Actor Frank Grillo (End of Watch, The Grey, Warrior) & Actor Nick Searcy (Justified, Moneyball, Runaway Jury) join us on The Matthew Aaron Show Wednesday (9/19) starting at 6pm PT.
Frank re-joins us to discuss what he's been up to since he was last on the show as well as talk about his role in the upcoming film END OF WATCH which stars Jake Gyllenhaal & Michael Pena and opens in theaters nationwide on September 21st.
FRANK GRILLO found himself cast, almost by default, in tough, slick, street-smart roles specializing in urban cops, detectives, and assorted mafia types. Actually, Grillo's on screen aura -- so often perceived as "unmistakably New York" -- was somewhat misleading: he grew up not in the Bronx or Brooklyn but in upstate New York, and gravitated to sports prior to drama, weighing his options and finding himself torn between a full-time career as an athlete and life as a full-time actor.
Grillo's parents, it seems, would have neither, and sent him to business school at NYU; as soon as Grillo ended up on Wall Street, however, fate intervened: his path criss-crossed with that of a casting agent, and he promptly landed a role in a beer commercial. That marked the first of over 25 similar assignments, plugging various products and services.
He took a massive step up in prestige and exposure when cast as regular Hart Jessup on the soap The Guiding Light, then enjoyed multi-episode runs and guest spots on such prime-time series as The Shield, CSI, Las Vegas, and Without a Trace.
Grillo's feature roles include the upcoming End of Watch (2012) as well as The Grey (2011), Warrior (2010) & My Soul to Take (2010).
NICK SEARCY, a consistent presence in television and film for nearly 20 years, has starred in independent films as well as studio blockbusters, including The Ugly Truth, Blood Done Sign My Name, The Dead Girl, An American Crime, Runaway Jury, Cast Away, Head of State, and Fried Green Tomatoes, among others.
On television, he was a series regular on 7 Days, American Gothic, From the Earth to the Moon, Rodney, and last season’s CW Sunday night drama, Easy Money. Searcy has guest starred on countless shows including, The Mentalist, Lie to Me, Without a Trace, The West Wing, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and NCIS. He also shocked horror fans in the features Deadly End (a.k.a. Neighborhood Watch), Timber Falls, and Cold Storage.
In the past year, he starred opposite Miley Cyrus in the Disney feature The Last Song, and the Sony/Columbia Pictures feature Moneyball with Brad Pitt.