Frank Grillo

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This article is about the American actor. For the Cuban-American musician, see Machito.
Frank Grillo
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Grillo at the DIRECTV Original Series Kingdom in October 2014
Born Frank Anthony Grillo
(1963-06-08) June 8, 1963 (age 51)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater New York University
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s) Kathy Grillo (1991–1998)
Wendy Moniz (2000–present)
Children 3 sons

Frank Anthony Grillo (born June 8, 1963)[citation needed] is an American actor known for his roles in various films, such as Warrior (2011), The Grey (2012), End of Watch (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and The Purge: Anarchy (2014). He currently stars in the DirecTV drama series Kingdom on the Audience Network.


Grillo (second from right) with his co-stars from Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Grillo is perhaps best known for his role as Nick Savrinn in Season One of Prison Break. He also had roles in other television shows and movies, including Blind Justice and Battery Park. He is also known for his very popular stint as Hart Jessup on the daytime drama Guiding Light from May 1996 through March 1999. Before this, he appeared in commercials for companies like American Express, Sure deodorant, and Miller Genuine Draft. A lifelong athlete, he was also a successful fitness model, appearing in magazines such as Men's Workout and Exercise & Health in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Recently, Frank Grillo played "Mr. Pig" in the Spike TV Series, "The Kill Point" which aired during the summer of 2007.[1] He also played the role of Jimmy in the CSI: NY episode "The Things About Heroes," which aired on November 28, 2007.[2] Frank also starred as Nick Savrinn in the hit drama "Prison Break" during the first season.[3]

Grillo starred in the horror film Mother's Day in the role of Daniel Sohapi.[4] Also in 2010, he starred in the ABC supernatural crime drama television series The Gates.[5] The Gates was not renewed for a second season. Frank Grillo also starred in the crime drama Breakout Kings as a guest star for the episode 'Queen of Hearts' in season 1 as a minor federal agent. Frank also had a supporting role in the 2011 film Warrior. He played Diaz in 2012 survival thriller The Grey. Grillo played secondary antagonist Brock Rumlow in the 2014 film Captain America: The Winter Soldier.[6] Grillo currently stars in the DirecTV drama series Kingdom which premiered on the Audience Network in the fall of 2014.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Grillo was born in New York City as the oldest of three children, and is of Italian heritage.[8][9] He got his first taste of acting in high school where he was in many plays. Frank was also a gifted athlete and his dream was to play sports professionally. He graduated from New York University with a business degree.[10] Frank serves on Love Our Children USA's Celebrity Board of Governors.

He married his first wife Kathy in 1991, but the couple divorced in 1998. They had a son, Remy (born in January 1997). Grillo married fellow actress Wendy Moniz on October 28, 2000. The couple has two sons: Liam (born August 2004) and Rio Joseph Grillo (born January 25, 2008).[11] He lives in Los Angeles and New York.



Year Title Role Notes
1992 The Mambo Kings Machito
1993 Deadly Rivals Det. Grogan
1996 Deadly Charades Vince Carlucci
2002 Simplicity General Short film
2002 Minority Report Pre-Crime Cop
2003 The Sweetest Thing Andy
2004 Hunter: Return to Justice Detective Terence Gillette
2005 Hunter: Back in Force Detective Terence Gillette
2006 April's Shower Rocco
2006 Hollis & Rae Detective Henry Callaway
2007 Raw Footage Ben Chaffin Short film
2008 The Madness of Jane Dr. Oliver Cornbluth
2008 Blue Blood Sgt. Quarry
2008 iMurders Joe Romano
2009 Pride and Glory Eddie Carbone
2009 Blue Eyes Bob Estevez
2010 Edge of Darkness Agent One
2010 Mother's Day Daniel Sohapi
2010 My Soul to Take Paterson
2011 Warrior Frank Campana
2012 The Grey John Diaz
2012 Lay the Favorite Frankie
2012 End of Watch Sarge
2012 Zero Dark Thirty Red Squadron Commanding Officer
2013 Disconnect Mike
2013 Collision Scott Dolan
2013 Mary and Martha Peter
2013 Homefront Cyrus Hanks
2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Brock Rumlow
2014 The Purge: Anarchy Leo
2014 Big Sky Jesse Post-production
2014 A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island Guy Clifton Post-production
2014 Demonic Detective Mark Lewis Post-production
2016 Captain America: Civil War Brock Rumlow / Crossbones Pre-production


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Silk Stalkings Franco LaPuma Episode: "Ladies Night Out"
1996 Poltergeist: The Legacy Jerry Tate Episode: "Ghost in the Road"
1996–1999 Guiding Light Hart Jessup 74 episodes
1999 Wasteland Cliff Dobbs 3 episodes
2000 Battery Park Anthony Stigliano 7 episodes
2002, 2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Frank Barbarossa / Mark Van Kuren 2 episodes
2002–2003 For the People Det. J.C. Hunter 18 episodes
2002–2003 The Shield Officer Paul Jackson 4 episodes
2003 Karen Sisco Garrison Kick Episode: "Nostalgia"
2004 The District Vince Dymecki Episode: "Breath of Life"
2005–2006 Prison Break Nick Savrinn 18 episodes
2005 Blind Justice Marty Russo 13 episodes
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Gary Sinclair Episode: "Happenstance"
2007 Without a Trace Neil Rawlings Episode: "Tail Spin"
2007 Las Vegas Jeremy Shapiro Episode: "The Burning Bedouin"
2007 The Kill Point Albert Roman/Mr. Pig 8 episodes
2007 CSI: NY Jimmie Davis Episode: "The Thing About Heroes..."
2010 The Gates Nick Monohan 13 episodes
2011 Breakout Kings Agent Stoltz Episode: "Queen of Hearts"
2014-Present Kingdom Alvey Kulina Main role


  1. ^ Actor Frank Grillo Talks 'Mother's Day' & 'My Soul to Take'!
  2. ^ TV: Frank Grillo Talks Upcoming ABC Show 'The Gates'
  3. ^ Mother's Day Website Gets Another Update
  4. ^ Review: Darren Bousman's Mother's Day
  5. ^ "ABC Announces 2010 Summer Schedule" (Press release). ABC Television Network. April 7, 2010. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  6. ^ Graser, Marc (October 29, 2012). "Frank Grillo to play Crossbones in 'Captain America' sequel". Variety. Archived from the original on October 29, 2012. Retrieved October 29, 2012. 
  7. ^ Frank Grillo talks role in new MMA series 'Kingdom,' his acting career, and Nick Jonas' standing triangle choke
  8. ^ "Questions & Answers: April 15, 2006". Frank Grillo's Official Website. April 15, 2006. Archived from the original on December 25, 2008. Retrieved March 15, 2012. Yes, I am Italian and that is where my family is from also. In fact many of my relatives still live there. Maybe we are related. 
  9. ^ Frank Grillo on Twitter. June 14, 2011. Retrieved March 14, 2012.
  10. ^ Jean M. Moniz. "Biography". Frank Grillo's Official Website. Archived from the original on August 29, 2008. Retrieved March 15, 2012. 
  11. ^ News and Updates

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