Graham Abbey (born Graham Robert Thomson Abbey, March 24, 1971) is a Canadian film, television and stage actor, who is best known for his role as Gray Jackson in TV drama The Border.

Graham Abbey
Graham Robert Thomson Abbey

(1971-03-24) March 24, 1971 (age 48)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active1983-present
Spouse(s)Michelle Giroux


At the then Stratford Festival of Canada, the eleven-year-old Graham Abbey took up small parts in A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Merry Wives of Windsor. In the following season, he returned with roles in As You Like It and Macbeth.[1] His first role was as a forest gnome at the Festival Theatre, and he explained his interest as: "there was a room full of doughnuts and I got to get out of school".[2][3]

After two years at Stratford, he gave up acting. He left Stratford Central Secondary School, moved to Kingston, Ontario, and in 1994, graduated from Queen's University with a degree in political science.

In 1997, he rejoined the Stratford Festival with a leading role (Happy Loman in Death of a Salesman), a supporting role (Paris in Romeo and Juliet), and an ensemble role (the Chorus in Oedipus Rex). He has performed in over 30 productions at the Festival, and continues to be a part of the company as of 2016, during which season he debuted his adaptation of Shakespeare's Henriad, Breath of Kings

In August 2008, he married former Stratford colleague Michelle Giroux.[4]


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  1. ^ "Border star steady with sword as well as gun"
  2. ^ "From the Bard to Border Guard"
  3. ^ "As You Like It, Stratford 1983
  4. ^ OUZOUNIAN, Richard (2008-09-27). "Border star steady with sword as well as gun". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2009-03-27.

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