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 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. 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.
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 is NYPD Detective Nick Amaro, a detective transferring from the narcotics squad to the special victims unit...
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