Versatile character actor Currie Graham, a native of Hamilton, Ontario, was introduced to acting through his high school drama program. When stage performing finally overtook his other passion, basketball, he enrolled at New York's American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he began appearing in theatrical productions and small screen roles. After minor walk-on parts on shows such as "Law & Order" and "ER," Graham was cast as Brooke Shields's love interest, Nate Knaborski, on the fourth and final season of the sitcom "Suddenly Susan." While the role cast a spotlight on Graham's fine comedic skills, his best known character, squad bureaucrat Lt. Thomas Bale on "NYPD Blue," set the tone for much of the actor's later work. Graham was especially prolific as a guest actor in the 2000s, appearing in straitlaced roles on numerous TV dramas, including "House," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," and "Desperate Housewives," as well as two appearances as a lawyer on the acclaimed series "Boston Legal" and "Raising the Bar."