David Giuntoli

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David Giuntoli
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Giuntoli at San Diego Comic-Con, 2013.
BornDavid C. Giuntoli
(1980-06-18) June 18, 1980 (age 33)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
ResidencePortland, Oregon[1]
NationalityAmerican
EducationSt. Louis University High School
Alma materIndiana University Bloomington
OccupationActor
Years active2003–present
Home townSt. Louis, Missouri
 
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David Giuntoli
David Giuntoli by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Giuntoli at San Diego Comic-Con, 2013.
BornDavid C. Giuntoli
(1980-06-18) June 18, 1980 (age 33)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
ResidencePortland, Oregon[1]
NationalityAmerican
EducationSt. Louis University High School
Alma materIndiana University Bloomington
OccupationActor
Years active2003–present
Home townSt. Louis, Missouri

David C. Giuntoli (born June 18, 1980) is an American actor. He is best known for the lead role of Detective Nick Burkhardt in the NBC drama Grimm.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Giuntoli was raised in Huntleigh, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. He admits to not being very athletic as a child. In an Access Hollywood interview Giuntoli stated "I was like three feet shorter than I am now until I was a sophomore in high school. But I had the same sized head and ass as I do now. I was an awkward little fellow. In high school I started gravitating a little toward acting."[2] After graduating from St. Louis University High School in 1998, he attended Indiana University Bloomington, earning a bachelor's degree in International Business and Finance in 2002.[1]

Career[edit]

David Giuntoli returned to St. Louis after college. However his heart was in being an entertainer instead of a career in finance, something his family realized early on as he always enjoyed making people laugh from a young age.[1] Reconnecting with his high school theater teacher, he began taking acting lessons locally.[1] His first career break came in 2003 when he was discovered by talent scouts for MTV and cast in the networks reality series Road Rules: South Pacific. The three-month adventure in the South Pacific, and a subsequent appearance on the seventh season of Real World/Road Rules Challenge provided the resources to pay off his college debt and further cemented his decision to pursue acting as a full time career.[2][3]

In 2007, he moved to Los Angeles to further pursue an acting career. There he studied under director and acting teacher Chris Fields before joining the Echo Theater Company.[4] A long series of guest appearances on various TV series and TV movies followed, including Nip/Tuck, Veronica Mars, Grey's Anatomy, Ghost Whisperer, Privileged, Without a Trace, and Cold Case among others. Giuntoli was also in consideration for the title role of the relaunched Superman movie Man of Steel, but was eventually beaten out by English actor Henry Cavill.[2] His biggest role in TV to date is the series Grimm, which premièred in October, 2011. In addition to his work on Grimm, Giuntoli was seen in 2012 in the motion picture Caroline and Jackie in a supporting role.

Personal life[edit]

David Giuntoli currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon, where Grimm is produced. He often rides his bicycle to the set. During a 2012 break in Grimm production, Giuntoli visited an elephant orphanage in Kenya, adopting one of the animals.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Film and television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2003Road Rules: South PacificHimselfRegular cast member
Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The GauntletHimselfContestant/Winner
2007Ghost WhispererRickEpisode: "The Walk-in"
Veronica MarsSneed Batmen GuyEpisode: "Un-American Graffiti"
2008Nip/TuckEvanEpisode: "August Walden"
Grey's AnatomyToddEpisode: "The Becoming"
Finish LineTurnerTelevision film
PrivilegedJacob Cassidy5 episodes
Eli StoneScott ColbyEpisodes: "Waiting for That Day", "Should I Stay or Should I Go?"
The UnitMajor Paul GrandEpisode: "Misled and Misguided"
Without a TraceSethEpisode: "Push Comes to Shove"
Cold CaseDean London '60Episode: "Wings"
2009CrashBradEpisode: "The Pain Won't Stop"
Weather GirlJames
ComedyPOPSShort film
U.S. AttorneyAndrew MooreTelevision film
2010The Quinn-tupletsMartin QuinnTelevision film
The Deep EndJason CarpenterEpisodes: "An Innocent Man", "White Lies, Black Ties"
Turn the Beat AroundMichael
Hot in ClevelandTylerEpisode: "Who's Your Mama?"
Private PracticeDanielEpisode: "In or Out"
Camera ObscuraWalterShort film
2011Love BitesJordanEpisode: "Firsts"
6 Month RuleJared
2011–presentGrimmDetective Nick BurkhardtSeries protagonist
2012Caroline and JackieRyan

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Pennington, Gail (March 8, 2013). "Life is anything but grim for actor David Giuntoli". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Rising Star: Grimm’s David Giuntoli". Access Hollywood. October 28, 2011. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "David Giuntoli talks Grimm, his character's identity crisis and his former MTV days". The Huffington Post. November 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ "David Giuntoli biography". NBC official Grimm website. 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 

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