Eric Graise is a singer, actor, dancer who is currently featured as King in the Lionsgate original series STEP UP: HIGH WATER. He’s a graduate of the University of West Georgia, where he procured a bachelor degree in Theatre. During his studies, he was a two time finalist in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 4 (best musical actor and best comedic actor) and the first National Kennedy Center Blanche and Irving Laurie Fellow in his region. He portrayed roles such as Sally Bowles in CABARET, Papa Ge in ONCE ON THIS ISLAND and Tom Collins in RENT.
His legs were amputated when he was a child
Being in a wheelchair is probably one of the first things people notice about Eric and many people are curious about the circumstances that brought him there. Eric had his legs amputated as a toddler due to missing fibula bones.
He was also heavily involved in directing, playwriting, scenic design, lighting design and was president of his fraternity, Alpha Psi Omega. Upon graduation, he was invited as a speaker on the White House’s panel for the 25th Annual Celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act. He has also appeared as himself on Megan Kelly Today. In previous years, he has worked as the casting associate of Actor’s Express, located in Atlanta Georgia, as well as a dancer in Atlanta’s own Full Radius Dance Company. Most recently, Eric has joined the cast of Netflix original series LOCKE & KEY.