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Danny Pino

Writer / Director

Danny Pino

Danny Pino is a versatile actor and director who has enjoyed success in television, film, and theater. He currently stars as the tormented organized crime boss ‘Miguel Galindo’ in FX’s smash-hit show MAYANS M.C. and made his episodic directorial debut in the fourth season. Recently, Danny played opposite Amy Adams in Stephen Chbosky’s film adaptation of DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Danny portrayed the charmingly streetwise police detective ‘Nick Amaro’ in four seasons of LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT.

Recently, Danny guest starred in the critically acclaimed Paramount + series THE GOOD FIGHT. He also starred in Robert and Michelle King’s CBS series BRAINDEAD, opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Tony Shalhoub. In Shonda Rhimes’ hit ABC series SCANDAL, Danny played the major recurring role of ‘Alex Vargas’. Danny guest starred on USA Network’s long running series BURN NOTICE, portrayed the sociopath ‘Armadillo Quintero’ on FX’s THE SHIELD, and is perhaps best known for his seven seasons starring as the laconic ‘Detective Scotty Valens’ on the Warner Brothers series COLD CASE.

Danny graced the silver screen as ‘Carter Heywood’ in the thriller FATALE with Hilary Swank and Michael Ealy. He portrayed ‘Gabriel Garza’ in the indie feature ACROSS THE LINE: THE EXODUS OF CHARLIE WRIGHT, opposite Aidan Quinn and Andy Garcia. He also appeared in Guillermo Arriaga’s directorial debut THE BURNING PLAIN, an ensemble drama featuring Charlize Theron, Kim Basinger, and Jennifer Lawrence and as a Wyoming horse-wrangler in the feature film FLICKA, with Tim McGraw and Maria Bello. He starred in the independent thriller ACROSS THE HALL and played the iconic ‘Desi Arnaz’ in LUCY, a biopic about Lucille Ball.

Danny’s theater credits include THE WINTER’S TALE and MEASURE FOR MEASURE for The Public Theater at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater, the dark comedy UP FOR GRABS on London’s West End with Madonna and, most recently, the suspenseful KEY LARGO at the Geffen Playhouse with Andy Garcia.

Danny also recently completed the short film, UNIÓN DE REYES (Union of Kings), which he wrote, directed, produced and starred in.

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