Detective Nick Amaro
Danny Pino stars as Detective Nick Amaro in NBC's critically acclaimed series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," now in its 15th season.
Pino is a versatile actor who has enjoyed success in film, theater and television. Most recently, he starred 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 and guest starred on USA Network's hit series "Burn Notice."
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 biopic 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."
In theater, Pino starred in "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 Winter's 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 Masters of Fine Arts. He currently lives in New York with his wife and family. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/TheDannyPino.