An affable, hardworking young lawyer, Grayson Kent (Jackson Hurst) accepted a position at Harrison & Parker after the death of his beloved fiancee, Deb. Unbeknownst to him, Deb was working right alongside him...albeit in the body of another lawyer, Jane. Grayson and Deb-as-Jane became fast friends as Grayson started taking on cases and getting more comfortable at the firm. But while Jane tried to work up the courage to confess to Grayson her true identity, Grayson started to work through his grief and decided to embark on a new relationship with Jane's professional rival Kim. Grayson's still-palpable grief over Deb's death made him a pretty terrible boyfriend, though, so Kim decided to call it quits. A pregnancy scare nearly forced the two back together, but Grayson ended the season the way he started it: Single, grieving, and still in the dark regarding Jane's secret.
When Jane faced the possibility of disbarment at the start of Season 2, Grayson convinced Parker to represent her. Jane and Grayson continued to work cases together. During a murder trial, they met Vanessa, a whip-smart lawyer for the opposition. A few awkward moments between Vanessa and Grayson weren't enough to outweigh their obvious chemistry, and the pair started to date. Things progressed quickly until, on the brink of a breakup, Grayson decided to fully commit to Vanessa and proposed. First on the to-do list: A dinner with Jane, where he asked her to be his best man at the wedding. But when lovesick Jane stormed out of the restaurant, Grayson chased after her, only to be hit by a van in the middle of the street. Lying in a puddle of blood, he smiled up at Jane and said, "Deb," before closing his eyes.
But if Grayson actually did experience a revelation about Jane's identity, he forgot it when the accident sent him into a brief coma. Released from the hospital, Grayson was determined not to let more time slip away from him; he and Vanessa began to plan in earnest for their nuptials. But even Jane's support couldn't stabilize their relationship. Vanessa left Grayson at the altar. Through the end of Season 3 and into Season 4, Grayson's friendship with Jane deepend, and he dabbled more in dating outside the office. But things got more complicated when he successfully defended Stacy after she was arrested for assault. She kissed him, and even though both knew it was a mistake, Jane still saw it happen.
In the Season 4 finale, Jane was poised to marry her fiance, a judge named Owen. In a heartfelt conversation before the ceremony, Grayson admitted that he was able to move on from Deb because he found Jane, and the two (finally!) kissed. The shock of seeing his bride-to-be in the arms of another man gave Owen a heart attack -- and sent the real Jane's previously heaven-bound soul into his body.
View Grayson's best moments in pictures:
-Season 4, Episode 13: Jane's Getting Married
-Season 4, Episode 2: Home
-Season 3, Episode 4: The Wedding
-Season 2, Episode 10: Will & Grayson
-Season 1 Best Moments
Jackson Hurst stopped by PIX 11 in the Big Apple this morning to talk about acting on “Drop Dead Diva” and his upcoming flick “A Bird of the Air.” Check out the video of his interview below to hear more about what Jackson was up to before he was Grayson, his Texas roots and how he handles being such a hottie:
Smart, sweet, funny and good-lookin’? Looks like life imitates art in the case of Grayson/Jackson! Let’s not let Jane see this interview though — I think she might get a little jealous of Pix 11 reporter Sukanya Krishnan’s flirting!
Want more Jackson Hurst? Keep in touch with the actor on Facebook and on his official Twitter, where Jackson can be spotted chatting with fans, sharing photos and more! Then, watch him in action as Grayson Kent in “Drop Dead Diva,” Sunday nights at 9 pm/8c on Lifetime!