Dylan Bruno

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Dylan Bruno
Born (1972-09-06) September 6, 1972 (age 45)
Milford, Connecticut, U.S.
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 1995–present

Dylan Bruno (born September 6, 1972) is an American actor and former model. He portrayed FBI agent Colby Granger in the CBS series Numbers and also disgraced former Army Ranger Jason Paul Dean in fellow CBS series NCIS.

Personal life[edit]

Bruno was born September 6, 1972 in Milford, Connecticut, to actor Scott Bruno and the late Nancy M. Bruno. His older brother is film and television actor, director and producer Chris Bruno. Growing up, the brothers lived in Milford with their mother and spent time with their father on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.[citation needed]

In 1994, Bruno earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from MIT, where he played varsity football as a linebacker.[1] In high school, he was a nationally ranked wrestler and competed in the AAU Junior Olympic Games several times.[citation needed]


In 1995, while working as a model for Calvin Klein, Bruno made his television acting debut on the NBC series High Sierra Search and Rescue. He made his film debut in Naked Ambition (1997). In 1998, he had small roles in Saving Private Ryan and When Trumpets Fade and competed in and won a special episode of American Gladiators (1989–96). He co-starred in The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999), Where the Heart Is (2000), Going Greek (2001).[citation needed]

He portrayed an L.A.P.D. cop in The One (2001), a rock musician in The Simian Line (2001), and Harry "Blaine" Mayhugh, Jr., in The Pennsylvania Miners' Story (2002). He also appeared in The Anarchists -Cookbook (2002). Bruno had a five-year run as "Colby Granger" on the hit TV show, Numbers. In May 2010, he joined NCIS for three episodes, playing a disgraced U.S. Army Ranger who worked for a Mexican drug cartel; in the Season 7 finale, his character died in a gunfight.[citation needed]

Bruno has also done voice-over work for several products such as Bacardi Silver, Coors Light, Chevrolet, Jeep, Virtual Boy, and Sony Handycam.[2] In addition to his voice-over work, Bruno is the current narrator of the Discovery Channel program Rides.[citation needed]


Dylan Bruno is married and has two sons.[citation needed]


Film and television roles
Year Film Role Notes
1998 Saving Private Ryan Private First Class Toynbe
When Trumpets Fade Sgt. Patrick Talbot
1999 The Rage: Carrie 2 Mark
2000 The Simian Line Billy
Where the Heart Is Willy Jack Pickens
2001 Going Greek Jake
The One Yates
2002 The Fastest Man in the World Jake
The Anarchist Cookbook Johnny Black
The Pennsylvania Miners' Story Blaine Mayhugh Made-For-TV Movie
2003 The Break Dane Patterson
Grand Theft Parsons Traffic Cop
CSI: Miami Todd 1 episode
2005-10 Numbers Special agent Colby Granger
2007 Last of the Romantics Chet Dickman
2008 Quid Pro Quo Scott
2010 NCIS Jason Paul Dean 2 Episodes
Bones Trevor Bartlett
2011 The Mentalist Dean Puttock
2011 Fixing Pete Pete Camden
2011 Grey's Anatomy Griffith Lewis 2 Episodes
2014 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Rooster 1 Episode
2014 Major Crimes Keith Price Episode: "Sweet Revenge"
2015 Taken 3 Smith
2015 Narcos Barry Seal 1 Episode
2016 Rizzoli and Isles Bryce 1 Episode
2017 Hawaii Five-0 Lee Campbell 1 Episode


  1. ^ Profile, mitathletics.cstv.com; accessed March 22, 2015.
  2. ^ Profile, buchwald.com; accessed June 29, 2017.

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