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Carmine Giovinazzo ("CSI: NY") and Jon Sklaroff ("24") will guest star in the second season of USA Network's provocative one-hour hit drama series GRACELAND, which follows a group of elusive undercover agents from the FBI, DEA and ICE who live in a beach front mansion in Southern California. Inspired by true events, the series captured a broad freshman audience, averaging 4M total viewers. Season two of Graceland will premiere this summer on USA.
Giovinazzo joins Graceland in the major recurring role of Sid Markham, the head of LAPD's Gang Task Force. He's more mind than muscle and uses his intelligence and ability to read people as a way to build relationships and close cases... but that doesn't mean he's not prone to acts of violence here and there. Briggs (Daniel Sunjata) grows close to him, seeing Sid as a helpful tool in taking down a cartel.
This marks Giovinazzo's returns to television after nine seasons on "CSI: NY." Carmine has starred in such films as Black Hawk Down, The Love of the Game, The Big Brass Ring, In Enemy Hands, among others. Carmine is reuniting with GRACELAND's Executive Producer Jeff Eastin, after previously starring in show "Shasta McNasty." Carmine is represented by Elevate Entertainment.
Skarloff, best known for his recurring roles on "The Guardian," "Life" and "24," will play the role of Fritz. Fritz has made his living in the vilest way possible - through human trafficking. He uses intimidation and brutality to keep "his property" in line. The depravity of his operation leaves the team reeling. Sklaroff is represented by Ellis Talent Group, The Marshak/Zachary Company, and Paradigm.
From FOX Television Studios, Graceland comes from creator and executive producer Jeff Eastin (WHITE COLLAR) and stars Daniel Sunjata ("Rescue Me"), Aaron Tveit (Les Miserables), Vanessa Ferlito ("The Sopranos"), Brandon Jay McLaren ("Falling Skies"), Serinda Swan ("Breakout Kings") and Manny Montana ("Chicago Code").
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