| Danny Pino|
Lily Pino (m. 2002)
| Daniel Gonzalo Pino|
April 15, 1974 (age 41) (1974-04-15) Miami, Florida, U.S.
Julian Franco Pino, Luca Daniel Pino
Law & Order: Special V, Cold Case, Across the Hall, The Burning Plain, Flicka
Kelli Giddish, Lily Pino, Mariska Hargitay, Kathryn Morris, Raul Esparza
Danny Pino Wikipedia
Daniel Gonzalo "Danny" Pino (born April 15, 1974) is an American actor who starred as Detective Scotty Valens in 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 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.
Named after his grandfather, Pedro Gonzalo de Armas, Pino was born in Miami, 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.
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. In 2011, Pino joined the cast of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for its thirteenth 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.
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.
Pino has been married to his wife, Lilly, since 2002 and they have two sons, Luca Daniel, born on February 15, 2006, and Julian Franco, born on June 5, 2007.
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.