Todd Graff has been a working actor ever since graduating from the State University of New York in the early 1980s. One of his first movie assignments was the kibbutz-based drama Not Quite Paradise (1984). Subsequent credits include such street-smart dramas as Five Corners (1988) and Dominic and Eugene (1988). Todd Graff has also appeared off the street on occasion, notably as oil-rigger crewman Alan "Hippy" Carnes in the 1989 sci-fier The Abyss. With Used People (1992), Graff added screenwriting and producing to his list of talents.