Frank Grillo

Biography: The oldest of three children, Frank Grillo was born on June 8, 1965, and grew up in Upstate New York. He started acting in high school plays, but he was also a star athlete and dreamed of playing sports professionally. His parents wanted him to go to college first, and Frank was graduated from New York University with a degree in business. He worked on Wall Street for about a year before a chance meeting with a casting director landed him a gig in a beer commercial.

Frank eventually appeared in 25 commercials and guest-starred in Silk Stalkings and Poltergeist: The Legacy before joining the cast of The Guiding Light, playing Hart Jessup. After leaving The Guiding Light in 1999., Frank had roles in pilots for Fiona and Legacy as well as roles in Wasteland, Battery Park, and For the People. He also appeared in several episodes of The Shield. He had a starring role as Detective Marty Russo on Blind Justice on ABC and civil rights attorney Nick Savrinn on Prison Break on
The oldest of three children, Frank Grillo was born on June 8, 1965, and grew up in Upstate New York. He started acting in high school plays, but he was also a star athlete and dreamed of playing sports professionally. His parents wanted him to go to college first, and Frank was graduated from New York University with a degree in business. He worked on Wall Street for about a year before a chance meeting with a casting director landed him a gig in a beer commercial.

Frank eventually appeared in 25 commercials and guest-starred in Silk Stalkings and Poltergeist: The Legacy before joining the cast of The Guiding Light, playing Hart Jessup.

After leaving The Guiding Light in 1999., Frank had roles in pilots for Fiona and Legacy as well as roles in Wasteland, Battery Park, and For the People. He also appeared in several episodes of The Shield. He had a starring role as Detective Marty Russo on Blind Justice on ABC and civil rights attorney Nick Savrinn on Prison Break on Fox. In early 2006, Frank appeared in a pilot, Hollis & Rae, for ABC and Touchstone Television. His latest projects are The Madness of Jane produced by Fox 21 for Lifetime Television, The Kill Point for Bravo TV, and Blue Blood for NBC.

Frank's film credits include The Sweetest Thing, Minority Report, April's Shower, Raw Footage, Pride and Glory, iMurders, The Express, 25/8, Edge of Darkness, and Warrior.

Married to actress Wendy Moniz, Frank lives in New York City with their two sons.
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Frank Grillo's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 53
Highest Metascore: 95 Zero Dark Thirty
Lowest Metascore: 25 My Soul to Take
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
22 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
55 Edge of Darkness Jan 29, 2010 Agent One / Agent One 5.3
55 The Purge: Election Year Jul 1, 2016 Leo Barnes / Sergeant 6.0
50 The Purge: Anarchy Jul 18, 2014 Cast / Leo / Sergeant / Sergeant 6.3
46 Beyond Skyline Dec 15, 2017 Mark 5.4
45 Pride and Glory Oct 24, 2008 Eddie Carbone / Eddie Carbone 4.5
44 Wolf Warrior 2 Jul 28, 2017 Cast / Big Daddy / Big Daddy 6.3
40 Gangster Squad Jan 11, 2013 Jimmy Reagan 6.3