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Richard Grieco -- GUNNING for Charlie Sheen's Old Job

3/11/2011 7:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Richard Grieco believes he is the PERFECT person to replace Charlie Sheen on "Two and a Half Men" ... and TMZ has learned he's already approached studio execs in an effort to land the role.

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A rep for the former "21 Jump Street" actor tells us that Grieco's team is "actively pitching Richard to WB and Chuck Lorre to take over now that Charlie's gone."

We're told Grieco feels he's perfect for the role because he has a lot in common with Sheen's character ... including the fact they both let their siblings stay with them after a divorce.

Grieco's people also point out he doesn't have any substance abuse issues ... and insists he would be a reliable employee.

Stay tuned ...

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76.

PokerStar    

Only if they replace Berta with Edna Garret and Judith Melnick with Blair from Facts of Life. Might as well make it an 80's show.

Better yet, Todd Bridges. Something tells me he would fit in Charlie's shoes.

1258 days ago
77.

Lori    

The show doesn't need Charlie Sheen's f'd up attitude and MAJOR baggage to deal with any more. It's good they had the nerve to fire him. Good riddance! I still like the idea of a different guest star as Charlie every episode for a season. Hilarious - I'd watch it just for that!

1258 days ago
78.

LamGerrard    

OMG this poor man. Why in the hell did he think he needed plastic surgery and who was the Frankenstein who did this to his handsome face. Most people in Hollywood and LA (not just actors/actresses) are beginning to look like total freaks. QUIT with the plastic surgery! Please! Another example, Priscilla Presley. She looks like a wax figure now.

1258 days ago
79.

Gina    

No way he doesn't have enough hair

1258 days ago
80.

VALERIE    

EEEWWWWW!!!!! What happened to him??!! Johnny Depp stayed totally hot so getting older is no excuse to look like hell!! Plus, I thought he died. Guess i was wrong. Grieco is not "WINNING"! Did I say EEEWWW already!!?? Nice forehead...five head...six? It's just too easy to rag on this dude. I could go on forever.

1258 days ago
81.

karen    

I hope you get the job RICARDO!!!
What happened to your face????

1258 days ago
82.

El Salvador    

Their only one Charlie Sheen, Charlie Harper can't be replaced..
he would be good in the next
New Jack City remake, playing Pookie....

1258 days ago
83.

Dan    

Scott Baio!!!! or Billy Bob Thornton!

1258 days ago
84.

Dawn    

Is it me or is he looking like Mickey Rourke? I think some plastic surgeons need to find another career.
Greico was scrumptious when he was in 21 Jump Street and in Booker, now .... smh. He should sue that surgeon.

1258 days ago
85.

Mr. Conkle    

Charlie is the man, grieco left the sceene too long ago. I guess he can try and see what we get but Charlie's pretty funny!!!! And he is the man! I love Charlie!

1257 days ago
86.

sherry    

I love the show, but think Charlie Sheen is a train wreck. This guy could do well, at least maybe he has a conscience and a personality.

1257 days ago
87.

andre    

actually @themediajerk you Moron Greico is actually Coming out with 2 movies This year in MAy Grieco is Playing LOKI in the Almighty Thor coming in May 2011 and hes in another Film called Cats Dancing on jupiter!! this Milennium so stfu GREICO ROCKS!!

1257 days ago
88.

andre    

@sherry agreed! ACTUALLY CASTING RICHARD GREICO WOULD BE THE PERFECT F-YOU FROM WB AND CBS BASICALLY SAYING WE REVIVED YOUR CAREER WHEN U WERE BECOMING A HAS BEEN NOW WERE GONNA REVIVE SOMEONE ELSES AND IT WOULD BE PERFECT SYMMETRY AND TIMING WITH THE NEW 21 JUMP STREET MOVIE COMIN FRON SONY HE COULD PROBABLY GET A CAMEO IN THE MOVIE!

1257 days ago
89.

andre    

@kr i agree GREICO IS AWESOME AND HED DO A FANTASTIC JOB WAY MORE DESERVING OF THE JOB THEN CHARLIE RATFINK NUTJOB SHEEN!!

1257 days ago
90.

andre    

@justin yeah this would be Great this would be Greicos Big Comeback he already has two movies coming out this year this could put him back in the spotlight i thought Richard Grieco was hilarious in A Nightattheroxbury with WILL Ferrel ironically enouch they mention sheens brother in the movie i love that line EMILIIIIIOOOO! lol

1257 days ago
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