Dylan Bruno

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Dylan Bruno
Born(1972-09-06) September 6, 1972 (age 41)
Milford, Connecticut, U.S.
OccupationActor, Model
Years active1995–present
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Dylan Bruno
Born(1972-09-06) September 6, 1972 (age 41)
Milford, Connecticut, U.S.
OccupationActor, Model
Years active1995–present

Dylan Bruno (born September 6, 1972) is an American actor and former model. He portrayed FBI agent Colby Granger in the CBS series Numb3rs and also disgraced former Army Ranger, Jason Paul Dean in fellow CBS series NCIS.


Personal life[edit]

In 1994, Bruno earned a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental engineering from MIT. While there, he played varsity football as a linebacker for the MIT football team.[1] In high school he was a nationally ranked wrestler and competed in the AAU Junior Olympic Games several times.

Dylan's brother, Chris Bruno, is also an actor best known for his role as Sheriff Walt Bannerman on the USA Network television series The Dead Zone and as openly gay high school teacher Michael Delaney on All My Children.

Bruno is married and has two boys.[citation needed]


While working as a model for Calvin Klein, Bruno made his television acting debut in 1995 on the NBC series High Sierra Search and Rescue. He made his film acting debut in Naked Ambition in 1997. In 1998, he had small roles in Saving Private Ryan and When Trumpets Fade and also competed in and won a special episode of American Gladiators. He co-starred in The Rage: Carrie 2 in 1999, Where the Heart Is in 2000, Going Greek in 2001. He portrayed an L.A. cop in The One, and a rock musician in The Simian Line in 2001, and Harry "Blaine" Mayhugh, Jr., in The Pennsylvania Miners' Story in 2002. He also appeared in the movie The Anarchists -Cookbook in 2002. Bruno had a long time career as "Colby Granger" on the hit TV show, Numb3rs before joining NCIS (TV series), playing disgraced Army Ranger Jason Paul Dean who worked for the Reynosa Cartel in May 2010 with his role on the show lasting two episodes, "Patriot Down" and also the Season 7 finale episode, "Rule Fifty-One" where his character was eventually killed off by dying in a gunfight between Dean and his men who were battling NCIS Special Agents Anthony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly), Timothy McGee (Sean Murray (actor) and Ziva David (Cote de Pablo).

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.


1998Saving Private RyanPrivate First Class Toynbe
When Trumpets FadeSgt. Patrick Talbot
1999The Rage: Carrie 2Mark
2000The Simian LineBilly
Where the Heart IsWilly Jack Pickens
2001Going GreekJake
The OneYates
2002The Fastest Man in the WorldJake
The Anarchist CookbookJohnny Black
The Pennsylvania Miners' StoryBlaine MayhughMade-For-TV Movie
2003The BreakDane Patterson
Grand Theft ParsonsTraffic Cop
2005-10Numb3rsSpecial agent Colby Granger
2007Last of the RomanticsChet Dickman
2008Quid Pro QuoScott
2010NCISLt. Jason Dean
BonesChild's Father
2011The MentalistDean Puttock
2011Fixing PetePete Camden
2011Grey's AnatomyGriffith Lewis2 Episodes
2014Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Rooster1 Episode


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