Grant was born in Port Elizabeth, where he started his drama career at the age of 11 with the Rother/Swain Drama Studio. After matriculating, he completed a 1 year musical theatre course with Marlene Pieterse. During school he performed with a small amateur society, The Gilbert and Sullivan Society. His first professional job was Aaron MaCillroy's Abbamaniacs. He then went on to further his studies at Pretoria Technikon and has recently completed the national diploma in musical theatre course. He was very excited when he heard the jellicle call!