Grayson McCouch

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Grayson McCouch
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McCouch at the 2009 As the World Turns fan luncheon in New York City
Born Grayson Jonathan McCouch
(1968-10-29) October 29, 1968 (age 49)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Residence New York City
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–present

Grayson Jonathan 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 also starred as Don Masters on the Nick at Nite family drama Hollywood Heights.[1]

Life and career[edit]

McCouch was born in New York City, the son of Rina (Plotnik), a musician, and Donald Grayson McCouch, a banker.[2] His mother is Israeli and served in the Israeli army.[3]

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 Night's Dream, Inherit the Wind and The Moon Stone. While in London, he performed in Electra at the Almeida Theater and Women Beware Women at the Royal Court.[citation needed]

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 (1998–99). He played Dr. Mitchell Grace on All Souls (April 2001 – August 2001). Other appearances include Beverly Hills, 90210, The Cosby Mysteries, and The Agency. In 2003, McCouch landed the role as Dusty Donovan on As the World Turns, a role for which he earned a Daytime Emmy nomination for in 2006 for the Supporting Actor category.[4][1]

His film credits include Armageddon (1998), Airtight (1999), and Momentum (2003). In 2014, McCouch portrayed the doomed Thomas Wayne in the pilot episode of Gotham. He currently resides in New York City.


  1. ^ a b Grayson McCouch on IMDb
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  3. ^ "Storm-Crossed Lovers?",, September 17, 2014; accessed November 21, 2014.
  4. ^ [1],; accessed November 21, 2014.

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