Frank Grillo

American actor and producer
Frank Anthony Grillo, an American actor born in 1965, is best known for his role as Brock Rumlow / Crossbones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and numerous others. He had his first leading role in the action-horror film The Purge: Anarchy (2014).

Born into a working-class Italian-American family in New York, he grew up in the Bronx and Rockland. He graduated from New York University and spent a year on Wall Street. Grillo began his acting career with commercials for companies such as American Express and Sure deodorant. His first film role was in The Mambo Kings in 1992. Grillo has trained in wrestling, boxing, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. His television work includes a lead role in Kingdom (2014-2017) and recurring roles in Battery Park (2000), For the People (2002-2003), The Shield (2002-2003), Prison Break (2005-2006), Blind Justice (2005), The Kill Point (2007), and Billions (2020). In 2018, Grillo starred in the action film Reprisal, which became one of Netflix’s top five films in the US in October 2021. Today, on that same globally renowned platform, he hosts his documentary series Fightworld, where he travels the world immersing himself in different fight cultures such as boxing, Muay Thai, Myanmar Lethwei, Senegalese wrestling, and Krav Maga to better understand their traditions and motivations.