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|Created by||Mike Kelley|
|Portrayed by||Henry Czerny|
|Occupation||Governor of New York (former)
CEO of Grayson Global (former)
|Family||Edward Grayson (father)
Emily Thorne (daughter-in-law)
|Spouse(s)||Stevie Grayson (ex-wife)
Victoria Grayson (wife, 1986-)
|Significant other(s)||Lydia Davis|
|Children||Daniel Grayson (son)
Patrick Osborne (stepson)
|Residence||Southampton, New York|
Czerny was cast in the role in March 2011.
Conrad Grayson is the CEO of Grayson Global and head of the Grayson family. He is Victoria's husband and father of Daniel and Charlotte (although not Charlotte's biological father). A shrewd and successful tycoon, Conrad is well-respected among his peers in both business and Hamptons’ society but operates with questionable moral integrity. He is ruthless and willing to do whatever it takes to emerge unscathed from difficult situations.
Eight years before the show's main timeline, Conrad was involved in laundering money for the Americon Initiative, which used the money in a terrorist attack that brought down a plane, Flight 197. After the disaster, Conrad worked with Frank and a reluctant Victoria to frame David Clarke, her lover and his employee. The FBI stormed David's house and arrested him for treason, while his daughter Amanda was taken into foster care for at least eight years, never seeing her father again. Sixteen years later, she returns to her hometown, calling herself Emily Thorne, intent on avenging her father and destroying the Graysons.
Conrad's affair with Victoria's best friend, Lydia, further damages the couple's strained relationship and leads to divorce proceedings. Initially close to his daughter, Conrad is devastated when a DNA test reveals she is not his biological child. He exposes Victoria at a family dinner and blackmails her lover, Dominik, into leaving her. In the first season finale, Conrad warns Victoria not to get on a plane but she appears to disregard him. After the plane is destroyed, he believes Victoria has died but she eventually calls him to ask for help with Murphy. Conrad helps Victoria with a scheme to make it appear she was kidnapped and held hostage by Murphy. He eventually asks Victoria to remarry him, explaining that it will prevent them from having to testify against each other. At their second wedding, Conrad is arrested, wrongly, for the murder of Gordon Murphy. Helen, a member of the Initiative, arranges his release on bail.
25 years before season one's events, Conrad was already married to another unnamed woman. Victoria stated in Episode 7 (season 1) that when she met Conrad 25 years ago, she too was lonely and insecure, (just like Lydia). Conrad also once "gave up everything to show how much he loved Victoria".
In the season 2 finale, Conrad is elected Governor of New York.
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