Topher Grace

Topher Grace Headshot

Actor

Birth Name: Christopher John Grace

Birth Date: July 12, 1978

Age: 46 years old

Birth Place: New York, New York

Spouses: Ashley Hinshaw

Topher Grace is an American TV and film actor who was best known for playing the affable Eric Forman for 7 seasons on the Fox sitcom "That 70's Show" (Fox, 1998-2006). Born in New York City and raised in Darien, Connecticut, Grace first started acting while attending boarding school in New Hampshire. He began appearing in school productions of famous musicals like "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," and quickly fell in love with acting.

It was also during this period that Grace, whose first name is Christopher, started calling himself Topher, seeing as he hated it when people called him Chris. When he was just starting out as a stage actor, Grace met a young actress by the name of Chloe Sevigny (who would later go on to have a sterling acting career in her own right). Grace and Sevigny appeared in a few plays together, and although she was only a few years older than him, she eventually babysat for the younger Topher on a few occasions. By the time he was 18, Grace knew that he wanted to be in films and on TV. He enrolled in the University of Southern California, given its close proximity to Hollywood, and began going on auditions in between classes.

On one of his very first auditions, he was asked to read for the part of a new sitcom that took place in the 1970s. Grace crushed the audition and was given the role of the lovable, but slightly socially awkward teenager Eric Forman on "That 70's Show." When the show premiered in 1998, it was a big hit, making instant stars of Grace and his fellow castmates, which included Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis.

By the early 2000s, with his career in the sitcom world riding high, Grace also started making a name for himself in movies. In the first few years of the 2000s, Grace racked up roles in "Traffic" (2000), "Ocean's Eleven" (2001), "Mona Lisa Smile" (2003) and "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!" (2004), thus proving he had the serious acting chops needed to make it in movies. In 2005, after 7 seasons on "That 70's Show," Grace left the series to focus on his burgeoning film career.

In the late 2000s and early 2010s, he appeared as Venom in "Spider-Man 3" (2007), "Predators" (2010), "Take Me Home Tonight" (2011), "The Big Wedding" (2013), and "Interstellar" (2014). Then in 2018, Grace worked with the iconic director Spike Lee in "BlacKkKlansman" (2018). He played the white supremacist David Duke in the film, which took home an Academy Award and also starred Adam Driver. In 2019, nearly 15 years after he left "That 70's Show," Grace returned to TV with a starring role in the thriller mini-series "The Hot Zone" (National Geographic, 2019). That series, which also starred Julianna Margulies, premiered on the National Geographic channel in May of 2019.

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Flight Risk

Actor
Movie
2024

That '90s ShowStream

Guest Star
Eric
Series
2023
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ABC Fall Preview Special

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2022

Home EconomicsStream

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Tom
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2021

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Talk
2020

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Kurt
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2020

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2019

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2019

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2019
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2019
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2019
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2019

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2018

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2018

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2018

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2018

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2018
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David Duke
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2018
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2016

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2014
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2014
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2011
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2011
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2011
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2010
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2010
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etalk

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2005

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2004
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Carter Duryea
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2004
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2003

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2003

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Tommy Donegal
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2003
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2002

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2001

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2000

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Seth Abrams
Movie
2000
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1999

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Eric Forman
Series
1998

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1997

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News aboutTopher Grace

Ashton Kutcher, Debra Jo Rupp, Tommy Chong, Kurtwood Smith, Danny Masterson, Don Stark, Wilmer Valderrama, Mila Kunis, Topher Grace, and Laura Prepon in 'That '70s Show'

Where Are The Cast Of ‘That ’70s Show’ Now?

Kurtwood Smith and Callie Haverda in 'That '90s Show' Season 1

‘That ’90s Show’ Scores Expanded Season 2 Renewal at Netflix

Danny Masterson in 'That '70s Show'
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How ‘That ’90s Show’ Explains Danny Masterson’s Absence

Topher Grace and Laura Prepon in 'That '90s Show'

‘That ’90s Show’: See ‘That ’70s Show’ Stars Return in Latest Trailer (VIDEO)

Karla Souza, Eddie Cibrian, and Topher Grace in 'Home Economics'
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‘Home Economics’: Eddie Cibrian Makes Tom Jealous in First Look (PHOTOS)

Home Economics Season 3
Fall Preview

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Danny Masterson, Mila Kunis, Laura Prepon, Ashton Kutcher, Topher Grace, Wilmer Valderrama in That '70s Show

‘That ’90s Show’: ‘That ’70s Show’ Original Stars Returning for the Netflix Spinoff

Topher Grace
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Home Economics - Topher Grace and Jimmy Tatro
Q&A

‘Home Economics’ Star Topher Grace Previews Holidays With the Hayworths

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Topher Grace on the ‘Home Economics’ Finale and ‘Really Special’ Cast Connection

Topher Grace and Karla Souza as Tom and Marina in Home Economics - Season 1
Q&A

‘Home Economics’ Star Karla Souza on Tom & Marina’s ‘Relatable’ Marriage, Sibling Dynamics, and More

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ABC Orders ‘Home Economics’ Series With Topher Grace