Frank Grillo

Frank Grillo


6/8/1963, New York, New York, USA

Birth Name



Also Known As

Frank J. Grillo
  • Frank Grillo as Nick Monohan on The Gates.
  • Frank Grillo as Nick Monohan on The Gates.
  • Frank Grillo as Nick Monohan on The Gates.
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The oldest of three children, Frank Grillo was born on June 8, 1963, and grew up in Upstate New York. He began acting in high school plays, but he was also a star athlete and dreamed of playing sports professionally. His parents wanted him to go to college…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Along with The Grey co-stars Liam Neeson and Dermot Mulroney, Frank presented the Favorite Movie Actress award to Emma Stone at the 2012 People's Choice Awards on January 11, 2012.

    • Frank was spotted on the Red Carpet at the New York premiere of Pride and Glory on October 15, 2008.

    • Frank and Wendy Moniz attended Brett Ratner's 39th birthday dinner at Cipriani Downtown in New York City on March 30, 2008.

    • Frank appeared with other celebrities at SpotLight Live in New York City on April 5, 2008, in the annual Celebration of Children.

    • Frank and Wendy Moniz welcomed their second son, Rio Joseph, born on January 25, 2008.

    • Frank co-starred as Joe Romano in Robbie Bryan's iMurders, which opened the 2008 Hoboken International Film Festival on May 31. The project was shot completely in New Jersey, mostly Hoboken, Union City, and Weehawken. Frank's son, Rio Joseph, was born during filming right after an off day.

    • Frank appeared as Mr. Pig in The Kill Point, an eight-hour drama that follows a botched bank robbery that becomes a hostage crisis. Production began on March 28, 2007, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Kill Point premiered July 22, 2007, on Spike TV.

    • Frank participated in the opening ceremonies for the 21st Annual AIDS Walk New York on Sunday May 21, 2006.

    • Frank Grillo co-starred as Det. Henry Calloway in the ABC pilot, Hollis & Rae, written by Steven Bochco and Callie Khouri. Unfortunately, this series did not get an order from ABC for the 2006-2007 season.

    • Frank portrayed Anthony Stigliano in Battery Park, a comedy about New York's wackiest police station.

    • In 1981, Frank Grillo was featured in a physical fitness/exercise video called "Autonomy: Power Abs."

    • Frank Grillo was named one of Soap Opera's 50 Most Beautiful People by Soap Opera Weekly (3/3/98 issue). In the same year, he was named one of Daytime's 50 Most Beautiful People by Soap Opera Magazine (7/14/98 issue).

    • In 2005, Frank co-starred in April's Shower, a film produced by his good friend Trish Doolan.

    • When he was in high school, Frank aspired to be a professional athlete.

    • He was credited as "Frank J. Grillo" on the Poltergeist: The Legacy episode in 1996.

    • Prior to his getting his role in 1996 as Hart Jessup on Guiding Light, Frank was busy with television commercials. His most memorable spots were for Miller Genuine Draft and Sure.

    • Frank met Wendy Moniz when they worked together on Guiding Light. They have been married since since October 28, 2000.

  • Quotes

    • Frank Grillo: (in an interview in Jamaica Gleaner (February 25, 2006), Frank was asked if soap operas were a training ground for other work). Everything you do as an actor teaches you something. But soaps are not necessarily the best learning ground for other genres. There's a difference in the way you work in films compared to the way you work in soaps. And the same with primetime television.