Known for movies
|Date Of Birth||July 6, 1952|
|Fact||Hosts "Northwest Backroads" (1999-current), a travel show featuring the Pacific NW.|
- 1 Who is Grant Goodeve?
- 2 Early life, family and education
- 3 Roles in movies
- 4 Roles in TV series
- 5 Roles in video games
- 6 Love life and wife
- 7 Hobbies and other interests
- 8 Net worth
- 9 General Info
- 10 Family
- 11 Accomplishments
- 12 Social profile links
- 13 Facts
- 14 Pictures
- 15 Movies
Who is Grant Goodeve?
Grant Goodeve was born in Middlebury, Connecticut USA, on 6 July 1952 – his zodiac sign is Cancer and he holds American nationality. He is an actor and a TV host, who is perhaps best known for his portrayal of David Bradford in the comedy family series “Eight is Enough” which starred Dick Van Patten, Lani O’Grady and Connie Needham – the story follows two parents living with their eight highly independent kids. It aired from 1977 to 1981 and won six awards, while it was nominated for eight others including two Primetime Emmys.
Grant Goodeve then on "Eight is Enough" and Now!
There are rumors circulating the internet claiming that Grant has died, however, the famous actor is still alive and well, and has just recently finished shooting for the 2020 short drama “Low Country”, written and directed by Shea Sizemore.
Early life, family and education
Grant was raised an only child in Middlebury by his father who was a businessman, and his mother who was a lawyer. Motivated by his family, Grant decided at a very early age that he would focus on his education.
He attended a local high school at which he was among the best students, and upon matriculation in 1970, he enrolled at Ithaca College in New York from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974.
Grant then attended Schiller College in Paris at which he studied International Relations, then Schiller College London at which he studied literature while he also attended University of London’s Birkbeck College. Grant later studied comparative broadcasting at London Polytechnic, and sometime in the 2010s he obtained his Master’s degree in theology from Northwest University, located in Seattle.
Roles in movies
Grant made his debut film appearance in 1976 when cast to play Soldier in the western movie “Law of the Land”, starring Jim Davis and Don Johnson, and which follows a sheriff and his colleagues who are trying to find a serial killer who is killing prostitutes.
The year 1979 saw him appear in both the dramas “A Last Cry for Help” and “Hot Rod”, and in 1984 he was cast to portray Neal Brockmeyer, one of the lead characters in the sports comedy movie “Off Sides” (also known as “Pigs vs. Freaks”), which also starred Eugene Roche and Tony Randall, and is about a football team of hippies playing against the football team of police officers. In 1987, he played David Bradford, one of the lead characters in the comedy drama “Eight is Enough: A Family Reunion”, and a few of his following roles were in the teen comedy “License to Drive” in 1988, the comedy drama “An Eight Is Enough Wedding” in 1989 and the comedy “She’ll Take Romance” in 1990.
The year 1996 saw Grant play Don Moses in the film “Pandora’s Clock” which starred Richard Dean Anderson and Stephen Root, and in 2000, he portrayed Russ in the Christian drama “Something to Sing About”.
Three of his most recent roles in movies have been in the biographical drama “Proud American” in 2008, the thriller “Crimes of the Past” in 2009, and the 2017 Christian drama “The Cast for Christ”.
Roles in TV series
Grant made his debut TV series appearance in 1976, when cast to guest star as Larry in a single episode of the medical series “Emergency!” and in the same year, he played Danny in an episode of the drama series “Gibbsville”.
In 1977 he appeared in a single episode of the religious anthology series “Insight”, and a few of his following roles were in the drama “Fantasy Island” in 1979, the comedy “Aloha Paradise” in 1981, and the thriller anthology series “Darkroom” in 1982. In 1983, Grant began portraying the supporting character Chris Deegan in the prime time soap opera “Dynasty” and in 1984, he guest starred as David Huber in the episode “A Little Knife Music” of the medical drama “Trapper John, M. D.”
In 1990, Grant was cast to play the supporting character Rick Pederson in the Northern comedy drama “Northern Exposure” which starred Rob Morrow, Janine Turner and Barry Corbin, and is about a doctor who has just graduated from college, and is starting to work in a small Alaskan town – the series won 27 awards including two Golden Globes and was nominated for 89 others.
Three of Grant’s more recent roles in TV series have been in seven episodes of the family drama “7th Heaven” in 2002, the documentary “If Walls Could Talk: The History of the Home” in 2004, and the drama “Twin Peaks” in 2017.
Roles in video games
Grant has voiced characters in six video games. He made his debut video game voicing performance in 2005, when he lent his voice to Wolf O’Donnell in the scrolling shooter “Star Fox: Assault”, and in the same year he voiced Harian Wade in the survival horror first-person shooter “F.E.A.R. First Encounter Assault Recon”.
The year 2007 heard him voice The Engineer in the multiplayer first-person shooter “Team Fortress 2”, and in 2009 he voiced Harlan Wade in “F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin”, reprising his role in “F.E.A.R. 3” in 2011. Grant’s latest voicing role in video games has been in 2016, when he lent his voice to Team Fortress 2 Barik in the online Hero shooter game “Paladins”.
Love life and wife
Grant is quite secretive when it comes to his love life but it is widely known that he has been married to his non-celebrity wife Deborah Lynn Ketcham since 20 May 1978. Deborah is a photographer who studied at Ithaca College just as Grant – she gave birth to their three children in the first 10 years of their marriage, and the two today have six grandchildren.
Before meeting Deborah, Grant was in a relationship with Laurie Walters, an American actress who is perhaps best known for her roles in “Eight Is Enough”, “Warlock Moon” and “Columbo” – they dated for less than a year before splitting ways for unknown reasons.
As of October 2020, Grant is married, has three children and six grandchildren.
Hobbies and other interests
Grant’s favorite season is winter, as he is an avid skier who has also competed in several competitions, and he’s also a snowboarder.
He likes to travel, and has been to many US states while he prefers to travel overseas and has visited several European countries, including Italy, France and Spain.
Grant is a lover of animals and a supporter of the People of the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) organization – two of his favorite animals are horses and zebras.
Grant has his own favorite actor and actress, who are Al Pacino and Anne Hathaway, and a few of his favorite movies are “Scarface”, “Taxi Driver” and the trilogy “The Godfather”.
Grant’s age is 68. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) and he weighs around 150lbs (68kgs).
As of October 2020, his net worth has been estimated at over $500,000.
|Full Name||Grant Goodeve|
|Date Of Birth||July 6, 1952|
|Movies||License to Drive, Crimes of the Past, Proud American, Off Sides, A Last Cry for Help, House Of The Righteous, Explore the Wildlife Kingdom: The Hidden World of Africa|
|TV Shows||Capitol, Rituals, Eight Is Enough, Solid Gold Hits|
|1||Dick Van Patten. was like a second father to Grant.|
|2||Hosted "If Walls Could Talk..." (1998-1999) on HGTV.|
|3||Hosts "Northwest Backroads" (1999-current), a travel show featuring the Pacific NW.|
|4||Got the part of David on Eight is Enough after Mark Hamill who played David in the pilot was injured in a car accident.|
|5||Is an expert skier.|
|6||Has 3 children and 6 grand-children and splits his time between the Atlanta area, Seattle and LA.|
|7||Studied International Relations at Schiller College in Paris, Literature at Schiller College London and University of London's Birkbeck College. Studied Comparative Broadcasting at London Polytechnic. B.A Ithaca College where he studied Drama and Broadcasting.|
|8||Recently earned a Masters Degree in Theology (summa cum laude) from Northwest University in Seattle.|
|9||Sang the theme song for "Eight Is Enough".|
|10||Partner/spokesman for the travel magazine "Around The Pacific Northwest" as well as the travel/recreation/adventure website "aroundthepacificnorthwest.com".|
|11||In 2011, Grant Goodeve became a senior partner in iMergentMedia, Gig Harbor, WA - producer of "In The Pacific Northwest". "In The Pacific Northwest" is an internet-based TV show with a companion print magazine edition.|
|12||Graduate of Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY.|
|13||Dated his TV sister Laurie Walters.|
|Hot Rod||1979||TV Movie||Sonny Munn|
|A Last Cry for Help||1979||TV Movie||Jeff Burgess|
|All the King's Horses||1977||Jack Benson|
|Law of the Land||1976||TV Movie||Soldier|
|One Life to Live||1968||TV Series||James Woodward (1985-1986)|
|The Case for Christ||2017||post-production||Mr. Cook|
|Twin Peaks||2017||TV Series post-production|
|County Line||2017||post-production||Sheriff Preston|
|Devious Maids||2016||TV Series||Man at Peri's Party|
|House of the Righteous||2014||Short||Sheriff|
|Army Wives||2012||TV Series||COL Tom Levinson|
|Crimes of the Past||2009||Agent Kruch|
|Meet the Spy||2009||Video short||Engineer (voice)|
|F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin||2009||Video Game||Harlan Wade (voice)|
|Proud American||2008||Naval Doctor|
|Team Fortress 2||2007||Video Game||Engineer (voice)|
|The Orange Box||2007||Video Game||Engineer (voice)|
|Meet the Engineer||2007||Video short||Engineer (voice)|
|F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon||2005||Video Game||Harlan Wade / Additional Voices (voice)|
|Star Fox: Assault||2005||Video Game||Wolf O'Donnell (English version, voice)|
|7th Heaven||2002||TV Series||Capt. Jack Smith|
|Something to Sing About||2000||TV Movie||Russ|
|Northwest Backroads||1999||TV Series||Host|
|Pandora's Clock||1996||TV Mini-Series||Don Moses|
|Northern Exposure||1990-1992||TV Series||Rick Pederson|
|McGee and Me!||1992||TV Series||Brad 'Giff' Gifford|
|She'll Take Romance||1990||TV Movie||Doug|
|An Eight Is Enough Wedding||1989||TV Movie||David Bradford|
|Mother's Day||1989||TV Movie|
|Take Two||1988||Barry Griffith / Frank Bentley|
|License to Drive||1988||Natalie's DMV Examiner|
|Murder, She Wrote||1984-1988||TV Series||Ben Skyler / Larry Gaynes / Jack Kowalski|
|Dynasty||1983-1987||TV Series||Chris Deegan|
|Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion||1987||TV Movie||David Bradford|
|Hotel||1986||TV Series||Kevin Bromley|
|Solid Gold Hits||1984||TV Series||Host|
|Finder of Lost Loves||1984||TV Series||Stuart Scranton|
|Rituals||1984||TV Series||Dr. Coleman (1985)|
|Pigs vs. Freaks||1984||TV Movie||Neal Brockmeyer|
|Fantasy Island||1979-1984||TV Series||Hunter Richter / Bill Rawlings|
|Trapper John, M.D.||1984||TV Series||David Huber|
|The Love Boat||1978-1983||TV Series||Bud / Don Hefner / Steve Pierce / ...|
|T.J. Hooker||1983||TV Series||Officer Bill Roper|
|High Powder||1982||TV Movie||Sgt. Garvey|
|Insight||1977-1982||TV Series||Santon / Bill Ryan|
|Capitol||1982||TV Series||Jordy Clegg #2 (1984)|
|Darkroom||1982||TV Series||Steve Lambert|
|Eight Is Enough||1977-1981||TV Series||David Bradford|
|Aloha Paradise||1981||TV Series|
|Eight Is Enough||1978-1981||TV Series singer - 77 episodes|
|America: One Nation||2003||TV Movie documentary||Narrator|
|Word Pictures: Proving the Bible Through Archaeology||2000||Video documentary||Himself / Host|
|E! True Hollywood Story||2000||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|If Walls Could Talk...||1998||TV Series||Himself - Host (2004)|
|Sally Jessy Raphael||1991||TV Series||Himself|
|Super Password||1987||TV Series||Himself - Celebrity Contestant|
|The $10,000 Pyramid||1978-1985||TV Series||Himself - Celebrity Contestant|
|Solid Gold||1984||TV Series||Himself - Co-Host|
|Battle of the Network Stars VIII||1980||TV Special||Himself - ABC Team|
|The Hollywood Squares||1979||TV Series||Guest Appearance|
|Family Feud||1978-1979||TV Series||Himself|
|All-Star Family Feud Special||1978||TV Series||Himself - Celebrity Contestant|
|The Mike Douglas Show||1978||TV Series||Himself - Actor|
|Team Fortress 2: The INVASION Update||2015||Short||Engineer|
|End of the Line||2014||Short||Engineer (uncredited)|
|Expiration Date||2014/I||Short||Engineer (uncredited)|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia