Teach also has two recurring roles on Netflix’ Altered Carbon and USA’s Damnation
Known for his depth, gritty style and onscreen presence, actor/writer/director Teach Grant is busier than ever with a starring role in a feature film and two recurring roles on television. Premiering at VIFF 2017, Teach stars in Once There Was a Winter (aka Winter), a full-length psychological thriller written and directed by Ana Valine (Sitting on the Edge of Marlene). Produced by Lori Lozinski and Seanna McPherson, this role reunites Teach with Juan Riedinger (The Romeo Section), as his brother, and also stars Kate Corbett.
Once There Was a Winter is the story of the Canadian North’s unforgiving nature, amplified to chilling effect in this claustrophobic, white-knuckle thriller. This northern tale takes unseemly turns when a young woman working as a welder’s helper finds herself in over her head with three men in a secluded doublewide trailer. A guilty secret, a grudge between brothers and a secret relationship are all revealed, muted at first, but more menacing as the night wears on. Wolves, booze, and guns fuel this psychological powder keg.
Teach plays the role of The Welder, a blue-collar worker, who is emotionally intelligent, inherently kind and observant. His relationship with his brother, Hunter, is tainted with guilt about an incident a year ago. He is physically strong and potentially dangerous, in a quiet way.
Grant’s natural gift for acting has helped him become a fixture in the film and television landscape, where has amassed an impressive list of credits that include many leading roles in film, series guest star roles and recurring television appearances.
On Netflix’s Altered Carbon, Teach has a heavy recurring guest-star role as Jimmy DeSoto. The new series will debut on Netflix in 2018. For this role, Teach had to train extensively in the gym. Altered Carbon is a futuristic drama series based on Richard Morgan’s award-winning 2002 cyberpunk sci-fi novel of the same name. The series is produced by Skydance Television and stars Joel Kinnaman, James Purefoy and Martha Higareda.
Teach also has a juicy recurring role on the new USA Network series Damnation, which will air this October. An epic saga about the secret history of the 1930s American heartland, Damnation centers on the mythic conflict and bloody struggle between big money and the downtrodden, God and greed, charlatans and prophets.
From Universal Cable Productions and Netflix, Damnation is executive produced by Tony Tost (Longmire), James Mangold (Logan), Guymon Casady (Game of Thrones) and Daniel Rappaport (Office Space) on behalf of Entertainent 360. The pilot for the series was written and created by Tost and directed by David Mackenzie (Oscar nominated Hell Or High Water).
Teach also has a recurring role in the upcoming season of SYFY’s Van Helsing, slated to air this fall. Recently Teach has appeared as a guest star on Lucifer (reuniting with Rush co-star Tom Ellis), The Flash, Once Upon A Time, Zoo and Supernatural (reuniting with Devour co-star Jensen Ackles), as well as the feature Braven, with Jason Momoa. He was also happy to work with creator/director Chris Haddock on another stellar role on CBC’s The Romeo Section.
As a writer and director, Teach released his first feature film Down Here in 2014, a film that chronicles missing young street workers in Vancouver’s downtown eastside, starring Dean Wray and Tantoo Cardinal. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Teach Grant moved to Vancouver in 1996 after University, studying at both Carleton (Psychology) and Ottawa U (Theatre) in order to pursue a career as an actor in film and television. After a series of black box theatre productions, Teach landed his first film audition garnering him an opportunity to cut his teeth on a leading role in the 1997 independent film Limp, opposite the late Michael Hutchence.
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