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Also Known As: Christopher John Grace Died:
Born: July 12, 1978 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor

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While most actors struggle for years to make it in the business, Topher Grace practically fell into stardom when he captured the attention of television producers Bonnie and Terry Turner while performing in a high school play. Despite lacking ambition to become an actor - he was in school plays to get girls - Grace was surprised to find himself a year later auditioning for "That '70s Show" (Fox, 1998-2006). Even more surprising, he was cast to play the lead role of Eric Foreman, a teenager in 1970s suburban Wisconsin trying to break free from his innocent boy-next-door reputation. Grace lent an endearing, Everyman charm to the role during the show's unexpected eight season run, establishing himself as a bright, charismatic and consummately prepared actor who throughout his career avoided cashing in on his small screen popularity in order to concentrate on low-profile features of more consequence. That was, until he nailed the role of a certain web-slinging superhero's arch nemesis, Venom, in the highly anticipated sequel, "Spiderman 3" (2007). By the time he appeared with an all-star cast in the acclaimed TV movie, "Too Big to Fail" (HBO, 2011), Grace was well established as an actor known for the...

While most actors struggle for years to make it in the business, Topher Grace practically fell into stardom when he captured the attention of television producers Bonnie and Terry Turner while performing in a high school play. Despite lacking ambition to become an actor - he was in school plays to get girls - Grace was surprised to find himself a year later auditioning for "That '70s Show" (Fox, 1998-2006). Even more surprising, he was cast to play the lead role of Eric Foreman, a teenager in 1970s suburban Wisconsin trying to break free from his innocent boy-next-door reputation. Grace lent an endearing, Everyman charm to the role during the show's unexpected eight season run, establishing himself as a bright, charismatic and consummately prepared actor who throughout his career avoided cashing in on his small screen popularity in order to concentrate on low-profile features of more consequence. That was, until he nailed the role of a certain web-slinging superhero's arch nemesis, Venom, in the highly anticipated sequel, "Spiderman 3" (2007). By the time he appeared with an all-star cast in the acclaimed TV movie, "Too Big to Fail" (HBO, 2011), Grace was well established as an actor known for the quality and versatility for his performances.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Truth (2016)
2.
 Invitation, The (2015)
3.
 American Ultra (2015)
5.
 Don Peyote (2014)
6.
 Calling, The (2014)
7.
 Interstellar (2014)
8.
 Big Wedding, The (2013)
9.
 Too Big to Fail (2011)
10.
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Discovered by the producers of "That '70s Show" while playing the lead role in a local stage production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"
1998:
Cast as Eric Forman on Fox's "That '70s Show"
2000:
Feature acting debut, played a prep school student who introduces his girlfriend to heroin in director Steven Soderbergh's "Traffic"
2003:
Appeared in director Mike Newell's "Mona Lisa Smile"
2004:
Co-starred with Kate Bosworth and Josh Duhamel in the Robert Luketic-directed, "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton"
2004:
Co-starred with Laura Linney in Dylan Kidd's "P.S."
2004:
Co-starred with Scarlett Johansson and Dennis Quaid in the Paul Weitz dramedy, "In Good Company"
2007:
Cast as Eddie Brock and his alter ego the immortal Venom in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3"
2010:
Joined an ensemble cast for the Garry Marshall directed romantic comedy, "Valentine's Day"
2010:
Starred in "Predators," a sequel to cult favorites "Predator" (1987) and "Predator 2" (1990) about an elite group of warriors hunted by a merciless alien race
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Education

Brewster Academy: Wolfeboro , New Hampshire -
Groundlings Improvisation School: Los Angeles , California -
University of Southern California: Los Angeles , California - 1997 - 1998

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