Richard Grieco

  • Birth Name: Richard John Grieco Jr.
  • Birth Place: Watertown, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Model, Singer
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  • Went to college on a football scholarship, but multiple injuries and operations forced him to quit.
  • Left college to become a model in New York City, where he worked for Chanel, Armani, Versace and Calvin Klein, among others.
  • Studied acting in New York in the mid-1980s, which helped him land a part on One Life to Live.
  • After he moved to Los Angeles, guest stints on TV series including Who's the Boss? and The Facts of Life led to a breakout role as Officer Dennis Booker on 21 Jump Street and its spin-off, Booker, though the latter only lasted one season.
  • Also a singer and songwriter, released an album called Waiting for the Sky to Fall in 1995.
  • Hobbies include car racing, painting and writing poetry.


  • Laura — Sister
  • Dylan Justice Sissons — Son
  • Carolyn Grieco — Mother
  • David — Brother
  • Richard John Grieco Sr. — Father
  • Elizabeth — Sister
  • Kimber Sissons — Ex-significant Other
  • Yasmine Bleeth — Ex-significant Other


  • Attended Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut, United States

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