Grant Shaud

Grant Shaud (born Edward Grant Shaud III) (born October 17, 1960) is an American actor known for having played the character of Miles Silverberg on the television sitcom Murphy Brown.

Grant Shaud
Edward Grant Shaud III

(1960-10-17) October 17, 1960
Evanston, Illinois, United States
Years active1983–present

Early life

Edward Grant Shaud III was born in Evanston, Illinois, the son of Anna Barbara (née Dougherty) and Edward Shaud, Junior.[1] His family is Irish Catholic.[2] 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 to pursue other projects, with his producer role on the show taken up by Lily Tomlin.[3] On February 26, 2018, it was announced that Shaud would return to a revival series of Murphy Brown along with former co-stars Candice Bergen, Faith Ford and Joe Regalbuto.[4]

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

Selected stage and screen credits





  1. "Grant Shaud biography". Retrieved 2012-04-16.
  2. "Loose Lips". The Buffalo News. June 20, 1993. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  3. Ku, Andrew (July 22, 1996). "Lily Tomlin to Join 'Murphy Brown'". Playbill. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  4. Andreeva, Nellie (February 26, 2018). "'Murphy Brown': Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto & Grant Shaud To Reprise Roles On CBS Revival; Charles Kimbrough May Appear". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 15, 2018.
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