Topher Grace was popularly known as the lead actor on That ’70s Show. As Eric Forman, he was the son of the devoted mother Kitty Forman, a strict, war-veteran father Red Forman, and younger brother to the promiscuous Laurie Forman. He was generally perceived as a nice guy, usually weak and cowardly. More often than not, his skinny frame had been the subject of many jokes by nearly all his friends and even his father. Apart from his misadventures with his friends, his relationship with his first love Donna Pinciotti was often the main focus of the series. He left Point Place to teach in Africa in the season seven finale since Grace had not renewed his contract with the show. He returned on May 18, 2006, during the series finale, which hinted his reconciliation with Donna.
After 7 years of That ’70s Show, Grace starred in Spider-Man 3 as Eddie Brock, also known as Venom. Consequently, he also served as the voice of his movie character in the video game Spider-Man 3.
After devoting much time on the small screen, Grace plans to focus on acting in films. At present, he has three movies lined up for 2007 until 2009. He stars in Kids in America, a comedy-drama about a directionless college grad who pursues the girl of his dreams at a wild weekend party. He stars as Matt Franklin, along with Dan Fogler as Barry Nathan, Michael Ian Black as Pete, and Teresa Palmer as Tori. He will also star in the 2009 comedy Coxblocker as the lead character William Cox. Currently, Grace is in negotiations for the role of Jack Greenberg in the movie The Crusaders, a drama about a young lawyer who becomes the only white member of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund who intends to outlaw segregation.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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