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December 1982 to December 1984; December 1986 to February 1991; April 1996 to November 12, 2004; February 9, 2009 to September 18, 2009
At A Glance



Grant was introduced to acting in prep school, where a supportive drama teacher, John van Meter, encouraged him to try out for a school production. He then attended Washington and Lee University in Virginia, and became heavily involved in the theater program.

He appeared in such diverse plays as The Crucible, The Owl and the Pussycat and The Glass Menagerie, and played the title roles in both Manson and Hamlet. He has also been seen on stage in Baltimore in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Grant next went to New York City to pursue his professional acting career, attending classes at New York University and the Circle in the Square School. He worked for a year as a model before he began to land acting jobs.

Grant has spent time in Los Angeles, where he has had guest roles on such primetime series as Hardcastle and McCormick, Who's the Boss? and The Fall Guy. He was also featured in the television film, Dark Mansions, and had a short-term role on the daytime drama, Capitol. He was seen in the afternoon special, A Very Delicate Matter, prior to joining Guiding Light.

Grant and his wife, Sherry Ramsey, is a lawyer -- she is an Assistant District Attorney in New Jersey. They were married on September 19, 1987. Known for taking in stray or unwanted pets, they live with an assortment of cats and dogs. They spend much of their free time working for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Grant's birthday is August 6.

Acting Portfolio: TELEVISION

As the World Turns
Director
2006-2007

All My Children
Alec McIntyre
1993-1996

Dark Mansions
1986

Tough Guys
Bartender at Mickey's
1986

The Fall Guy
Episode #5.15 "Beach Blanket Bounty"
Cliff
February 21, 1986

Hardcastle and McCormick
Episode #3.10 "Mirage a Trois"
Biff Anderson
December 2, 1985

Who's The Boss?
Episode #1.24 "Hunk of the Month"
Gus McGee
1985

Guiding Light
Phillip Spaulding
December 1982 to December 1984; December 1986 to February 1991; April 1996 to November 12, 2004; February 9, 2009 to September 18, 2009

Capitol
D.J. Phillips
1982

Acting Portfolio: FILM

The Big Bad Swim
Paul Pierson
2006

Fields of Freedom
2006

Tough Guys
Bartender at Mickey's
1986

Awards & Acclaim


Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor (2003, 2004, 2005; for Guiding Light)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (1998; for Guiding Light)

Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor (2003, 2004, 2005; for Guiding Light)

Soap Opera Digest Awards Nominee, Favorite Couple with co-star Beth Ehlers [Harley] (1998)
Soap Opera Digest Awards Winner, Favorite New Couple with co-star Beth Ehlers [Harley] (1998)
Vital Statistics


PLACE OF BIRTH: Baltimore, Maryland
DATE OF BIRTH: August 6, 1959
HEIGHT: 6'2"
HAIR:Brown
MARITAL STATUS: Married; Sherry Ramsey [Sep 19, 1987]
News Archives

News Archive: Chatter says Aleksander might want out of GL. [Nov 22, 1999]
News Archive: Deal reached to keep Aleksander on GL. [Apr 3, 2000]
News Archive: Grant Aleksander out in surprising GL casting move. [Sep 3, 2004]
News Archive: Aleksander tapes final GL episode, exits show. [Sep 3, 2004]
News Archive: Is Aleksander headed back to GL? [Jan 3, 2005]
News Archive: Grant Aleksander to return to GL in 2009. [Nov 10, 2008]
News Archive: Paley Center planning farewell tribute to Guiding Light. [Jun 29, 2009]
News Archive: DVD chronicles the life of Phillip Spaulding. [Mar 28, 2012]
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