Grant Piro as Adam

Grant Piro

Adam is Ben’s cousin and close friend. At ease with himself and his surrounds he has a strange sense of detachment and is almost always humorous even if no one else in the room is listening or gets it. In his twenties he claimed the virtues of open relationships and the life of the single man. Now in his mid-thirties he is married to Liv with three children and a good career. Ben’s marriage break-up rocks him and he re-appraises his own life.

Grant Piro has had a consistently strong acting career since appearing in SONS AND DAUGHTERS, a top soap of the 80s. He was 15 years old when chosen to play Tony Parker, a regular in the series. “I had always wanted to be an actor and put on shows and sang and danced as a child. I thought this might be the only opportunity to get into television, so I took it,” said Grant.

At 16 he quit school in Adelaide and went to live in a flat in Sydney. After two years in SONS AND DAUGHTERS he tried to go back to high school but found it impossible. He couldn’t be a schoolboy again after working professionally.

Grant has appeared in major television series including—McLEOD’S DAUGHTERS, GOOD GUYS BAD GUYS, HALIFAX F.P., BLUE HEELERS and STINGERS. However, he says some of his best television performances were under the guidance of Sue Masters. He appeared in SEACHANGE, CORRELLI, THE BITE, SHORT WAVE, WILDSIDE and was nominated for an AFI Award for playing Dale Cassidy in JANUS.

On stage he has appeared in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, UNDER MILKWOOD, WIFE BEGINS AT FORTY, WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY and MOBY DICK with Richard Piper. In 1999 he won a Green Room Award for Best Male Artist in a Featured Role for THE MERRY WIDOW.

In 2002 he appeared in HELLO DOLLY at the State Theatre, Melbourne, LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR for the MTC and was in the television series MDA and MARSHALL LAW.

Grant has had film roles in BUSHFIRE MOON, THE LIGHTHORSEMEN, BAD BOY BUBBY, AMY, CROCODILE DUNDEE IN LA and this year, DARKNESS FALLS, a box office hit in the U.S. in which he had a major role as a small town lawyer.

Of Adam in CRASHBURN Grant says: “I’m set up with my cousin, Ben and this strange guy Theo. I get to play off the two extremes of my flatmates. Years ago I actually lived with my cousin Frank in a share house with two other boys so I have been through a similar situation in real life.”