Richard Grieco (born March 23, 1965) is an American actor and former male fashion model.
Born in Watertown, Grieco played football for Central Connecticut State University. After working as a model, he studied acting. He played Rick Gardner on One Life to Live from 1985. In 1988, Grieco began appearing as Detective Dennis Booker on the shows 21 Jump Street and its spinoff Booker. Grieco's feature film debut was as Michael Corben in If Looks Could Kill (1991) and has appeared in numerous films since. He also appeared in the TV series Marker in 1995] and starred (as himself) in the 1998 film A Night at the Roxbury.
He began a singing career in 1994 with the Dunmore Band. He signed to a German label and released a CD, Waiting for the Sky to Fall. This sold hundreds of copies. Later on he teamed up with music manager Cheryl Bogart and formed a band Wasteland Park in 2004.
Grieco is idolized by Chau Presley, a character played by John Cho in the WB sitcom, Off Centre. In the show, Chau met Grieco at a DMV and traded him a Boingo] shirt for the one he was wearing. Several references are made to Grieco and his movies (especially Point Doom) during the series.