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Danny Pino          

Actor, Known for "Law and Order: SVU" and "Cold Case"

Daniel Gonzalo "Danny" Pino is an American actor best known for starring 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. Pino has also written two episodes of Cold Case: "Stealing Home" and "Metamorphosis".

Pino is also 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. In May 2003, Pino played Desi Arnaz in a CBS special on the life of Lucille Ball, Lucy.In 2002, he appeared in London's West End in the theatre play called Up for Grabs with Madonna.

Starting in 2005, he has been in six CBS Cares public service announcements, with other stars of CBS original programs. As well, he has made 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 was the recipient of two Imagen Awards, one for Best Actor—Television on Cold Case, and one for Best Supporting Actor-Television for Law & Order: SVU.

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