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Richard Grieco

Richard Grieco began his acting career on the New York Stage, performing in such works as ORPHANS, GOLDEN BOY and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. His very first television audition landed him a year-long stint as the rebellious Rick Gardener on the ABC soap opera ONE LIFE TO LIVE. In 1987, Grieco moved to Los Angeles and subsequently landed guest-starring roles in numerous drama and comedy series, including WHO'S THE BOSS, RAGS TO RICHES, THE BIG APPLE BLUES, and THE BRONX ZOO.

Grieco's breakout role was his portrayal of tough-talking, leather-clad cop Dennis Booker on Fox's 21 JUMP STREET. What began as a one show guest-starring role quickly developed into a year-long contract and eventually his very own Fox spinoff series, BOOKER. Other television credits include appearances on Fox's BORN TO RUN, The Movie Channel's WHEN TIME EXPIRES, and CBS's IT WAS HIM OR US.

Grieco made his big screen debut in 1991's James Bond spoof IF LOOKS COULD KILL, shortly after winning ShoWest's prestigious Male Star of Tomorrow award from the National Association of Theater Owners. He appeared as himself in Paramount's A NIGHT AT THE ROXBURY starring Saturday Night Live's Will Farrell and Chris Kattan. His other film credits include MOBSTERS, co-starring Christian Slater, HEAVEN OR VEGAS, and the independent film BLACK HEART, co-starring Maria Conchita Alonso and Christopher Plummer, in which he plays a con artist out to seduce a would-be heiress.

Outside his acting career, Grieco has released the album Waiting for the Sky to Fall on Edel Records, and a book of poetry entitled Fragments From a Dirty Ashtray.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Richard Grieco Facts

BirthdayMarch 23, 1965 (54)
BirthplaceWatertown, New York, USA
Height5' 11" (1m80)  How tall is Richard Grieco compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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