Gyton Grantley

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Gyton Grantley
Gyton Grantley.jpg
Born July 1980 (age 35)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present

Gyton Grantley (born July 1980) is a Logie Award and AFI Award-winning Australian actor, best known for his portrayal of convicted murderer and drug trafficker Carl Williams in the hit Australian television show Underbelly, for which he was nominated for both Most Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series and Most Popular Actor for the 2009 TV Week Logie Awards and the 2008 AFI award (winning for Most Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series). He also has many other television and film credits. On stage, he played the title role in Brendan Cowell's Ruben Guthrie at La Boite Theatre, directed by David Berthold, in October 2011.

Personal life[edit]

Grantley was educated at the Anglican Church Grammar School in Brisbane, where he graduated in 1997.[1] During his school years, he was a rugby union player and a rower. He was also heavily involved in drama and theatre-sports, and won the Headmaster's Prize for Drama in his senior year.[2] He later attended the Queensland University of Technology.

Gyton Grantley is actively involved with the Australian organisation, Reach Out!

Controversy arose in early 2007 over Grantley's fundraising efforts to pay for a personal trip into space. His website claimed to donate a cut to the Starlight Foundation charity, of which the charity itself had no knowledge.

In 2009 Gyton won a Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actor.



Grantley began his television acting career in 2003, starring in Fat Cow Motel. Over the next two years, he had small guest roles in Marking Time, Small Claims and The Cooks. In the summer of 2005 / 2006, he had a role in the short lived series headLand. In 2006, he had a small role in Foxtel's Supernova and in 2007, had a 10 episode guest role in Home and Away.

In 2008, Grantly shot to fame in the high rating drama, Underbelly, where he played antagonist Carl Williams. This role lead him to win the 'Most Outstanding Actor' award at the Logies.

In 2009, he starred in 30 Seconds and season two of East West 101.

As of 2012 he stars in House Husbands as Kane.[3]

He was announced in late 2013 that he would be reprising his role of Carl Williams in the sequel/spin-off series Fat Tony & Co. which will not be placed under the Underbelly franchise (due to financing reasons) and will focus on the rise and fall of Tony Mokbel, who also featured in the original series, played by Robert Mammone.


Movie career[edit]

He recently appeared in two short film entries for the 2009 Tropfest Short Film Festival, including Being Carl Williams where Grantley, playing himself, is abducted by two criminals who mistake him for Carl Williams after his role in Underbelly.



  1. ^ Mason, James (2011). Churchie: The Centenary Register. Brisbane, Australia: The Anglican Church Grammar School. p. 275. ISBN 978-0-646-55807-3. 
  2. ^ Mason, James (2011). Churchie: The Centenary Register. Brisbane, Australia: The Anglican Church Grammar School. p. 275. ISBN 978-0-646-55807-3. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ First photos from THE REEF

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