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Also Known As: Frank Anthony Grillo Died:
Born: June 8, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession:

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Tough, charming and well versed in the finer points of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Frank Grillo made a career out of playing agents, detectives, police officers and more. Though the New York native graduated from New York University with a business degree and briefly called Wall Street home, he quickly re-discovered his interest in acting. He supplemented a steady stream of TV commercials (his first paid gig came courtesy of Genuine Miller Draft) with lucrative side work as a fitness model for several men's health magazines, and made his movie debut in 1993 as a detective in the pulpy "Deadly Rivals." From 1996 to 1999 he appeared on the CBS soap "Guiding Light" (1952-2009), where he met second wife Wendy Moniz, and worked steadily in supporting parts until landing a memorable role as a lawyer on FOX's popular "Prison Break" (2005-09). The high-profile show launched the mixed martial arts enthusiast into several career-making projects, including the short-lived supernatural drama "The Gates" (ABC, 2010), Liam Neeson's surprise hit "The Grey" (2012), and Jake Gyllenhaal's gritty cop thriller "End of Watch" (2012). His police credentials may have been fake, but Grillo's talent certainly wasn't. ...

Tough, charming and well versed in the finer points of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Frank Grillo made a career out of playing agents, detectives, police officers and more. Though the New York native graduated from New York University with a business degree and briefly called Wall Street home, he quickly re-discovered his interest in acting. He supplemented a steady stream of TV commercials (his first paid gig came courtesy of Genuine Miller Draft) with lucrative side work as a fitness model for several men's health magazines, and made his movie debut in 1993 as a detective in the pulpy "Deadly Rivals." From 1996 to 1999 he appeared on the CBS soap "Guiding Light" (1952-2009), where he met second wife Wendy Moniz, and worked steadily in supporting parts until landing a memorable role as a lawyer on FOX's popular "Prison Break" (2005-09). The high-profile show launched the mixed martial arts enthusiast into several career-making projects, including the short-lived supernatural drama "The Gates" (ABC, 2010), Liam Neeson's surprise hit "The Grey" (2012), and Jake Gyllenhaal's gritty cop thriller "End of Watch" (2012). His police credentials may have been fake, but Grillo's talent certainly wasn't.

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 Disconnect (2013)
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 Homefront (2013)
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 Mary & Martha (2013)
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 House of Horror (2012)
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 Mother's Day (2012)
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 Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
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 Lay the Favorite (2012)
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Worked for a year on Wall Street before launching modeling career; appeared in ads for Miller Genuine Draft, American Express, and Sure deodorant
1993:
Made feature film debut in action thriller 'Deadly Rivals"
1996:
Joined cast of daytime series "Guiding Light" (CBS) in regular role of Hart Jessup
2002:
Cast as a futuristic cop in "Minority Report," directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise
2002:
Appeared in romantic comedy "The Sweetest Thing," starring Cameron Diaz
2002:
Landed recurring guest role on "The Shield" (FX)
2005:
Cast as lawyer Nick Savrinn on Fox's "Prison Break"
2010:
Co-starred on ABC's short-lived mystery drama "The Gates"
2012:
Played a squadron officer in Kathryn Bigelow directed "Zero Dark Thirty," based on the hunt for Osama bin Laden
2013:
Cast alongside Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling in crime drama "Gangster Squad"
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Education

New York University: New York , New York -

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