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Born
Daniel Gonzalo Pino

(1974-04-15) April 15, 1974 (age 44)
Education Florida International University (BA)
New York University (MFA)
OccupationActor
Years active2001–present
Spouse(s)
Lilly Pino Bernal(m. 2002)
Children2

Daniel Gonzalo Pino (born April 15, 1974) is an American actor who starred as Detective Scotty Valens on the CBS series Cold Case from 2003 to 2010, and as NYPD Detective Nick Amaro in the long-running NBC legal drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit from 2011 to 2015. In 2002, he appeared in London's West End in Up for Grabs with Madonna. In May 2003, Pino played Desi Arnaz in a CBS special on the life of Lucille Ball, Lucy . He is currently playing drug cartel leader Miguel Galindo on Mayans M.C. (a Sons of Anarchy spinoff) airing on FX, and FBI agent John Bishop in procedural crime drama Gone .

Actor person who acts in a dramatic or comic production and works in film, television, theatre, or radio

An actor is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern media such as film, radio, and television. The analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής (hupokritḗs), literally "one who answers". The actor's interpretation of their role—the art of acting—pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. Interpretation occurs even when the actor is "playing themselves", as in some forms of experimental performance art.

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<i>Cold Case</i> television series (2003-2010)

Cold Case is an American police procedural television series which ran on CBS from September 28, 2003 to May 2, 2010. The series revolved around a fictionalized Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases.

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Early years and education

Middlenamed after his maternal grandfather, Pedro Gonzalo de Armas, a distant relative of Ana de Armas, Pino was born in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, and is of Cuban descent. [1] He attended Rockway Middle School and 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. [2]

Ana de Armas Cuban actress

Ana Celia de Armas Caso is a Cuban actress. She made her acting debut in 2006 in the Spanish film Una rosa de Francia. She also starred in the popular Spanish television show El Internado. In 2015 she starred in her first American film Knock Knock, followed by Exposed, Hands of Stone, and War Dogs.

Miami City in Florida, United States

Miami, officially the City of Miami, is the cultural, economic and financial center of South Florida. Miami is the seat of Miami-Dade County, the most populous county in Florida. The city covers an area of about 56.6 square miles (147 km2), between the Everglades to the west and Biscayne Bay on the east; with a 2017 estimated population of 463,347, Miami is the sixth most densely populated major city in the United States. The Miami metropolitan area is home to 6.1 million people and the seventh-largest metropolitan area in the nation. Miami's metro area is the second-most populous metropolis in the southeastern United States and fourth-largest urban area in the U.S. Miami has the third tallest skyline in the United States with over 300 high-rises, 80 of which stand taller than 400 feet.

Miami-Dade County, Florida County in Florida

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Career

Pino is known for his critically acclaimed performance as Mexican drug lord 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. In 2011, Pino joined the cast of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for its 13th season along with Chase actress Kelli Giddish, coinciding with the departing Christopher Meloni. [3] Pino's role on SVU was NYPD Detective Nick Amaro, a detective transferring from the narcotics squad to the Special Victims Unit.

Mexicans people of the country of Mexico or who identify as culturally Mexican

Mexicans are the people of the United Mexican States, a multiethnic country in North America.

A drug lord, drug baron, kingpin, or narcotrafficker is a high ranking crime boss who controls a sizable network of people involved in the illegal drug trade. Such figures are often difficult to bring to justice, as they are normally not directly in possession of something illegal, but are insulated from the actual trade in drugs by several layers of underlings. The prosecution of drug lords is therefore usually the result of carefully planned infiltration into their networks, often using informants from within the organization.

A serial rapist is someone who commits multiple rapes, whether with multiple victims or a single victim repeatedly over a period of time. Some serial rapists target children. The terms sexual predator, repeat rape and multiple offending can also be used to describe the activities of those who commit a number of consecutive rapes, but remain unprosecuted when self-reported in research. Others will commit their assaults in prisons. In some instances, a group of serial rapists will work together. These rapists can have a pattern of behavior that is sometimes used to predict their activities and aid in their arrest and conviction. Serial rapists also differ from one time offenders because "serial rapists more often involved kidnapping, verbally and physically threatening the victims, and using or threatening the use of weapons."

Pino has also written two episodes of Cold Case: "Stealing Home" and "Metamorphosis". Starting in 2005, he 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, [4] Entertainment Tonight in 2008, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2011. In 2016, he played Alex Vargas in Scandal and also played Democratic Senator Luke Healy in BrainDead . [5]

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The Sharon Osbourne Show refers to either of two TV chat shows hosted by Sharon Osbourne – the original US version, or the more recent UK (ITV) version. These are described separately below.

<i>The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson</i> television series

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In 2017, he joined the cast of procedural crime drama Gone as FBI agent John Bishop, alongside Chris Noth and Leven Rambin. [5]

<i>Gone</i> (TV series) television series

Gone is an internationally co-produced police procedural crime drama television series created by Matt Lopez and produced by NBCUniversal International Studios. Based on Chelsea Cain's novel One Kick, the series revolves around Kit "Kick" Lannigan, a child abduction survivor, who is recruited by FBI Agent Frank Novak for a special task force dedicated to solving missing persons cases. The supporting cast feature Danny Pino as John Bishop, Andy Mientus as James Finley and Tracie Thoms as FBI Agent Maya Kennedy.

Chris Noth American actor

Christopher David "Chris" Noth is an American actor. He is known for his television roles as NYPD Detective Mike Logan on Law & Order (1990–95), Big on Sex and the City (1998–2004), and Peter Florrick on The Good Wife (2009–16). He reprised his role of Mike Logan on Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2005–08), and reprised his role of Mr Big in the films, Sex and the City (2008) and Sex and the City 2 (2010). He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television for Sex and the City in 1999 and for The Good Wife in 2010. Chris Noth also studied acting at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City. He also portrayed Pompey the Great, in the 2003 miniseries Julius Caesar.

Leven Rambin American actress

Leven Alice Rambin is an American actress. She is known for playing look-alike half-sisters Lily Montgomery and Ava Benton on All My Children and her recurring roles in Grey's Anatomy and Gone, as well Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, One Tree Hill, Wizards of Waverly Place, and CSI: Miami. She appeared in the sci-fi film The Hunger Games (2012) as the District 1 tribute Glimmer, and appeared as Clarisse La Rue in the fantasy film Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013).

He is currently on FX's new series Mayans M.C. (a spinoff of Sons of Anarchy ) as cartel leader Miguel Galindo.

<i>Mayans M.C.</i> American TV series

Mayans M.C. is an American crime drama television series created by Kurt Sutter and Elgin James that premiered on September 4, 2018 on FX. The show takes place in the same fictional universe as Sons of Anarchy and deals with the Sons' rivals-turned-allies, the Mayans Motorcycle Club. In October 2018, it was announced that FX had renewed the series for a second season.

<i>Sons of Anarchy</i> American television series

Sons of Anarchy is an American crime drama television series created by Kurt Sutter that aired from 2008 to 2014. It followed the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in Charming, a fictional town in California's Central Valley. The show starred Charlie Hunnam as Jackson "Jax" Teller, who is initially the vice president and subsequently the president of the club following his stepfather and president, Clay Morrow, was demoted after a challenge vote was brought up by the club. He soon begins to question the club and himself. Brotherhood, loyalty and redemption are constant themes.

Personal life

Pino at the 2014 Imagen Awards with his wife Lilly Danny Pino and wife Lilly at 2014 Imagen Awards.jpg
Pino at the 2014 Imagen Awards with his wife Lilly

Pino was molested at the age of 14. He opened up about it in an interview and claims it did have an impact on his role in Law & Order SVU. Before that, his character Scotty Valens' brother on Cold Case had also been molested.

Pino has been married to his wife, Lilly Pino Bernal, since February 15, 2002. They have two sons, Luca Daniel, born on February 15, 2006, and Julian Franco, born on June 5, 2007. [6]

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
Television
2001–2002 Men, Women & Dogs ClayGuest star, 13 episodes
2003 The Shield Armadillo QuinteroGuest star, 4 episodes
2003–2010 Cold Case Detective Scotty Valens Series regular
2007 CSI: NY Detective Scotty ValensCold Case crossover, 1 episode
2010 Burn Notice Adam ScottGuest star, 2 episodes
2011–2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Detective Nick Amaro Main role
2014–2015 Chicago P.D. Detective Nick Amaro 2 episodes
2016 BrainDead Luke HealyMain Role
2016 Scandal Alejandro VargasRecurring role
2017–present Gone John BishopMain role
2018–present Mayans M.C. Miguel GalindoMain role
2019 One Day at a Time TitoNetflix, Guest star, 2 episodes
Film
2002 Point of Origin Burn VictimTV movie
2003 Lucy Desi Arnaz TV movie
2004 NYPD 2069 Eddie VegaTV movie
2005 Between Victor
2005 Rx Carlos
2005 The Lost City Alberto Mora
2006 Flicka Jack
2008 The Burning Plain Santiago
2009 Across the Hall Terry
2010 Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright Gabriel Garza
2011 Metro Douglas RomeroTV movie
2018 Mayans M.C. Miguel GalindoVideo short

Awards and nominations

Pino has won two awards so far and has been nominated for five, all from his work on Cold Case and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit .

YearAwardCategoryResultNotes
2005 Imagen Award Best Supporting Actor—TelevisionNominated Cold Case
2006Imagen AwardBest Actor—TelevisionNominatedCold Case
2008 ALMA Award Outstanding 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 SeriesNominated Law & Order: Special Victims Unit [7]
2015Imagen AwardBest Supporting Actor-TelevisionWonLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit [8]

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