Canadian actor Jason Gray-Stanford was born on May 19, 1970. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theater, but his acting experience goes well beyond the stage. He has lent his voice to many Japanese anime films and series and worked as a background vocalist for the album (titled Gaslight) of Russell Crowe’s band, Thirty Odd Foot of Grunts. The album was not the only time that Gray-Stanford worked with the Oscar winner. Gray-Stanford co-starred with Crowe on two separate occasions. The first was for a film called Mystery Alaska, followed by the highly-acclaimed film, A Beautiful Mind. Although Gray-Stanford is now more well-known as Lieutenant Randall Disher on the USA Network’s Monk, he has been on a number of television shows which includes the Emmy award-winning miniseries, Taken.
Jason Gray-Stanford is credited for his wide range of work in voice acting. However, he has made appearances in episodes of The Commish and Highlander, and got a small role in the drama Dangerous Indiscretion. He later found himself acting in Hawkeye, Sliders and Strange Luck, and has worked on TV productions like The Surrogate and Hostile Force. He is also recognized by anime fans as the voice of Kento Rei Faun in Ronin Warriors, and as the original English voice of Raditz and Cui in the dub for Dragonball Z. He also voiced the characters Shinnosuke and Kengyu in the English dub of Ranma 1/2. He also voiced Donatello on more than 20 episodes of Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation. Jason Gray-Stanford was soon cast in guest roles for Stargate SG-1, Queer as Folk, Harsh Realm, First Wave, The Collector and Cold Squad. He later joined the cast of Monk, playing the overly ambitious Lieutenant Disher. Jason Gray-Stanford was also seen in the films Flags of Our Fathers and Lonely Hearts.
left-handed, friends with Russel Crowe after doing "Mystery,Alaska" and "A Beautiful Mind" together.