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Luke Grimes Biography

Birth Name:
Luke Timothy Grimes
Birth Place:
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Actor, musician

Fast Facts

  • Grew up in a devoutly religious family in Dayton, OH, where his father is a Pentecostal minister; learned to play the drums in church
  • One of first auditions in Hollywood was for the title role in the 2005 CBS biopic Elvis, which ultimately went to Jonathan Rhys Meyers
  • In 2007, started playing drums for the rock band Mitchells Folly, who released their debut album, Whirlwind, in 2008
  • At the 2008 Breckenridge Festival of Film, shared a Best Supporting Actor Award with costar Dan McCabe for War Eagle, Arkansas
  • His competition for the buzzed-about role of Ryan Lafferty on ABC's Brothers & Sisters included actors Jason Ritter and Scott Porter