Actor Dylan Bruno

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.

Early life

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.[citation needed]

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.

Personal life

Bruno is married and has three sons.[citation needed] He is an avid spearfisher.



Year Film Role Notes
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
2001 Going Greek Jake
2001 The One Yates
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
2011 Interception Paul Short film
2014 Taken 3 Smith
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


Year Film Role Notes
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”

External Links

Actor Dylan Bruno – Wikipedia

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