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Richard Grieco

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...

by Anonymousreply 7612/16/2013

he's also an exec producer of the soft porn show Gigolos...

by Anonymousreply 102/04/2012

Talk about someone whose career died a well-deserved death.

by Anonymousreply 302/04/2012

Skinny tan-erexic

by Anonymousreply 402/04/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 502/04/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 602/04/2012

R6 - whey protein!

by Anonymousreply 702/04/2012

He was a shirless bartender at the Tunnel.

by Anonymousreply 802/05/2012

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' ?

by Anonymousreply 902/05/2012

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 And yes, drugs were involved as well.

by Anonymousreply 1002/05/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1102/05/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1202/05/2012

Yes, R13! He was at the height of his sexiness during that period. The hair, the slightly more buff And he showed his butt in that film, too.

by Anonymousreply 1402/05/2012

A side view of Richard's butt in Tomcat

by Anonymousreply 1502/05/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 1602/05/2012

He should be thrilled anyone remembers him.

by Anonymousreply 1702/05/2012

[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 !

by Anonymousreply 1802/06/2012

Grieco probably thought he was heading for a Johnny Depp -like career. He must wonder what happened.

by Anonymousreply 1902/08/2012

He never looked better than during his brief run on One Life to Live as Rick Gardner.

by Anonymousreply 2002/08/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2104/28/2012

He aged awfully

by Anonymousreply 2207/15/2012

Richard who?

by Anonymousreply 2307/15/2012

When he was hot

by Anonymousreply 2407/15/2012

Now he is not

by Anonymousreply 2507/15/2012

Some people really don't age well.

by Anonymousreply 2607/15/2012

Omg that's really him now? He looks homeless

by Anonymousreply 2707/15/2012

Holy Crap! He looks horrible!! Definitely drug related.

by Anonymousreply 2807/15/2012

He looks like a huge meth.

Oops, I mean "mess'.

by Anonymousreply 2907/15/2012

Rent "If Looks Could Kill" or "Tomcat: Dangerous Desires" if you really want to see him in all his buff, bubble-butted, hot-n-sexy glory.

by Anonymousreply 3007/15/2012

R25's pic is a joke, right?

by Anonymousreply 3207/15/2012

Did he have a nose job? He face is a hot mess.

by Anonymousreply 3307/15/2012

He looks really bad. He's got AIDS face but I'm sure he doesn't have AIDS.

by Anonymousreply 3407/15/2012

In the 90s he was the KING of Lifetime movies, always playing some abusive husband or boyfriend.

by Anonymousreply 3507/15/2012

He produces that Gigolos show on Showtime

by Anonymousreply 3607/15/2012

Saw him at Starbucks in Studio City a few years ago and he looked pretty bad then too. In 1989 he lived with his girlfriend in my condo building. Looked great then.

by Anonymousreply 3707/15/2012

He doesn't just look bad--he looks monstrous. Does he have bottom teeth? Or did he sell them for crack?

by Anonymousreply 3807/15/2012

He was in "The Journey: Absolution", a David DeCoteau movie, where he and his male co-stars spent most of the movie in their underwear.

by Anonymousreply 3907/15/2012

R37, 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.

by Anonymousreply 4007/15/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 4107/15/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4207/15/2012

r39, you forgot to mention that Mario Lopez shows his ass in that movie.

by Anonymousreply 4307/15/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4407/15/2012

Are you sure he doesn't have the AIDS. He has AIDS face. He could've gotten it other than 'mo sex.

by Anonymousreply 4507/15/2012

Jeez, what's with all the hot guys with smelly asses? First Peter Facinelli, and now this.

by Anonymousreply 4607/15/2012

He also dated Terry Farrell when she was on Deep Space Nine.

by Anonymousreply 4707/15/2012

r46, where did you hear anything about Peter Facinelli's ass? Was that posted in another thread?

by Anonymousreply 4807/15/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4907/15/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 5007/15/2012

Funny how Facinelli, Grieco and Franco all have great asses.

by Anonymousreply 5107/15/2012

Therefore we can only assume great asses smell like cheese popcorn.

by Anonymousreply 5207/15/2012

Looks good here

by Anonymousreply 5307/16/2012

I remember when I first saw a picture of him when 21 Jump Street came out.

I couldn't deny that I was genuinely attracted to him, and realized that it was stronger than how I felt about any girl.

by Anonymousreply 5407/16/2012

Cheese popcorn smell isn't so bad.

by Anonymousreply 5507/17/2012

It is when it's coming from an ass, R55.

by Anonymousreply 5607/17/2012


by Anonymousreply 5707/17/2012

March, with Holly Robinson at the 21 Jumpstreet premiere.

by Anonymousreply 5807/17/2012

Holly looks really good...

by Anonymousreply 5907/17/2012

Black don't crack, R59.

by Anonymousreply 6007/18/2012

Did someone say crack?

by Anonymousreply 6107/28/2012

I hear he died of AIDS. Or maybe it was just his career that did?

by Anonymousreply 6308/17/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6408/18/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6508/18/2013

His art isn't that bad. The 'abstract emotionalism' moniker is a bit unfortunate, though.

by Anonymousreply 6608/18/2013

"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.

by Anonymousreply 6708/18/2013

I remember when he was promoting "IF LOOKS COULD KILL", and US magazine interviewed him. He sounded like a majorly conceited twat.

by Anonymousreply 6808/18/2013

If only he'd appear onscreen in GIGOLOS.

by Anonymousreply 6908/18/2013

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 ?

by Anonymousreply 7008/18/2013

He's not completely straight, that's for sure.

by Anonymousreply 7108/18/2013

R70, he's actually of Italian descent. Kimber Sissions, that's a name I hadn't seen in ages.

by Anonymousreply 7208/18/2013

Bump for original thread.

by Anonymousreply 7312/16/2013

He's a Scientologist, too. Scroll to "abstract emotionalism"

by Anonymousreply 7412/16/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7612/16/2013
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