Sean Grandillo

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Sean Grandillo
Born (1992-12-09) December 9, 1992 (age 26)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Alma materIthaca College
  • Actor
  • singer
  • musician
Years active2012–present

Sean Grandillo (born December 9, 1992) is an American actor, singer and musician, known for his roles as the Voice of Otto in the 2015 Broadway revival of Spring Awakening, Eli Hudson in MTV's horror series Scream, and Brett Young in ABC's comedy series The Real O'Neals.

Personal life[edit]

Grandillo was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Aurora, Ohio. He was educated at Leighton Elementary School and graduated from Aurora High School.[1] He went on to attend Ithaca College for musical theatre, before dropping out to join the cast of Spring Awakening in Los Angeles.[2]



In 2014, Grandillo auditioned for Deaf West Theatre's production of Spring Awakening while on a break from college, and moved to Los Angeles two weeks later to star in the musical. He stayed with the company as the show transferred to Broadway, playing the double bass in the band and providing the Voice of Otto, while deaf actor Miles Barbee portrays the role of Otto Lämmermeier in sign language.[3] In 2015, he guest appeared as Cooper in two episodes of ABC's crime drama series Secrets and Lies.

In January 2016, Grandillo guest-starred in a Mariska Hargitay-directed episode of NBC's legal drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Chris Roberts, a high school senior accused of sexually assaulting a freshman.[4] He then appeared in Justin Kelly's gay porn drama film King Cobra, alongside James Franco.[5] In March 2016, he was cast in the recurring role of Eli Hudson in the second season of MTV's horror series Scream.[6] In the same year, Grandillo appeared as Miles Brekov in the Netflix mystery series, The OA.[7]He recurred as Kenny's boyfriend, Brett Young, in the ABC comedy series The Real O'Neals.[8] In 2018, Grandillo starred in the role of Colin Cowher on the comedy-drama series Youth & Consequences.[9] He also played Jeremy Travers, a love interest of Simon Saunders on the NBC show Rise.[10]


Grandillo's music career began with what started as a My Chemical Romance cover band called Rumored Alone.[11]

On October 15, 2015, Grandillo released his first single, New.[12] In August 2016, he released his second single, Why Is It so Hard to Change.[13] On September 2, 2016, Grandillo released his first EP, also titled Why Is It so Hard to Change.[14][15]

On August 25, 2017, Grandillo released his debut album titled Necessarily Trouble on iTunes and Spotify.[16]


Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Why Is It so Hard to Change[14]
  • Released: September 2, 2016
  • Formats: Digital download
  • Label: Self-released


Title Year Album
"Break Free / Problem"[17]
(David Levitz and Sean Grandillo)
2014 Non-album singles
"Latch / All of Me"[18]
(David Levitz and Sean Grandillo)
"New"[12] 2015
"Why Is It so Hard to Change"[13] 2016 Why Is It so Hard to Change



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Die from a Broken Heart Rick Short
2016 Madtown Young Aaron Lewis
King Cobra Caleb, Cobra Performer
2018 In Reality Scott


Year Title Role Notes
2015 Secrets and Lies Cooper 2 episodes
2016 Law and Order: Special Victims Unit Chris Roberts Episode: "A Misunderstanding"
Scream Eli Hudson 9 episodes
The OA Miles Brekov Episode: "Homecoming"
2016–2017 The Real O'Neals Brett Young 5 episodes
2018 Youth & Consequences Colin Cowher 8 episodes
Rise Jeremy Travers Recurring role
NCIS: New Orleans Charlie Landry Episode: "Risk Assessment"


Year Title Role Location
2014 Spring Awakening Voice of Otto Deaf West Theatre
2015 Wallis Annenberg Center
2015–2016 Brooks Atkinson Theatre


  1. ^ "Lights up! Aurora High grad heads for Broadway". Aurora Advocate. August 19, 2015.
  2. ^ Simakis, Andrea (December 19, 2015). "Suburban Aurora, Ohio, launches another Broadway career: Sean Grandillo in the hit revival of 'Spring Awakening'". The Plain Dealer.
  3. ^ Tricarico, Angela (November 18, 2015). "Interview with Sean Grandillo: A Broadway Triple Threat". The Charger Bulletin.
  4. ^ Slezak, Michael (January 20, 2016). "Law & Order: SVU's Mariska Hargitay on Directing Sexual Consent Ep: 'Lines Aren't Yet Drawn in Our Culture'". TVLine.
  5. ^ "King Cobra Details & Credits". Metacritic. Retrieved September 28, 2016.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (March 10, 2016). "'Scream' Sets Season 2 Cast, Spring Premiere Date". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  7. ^ Motes, Jax (December 14, 2016). "Netflix Announces A Mysterious New Series 'The OA', Coming Friday!". ScienceFiction. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  8. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (September 29, 2016). "'The Real O'Neals' Casts Kenny's First Boyfriend (EXCLUSIVE)". Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  9. ^ Anna Akana (February 15, 2018), Youth & Consequences Trailer, retrieved March 16, 2018
  10. ^ Fienberg, Daniel (March 6, 2018). "'Rise': TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  11. ^ "Rumored Alone". Retrieved November 15, 2018.[non-primary source needed]
  12. ^ a b "New – Single by Sean Grandillo". iTunes Store. Retrieved January 24, 2016.
  13. ^ a b "Why Is It so Hard to Change – Single by Sean Grandillo". iTunes Store. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  14. ^ a b "Why Is It so Hard to Change – EP by Sean Grandillo". iTunes Store. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  15. ^ Sean Grandillo [@seangrandillo] (September 1, 2016). "My first EP 'Why Is It so Hard to Change' is now available. I'm very proud of it..." (Tweet). Retrieved September 5, 2016 – via Twitter.
  16. ^ "Necessarily Trouble by Sean Grandillo". iTunes Store. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  17. ^ "Break Free / Problem – Single by David Levitz & Sean Grandillo". iTunes Store. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  18. ^ "Latch / All of Me – Single by David Levitz & Sean Grandillo". iTunes Store. Retrieved September 5, 2016.

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