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Hank Griffin is a fictional police detective and one of the main characters from the NBC television series Grimm. Played by actor Russell Hornsby, he was introduced in the pilot episode of the series and was credited in every subsequent episode.
Hank Griffin is a homicide detective for the Portland Police Bureau and the partner of Nick Burkhardt. Although initially ignorant of Nick's double life as a Grimm, Hank was eventually brought into the loop and now aids his friend in his ongoing vocation to bring justice to the Wesen. Hank is an easy-going, fun-lovign and sometimes even aloof individual, but when it comes to a murder case, he's all business.
Hank assisted Nick on the murder of University student Sylvie Oster. He discovered a boot print and had the police lab make a mold of it. Hank also worked on the abduction of Robin Howell, who was a victim of the same killer. Nick and he found the forest cabin of a postman and Hank shot him when he attacked. He was unaware that the man was a blutbad. 
Hank and Nick investigated a missing persons' case involving a thrill-seeker named Rocky. Rocky and his girlfriend Gilda Darner had broken into the home of the Rabe family. When Hank discovered that Gilda was returning to the Rabe family with the intent of possibly doing harm, he canvassed the surrounding woods near 1534 Wilder Road and found Gilda's truck (which had been placed there by Diane Rabe). 
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- Although Hank is human, his surname is derived from a creature of Greek folklore. A Griffin was a beast with the body and tail and back legs of a lion, and the head and wings of an eagle, and an eagle's feet as its front feet.
- It has been implied that Hank Griffin has had numerous wives over the years (at least four).  One of his wives was a specialist in Aboriginal art, which is how Hank was able to correctly identify the items in the Rabe family's home. 
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