Frank Grillo

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Frank Grillo
Frank Grillo by Gage Skidmore.jpg
BornFrank Anthony Grillo
(1963-06-08) June 8, 1963 (age 51)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma materNew York University
Years active1993–present
Spouse(s)Kathy Grillo (1991–1998)
Wendy Moniz (2000–present)
Children3 sons
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This article is about the American actor. For the Cuban-American musician, see Machito.
Frank Grillo
Frank Grillo by Gage Skidmore.jpg
BornFrank Anthony Grillo
(1963-06-08) June 8, 1963 (age 51)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma materNew York University
Years active1993–present
Spouse(s)Kathy Grillo (1991–1998)
Wendy Moniz (2000–present)
Children3 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), and The Purge: Anarchy (2014), and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).


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

Grillo appeared in 25 commercials including ones for American Express, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese and Sure deodorant. The Sure deodorant commercial was airing when Frank first appeared in "Guiding Light" as Hart Jessep. 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]

Personal life[edit]

Grillo was born in New York City as the oldest of three children, and is of Italian heritage.[7][8] 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.[9] 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 is married to fellow actress and former on-screen love interest Wendy Moniz on October 28, 2000. The couple has two sons: Liam (born August 2004) and Rio Joseph Grillo (born January 25, 2008).[10] He lives in Los Angeles and New York.



1992The Mambo KingsMachito
1993Deadly RivalsDet. Grogan
1996Deadly CharadesVince Carlucci
2002SimplicityGeneralShort film
2002Minority ReportPre-Crime Cop
2003The Sweetest ThingAndy
2004Hunter: Return to JusticeDetective Terence Gillette
2005Hunter: Back in ForceDetective Terence Gillette
2006April's ShowerRocco
2006Hollis & RaeDetective Henry Callaway
2007Raw FootageBen ChaffinShort film
2008The Madness of JaneDr. Oliver Cornbluth
2008Blue BloodSgt. Quarry
2008iMurdersJoe Romano
2009Pride and GloryEddie Carbone
2009Blue EyesBob Estevez
2010Edge of DarknessAgent One
2010Mother's DayDaniel Sohapi
2010My Soul to TakePaterson
2011WarriorFrank Campana
2012The GreyJohn Diaz
2012Lay the FavoriteFrankie
2012End of WatchSarge
2012Zero Dark ThirtyRed Squadron Commanding Officer
2013CollisionScott Dolan
2013Mary and MarthaPeter
2013HomefrontCyrus Hanks
2014Captain America: The Winter SoldierBrock Rumlow
2014The Purge: AnarchyLeo
2014Big SkyJessePost-production
2014A Conspiracy on Jekyll IslandGuy CliftonPost-production
2014DemonicDetective Mark LewisPost-production


1993Silk StalkingsFranco LaPumaEpisode: "Ladies Night Out"
1996Poltergeist: The LegacyJerry TateEpisode: "Ghost in the Road"
1996–1999Guiding LightHart Jessup74 episodes
1999WastelandCliff Dobbs3 episodes
2000Battery ParkAnthony Stigliano7 episodes
2002, 2009Law & Order: Special Victims UnitFrank Barbarossa / Mark Van Kuren2 episodes
2002–2003For the PeopleDet. J.C. Hunter18 episodes
2002–2003The ShieldOfficer Paul Jackson4 episodes
2003Karen SiscoGarrison KickEpisode: "Nostalgia"
2004The DistrictVince DymeckiEpisode: "Breath of Life"
2005–2006Prison BreakNick Savrinn18 episodes
2005Blind JusticeMarty Russo13 episodes
2006CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationGary SinclairEpisode: "Happenstance"
2007Without a TraceNeil RawlingsEpisode: "Tail Spin"
2007Las VegasJeremy ShapiroEpisode: "The Burning Bedouin"
2007The Kill PointAlbert Roman/Mr. Pig8 episodes
2007CSI: NYJimmie DavisEpisode: "The Thing About Heroes..."
2010The GatesNick Monohan13 episodes
2011Breakout KingsAgent StoltzEpisode: "Queen of Hearts"


  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. ^ "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." 
  8. ^ Frank Grillo on Twitter. June 14, 2011. Retrieved March 14, 2012.
  9. ^ Jean M. Moniz. "Biography". Frank Grillo's Official Website. Archived from the original on August 29, 2008. Retrieved March 15, 2012. 
  10. ^ News and Updates

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