Danny Pino is currently starring in his second season as Detective Nick Amaro in NBC’s long-running, critically-acclaimed series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." Pino is a versatile actor who has enjoyed success in film, theater and television. Most recently, he can be seen in the thriller "The Exodus of Charlie Wright" opposite Aidan Quinn and Andy Garcia, "Across The Hall," for Universal and Guillermo Arriaga’s directing debut, "The Burning Plain," an ensemble drama featuring Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger. Pino has portrayed a wide range of characters, from the sociopath Armadillo Quintero on the acclaimed series "The Shield," a Wyoming horse-wrangler in the feature film "Flicka," to the iconic Desi Arnaz in "Lucy," a bio-pic focusing on the tumultuous lives of Lucille Ball and Arnaz. He is perhaps best known for his seven seasons starring as the laconic Detective Scotty Valens on the Warner Brothers’ series "Cold Case."
Pino has starred in the theatrical productions "Up For Grabs" opposite Madonna on London’s West End, opposite Billy Crudup in the New York Shakespeare Festival’s production of "Measure For Measure," directed by Mary Zimmerman, and "The Winters Tale," directed by Brian Kulick. Recently he starred in the Miami production of "Havana Bourgeois" at the Actor's Playhouse. Pino was born and raised in Miami. He attended New York University’s Tisch Graduate Acting Program where he earned a Master of Fine Arts. He currently lives in New York with his family.