|Born||Edward Shaud III
February 27, 1961
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
Grant Shaud (born Edward Shaud III; February 27, 1961) is an American actor known for having played the character of Miles Silverberg on the 1990s TV sitcom Murphy Brown.
Grant Shaud was born in Evanston, Illinois, the son of Ann Barbara (née Dougherty) and Edward Shaud, Jr. His family was Irish Catholic. He attended Conestoga High School in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, and graduated in 1979. In 1983, he graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Richmond where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
In 1984, Shaud moved to New York City to begin working in theater. His first acting role in television was as a guest character named Jack on Kate & Allie, who was a college student and director on a local cable channel. In 1988, he began as Miles Silverberg on Murphy Brown. He lived with co-star Jane Leeves before and during her guest stint on the show, in which she concurrently played his girlfriend. He left in 1996 with his "boss" role on the show being taken over by Lily Tomlin.
In recent years he has also done some voice-over work in animation, most notably in the film Antz and the television series Batman: The Animated Series. He had a guest role in The Drew Carey Show as a character named Jack, who believed himself to be the devil. He also played Alex Rosetti in the sitcom Madigan Men, starring Gabriel Byrne.
Selected stage and screen credits
- Kate & Allie (as cable channel director Jack in episodes "Stage Mother" and "The Goodbye Girl"), 1986
- Murphy Brown (as Miles Silverberg), 1988–1996
- Murder, She Wrote (in episode "Where Have You Gone, Billy Boy?" as ventriloquist Woody Perkins), 1990
- The Drew Carey Show (in episode "The Devil, You Say" as Jack), 1996
- Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (as Harold Kripstly/The Toyman in episode "Toy Story"), 1997
- From the Earth to the Moon (as Bob Carbee), 1998
- Madigan Men (as Alex Rosetti), 2000
- Touched by an Angel (in episode "The Sixteenth Minute" as Ed), 2002
- Oliver Beene (as Dr. Jerrimiah 'Jerry' Beene), 2003
- Pushing Daisies 2007
- Law & Order (in episode "Misbegotten" as Dr. Hoffman), Jan 2008
- Medium (in episodes "Burn Baby Burn" and "Burn Baby Burn, Part 2" as Dr. Leo Crane), March, 2008
- Louie (as Eddie Faye, screenwriter in the re-write scene, in the episode "Halloween/Ellie"), August 18, 2011
- Curb Your Enthusiasm (in episode "Car Periscope" as Henry Horn), August 28, 2011
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (in episode "Theater Tricks" as Theater critic), January 11, 2012
- The Distinguished Gentleman (as Arthur Reinhardt), 1992
- Men Seeking Women (as Les), 1997
- Antz (as the voice of Foreman), 1998
- The Crow: Salvation (as Peter Walsh), 2000
- Waltzing Anna (as JD Reno), 2006
- Torch Song Trilogy, Broadway, 1986
- Today, I Am a Fountain Pen (as Pete Lisanti), Theater 890, 1986
- Writer's Block (as David), Atlantic Theater, 2003
- After Ashley (as David), Vineyard Theatre, 2005
- Thicker than Water (multiple roles), Ensemble Studio Theatre, 2008
- Relatively Speaking (multiple roles), Brooks Atkinson Theater, 2011