(written from a Production point of view)
Grove was a painter on Disney's adaptation of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe and the Paramount Pictures releases War of the Worlds and Transformers. The latter film, like Star Trek, was written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.
He was also a creature effects painter on the comic horror movie Feast, developed as a part of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's Project Greenlight program. Grove worked with makeup effects artist Richard Redlefsen on this film and will do so again on Star Trek. His other makeup credits include the 2005 horror film Incubus and the video game adaptation of Spider-Man 3.