Frank Grillo
Frank Grillo is an American actor.


Grillo is perhaps best known for his role as Nick Savrinn in Season One of Prison Break
Prison Break
Prison Break is an American television serial drama created by Paul Scheuring, that was broadcast on the Fox Broadcasting Company for four seasons, from 2005 until 2009. The series revolves around two brothers; one has been sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit, and the other devises an...

. He also had roles in other television shows and movies, including Blind Justice and Battery Park
Battery Park (TV series)
Battery Park is an American comedy television series starring Elizabeth Perkins and Justin Louis. The series premiered March 23, 2000 on NBC...

. He is also known for his very popular stint as Hart Jessup
Hart Jessup
Hart Jessup was a fictional character on the daytime soap opera Guiding Light on and off from 1991 to 1999.-Character history:Hart Jessup is the son of the late Roger Thorpe and Laura Jessup. After his maternal grandfather Peter Jessup's death, Hart learned the truth about who his father was – the...

 on the daytime drama Guiding Light
Guiding Light
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from May 1996 through March 1999. Before this, he appeared in commercials for companies like American Express
American Express
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, Sure
Sure (brand)
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 deodorant, and Miller Genuine Draft. A lifelong athlete, he was also a successful fitness model, appearing in magazines such as Men's Workout and Exercise & Health in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Recently, Frank Grillo played "Mr. Pig" in the Spike TV Series, "The Kill Point
The Kill Point
The Kill Point is a television series that follows a group of U.S. Marines recently returned from serving in Iraq as they come together to pull off a major bank heist of a Three Rivers Bank branch in Pittsburgh. The series, produced by Mandeville Films and Lionsgate Television, is the first drama...

" which aired during the summer of 2007. He also played the role of Jimmy in the CSI: NY
CSI: NY is an American police procedural television series that premiered on September 22, 2004, on CBS. The show follows the investigations of a team of NYPD forensic scientists and police officers as they unveil the circumstances behind mysterious and unusual deaths as well as other crimes...

episode "The Things About Heroes (CSI: NY episode)", which aired on November 28, 2007. Frank also starred as Nick Savrinn in the hit drama "Prison Break" during the first season.

Grillo starred in the horror film Mother's Day
Mother's Day (2010 film)
Mother's Day is an upcoming American horror- thriller film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. It is a remake of Charles Kaufman's 1980 film of the same name and was written by Scott Millam.-Plot:...

 in the role of Daniel Sohapi. Also in 2010, he starred in the ABC supernatural crime drama television series The Gates
The Gates (TV series)
The Gates is an American supernatural crime drama television series that aired on the ABC network from June 20, 2010 to September 19, 2010. The show was canceled after its first season due to its poor ratings.-Plot:...

. The Gates was not renewed for a second season.

Personal life

Grillo was born in New York City and is of Italian
Italy , officially the Italian Republic languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Italy's official name is as follows:;;;;;;;;), is a unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe. To the north it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and...


He graduated from New York University with a business degree.

He married his first wife Kathy in 1991, but the couple divorced in 1998. They had a son, Remy (born in January 1997). Grillo is married to fellow actress and former on-screen love interest (ex-Dinah Marler
Dinah Marler
Dinah Marler is a fictional character on the popular CBS daytime soap opera, Guiding Light.The character is the daughter of the late lawyer and mayor...

) Wendy Moniz
Wendy Moniz
Wendy Moniz is an American actress of Portuguese descent, best known for her role as Dinah Marler on the daytime soap opera Guiding Light and primetime dramas Nash Bridges and The Guardian...

on October 28, 2000. The couple has two sons: Liam (born August 2004) and Rio Joseph Grillo (born January 25, 2008).

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