Pino at the 2018 Comic Con
Daniel Gonzalo Pino
April 15, 1974
|Education|| Florida International University (BA)|
New York University (MFA)
Lilly Pino Bernal(m. 2002)
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 .
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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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.
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.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.
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, 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.
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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.Pino's role on SVU was NYPD Detective Nick Amaro, a detective transferring from the narcotics squad to the Special Victims Unit.
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,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 .
CBS Cares is a television public service announcement (PSA) campaign that usually feature performers from CBS Television Network programming. The PSAs have addressed numerous causes, including an array of health issues affecting a large portion of their target audience.
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.
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson is an American late-night talk show hosted by Scottish American comedian Craig Ferguson. It was the third iteration of the Late Late Show franchise, airing from 2005 to 2014. It followed the Late Show with David Letterman in the CBS late-night lineup, airing weekdays in the U.S. at 12:37 a.m. Taped in front of a live studio audience from Monday to Friday at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, California, directly above the Bob Barker Studio, it was produced by David Letterman's production company Worldwide Pants Incorporated and CBS Television Studios.
In 2017, he joined the cast of procedural crime drama Gone as FBI agent John Bishop, alongside Chris Noth and Leven Rambin.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
|2001–2002||Men, Women & Dogs||Clay||Guest star, 13 episodes|
|2003||The Shield||Armadillo Quintero||Guest star, 4 episodes|
|2003–2010||Cold Case||Detective Scotty Valens||Series regular|
|2007||CSI: NY||Detective Scotty Valens||Cold Case crossover, 1 episode|
|2010||Burn Notice||Adam Scott||Guest 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 Healy||Main Role|
|2016||Scandal||Alejandro Vargas||Recurring role|
|2017–present||Gone||John Bishop||Main role|
|2018–present||Mayans M.C.||Miguel Galindo||Main role|
|2019||One Day at a Time||Tito||Netflix, Guest star, 2 episodes|
|2002||Point of Origin||Burn Victim||TV movie|
|2003||Lucy||Desi Arnaz||TV movie|
|2004||NYPD 2069||Eddie Vega||TV movie|
|2005||The Lost City||Alberto Mora|
|2008||The Burning Plain||Santiago|
|2009||Across the Hall||Terry|
|2010||Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright||Gabriel Garza|
|2011||Metro||Douglas Romero||TV movie|
|2018||Mayans M.C.||Miguel Galindo||Video short|
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 .
|2005||Imagen Award||Best Supporting Actor—Television||Nominated||Cold Case|
|2006||Imagen Award||Best Actor—Television||Nominated||Cold Case|
|2008||ALMA Award||Outstanding Actor in a Drama Television Series||Nominated||Cold Case|
|2009||ALMA Award||Outstanding Actor in a Drama Television Series||Nominated||Cold Case|
|2010||Imagen Award||Best Actor—Television||Won||Cold Case|
|2012||ALMA Award||Outstanding Actor in a Drama Television Series||Nominated||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit|
|2015||Imagen Award||Best Supporting Actor-Television||Won||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit|
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is an American crime drama television series created by Dick Wolf for NBC. It stars Christopher Meloni as Elliot Stabler and Mariska Hargitay as Olivia Benson, the lead detectives of the Special Victims Unit in a fictionalized version of the 16th Precinct of the New York City Police Department, until the former left the cast after twelve seasons, unable to come to an agreement on his contract.
Kelli Giddish is an American television, stage, and film actress. She played the role of NYPD Detective Amanda Rollins in the NBC television legal crime drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2011–present), previously portrayed Di Henry on the ABC soap opera All My Children (2005–07), starred in the Fox crime drama series Past Life (2010); and the NBC crime drama series Chase (2010–11).
Olivia Margaret Benson is a fictional character on the NBC police procedural drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, portrayed by Mariska Hargitay. Benson holds the rank of Lieutenant and is the Commanding Officer of the Manhattan Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, which operates out of the 16th precinct.
Detective Brian Cassidy is a fictional character played by Dean Winters in the American crime drama television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on NBC. A recurring cast member during the first season, Cassidy is a young and inexperienced detective with the New York Police Department's Special Victims Unit, and the original partner of John Munch. The stress of the Special Victims Unit is too much for Cassidy, and he transfers to the Vice unit in the middle of the season. Cassidy later returns in the 13th-season finale working undercover for a pimp the SVU detectives are investigating.
The thirteenth season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit debuted on NBC on September 21, 2011, and concluded on May 23, 2012. With Law & Order: LA and Law & Order: Criminal Intent having ended in July 2011 and June 2011 respectively, this season of Law & Order: SVU was the first to be broadcast without any other running U.S. Law & Order series, a position the series has held until the nineteenth season, when Law & Order True Crime premiered.
Nicolas Amaro is a fictional character on the NBC police procedural drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, portrayed by Danny Pino. Amaro is a detective with the Manhattan SVU at the 16th Precinct of the New York City Police Department.
Amanda Rollins is a fictional character on the NBC police procedural drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, portrayed by Kelli Giddish. Rollins is a detective with the Manhattan Special Victims Unit at the 16th Precinct of the New York City Police Department.
"Scorched Earth" is the thirteenth season premiere of the police procedural television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and the 273rd episode overall. It originally aired on NBC in the United States on September 21, 2011. In the episode, which was inspired by the Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexual assault case, an Italian diplomat is arrested when a hotel maid accuses him of rape. The District Attorney's office then brings the case to trial, which becomes increasingly complicated as the defense questions the maid's credibility. Meanwhile, Detective Olivia Benson struggles to cope with the aftermath of the squad room shooting.
"Justice Denied" is the seventeenth episode of the thirteenth season of the NBC legal drama, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and the 289th episode overall. It originally aired on NBC in the United States on April 11, 2012. The episode follows Detective Olivia Benson, who discovers that she may have put an innocent man in prison for a crime eight years ago that he did not commit, placing her job and her relationship with Executive ADA David Haden on the line.
"Father Dearest" is the twentieth episode of the thirteenth season of the police procedural television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and the 292nd episode overall. It originally aired on NBC in the United States on May 2, 2012. In this episode, the Special Victims Unit requires assistance from their former forensic psychiatrist, Dr. George Huang, to track down a twisted seducer of young women.
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"Lost Reputation" is the fourteenth season premiere of the police procedural television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and the 296th overall episode. It originally aired on the NBC on September 26, 2012. In the episode, the Special Victims Unit detectives try to stop a growing scandal when Captain Cragen is arrested for the murder of an escort, Carissa Gibson. Meanwhile, Detective Nick Amaro has to juggle trying to solve the case against Cragen without losing his family in the process.
"Acceptable Loss" is the fourth episode of the fourteenth season of the police procedural television series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, it is the series' 299th episode overall. It originally aired on National Broadcasting Company (NBC) on October 17, 2012. In this episode, Captain Cragen comes back from his suspension just as the Special Victims Unit is being stopped by Lieutenant Eames for uncovering a sex trafficking operation, leaving Detective Benson to figure out another way to free the enslaved women.
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"Manhattan Vigil" is the fifth episode of the fourteenth season of the American police procedural Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and the 300th overall. It first aired on October 24, 2012, on the NBC network in the United States. The episode's plot focuses on the kidnapping of a young boy from the subway in Morningside Heights. Captain Donald Cragen, Sergeant John Munch and Detective Olivia Benson realise the case echoes a similar kidnapping in the same neighborhood 13 years prior. As the SVU squad try to find the missing child, they also try to solve the earlier case and learn from their mistakes.
Dominick "Sonny" Carisi Jr. is a fictional character on the NBC police procedural drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, portrayed by Peter Scanavino. Carisi is a detective with the Manhattan SVU at the 16th Precinct of the New York Police Department. His badge number is 0188.
"Chicago Crossover" is the seventh episode of the sixteenth season of the American police procedural-legal drama, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and the 350th overall episode of the long-running series. It originally aired on National Broadcasting Company (NBC) in the United States on November 12, 2014. In this episode, the SVU team meets up with the Intelligence Unit of Chicago P.D. to solve a decades-old child pornography ring case, which is personal for CPD's Detective Erin Lindsay.
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