at the 2009 "As The World Turns" Fan Luncheon held in New York City
October 29, 1968 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
Grayson McCouch (born October 29, 1968) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Dusty Donovan on the daytime soap opera As the World Turns. He currently stars as Don Masters on the Nick at Nite family drama Hollywood Heights.
Life and career
McCouch was born in New York City, New York, the son of Rina and Donald McCouch, a banker. His mother is Israeli and once served in the Israeli army. McCouch graduated from Kent School in Kent, Connecticut in 1987 and received his Bachelor of Arts Honors Degree in Theater from Hamilton College. He later studied at the British American Drama Academy through the Oxford-Yale program. He spent four seasons with the Williamstown Theater Festival where he performed in Arturo UI, The Visit, Threepenny Opera, A Midsummer's Night Dream, Inherit the Wind and The Moon Stone. While in London, the actor also performed in Electra at the Almeida Theater and Women Beware Women at the Royal Court.
McCouch got his start on television as Dr. Morgan Winthrop on Another World in 1993. After moving to Los Angeles, the actor starred as Sean Logan on Legacy from 1998 to 1999. He later portrayed Dr. Mitchell Grace on the short-lived series All Souls, airing from April to August 2001. Other appearances include Beverly Hills, 90210, The Cosby Mysteries, and The Agency. In 2003, McCouch landed the role as Dusty Donovan on the now-ended soap opera, As the World Turns, a role for which he earned a Daytime Emmy nomination for in 2006 for the Supporting Actor category
He currently resides in New York City.