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Also Known As: Richard Grieco Jr. Died:
Born: March 23, 1965 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Watertown, New York, USA Profession: actor, singer, model

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Tall, dark, and drop-dead gorgeous, Richard Grieco joined the cast of the popular Fox series "21 Jump Street" in 1988 as street-wise Officer Dennis Booker hoping to parlay the "hunk" slot on the show into feature film stardom as Johnny Depp had. Despite a few opportunities, though, film stardom proved elusive and by the mid-1990s the actor was seen more frequently playing cads and heavies in TV-movies. Grieco went to college on a football scholarship, but dropped out after two years when he was signed with the Elite Agency and placed in advertisements for Calvin Klein and Armani.

Tall, dark, and drop-dead gorgeous, Richard Grieco joined the cast of the popular Fox series "21 Jump Street" in 1988 as street-wise Officer Dennis Booker hoping to parlay the "hunk" slot on the show into feature film stardom as Johnny Depp had. Despite a few opportunities, though, film stardom proved elusive and by the mid-1990s the actor was seen more frequently playing cads and heavies in TV-movies. Grieco went to college on a football scholarship, but dropped out after two years when he was signed with the Elite Agency and placed in advertisements for Calvin Klein and Armani.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 22 Jump Street (2014)
3.
 Almighty Thor (2011)
4.
 Forget About It (2008)
5.
 Phantom Force (2004) Marcus Dupree
6.
 BOOK OF DAYS (2003) Finch
7.
 Webs (2003) Dean
8.
 Last Cry (2002)
10.
 Die Die Die (2000) Frank
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Raised in Watertown, NY
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Moved to New York and signed by Elite Modeling Agency
1986:
Was regular on "One Life to Live" (ABC)
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Joined cast of "21 Jump Street" (Fox)
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Starred in own Fox series, "Booker"
1991:
Made feature film starring debut in "If Looks Could Kill"
1994:
Released album "Waiting For the Sky to Fall" in Germany
1995:
Returned to series TV starring in "Marker" (UPN)
1996:
Co-starred in "The Demolitionist"
1998:
Appeared in "A Night at the Roxbury"
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Cast a priest in the feature "Michaelangel", co-starring Dennis Hopper
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Education

Central Connecticut State University: New Britain , Connecticut -

Notes

There is an official website at www.rgrieco.com.

Grieco is collecting his poetry in a book he hopes to publish under the title "Fragments From a Dirty Ashtray."

"They say I'm a pretty boy and stuff like that. But I never considered myself good-looking." --Richard Grieco quoted in US, March 21, 1991

"There's a kindess, a gentleness and a wisdom about him that you don't usually find in young men." --"Booker" co-star Marcia Strassman

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companion:
Kimber Sissons. Reportedly had on-again, off-again relationship from c. 1989 to 1998.
companion:
Yasmine Bleeth. Actor. Together as of spring 1996.

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father:
Richard Grieco Sr.
mother:
Carolyn Grieco.
sister:
Elizabeth Grieco.
sister:
Laura Grieco.
brother:
David Grieco.
son:
Dylan Sissons. Born on April 28, 1999 mother, Kimber Sissons.
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