stars as "Lieutanant Randall Disher
" in the USA Network original series Monk
Gray-Stanford was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre at the University of British Columbia, one of Canada's most prestigious schools. Gray-Stanford is probably best known for his work in the Academy Award winning film A Beautiful Mind directed by Ron Howard and starring Russell Crowe. He previously co-starred with Crowe in Mystery, Alaska written by David E. Kelly and directed by Jay Roach. Other notable film credits include the acclaimed Canadian feature Last Wedding and The Heist. He also was seen in Clint Eastwood's critically acclaimed hit, Flags of Our Fathers. Gray-Stanford was also seen in the period piece Lonely Hearts with John Travolta and Salma Hayek. He is presently shooting a co-starring role in the independent feature film Kerosene Cowboys.
On television, Gray-Stanford has appeared in numerous U.S. and Canadian series including the award winning Cold Squad, The X Files and most recently as Howard Bowen in the Emmy Award-winning miniseries Taken, produced by Steven Spielberg.
Gray-Stanford is an accomplished stage actor appearing in a variety of stage productions across Canada such as "Hamlet," Thornton Wilder's "The Happy Journey," "Medea," "Romeo and Juliet" and "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" by Tom Stoppard. He is also a sought-after voice performer with credits that range from the voice of Donatello in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series to several classic Japanese anime projects including Fatal Fury, Dragon Ball Z and Ronin Warriors. He is also the voice of Sherlock Holmes for Scottish Television's series Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century.