Frank Grillo

Tough, charming and well versed in the finer points of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Frank Grillo made a career out of playing agents, detectives, police officers and more. Though the New York native graduated from New York University with a business degree and briefly called Wall Street home, he quickly re-discovered his interest in acting. He supplemented a steady stream of TV commercials (his first paid gig came courtesy of Genuine Miller Draft) with lucrative side work as a fitness model for several men's health magazines, and made his movie debut in 1993 as a detective in the pulpy "Deadly Rivals." From 1996 to 1999 he appeared on the CBS soap "Guiding Light" (1952-2009), where he met second wife Wendy Moniz, and worked steadily in supporting parts until landing a memorable role as a lawyer on FOX's popular "Prison Break" (2005-09). The high-profile show launched the mixed martial arts enthusiast into several career-making projects, including the short-lived supernatural drama "The Gates" (ABC, 2010), Liam Neeson's surprise hit "The Grey" (2012), and Jake Gyllenhaal's gritty cop thriller "End of Watch" (2012). His police credentials may have been fake, but Grillo's talent certainly wasn't.