Richard Grieco Biography
Richard Grieco (Full name- Richard John Grieco Jr.) is an American actor and former fashion model who was born on March 23, 1965, Watertown, New York, U.S. He is most popular for his role as Detective Dennis Booker from the popular Fox series 21 Jump Street (1988–89) and its spin-off Booker (1989–90).
Grieco also starred in various movies like If Looks Could Kill and Mobsters (both 1991). He has voiced characters in several video games since the height of his fame, and appeared as either himself or his 21 Jump Street character in several films and television shows. Grieco has also been known as a painter, working in a style he calls abstract emotionalism since 2009.
Richard Grieco Family
Richard “Dickie” Grieco was born to Richard and Carolyn (née O’Reilly) Grieco in Watertown, New York. He is of Italian and Irish descent. In his teenage years, after moving to Franklin, Massachusetts, Grieco played football, hockey and lacrosse in high school. He was “All-State in all three sports.” Grieco also played football for Central Connecticut State University.
Richard Grieco Wife
Richard Grieco is still unmarried. However, he has one child, a son named Dylan Justice Sissons who was born in 1999. Grieco’s only son was born to him from his relationship with model and actress, Kimber Sissons. Much like his parents, details about Grieco’s son are unknown to the media being that he has no career in show business and is living his life off the prying eyes of the media.
Justice Sissons’ mother, Kimber, is Canadian. She was born on the 22nd of November 1961 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Kimber formerly worked as an air hostess for the Canadian Pacific Airlines. She has acted in a handful of films including Dream On(1990), The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990), and Empire Records (1995).
Richard Grieco Age
Grieco was born on March 23, 1965, Watertown, New York, he aimed to become an athlete before his dream was shattered by injuries and surgeries. He is 54 years old as of 2019.
Richard Grieco 21 Jump Street
Richard Grieco began appearing as Detective Dennis Booker on the show 21 Jump Street in 1988. 21 Jump Street is an American police procedural television series that aired on the Fox network. The series was in first run syndication from April 12, 1987, to April 27, 1991, with a total of 103 episodes. The series focuses on a squad of youthful-looking undercover police officers investigating crimes in high schools, colleges, and other teenage venues.
The series was created by Patrick Hasburgh and Stephen J. Cannell, and produced by Patrick Hasburgh Productions and Stephen J. Cannell Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Executive Producers included Hasburgh, Cannell, Steve Beers and Bill Nuss.
On March 16, 2012, a film adaptation directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller was released. The film is set in the same continuity as the series, with Johnny Depp, Holly Robinson, David DeLuise and Peter DeLuise reprising their characters in cameo appearances. Grieco and Dustin Nguyen also have cameos in the 2014 film sequel 22 Jump Street.
Richard Grieco Net Worth
Richard Grieco initially planned to become a professional athlete. The actor who went to college on a football scholarship had originally intended to become a professional football player but his dreams were ruined by multiple injuries and surgeries. He has obviously made the bulk of his money from his career in show business. His net worth has been estimated at $6 million.
Richard Grieco Now
Richard Grieco may not be able to match the level of success that he achieved in the 1980s, however, the actor remains fairly active in Hollywood. In 2014, he made a cameo appearance as Dennis Booker in 22 Jump Street, a film adaptation of his 80s series. Some of his recent films include; Halloween Pussy Trap Kill Kill, Loan Me a Dime, Minutes to Midnight, Impact Event, and Art of the Dead.
Richard Grieco If Looks Could Kill
Grieco’s feature film debut was in 1991 as Michael Corben in If Looks Could Kill, an American action comedy film directed by William Dear. The film was released in the United Kingdom as Teen Agent.
Richard Grieco Height
Grieco is 5 feet and 11 inches tall in height and weighs 78 kg. He has black hair and his eyes color is hazel.