What's his story? I've always gotten a bi vibe from him (and not because of the impeccable brows and eyeliner). I know he used to be involved with some actress named Kimber Sissons, but I've always wondered...
he's also an exec producer of the soft porn show Gigolos...
Yep, he sure is. He is kind of gigolo-ish, anyway.
Talk about someone whose career died a well-deserved death.
I know, R4. He's TOO skinny nowadays. I loved him back in the day when he was thick and muscular. He was so much hotter than Depp.
What's going on with his hair?
Years ago it looked like he was gonna be bald before his mid thirties.
Now, it's thicker and healthy looking.
R6 - whey protein!
He was a shirless bartender at the Tunnel.
OP - Yes , he has an 18 year old with Kimberly, Dylan Justice. Used to know Kimberly - very nice girl. Then she met Grieco,and started doing all these soft porn movies. I think it messed up her life. Know he owed back child support for a long time, and almost $ 50 G's in back taxes. Can be be earning much from that piece of (faux) reality crap ' Gigolos' ?
Supposedly he lives in some funky mansion he bought when he was a hot property. The mansion is trashed and I think his utilities were cut off for a while. This was in a blind item at agc.com. And yes, drugs were involved as well.
He's from my hometown, Watertown, NY. Back when "21 Jump Street" was still on the air he used to come back occasionally and walk around the mall, which always reminded me of the scene in "Soapdish" with Sally Fields. The Applebee's in Watertown has an entire wall devoted to him.
On the plus side, he did (and maybe still does) a lot of work with a charity called Credo, which works with drug addicts and their families.
That's good to hear, R11. As for his 18 year old son, I'll bet he's as hot as daddy used to be.
He was hot as fuck back in the 90's. Did a soft core thriller called Tomcat that provided me with much jack off material in my youth. He looks like he has an eating disorder now.
Yes, R13! He was at the height of his sexiness during that period. The hair, the slightly more buff bod...wow. And he showed his butt in that film, too.
[quote]On the plus side, he did (and maybe still does) a lot of work with a charity called Credo, which works with drug addicts and their families.
Best way to get dealer info.
He should be thrilled anyone remembers him.
[RE 12] Only pics of son are with mom, Kimber Sissions, when he was a little boy. He looks more like mom, than dad, and uses her last name - usually a sign daddy's not liked, or hasn't paid child support - which he HASN'T !
Grieco probably thought he was heading for a Johnny Depp -like career. He must wonder what happened.
He never looked better than during his brief run on One Life to Live as Rick Gardner.
Just saw him on tv at some premiere of a flick that Cloris Leachman is in, and he looked really bad...heavier than a couple years ago, with some whipped up 'do that made him look like a balding Liz Taylor.
I know he was living in the Hollywood Hills in 90-91 because I had a friend who lived in the area.
He had a beautiful home.
[quote]a David DeCoteau movie, where he and his male co-stars spent most of the movie in their underwear.
As most men who star in David DeCoteau movies do.
When he must have been in a fallow period, Christopher Plummer co-starred in a film with Richard Grieco. His glory days and a future Oscar must have seemed like a mirage of a possibility.
r39, you forgot to mention that Mario Lopez shows his ass in that movie.
I don't remember where I read this (I think here on the DL a long time ago) but some girl posted about giving him a blow job one time in a parking lot and that he smelled "down there" like dirty ass. She said his ass stunk! Seriously. I have never forgotten reading that and am not making it up. The guy had poor hygiene.
Are you sure he doesn't have the AIDS. He has AIDS face. He could've gotten it other than 'mo sex.
Jeez, what's with all the hot guys with smelly asses? First Peter Facinelli, and now this.
He also dated Terry Farrell when she was on Deep Space Nine.
r46, where did you hear anything about Peter Facinelli's ass? Was that posted in another thread?
Yep, R48. Someone in a Jennie Garth thread posted that a friend of his is a massage therapist, and that he gave Peter a rubdown and that his ass smelled like cheese popcorn.
R49, it doesn't surprise me about both Facinelli and Grieco. Since the first time I saw Facinelli on screen, I thought he looked dirty. I think the same thing about James Franco, who disgusts me even if he's wearing a tuxedo. He simply looks smelly and dirty. Grieco used to look cleaner but when he went downhill he entered the permanently smelly-looking category.
Funny how Facinelli, Grieco and Franco all have great asses.
Therefore we can only assume great asses smell like cheese popcorn.
I think if Richard gained some weight it would fill in the lines and make him look healthier. He was always a meaty guy, anyway.
I hear he died of AIDS. Or maybe it was just his career that did?
21 Jump Street Star Trades Acting For Painting
Jump Street, Richard Grieco was a rising star, the sidekick to Johnny Depp who seemed destined for a long acting career.
But it didn’t exactly work out that way. After the show ended he appeared in a series of television shows and movies, but failed to find his breakout hit like Depp did.
Now, the Los Angeles resident has left acting entirely to pursue his new passion — painting.
Grieco said for 20 years he’s considered himself an artist, whether he was in front of a camera or a canvas. The 21 Jump Street star had painted as a hobby and kept the works to himself, but some words of encouragement from the late Dennis Hopper brought him to finally open up.
“Dennis told me to show my work to the world. It was a little daunting yet my work is based on the subconscious and not a literal point-of-view, and it is all based on pure, unbridled emotion,” Grieco said.
Eventually, Grieco said he became so enamored with painting that it came time to make a decision, either continue acting or continue painting. He didn’t see room for both.
“(I stepped away from acting) because being a true artist I don’t think you can dabble when you paint,” Grieco said. “You have to be totally committed to it which means letting all emotion and every ounce of energy you have to be focused on the canvas.”
Grieco opened a show this week at Gallerie Sparta in Los Angeles, one that’s generated quite a bit of buzz. The show features what’s described as “abstract-emotionalism style paintings,” and has been getting press both in Los Angeles and nationwide.
Even in his painting, Richard Grieco still has a strong influence from his 21 Jump Street days. One of the pieces at his new show, called “Blue Jean Red,” includes bits of the pair of jeans he wore in the series finale.
Who ever managed Grieco sure made his life complicated. From the start, Grieco was photographed with tons of make up and eyeliner to make him appear gay. The guy was always straight, but wanted so badly to become famous, he did as he was told. In real life, Grieco was quite a plain looking lad. Shows what a good make-up artist can do with a willing model.
Always seemed like a good natured kid.
His art isn't that bad. The 'abstract emotionalism' moniker is a bit unfortunate, though.
"Grieco was photographed with tons of make up and eyeliner"
That's what made him attractive to me. So if their intent was to appeal to gay men, it worked, at least in my case. However, I never found Depp attractive even in his "white makeup" roles because he seemed cartoonish rather than pretty.
I remember when he was promoting "IF LOOKS COULD KILL", and US magazine interviewed him. He sounded like a majorly conceited twat.
If only he'd appear onscreen in GIGOLOS.
Johnny Depp has aged beautifully, next to Grieco. RG truly looks like slime oozes from his pores. Compare him to fellow Greek, John Stamos, who just turned 50. Is RG really what happens when you live an alcohol & drug fueled life ?
He's not completely straight, that's for sure.
R70, he's actually of Italian descent. Kimber Sissions, that's a name I hadn't seen in ages.
Bump for original thread.
He's a Scientologist, too.
Scroll to "abstract emotionalism"
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He always had this angular, feminized face with bizarrely sharpened features that remind me of a transsexual who has just started to go through gender reassignment therapy.
He was always a BAD actor and I could never see what was supposed to be so hot about him, to be honest.