Birth Name: Frank Anthony Grillo
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 8, 1965
Frank Grillo is an American actor. His roles, mostly in the action and thriller genres, include The Grey (2012), The Purge sequels, and Wheelman, among many others.
He is of Italian descent. He has said that his Calabrese grandparents only talked to him in Italian. His Calabrian roots are in Locri. Frank has a son with his former wife Kathy; and two children with his former wife, actress Wendy Moniz.
Frank’s maternal grandfather was Frank Tateo (the son of Paolo/Pavolo/Paul Tateo and Paolina/Pauline/Paola Castellanetta). Frank’s grandfather Frank was born in New York, to Italian parents, from Gioia del Colle, Bari, Apulia. Paolo was the son of Giovanni Tateo and Filomena Orfino. Paolina was the daughter of Giovanni Castellaneta and Maria Maddalena Linzalone.
Frank’s maternal grandmother was Jennie Aurrichio (the daughter of Luigi “Louis” Aurrichio/Auricchio and Rosina “Rose” Inglese). Jennie was born in New York, to Italian parents, from Roccadaspide, Salerno, Campania.
Source: Obituary of Frank’s maternal grandmother, Jennie (Aurrichio) Tateo – http://www.legacy.com