Grant Shaud (born Edward Shaud III; February 27, 1961) is an American actor known for having played the character of Miles Silverberg on the 1990s TV sitcom Murphy Brown.

Early life

Grant Shaud was born in Evanston, Illinois, the son of Anne Babara (nee Dougherty) and Edward Shaud, Jr. His family was Irish Catholic. He attended Conestoga High School in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, and graduated in 1979. In 1983, he graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Richmond where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.


In 1984, Shaud moved to New York City to begin working in theater. His first acting role in television was as a guest character named Jack on Kate & Allie, who was a college student and director on a local cable channel. In 1988, he began as Miles Silverberg on Murphy Brown. He lived with co-star Jane Leeves before and during her guest stint on the show, in which she concurrently played his girlfriend. He left in 1996 with his "boss" role on the show being taken over by Lily Tomlin.

In recent years he has also done some voice-over work in animation, most notably in the film Antz and the television series Batman: The Animated Series. He had a guest role in The Drew Carrey Show as a character named Jack, who believed to be the devil. He also played Alex Rosetti in the sitcom Madigan Men, starring Gabriel Byrne.

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