Saturday, 25 May 2013

Richard Grieco

Richard Grieco  Born 23 March 1965  Actor/Singer/Writer/Director/Artist

Those into their soaps will recall Richard from One Life to Live where he played Rick Gardner.  Others however will recall him from 21 Jump Street where he played the role of Dennis Booker.  Gorgeous, witty and smart he made an impact on most every teen who watched that show, even now he still continues to have an impact with Booker.  Having his own definitive style, which he brought to the role.  His trademark coat, jeans and T-shirt were his own style that he brought along with him.  One reason why he stood out from the crowd.


Having made a huge impact on the show he was later given his own series of Booker which propelled hearts even further aflutter and again with his own special kind of chemistry still, showing he wasn't just a pretty face.  Sadly the show was short lived.  Ain't that always the way with quality programmes.  He has been in many films, such as Mobsters, as well as TV shows such as Marker, Veronica Mars and other guest star roles.

Multi-talented he also brought out an album Waiting for the Sky to Fall in 1995 and for some of us the sky did fall and our hearts broke a little too as we fell in love with him all over again.   The album boasted an abundance of choice lyrics. Always dressed to impress in his leather jacket, goes well with his collection of motorbikes and '80's cars.  He still exhibits that individual fashion sense from way back.  Okay not too way back and always exudes masses of sex appeal and yet has that down-to-earth simplicity.


As a talented artist he paints so much depth and feeling into his artwork, which he calls Abstract Emotionalism.  It's straight from the heart, at least I see it that way.

Richard is a cool guy, into his charitable causes, showing his kind heart and open compassion.  He's one guy I'm glad I know of and came across many years ago cos he's someone who brings a special sense of warmth to the world and a smile to my face.


Sometimes there's a line, a poem or a phrase that reminds us of someone.  For me, in relation to Richard that would be Jewel's Foolish Games, especially the lines: "You took your coat off and stood in the rain, you were always crazy like that..."