Dylan Bruno (born September 6, 1972) is an American actor and former model. His first major film role was a supporting part in Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan (1998), followed by a lead role in the horror film The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999). On television, Bruno portrayed FBI agent Colby Granger in Numbers and disgraced former Army Ranger Jason Paul Dean in NCIS.
Bruno was born September 6, 1972 in Milford, Connecticut, to actor Scott Bruno and the late Nancy (née Mendillo) Bruno. His older brother is film and television actor, director and producer Chris Bruno. Growing up, the brothers lived in Milford with their mother and spent time with their father on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
In 1994, Bruno earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from MIT, where he played varsity football as a linebacker. “When I got into MIT, I just decided it was an opportunity I didn’t want to turn down,” he said. “I actually found out that I had the second-lowest SAT scores at MIT. (The guy with the lowest scores and I) would always hang out together and be like, ‘Yeah, we’re the second-to-last and last dumbest guy in the school.'” Upon graduating, Bruno worked for a robotics company before deciding to pursue a career in acting.
In 1995, while working as a model for Calvin Klein, Bruno made his television acting debut on the NBC series High Sierra Search and Rescue. He made his film debut in Naked Ambition (1997). In 1998, he had small roles in Saving Private Ryan and When Trumpets Fade and competed in and won a special episode of American Gladiators (1989–96). He co-starred in The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999), Where the Heart Is (2000), Going Greek (2001).
He portrayed an L.A.P.D. cop in The One (2001), a rock musician in The Simian Line (2001), and Harry “Blaine” Mayhugh, Jr., in The Pennsylvania Miners’ Story (2002). He also appeared in The Anarchists -Cookbook (2002).
Bruno had a five-year run as “Colby Granger” on the hit TV show, Numbers from 2005 to 2010.
In May 2010, he joined NCIS for three episodes, playing a disgraced U.S. Army Ranger who worked for a Mexican drug cartel; in the Season 7 finale, his character died in a gunfight.
Bruno has done voice-over work for several products such as Bacardi Silver, Coors Light, Chevrolet, Jeep, Virtual Boy, and Sony Handycam. In addition to his voice-over work, Bruno is the current narrator of the Discovery Channel program Rides.
Bruno is married and has three sons. He is an avid spearfisher.
|1997||When Trumpets Fade||Sgt. Talbot||Television film|
|1998||Saving Private Ryan||Private First Class Toynbe|
|1999||The Rage: Carrie 2||Mark|
|2000||The Simian Line||Billy|
|2000||Where the Heart Is||Willy Jack Pickens|
|2002||The Fastest Man in the World||Jake|
|2002||The Anarchist Cookbook||Johnny Black|
|2002||The Pennsylvania Miners’ Story||Blaine Mayhugh||Television film|
|2003||The Break||Dane Patterson|
|2003||Grand Theft Parsons||Traffic Cop|
|2007||Last of the Romantics||Chet Dickman|
|2008||Quid Pro Quo||Scott|
|2011||Fixing Pete||Pete Camden||Television film|
|2015||Official Killers||Jimmy||Short film|
|2016||A Remarkable Life||Max|
|2017||Sin Cielo||The American||Short film|
|2017||Behind Enemy Lines||Scott Byrne||Television film|
|1995||High Sierra Search and Rescue||Scott||Episode: “Past, Present”|
|1996||High Incident||Officer Andy Lightner||10 episodes|
|1997||Promised Land||Mickey Wallace||Episode: “Intolerance”|
|1997||Nash Bridges||Brad Armitage||Episode: “Ripcord”|
|2001||Touched by an Angel||Ricky Jessup||Episode: “Most Likely to Succeed”|
|2003||CSI: Miami||Todd||1 episode|
|2004||Karen Sisco||Detective Rollins||Episode: “He Was a Friend of Mine”|
|2004||North Shore||Trey Chase||2 episodes|
|2005||Sex, Love & Secrets||Billy Garrity||6 episodes|
|2005-10||Numbers||Special Agent Colby Granger||93 episodes|
|2006||The Dead Zone||Felps / Massey||Episode: “Independence Day”|
|2010||NCIS||Jason Paul Dean||2 episodes|
|2010||Bones||Trevor Bartlett||Episode: “The Mastodon in the Room”|
|2011||Grey’s Anatomy||Griffith Lewis||2 episodes|
|2011||The Mentalist||Dean Puttock||Episode: “Red Gold”|
|2012||Black Box||Joey||Episode: “AEZP: The Reawakening”|
|2014||NCIS: Los Angeles||Robert Brown||Episode: “War Cries”|
|2014||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Rooster||Episode: “Yes Men”|
|2014||Major Crimes||Keith Price||Episode: “Sweet Revenge”|
|2015||Narcos||Barry Seal||1 episode|
|2016||Rizzoli and Isles||Bryce||1 episode|
|2016||Notorious||Coach Phil Ryder||Episode: “Tell Me a Secret”|
|2017||Hawaii Five-0||Lee Campbell||1 episode|
|2018||SEAL Team||Deke||1 episode|
|2019||Hell’s Kitchen||Himself||Episode: “Poor Trev”|