Hailing from the Bronx, actor and poet muMs has made both his face and name known nationwide as the spoken word artist "Poet" on the critically acclaimed and Emmy-nominated HBO prison drama Oz. He has also appeared on Lollapalooza tours and in films like Spike Lee's Bamboozled and Martin Scorcese's Bringing Out the Dead.
Born Craig Grant, muMs is a writer, actor and poet. His poetry can be just as powerful as his dramatic roles, both in its content and its delivery. He fuses hip-hop and slang into poetry that uses African-American language to talk about African-American issues. muMs has performed throughout New York's underground rap and poetry scenes in venues such as Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, CBGB's, the Bowery Poetry Club and the Nuyorican Poets Café.
His poetry has been published in various magazines, including One World, The Source, Vibe, and Rap Pages. His work has also been published in Soul of the Game, a photo and poetry coffee table book.
muMs has shared the stage with artists like Erykah Badu and Ntzoke Shange, has been featured on music tracks with performers like Alicia Keys and Def Jam’s Method Man, and has written and performed commercial radio spots for Coca-Cola, among others.
Aside from his movie roles, muMs has also been behind the camera as a writer and executive producer of short films. His short film Morning Breath has won awards at the Arizona Film Festival, the Chicago International Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival and others.
His spoken-word album Strange Fruit was released this summer.