Danny Pino

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Danny Pino

Pino in July 2011
BornDaniel G. Pino
(1974-04-15) April 15, 1974 (age 38)
Miami, Florida, United States
OccupationActor
Years active2001 – present
Spouse(s)Lily
(2002–present; 2 children)
 
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Danny Pino

Pino in July 2011
BornDaniel G. Pino
(1974-04-15) April 15, 1974 (age 38)
Miami, Florida, United States
OccupationActor
Years active2001 – present
Spouse(s)Lily
(2002–present; 2 children)

Daniel Gonzalo "Danny" Pino named after his grandfather Pedro Gonzalo de Armas (born April 15, 1974) is an American actor. In 2002 he appeared in London's West End in the theatre play called Up for Grabs with Madonna. In May 2003, Pino played Desi Arnaz in a CBS special on the life of Lucille Ball, Lucy: The Lucille Ball Story. Pino was born in Miami, Florida. He graduated from Miami Coral Park High School in 1992 and from Florida International University in 1996, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He also attended New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts, graduating in 2000. [1] Danny Pino currently stars as Detective Nick Amaro in the long-running NBC legal drama, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

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Career

Pino is known for his critically acclaimed performance as Mexican druglord and serial rapist Armadillo Quintero on FX's The Shield. He has also appeared in The Lost City and Flicka which featured Tim McGraw. Pino also starred in the hit CBS series Cold Case as Detective Scotty Valens. It was announced on June 27, 2011 that Pino would join the cast of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for its thirteenth season along with Chase actress Kelli Giddish coinciding with the departing Christopher Meloni.[2] Pino's role on SVU is NYPD Detective Nick Amaro, a detective transferring from the narcotics squad to the special victims unit.

Pino has also written two episodes of Cold Case, "Stealing Home" and "Metamorphosis". Starting in 2005, Pino has been in six CBS Cares public service announcements, with other stars of CBS original programs. He has made single appearances on The Sharon Osbourne Show in 2004, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in 2005, The Drop in 2005, and Entertainment Tonight in 2008.

Personal life

Pino and his wife, Lilly who married in 2002, have two sons — Luca Daniel, born February 15, 2006, and Julian Franco, born June 5, 2007.[3]

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
Television
2001–2002Men, Women & DogsClayGuest star, 13 episodes
2003The ShieldArmadillo QuinteroGuest star, 4 episodes
2003–2010Cold CaseDetective Scotty ValensMain Character
2007CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: New YorkDetective Scotty ValensCold Case Crossover, 1 episode
2010Burn NoticeAdam ScottGuest star, 2 episodes
2011–presentLaw & Order: Special Victims UnitDetective Nick AmaroMain Character
Film
2002Point of OriginBurn VictimTV movie
2003LucyDesi ArnazTV movie
2004NYPD 2069Eddie VegaTV movie
2005BetweenVictor
2005RxCarlos
2005The Lost CityAlberto Mora
2006FlickaJack
2008The Burning PlainSantiago
2009Across the HallTerry
2010Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie WrightGabriel Garza
2011MetroDouglas RomeroTV movie

Awards and nominations

Pino has won one award so far and has been nominated for four, all from his work on Cold Case.

YearAwardCategoryResultNotes
2005Imagen AwardBest Supporting Actor - TelevisionNominatedCold Case
2006Imagen AwardBest Actor - TelevisionNominatedCold Case
2008ALMA AwardOutstanding Actor in a Drama Television SeriesNominatedCold Case
2009ALMA AwardOutstanding Actor in a Drama Television SeriesNominatedCold Case
2010Imagen AwardBest Actor - TelevisionWonCold Case
2012ALMA AwardOutstanding Actor in a Drama Television SeriesNominatedLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit[4]

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