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  • As a youth appeared in theater productions with Chloë Sevigny, who also at times babysat him and his sister.
  • Didn't like being called Chris so he dropped Chris from his first name and went by Topher.
  • Wanted to be a pro tennis player but an ankle injury turned his attention to acting.
  • Was discovered while performing in a high-school production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum by producers Bonnie and Terry Turner, whose daughter was also in the cast.
  • Big break came in 1998 when the Turners created That '70s Show and cast him in the lead role of Eric Forman.
  • Has appeared in three movies directed by Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve).
  • National Board of Review honored him in 2004 with their Best Breakthrough Performance by Actor award for In Good Company and P.S.
  • Cowrote the script for Take Me Home Tonight (2011), an '80s-themed film in which he also played the lead character.


  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner


  • Pat Grace — Mother
  • John Grace — Father
  • Jennifer Grace — Sister
  • James Knight Newman — Godchild
  • Ashley Hinshaw — Wife


  • Attended University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States

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  • Birth Name: Christopher John Grace
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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