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Frank Grillo Biography

Birth Name:
Frank Anthony Grillo
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States

Fast Facts

  • Was a high-school athlete and hoped to play professional sports
  • Studied business at NYU and worked on Wall Street for one year before starting his acting career
  • His big break came in the form of a beer commercial
  • Was the fifth and last actor to play Hart Jessup on Guiding Light before the character was killed off in 1999
  • The following year, he married costar Wendy Moniz, who played Hart's killer
  • Has often portrayed law-enforcement officers on TV: He played detectives on For the People and Blind Justice, an officer on The Shield and landed a leading role on The Gates as the chief of police
  • Serves on Love Our Children USA's Celebrity Board of Governors---the organization aims to strengthen families and curb abuse against children


  • Kathy -- Ex-wife
  • Liam Grillo -- Son
  • Remy Grillo -- Son
  • Rio Joseph Grillo -- Son