Anthony Grasso studied at The British American Drama Academy in Oxford England, The Actor’s Studio and Sanford Meisner training from first generation instructors from The Neighborhood Playhouse. Anthony has directed several award winning shorts, a few of which are still on the festival circuit.
As an actor he looks for diverse roles that challenge him: a grieving father, a conflicted priest, a conflicted artist, a belligerent chef, a desperate accountant, an emotionally injured CEO turned predator, a Doctor on the verge, a bumbling assassin, A Russian Hacker, a workaholic British CEO, a corrupt mayor, and a romantic lead looking for a casual affair and finds love.
Independent features and short films such as Gun Hill Road (Sundance 2011), Billy’s Cult (Distribution 2013), and The Pigeon Egg Strategy (Sundance 1999- shot in Hong Kong), The hilarious Indie RomCom, Swiped Right, earned Best Lead Actor at the Best Shorts Competition and multiple Best Short Comedy awards.
Indie award winner Kill Al – sci-fi thriller has been selected in over 30 festivals in the US, Europe an Asia. It garnered multiple Best short film awards, including 2X Best Actor award here and in Japan. The indie controversial short film The Blind Date (story about the reversal of roe vs wade) won multiple awards for Best Picture including Best Actor.
Selected TV credits include: Marvel’s Jessica Jones (Recurring), Gotham (Guest Star), and Co-Star roles on Blue Bloods, Person Of Interest, Wall Street Project (Pilot with Jon Cusack), Unforgettable, Law & Order, Law & Order CI And Law & Order SVU, The Black Donnelley’s, NYPD Blue, and Sex & The City.
Upcoming Releases include: indie drama The Long Commute (co-wrote and co- producer) and indie drama Any Given Tuesday, insiw political Extradition, Monarch Butterfly and 3 indie Pilots: the Probe ( pilot) and General mess Hospital and A Beautiful Distraction starring Vivica Fox and Adrian Paul.