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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


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."



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'Didn't see the "21 Jump Street" movie. 'Don't plan to, either. ('Never watched the series when it was on, either.) So, hearing here that Johnny Depp had a cameo in the movie IS MIND BOGGLING, because of the way he personally recalled his time doing the show as the worst experience for him (paraphrase), and also the way he "expressed himself" in public life and in hotel rooms, at the time.

760 days ago


I thought that was Mickey Rourke! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!

760 days ago


The real reason why they didn't put Grieco in the movie is because there was no way they could even bother to acknowledge the failed spin-off which lasted for only one season with his character from "21 Jump Street" as the lead. (That, and the horrible theme tune performed by Billy Idol... *yuck!*)

759 days ago


Does anyone actually take the time to realize that Grieco was only in there for season 3 of 21 Jump Street and only 18 episodes... Unlike Peter and Johnny who were there for much longer, having 88 and 80 episodes respectively. I believe their cameos were much more warranted.

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