Actor and Voice Over Artist.
At least according to his vlog Watch Ross. Ross Grant is indeed an actor and voice over artist, based in Manchester in the UK. Chances are you've caught him on one of the big soaps that shoot there. Or else he might be better known as the voice of Sir Percedal in the English dub of Wakfu. He's also the voice of Tinpo on the CBeebies.
If you're an actor, you probably know him for his self-help and motivational business Act On This - an enterprise dedicated to helping actors find success in their careers. Known for being a Genki Guy (that's probably where the coffee addiction comes in) and someone who banishes negativity, he's The Mentor to many a fledgling actor. His mission statement is to "Make Positivity Louder".
The vlog can be found here.
- Emmerdale (2010, 2012)
- Hollyoaks (2012)
- Last Tango in Halifax (2013)
- Year of Spies (2014-2015)
- Don't Take My Baby (2015)
- Doctors (2015, 2017)
- Coronation Street (2017)
- Casualty (2019)
- Wakfu (2008-2014)
- Age Before Beauty (2018)
- Years and Years (2019)
- The Stranger (2020)
Tropes associated with his work:
- Disabled Character, Disabled Actor:
- The Made-for-TV Movie Don't Take My Baby is about a man who has a rare eye condition that results in eventual blindness. Ross himself has the condition and appears as another character with it to give advice.
- Another Made-for-TV Movie When Barbara Met Allen was notable for featuring a majority disabled cast, Ross included.
- Cast the Runner-Up:
- He was down to the final two to play the lead in Don't Take My Baby (mentioned above). When Adam Long was cast as Tom, they wrote Ross in as a counselor called Mike.
- He was brought on to help with a table reading of The Stranger. As thanks, they gave him a small role as a cinema employee at the start of Episode 6.
- Fake American: As Sir Percedal in the English dub of Wakfu.
- Funny Character, Boring Actor: Inverted. Normally cast as serious authority figures, out of character he's a Genki Guy.
- The Other Darrin: Kyle McCarley takes over as Sir Percedal in Season 3 of Wakfu.
- Playing Against Type:
- The Pollyanna: Certainly seems so in his vlogs.
- Typecasting: Usually as a Reasonable Authority Figure.
- You Look Familiar: He's played two different characters in Doctors and Coronation Street across the years.