Richard Grieco is an American actor who began his career in show business as a model. He has been in the industry since the mid ’80s and is best recognized for his role as Detective Dennis Booker on the FOX television series 21 Jump Street, which was a hit in the ’80s. The period between the 80s and 90s was the peak of Grieco’s fame. Although he remains quite active in the industry, his popularity is rather low compared to the 80’s/90’s. In this article, we discuss the highlights of his career as well as his personal life.
Richard Grieco’s parents
Grieco was born Richard John Grieco Jr. on March 23, 1965 in Watertown, New York to his parents Richard Grieco Sr. (after whom he is named) and Carolyn O’Reilly. Grievo’s father, Grieco Sr., is of Italian descent and his mother, Carolyn, is Irish. Not much is known about Grieco’s parents as they have lower celebrity status compared to their son. However, it appears that his mother had a short acting career. She had a role in the 1998 adventure fantasy film, Sinbad: The Battle of the Dark Knights
Net worth (income and earnings) – How he earned his money
Richard Grieco obviously made the most of his money from his show business career. His net worth has been estimated at $6 million. Perhaps Grieco could have been worth more if his original plan to become a professional athlete had worked out. The actor, who went to university on a soccer scholarship, originally intended to be a professional soccer player but his dreams were ruined by multiple injuries and surgeries.
Richard Grieco started out as a model in the early 1980s and scored commercial appearances with big names like Armani, Calvin Klein, Chanel and many others. In his free time, Grieco began taking acting lessons and, from the mid-1980s, he began to set acting voices to music. His first acting role came as Rick Gardner on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live Grieco played a few other small screen gigs before his big break with 21 Jump Street, which not only increased his popularity but also his revenue.
Richard Grieco made his film debut in the 1991 action comedy film If Looks Could Kill Grieco took not only the role of the actor, but also hismerit as a musician and as an artist. He started his singing career in 1994. From 2004 Grieco was part of the band Wasteland. Grieco is an avid painter, having been painting works he calls “Abstract Emotionalism” since 1991. Several of his works cost $15,000 and up. Grieco also deserved to lend his voice to the Ghost Rider character of the Capcom video game.
Richard Grieco children
Richard Grieco has only one child, a son named Dylan Justice Sissons was born in 1999. Grieco’s only son was born to him from his relationship with model and actress Kimber Sissons. Just like his parents, details about Grieco’s son are unknown to the media as he doesn’t have a career in show business and lives his life from the prying eyes of the media.
Grieco’s son isn’t quite American as his mother Kimber is Canadian. She was born on November 22, 1961 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Kimber used to work as a flight attendant for Canadian Pacific Airlines. She has appeared in a number of films including Dream On (1990), The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) and Empire Records (1995).
The fact that Grieco’s son Dylan doesn’t have his father’s name “Grieco” among his names, but rather his mother’s, has led many to speculate that the actor has little or nothing to do with the boy’s life. However, this has not been authenticated in any way as there is not enough evidence to support the claim.
Where is he now?
Richard Grieco may not be able to match the level of success 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 , Lend Me a Penny , Minutes to Midnight , Impact Event , and Art of the Dead