Russell Hornsby


Russell Hornsby stars in NBC’s drama series Grimm as Hank Griffin, who was initially blind to his partner Nick’s powers in the Grimm world and is now a valuable ally.

Hornsby is best known for his long-running lead role as Los Angeles cop Eddie Sutton in Lincoln Heights. Previously, he starred opposite Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in the Broadway revival of August Wilson’s Fences. He will soon be seen in the feature film adaptation directed by Denzel Washington.

He also completed a season of HBO’s Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated drama In Treatment, opposite Gabriel Byrne and Diane Weist.

His other television credits include Showtime’s Shameless, Law and Order, Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Wife and Playmakers. His feature film credits include After the Sunset, Big Fat Liar, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, Meet the Parents and Stuck. His other theater credits include King Hedley, Gem of the Ocean, Two Trains Running, To Kill a Mockingbird, Joe Louis Blues and Six Degrees of Separation.

Hornsby attended Boston University, College of Fine Arts.


Twitter: @russellhornsby


206: Fences
2011-2017: Grimm