Frank Grillo Biography

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Frank Grillo Biography

Actor Frank Grillo landed in Hollywood on the wing of a really lucky coincidence. He grew up in Upstate New York and although he dabbled in high school plays, he eventually pursued a career in business, graduating with a degree from New York University. While working on Wall Street, he had a chance encounter with a casting director who ended up casting him in a commercial for Miller Genuine Draft. And so began his new career — Grillo ended up starring in over 20 commercials for popular brands like American Express and Kraft Macaroni.

His first notable role outside of advertising came in 1996, when he starred in the popular daytime soap The Guiding Light as Hart Jessup. Although he went on to appear in supporting roles in films and television, his next big gig was as Officer Paul Jackson on the six-time Emmy-winning series The Shield in 2002, followed by the role of Nick Savrinn on the show Prison Break.

Grillow's next film included the thriller The Grey alongside Liam Neeson, followed by Lay the Favorite (2012), End of Watch (2012), Disconnect (2012), and The Gangster Squad (2012). He more recently starred in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), The Purge: Anarchy (2014), and Captain America: Civil War (2016).

The longtime actor can now be seen reprising his role as Sergeant in the sequel The Purge: Election Year (2016). He is also starring in the fantasy flick Stephanie (2016), the crime thriller Jekyll Island (2016), and the sci-fi thriller Beyond Skyline (2016).

Grillo is married to actress Wendy Moniz. They live with their three sons in Los Angeles and New York.


Beyond Skyline(2016)
Jekyll Island (2016)
Stephanie (2016)
The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Big Sky (2015)
Demonic (2015)
The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Homefront (2013)
Collision (2013)
Gangster Squad (2013)
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Disconnect (2012)
End of Watch (2012)
Lay the Favorite (2012)
The Grey (2011)
Warrior (2011)
My Soul to Take (2010)
Mother's Day (2010)
Edge of Darkness (2010)
Blue Eyes (2009)
Pride and Glory (2008)
iMurders (2008)
April's Shower (2003)
Minority Report (2002)
The Sweetest Thing (2002)
Deadly Charades (1996)
Deadly Rivals (1993)


Actor Black and Blue (2019)
Actor Boss Level (2019)
Actor Reprisal (2018)
Actor Beyond Skyline (2017)
Producer Wheelman (Netflix) (2017)
Actor Wolf Warrior 2 (2017)
Actor Demonic (2014)
Actor Disconnect (2013)
Actor Lay the Favorite (2013)