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Danny Pino
Full Name Daniel G. Pino
Date of Birth April 15, 1974
Place of Birth Miami, Florida, USA
Character played Scotty Valens

Danny Pino is an American actor who played Scotty Valens on Cold Case for seven seasons from 2003-2010. He is the only the first season regular cast-member that did not appear in the pilot.

Early Life[]

Danny Pino was born on April 15, 1974 in Miami Florida. He attended Florida Internacional University and NYU’s Tisch School of Arts. Pino is married to his highschool sweetheart, Lilly; and they have two sons together – Luca Daniel (born on February 15, 2006) and Julian Franco (born on June 5, 2007).

Acting Career[]

Before joining Cold Case, he was known for starring in a CBS TV-movie called Lucy, playing Desi Arnaz. In addition, Pino also made multiple appearances of the FX Show, The Shield in which he played the dangerous Mexican murderer/Rapist, Armadillo Quientero. He was also in the short-lived TV series Men, Women & Dogs.

Some of his movie credits include Flicka (2004), Between (2006) and Across the Hall (2009), in which he co-starred with the late Brittany Murphy.

In 2011, he joined the cast of NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, playing Detective Nick Amaro.

Trivia []

During the course of Cold Case, he also co-wrote the episodes "Stealing Home" with Elwood Reid and "Metamorphosis" with Adam Glass.


  • AP (08/16/2005): "Danny Pino heats up ‘Cold Case’ - Mysterious detective has a hidden past"

External Links[]

Danny Pino at the Internet Movie Database

Main Actors
Kathryn Morris | Danny Pino | John Finn | Jeremy Ratchford | Thom Barry | Tracie Thoms | Justin Chambers