||Jimmy Kendall|
|1984−1987||Ryan's Hope||Rick Hyde||Series regular, 5 episodes|
|1985||ABC Afterschool Special||Gregory Prince III||Episode: "Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale"|
|1986||The Love Boat||Christopher Stuart||2 episodes|
|1989||When We Were Young||Michael Stefanos||TV Movie|
|1989−1990||True Blue||Officer Casey Pierce||Series regular, 12 episodes|
|1992||Treacherous Crossing||Chief Stevens||TV Movie|
|1992||Beverly Hills, 90210||Jake Hanson||2 episodes|
|1992||Coopersmith||C.D. Coopersmith||TV Movie|
|1992–1997||Melrose Place||Jake Hanson||Series regular, 158 episodes|
|1994||Burke's Law||Dash Thornton||Episode: "Who Killed the Starlet?"|
|1994||Models Inc.||Jake Hanson||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1994||James A. Michener's Texas||William B. Travis||TV Movie|
|1995||Between Love and Honor||Steve Allie Collura||TV Movie|
|1995||Saturday Night Live||Jake Hanson||1 episode|
|1996||Hope and Gloria||Himself||1 episode|
|1996||Pretty Poison||Dennis Pitt||TV Movie|
|1997||Mother Knows Best||Ted Rogers||TV Movie|
|1997||The Price of Heaven||Jerry Shand||TV Movie|
|1998||Ice||Robert Drake||TV Movie|
|1999||Partners||Elliott Thompson||Episode: "A Beautiful Day"|
|1999||The Alchemists||Connor Malloy||TV Movie|
|2000||Ed||Troy McCallum||Episode: "Your Life Is Now"|
|2001||UC: Undercover||John Keller||2 episodes|
|2002||Six Feet Under||Scott Axelrod||3 episodes|
|2002||Arli$$||Trevor Lawson||Episode: "Playing It Safe"|
|2003||Sex and the Single Mom||Alex Lofton||TV Movie|
|2004||Strong Medicine||Ben Sanderson||5 episodes|
|2004||Mystery Girl||Christopher Sullivan||TV Short|
|2004||Homeland Security||Bradley Brand||TV Movie|
|2005−2006||Point Pleasant||Lucas Boyd||Series regular, 13 episodes|
|2005||More Sex and the Single Mom||Alex Lofton||TV Movie|
|2005−2006||Beautiful People(US TV Series)||Daniel Kerr||4 episodes|
|2007||Dirt||Jack Dawson||4 episodes|
|2008||Swingtown||Tom Decker||Series regular, 13 episodes|
|2008−2011||Private Practice||Dr. Archer Montgomery||7 episodes|
|2009||Grey's Anatomy||Dr. Archer Montgomery||Episode: "Before and After"|
|2009||Natalee Holloway (film)||George "Jug" Twitty||Television film|
|2009−2010||Accidentally on Purpose||James||Series regular, 16 episodes|
|2010||Scoundrels||Alan Markham||Episode: "Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire"|
|2011||Big Love||Goji Guru||5 episodes|
|2011||Justice for Natalee Holloway||George "Jug" Twitty||Television film|
|2011||Burn Notice||Max||3 episodes|
|2011−2012||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Agent Viggo McQuaid||2 episodes|
|2013−2016||Devious Maids||Spence Westmore||Series regular, 44 episodes|
|2013||The Exes||Alex||Episode: "Zero Dark Forties"|
|2015||Criminal Minds||Colton Grant||Episode: "The Forever People"|
|2015||Satisfaction||Arthur Waverly||Recurring role season 2, 7 episodes|
|2017-present||Dynasty||Blake Carrington||Main role|
- In real life, Grant Show is married to Katherine LaNasa (Ada Stone) since 2012.
- Grant Show has worked with Brianna Brown (Claudia Blaisdel) in the 2013 drama "Devious Maids". Show has previously worked with Nicollette Sheridan (former Alexis Carrington) in the 1990 mini-series, "Lucky Chances". Lastly, Show has also worked with Kelly Rutherford (Melissa Daniels) on the popular soap-opera, "Melrose Place" (also starring Heather Locklear, the original Sammy Jo, and executive produced by Aaron Spelling and E. Duke Vincent, also from same series) though they haven't shared any scene together.