Life and career
Graziadei was born in Germany. He returned to the United States at 11 years old. He began acting in Germany, on stage, at the age of 5 in a production of The King and I. While at The University of New Hampshire he also appeared in The Servant of Two Masters and History of the Devil. In 2004, he was cast as Daniel Romalotti, Phyllis Summers' son, in the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless. He is 14 years younger than the actress who plays his mother on the show, Michelle Stafford. In 2013 he left from soap for career in primetime television. In 2005 and in 2006, he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series. In film, Graziadei starred in the films Boogeyman 2 (2007), Into the Blue 2: The Reef (2009), and The Outside (2009).
Graziadei guest-starred in number of television series, including NCIS, Criminal Minds, 90210, Castle, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. He had a recurring roles on FX's American Horror Story as Travis Wanderley, a young boyfriend of Jessica Lange's character, and on The CW's The Secret Circle. In 2013, after leaving daytime television, Graziadei was cast as a series regular in the ABC drama pilot Westside. The pilot was not picked up for the continuing series. Later, he was cast as the male lead in the Lifetime drama series The Lottery, opposite Marley Shelton. The show was cancelled after one season.
In August 2016, Graziadei reprised his portrayal of Daniel Romalotti on The Young and the Restless for a limited run, in celebration of the soap's 11,000th episode. He also landed recurring roles on the Audience mixed martial arts drama series Kingdom and the Amazon Video historical drama series Good Girls Revolt.
In 2018, Graziadei appeared in episode 3 of the remake of Magnum P.I.; he played Tara's ex-boyfriend and kidnapper in the episode entitled “The Woman Who Never Died”, originally airing on October 8, 2018.
|2007||Boogeyman 2||Darren||Direct to video|
|2009||Into the Blue 2: The Reef||Mace||Direct to video|
|2009||The Outside||Ned Blakey|
|2011||Halfway to a Blackout||Chas Knopfler||Short film|
|2012||Transspecular||Bobby Brovado||Short film|
|2013||The Blackout||Chas Knopfler|
Television2015 Hawaii 5-0 Season 6 Episode 6 Mark Shepard 1 episode
|2004||Grounded for Life||College Guy||Episode: "Communication Breakdown"|
|2004–13, 2016||The Young and the Restless||Daniel Romalotti||917 episodes|
Nominated – Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Male Newcomer
Nominated – Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series (2005, 2006)
|2004||NCIS||Chuck||Episode: "Split Decision"|
|2008||Criminal Minds||Steven||Episode: "In Heat"|
|2008||The Cleaner||Aaron||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2009||Castle||Brent Johnson||Episode: "Nanny McDead"|
|2009||Crash||Gavin Buckley||3 episodes|
|2010||CSI: NY||Keith Borgese||Episode: "Sanguine Love"|
|2010||Saving Grace||Kaz||Episode: "Let's Talk"|
|2010||Miami Medical||Scott||Episode: "Golden Hour"|
|2010||Ghost Whisperer||Kyle/Seth||Episode: "Dead Ringer"|
|2010||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Kurt Francis||Episode: "Blood Moon"|
|2011||Necessary Roughness||Tyler Paxton||Episode: "Dream On"|
|2011||American Horror Story: Murder House||Travis Wanderley||5 episodes|
|2012||The Secret Circle||Callum||5 episodes|
|2012||The Mob Doctor||Louis||Episode: "Confessions"|
|2013||Justified||Mason Goines||Episode: "Truth and Consequences"|
|2013||The Client List||Bobby||Episode: "Unanswered Prayers"|
|2013||Longmire||Richard Montero||Episode: "Sound and Fury"|
|2013||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Jakob Nystrom||Episode: "The Well"|
|2014||Grimm||Ken||Episode: "My Fair Wesen"|
|2014||The Lottery||Kyle Walker||Lead role; 10 episodes|
|2015||Kingdom||Drew Parker||3 episodes|
|2016||Good Girls Revolt||Gregory||5 episodes|
|2016||Scorpion||Ronen Cole||Episode: "Little Boy Lost"|
|2017||APB||James Kilton||Episode: "Hate of Comrades"|
|2017||Chicago P.D.||Josh Miller||Episode: "Care Under Fire"|
|2018||Magnum P.I.||Val Jenson||Episode “The Woman Who Never Died”|
|2019||True Detective||Dan O'Brien||3 episodes|
|2019||9-1-1||Eric Lawrence Parnell||Episode: "New Beginnings"|
|2019||Watchmen||Carmichael||Episode: "It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice"|
|2019||All Rise||Choke||Episode: "How to Succeed in Law Without Really Re-Trying"|
|2020||The Magicians||Raylan Cortez||Episode: "Garden Variety Homicide"|
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- Andreeva, Nellie. "Lifetime Casts Trio In Pilot 'The Lottery', Duo In 'Deliverance Creek'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2014-01-04.
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