Graham Abbey

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Graham Abbey
Born Graham Robert Thomson Abbey
(1971-03-24) March 24, 1971 (age 43)
Toronto, Ontario
Years active 1983-present
Spouse(s) Michelle Giroux

Graham Abbey (born Graham Robert Thomson Abbey on March 24, 1971 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian film, television and stage actor, who is best known for his role as Gray Jackson in TV drama The Border.


At the then Stratford Festival of Canada (now Stratford Shakespeare Festival), the eleven year-old Graham Abbey took up small parts in A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Merry Wives of Windsor. In the following season, he returned with roles in As You Like It and Macbeth.[1] His first role was as a forest gnome at the Festival Theatre, and he explained his interest as: “there was a room full of doughnuts and I got to get out of school”.[2][3]

After two years at Stratford, he gave up acting. He left Stratford Central Secondary School, moved to Kingston, Ontario, and in 1994, graduated from Queen's University with a degree in political science.

In 1997, he rejoined the Stratford Festival with a leading role (Happy Loman in Death of a Salesman), a supporting role (Paris in Romeo and Juliet), and an ensemble role (the Chorus in Oedipus Rex). He left the Stratford Festival in 2006, after performing in Coriolanus in his eighth consecutive season, and has since been focusing on film and television and a writing project of his own.[4]

In August 2008, he married former Stratford colleague Michelle Giroux.[5]


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