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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.

Personal Life

Show married model and actress Pollyanna McIntosh in 2004. They were divorced in 2011.[1] 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.[2] Show currently resides in Los Angeles.


Year Title Role Notes
1992 A Woman, Her Men, and Her Futon Randy
2004 Marmalade Aiden
2007 Raw Footage Mitch Graham Short film
2007 The Girl Next Door Mr. Moran
2009 All Ages Night Jeff Markham
2011 Action Figures Bruce
2011 Fxxxen Americans John Short film
2011 Born to Race Jimmy Kendall
2011 Coming Up for Air Bill Short film
2012 Mindfield Murphy Short film
2012 The Possession Brett
2014 Born to Race: Fast Track Jimmy Kendall
Year Title Role Notes
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
1990 Lucky Chances Marco Miniseries
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 Encrypt Garth TV Movie
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