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What is Richard Grieco’s Net Worth?
Richard Grieco is an American actor who has a net worth of $4 million. Richard Grieco began his professional career working as a model, appearing in advertisements for Calvin Klein, Armani, and Chanel, among others. He began to take acting classes on the side and made his professional acting debut in the mid-80s, with a role on the soap opera, “One Life to Live”. He appeared on the show for two seasons, and was then cast in the role that would make him a household name, as Detective Dennis Booker in the series, “21 Jump Street”. He remained with “21 Jump Street” for one season, and then appeared in the spin-off series, “Booker” for one season. In the early 90s, he made the transition to film, starring in, “If Looks Could Kill”. Since then he has gone back and forth between film and television.
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- Date of Birth:
- Mar 23, 1965 (57 years old)
- Place of Birth:
- Singer, Model, Actor, Television producer
- United States of America
Richard Grieco was born on March 23, 1965 in Watertown, New York to parents Richard and Carolyn Grieco. He grew up in an Italian and Irish family. He was interested in the arts and entertainment from a young age but did not begin his career until his early 20s as he first attended college at Connecticut State University where he played football.
Grieco began his career by working as a model for major fashion houses like Armani, Calvin Klein, and Chanel. In 1985, he landed a role on “One Life to Live,” a popular daytime soap opera. He played character Rick Gardner and remained on the show until 1987. In 1988, he landed a role playing Detective Dennis Booker on the show “21 Jump Street.” He later appeared on its spinoff show, “Booker,” as the same character.
In 1991, Grieco made his film debut in the movie “If Looks Could Kill,” playing character Michael Corben. The same year, he appeared in the movie “Mobsters” as character Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel. In 1993, he appeared in three films “Born to Run,” “Tomcat: Dangerous Desires,” and “Nick’s Game.” In 1994, he remained busy, booking roles in the movies “Sin and Redemption” and “Bolt” as well as a role in the series “Gargoyles.” He would appear in “Gargoyles” as recurring cast member Anthony “Tony” Dracon until 1996. While on the show, he also appeared in four film in 1995 – “A Vow to Kill,” “The Demolitionist,” “Suspicious Agenda,” and “It Was Him or Us.”
In 1996, he appeared in the show “Marker” and also voiced a character in “The Marvel Action Hour: The Fantastic Four.” He also landed roles in the films “Inhumanoid” and “Heaven or Vegas” that year. The next year, he appeared in “When Time Expires,” “Against the Law,” “The Journey: Absolution,” and “Mutual Needs.” For much of the latter half of the 1990s and into the 2000s, Grieco primarily appeared in films. He had roles in films like “A Night at the Roxbury,” “Captive,” “Ultimate Deception,” “The Apostate,” “Sweet Revenge,” Final Payback,” “Manhattan Midnight,” and “Death, Deceit and Destiny Aboard the Orient Express.” He also landed roles in “Fish Don’t Blink,” “Evil Breed: The Legend of Samhaim,” “Webs,” and “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.”
In 2006, Grieco decided to venture back into television. He landed a recurring role on the third season of the popular show “Veronica Mars” starring Kristen Bell. In 2009, he appeared as himself in the third season of “Gone Country 3.” The following year, he created and acted as executive producer of the show “Gigolos.” Films he appeared in during this time include “Almighty Thor,” “AE Apocalypse Earth, “22 Jump Street,” and “After Midnight.” In 2011, he had a role in the video game “Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds” as the character Ghost Rider. He reprised the role in “Ulimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3,” another game.
Some of Grieco’s later films include “Halloween Pussy Trap Kill! Kill!” “Loan Me a Dime,” “Minutes to Midnight,” “Impact Event,” “Clinton Road,” “I’m Offended,” “Dream Round,” “Attack of the Unknown,” “Jungle Run,” and “Desert Moon,” among others.
Grieco’s career and persona have made an impact in popular culture. A character in the WB sitcom “Off Centre” idolized Grieco. In the show, Grieco meets the character in one episode at the DMV and the two trade shirts. In the 1998 film “A Night at the Roxbury,” Grieco is idolized by the main characters, Doug and Steve Butabi. In 2016, he appeared as himself in an episode of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”
In addition to his onscreen career as an actor, Grieco also has pursued a career in music. He began his singing career in 1994 as a singer with the Dunmire Band. He signed to a German label and subsequently released an album, “Waiting for the Sky to Fall,” in 1995. He performed throughout the 1990s but focused more on his acting career. In 2004, he formed the band Wasteland Park with his music manager, Cheryl Bogart. Grieco later decided to rerelease his first album, “Waiting for the Sky to Fall,” in 2011 and made it available on streaming services like iTunes and Spotify.
Grieco has spent the later years of his career focused on art. He had always enjoyed painting as a hobby throughout the 1990s, though he had never revealed this fact to the public until encouraged to do so by actor Dennis Hopper in 2009. He then began focusing on painting and working as a professional painter. He sold his first painting for $10,900 in 2012. Grieco has referred to the style of painting in which he works as abstract expressionism.
Grieco has been romantically attached to a number of women in the spotlight throughout his career. In the 1980s, he dated Christina Applegate and Kimber Sissons. In the 1990s, he dated Katie Wagner, Adeline Blondieau, Terry Farrell, and Lynette Walden. He had a long relationship with Stephanie Niknik throughout the early 2000s until their relationship ended in 2007.
In September 2002 Richard paid $1.3 million for a home high up in the Hollywood Hills on famous Mulholland Drive. He sold this home in May 2016 for $3.625 million.
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