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Richard Grieco

I'll Be in the SECOND

'21 Jump Street' Movie

3/21/2012 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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He was DISSED by producers in the first "21 Jump Street" movie, but Richard Grieco (who starred in the classic TV series) tells TMZ ... he WILL be involved in the sequel -- REDEMPTION!!!!!!

Grieco -- who played alongside Johnny Depp in the TV series -- was noticeably absent from the Jonah Hill remake ... even though Depp got a cameo.

But last night, Grieco was hanging out in a funky shirt at the Pantages Theater in L.A. ... and he simply explained ... NOBODY EVER ASKED HIM!

Despite the burn ... Grieco did tell us producers are making things right ... saying, "I'll be doing the sequel."

GRIECOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sapphiegirl    

The only person the idiots in charge of approving movies for the movie studios are too young to remember the show since most of them weren't even born yet! The only cast member anyone today would recognize is Johnny Depp. I wish Hollywood would stop remaking old TV shows into movies. What's next Gilligans Island? Quantam Leap? Cosby Show? Come on Hollywood, try making books into movies! Lood at what happened with The Help!

761 days ago
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Keyser Söze    

You put Richard next to Johnny now, he straight-up looks like a old man... even though Depp got two years on him.

Hopefully (SPOILERS, EVERYONE), he'll also get kill in the next movie... you know, it would be funny-as-hell if every single people who started Jump street got killed off, movies to movies... I would watch that!

761 days ago
18.

Throwback kid    

Let's hope Grieco takes some acting lessons before that happens. There is a reason he hasn't worked in 20 years, he can't act

761 days ago
19.

Carl    

He actually looks a little better than he did in Night at the Roxbury a decade ago. He's aged far worse than Johnny Depp, all I'm saying is he looked like he just had bad plastic surgery a week before shooting that movie, so anything would be better than that.

761 days ago
20.

BillieB    

I really don't think he was missed in the film. He was only in one season of 21 JS. Johnny obviously will not be in a sequel so there might be a place for him.

761 days ago
21.

Chan    

So glad that they didn't just give a cameo to Johnny Depp and leave out Holly Robinson! Glad she had an appearance as well.

It's crazy just like with the A-Team remake Mr T didn't recieve a cameo but "Dwight Schulz-Murdock, and Dirk Benedict-Face received one

761 days ago
22.

rosa    

aahahaha. I'm actually digging the shirt. Its very HIPPY CHIC lol he has all the right jewelry & hair.

761 days ago
23.

jimi    

Richard who???

761 days ago
24.

And thats the truth    

I think he had gotten into a motorcycle accident and he got addicted to pain killers. I rememeber reading something about that. I always thought he was better looking the Johnny in 21 Jump Street. He still looks good except for the haircut and the shirt.......

761 days ago
25.

jeff    

He has always been disturbing to look at, especially with his plucked eyebrows and eye makeup.

761 days ago
26.

RealityBites    

Give the guy a break, it's not like he was ready to be on camera....Loved him on Jumptreet and Booker.

761 days ago
27.

Steve Austin    

He looks like a slightly (just slightly) more attractive Howard Stern. And he should absolutely hold his breath in regards to being in the sequel.

761 days ago
28.

Susie    

He is a great actor and is still sexy as heck even if not your tall blond actor of today. B O R I N G!
He needs to get back to work or is he that difficult to work with?

761 days ago
29.

Amanda    

Just watched TMZ where they said Richard Grieco was an "original" cast member. NOT TRUE. The show started in 1987 with Johnny D and then Richard came on the scene in 1988. So, colour me crazy, but, it makes complete sense that he would be in the sequel not the original!

761 days ago
30.

StevenB    

Stop saying Grieco starred in 21 Jump Street. He was on it for less than half a season. That's a recurring guest star.

761 days ago
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