|Date of Birth:||April 15, 1974|
|Birth Place:||Miami, Florida, USA|
|Full Name:||Daniel G. Pino|
|First appearance:||"Pencils Down"|
Danny Pino was born on April 15, 1974 in Miami, Florida, USA as Daniel G. Pino. He is an actor and writer, known for Cold Case (2003), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and The Lost City (2005). He has been married to Lilly Pino Bernal since February 15, 2002.
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.
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