Actor, director, producer, that is how Grayson Gurnsey describes himself on his website. From making short movies to traveling all the way to Africa for his first role, Grayson has taken his job seriously and his commitment has resulted in him being promoted to series regular as Ricky in Virgin River season 2.
There are various paths actors take to establishing themselves, or even realizing they want a career in show business. Some come to it later in their lives while others take to it pretty early, Grayson falls into the latter category. He wanted to become an actor since the age of four, and here are 5 quick facts you need to know about the actor.
Grayson Gurnsey is 20-Years-Old – He is from Canada
The Virgin River actor was born on 11 September 2000 to his parents in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He was born Grayson Maxwell Gurnsey. From a young age, the bug of acting has bit, Grayson. He was only four years old when he told his parents about pursuing a career in show business.
Obviously, his parents did not take his words particularly seriously, but they eventually came around as he started to fly all over working in various TV shows. He was even admitted to a year-long adults-only acting program when he convinced the instructors of his talents.
Grayson Gurnsey Plays Ricky in Netflix Series Virgin River
Virgin River is a Netflix show based on a series of books by author Robyn Carr. The first season of Virgin River was released in December of 2019 and was a massive success resulting in a second season pick up. There is a chance the show may go beyond the second season.
Virgin River season 1 follows the life of a nurse practitioner who relocates to a small town called Virgin River. She is dealing with a lot of pain and a change in scenario brings happiness, love, pain, and a new family for the young nurse. Her life and the people who influence it all are the basis of the first season.
Grayson Gurnsey plays Ricky in the Netflix series Virgin River.
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Grayson Gurnsey plays Ricky in the Virgin River. Ricky is a server working in Jack’s Tavern. He wants to join the military after finishing school and Jack takes to the young boy. Ricky is also taking care of his grandmother. The role of Ricky was a supporting character in the first season and in Virgin River season 2 he will be series regular.
Ricky will meet Lizzie, played by newcomer Sarah Dugdale, in the Virgin River. She is trouble, but the heart wants what it wants. Ricky is attracted to Lizzie and their budding relationship is also a focus of Virgin River season 2.
Virgin River season 2 is scheduled for a 27 November 2020 release. The main cast includes Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan, Alexandra Breckenridge as Melinda “Mel” Monroe, Annette O’Toole as Hope McCrea, Tim Matheson as Vernon ”Doc” Mullins, Lauren Hammersley as Charmaine Roberts, Colin Lawrence as John “Preacher” Middleton, and Jenny Cooper as Joey Barnes
Grayson was Homeschooled
According to Famous Birthdays, the Ricky actor is said to have been homeschooled by his parents. The life of an actor is about traveling and being away for weeks. There are many young actors who study online as well as with private tutors.
Grayson was homeschooled and his curriculum was filled with theoretical material as well as music, dance, fighting lessons, and swimming. Well, it was probably beneficial to his career to not study through conventional methods. You cannot argue with how the actor turned out, and if you are going to be an actor, learning derivatives is not essential.
His First Acting Role was in a Kenyan Medical Drama
For a boy from Canada having a Canadian show or movie as a debut is expected. You cut your teeth in the industry closest to you but Grayson started out differently. He was cast in Saints, the show was Kenya’s first medical drama and it was shot in the African nation.
So, the debut show of Grayson’s career was in a Kenyan series. He played Cody Stewart in the show and he appeared in six of the 13 episodes of the series. Soon, he was appearing in Godzilla and starring in Game On, his career trajectory has been pretty interesting.
Parkour, Fighting, Dancer, Actor, Horse Riding – A Man of Many Tastes
While Grayson Gurnsey’s chosen career is acting, during his downtime the actor keeps himself busy through a plethora of hobbies. He has an interest in parkour, there are pictures on his Instagram you can see. Then dancing and music have been a part of his life since childhood.
Grayson has taken up horse riding and he also utilizes his time by training to kickbox. If all those things are not enough, the Ricky actor also has two dogs, Major General and Luna, two cats, Midnight Maxine and Coco Puffs, as well as a fish named Nemo.