Frank Grillo

Tough, charming and well versed in the finer points of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Frank Grillo made a career out of playing agents, detectives, police officers and more. Though the New York native graduated from New York ... Read more »
Born: 06/08/1963 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (48)

Kingdom 2014 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Beyond Skyline 2016 (Movie)

Detective Mark Corley (Actor)

Captain America: Civil War 2016 (Movie)

Brock Rumlow/Crossbones (Actor)

Conan 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Purge: Election Year 2016 (Movie)

Leo Barnes (Actor)

Big Sky 2015 (Movie)

Jesse (Actor)

Demonic 2015 (Movie)

Detective Mark Lewis (Actor)

A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014 (Movie)

Brock Rumlow (Actor)

IMurders 2014 (Movie)

Joe Romano (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Purge: Anarchy 2014 (Movie)

Sergeant (Actor)

Disconnect 2013 (Movie)

Mike Dixon (Actor)

Homefront 2013 (Movie)

Cyrus Hanks (Actor)

Intersection 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mary and Martha 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

End of Watch 2012 (Movie)

Sarge (Actor)

Lay the Favorite 2012 (Movie)

Frankie (Actor)

Mother's Day 2012 (Movie)

Daniel Sohapi (Actor)

The 38th Annual People's Choice Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Grey 2012 (Movie)

Diaz (Actor)

Zero Dark Thirty 2012 (Movie)

Squadron Commanding Officer (Actor)

Breakout Kings 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Warrior 2011 (Movie)

Frank Campana (Actor)

Edge of Darkness 2010 (Movie)

Agent One (Actor)

My Soul to Take 2010 (Movie)

Paterson (Actor)

The Gates 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pride and Glory 2008 (Movie)

Eddie Carbone (Actor)

CSI: New York 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Kill Point 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

April's Shower 2006 (Movie)

Rocco (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Prison Break 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blind Justice 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The District 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Karen Sisco 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Shield 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Minority Report 2002 (Movie)

Pre-Crime Cop (Actor)

The Sweetest Thing 2002 (Movie)

Andy (Actor)

Battery Park 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Poltergeist: The Legacy 1995 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Soap Opera Update Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Mambo Kings 1992 (Movie)

Machito (Actor)

Hunter: Back in Force (TV Show)

Actor

Hunter: Return to Justice (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Tough, charming and well versed in the finer points of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Frank Grillo made a career out of playing agents, detectives, police officers and more. Though the New York native graduated from New York University with a business degree and briefly called Wall Street home, he quickly re-discovered his interest in acting. He supplemented a steady stream of TV commercials (his first paid gig came courtesy of Genuine Miller Draft) with lucrative side work as a fitness model for several men's health magazines, and made his movie debut in 1993 as a detective in the pulpy "Deadly Rivals." From 1996 to 1999 he appeared on the CBS soap "Guiding Light" (1952-2009), where he met second wife Wendy Moniz, and worked steadily in supporting parts until landing a memorable role as a lawyer on FOX's popular "Prison Break" (2005-09). The high-profile show launched the mixed martial arts enthusiast into several career-making projects, including the short-lived supernatural drama "The Gates" (ABC, 2010), Liam Neeson's surprise hit "The Grey" (2012), and Jake Gyllenhaal's gritty cop thriller "End of Watch" (2012). His police credentials may have been fake, but Grillo's talent certainly wasn't.

Relationships

Kathy Grillo

Ex-Wife

Wendy Moniz Actor

Wife

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York

Milestones

2013

Cast alongside Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling in crime drama "Gangster Squad"

2012

Played a squadron officer in Kathryn Bigelow directed "Zero Dark Thirty," based on the hunt for Osama bin Laden

2010

Co-starred on ABC's short-lived mystery drama "The Gates"

2005

Cast as lawyer Nick Savrinn on Fox's "Prison Break"

2002

Cast as a futuristic cop in "Minority Report," directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise

2002

Landed recurring guest role on "The Shield" (FX)

2002

Appeared in romantic comedy "The Sweetest Thing," starring Cameron Diaz

1996

Joined cast of daytime series "Guiding Light" (CBS) in regular role of Hart Jessup

1993

Made feature film debut in action thriller 'Deadly Rivals"

Worked for a year on Wall Street before launching modeling career; appeared in ads for Miller Genuine Draft, American Express, and Sure deodorant

Bonus Trivia

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Studied mixed martial arts and high-level Brazilian Jiu-Jjitsu, which he used while filming 2011's "Warrior."

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Is of Italian heritage, and is often cast as police officers and tough guys.

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Met his second wife, actress Wendy Moniz, while starring on "Guiding Light" in 2000.

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Spent his early career appearing in commercials for American Express and Miller Genuine Draft, while also working as a fitness model for men's health magazines.

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