And just the fact that they had regular lives killed me. To talk to them and to hear their stories was a treat.Do you think you could ever go undercover yourself? Sometimes we wouldn’t get the script until the day before we started shooting the next episode.

MONTANA: I don’t know if I could ever do it, to tell you the truth. If I was to do anything besides acting, I would be a fireman or a beat cop. It seems like any number of things could explode on this show, at any minute. As an actor, that frustrates you because you want to work on it and bring something good. And then, me and the cast are really close, so we have a party text line that everybody is in.

Does it always feel that way for you, and does that feeling make you excited to read the script, each week? We’ll be like, “Holy shit, did you see what Charlie does? ” We all get excited for different characters’ arcs and the peaks and valleys they go through. On the days when we would get the script last minute, we would go and read the scripts, on our off time, with whoever could get away.

Johnny Tuturro (Manny Montana) is the fun-loving prankster of the house, Briggs’ (Daniel Sunjata) right hand man and the heart of Graceland.

In a world that forces them to give up any shred of normalcy and the question of trust is a matter of life or death, they are each other’s family and the house is their sanctuary.

Heartbroken, he returned home and was accepted to California State University Long Beach with a major in broadcast journalism.

An internship at the now defunct hip hop station 100.3 "The Beat" led to an on-air opportunity for him.During his own incarceration, Frankie coped by studying the ins and outs of forensic science.He also developed a romantic relationship with his cellmate.His discipline and love for the game earned him a scholarship to California State University Sacramento.While at school, he was faced with multiple injuries, and thus never fulfilled his dream of playing football throughout his college career.I was scared of him becoming the Mexican sidekick and goofy guy who’s always laughing, but USA and Jeff did a great job of helping him growing throughout the season.