Dennis is an Associate Artist at TimeLine, where he first appeared in PRAVDA.

The instant I started working at TimeLine, I knew I was in a place that felt like like home. I worked with people who wanted to make theatre that is bold, difficult, and fun, and I wanted to be nowhere else.

Since then, he has appeared in TimeLine’s productions of A DISAPPEARING NUMBER, DANNY CASOLARO DIED FOR YOU, THE PITMEN PAINTERS, FROST/NIXON and served as Assistant Director for Louis Contey’s production of THE PRICE.

Dennis values the vigor, introspection, and vitality with which TimeLine examines the collective experience: “What sets TimeLine apart is the active conversation about how our cultural is subjective, evolving, and reflective of where we are today.”

In Chicago, he has performed at the Goodman, Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare, Northlight, Next, Fox Valley Rep., Eclipse, Provision, Lifeline, Strawdog, Stage Left, and Provision Theatre. Regional Theatre credits include work with Indianapolis Repertory Theatre, Lakeside Shakespeare Festival, Oak Park Festival Theatre, and the Illinois Shakespeare Festival.

Film credits include BLACK BOX, written and directed by award winning filmmaker Stephen Cone (THE WISE KIDS, HENRY GAMBLE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY). TV credits include CHICAGO FIRE and CHICAGO PD (NBC), EMPIRE (FOX), DETROIT 187 (ABC), BETRAYAL (ABC) and THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE (STARZ).

A native of Cicero, Ill., Dennis is a graduate of Illinois State University and has studied with acclaimed director Anne Bogart and the SITI co., as well as at the world renowned Moscow Art and Academic Theatre (MXAT). He is a proud member of both SAG/AFTRA and Actor’s Equity Association.

Member of Actors' Equity Association

15 questions for Dennis William Grimes

There are just two more weeks of performances for Danny Casolaro Died For You! And before this show's brilliant six-actor cast leaves our stage on December 21, we have two more interviews to share. (You …

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