David Caruso life and biography

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David Caruso biography

Date of birth : 1956-01-07
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Queens, New York
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-01-07
Credited as : Film actor, role in tv series CSI: Miami,

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David Caruso is an American film and television actor and producer, best known for his role of Lieutenant Horatio Caine on the TV series CSI: Miami. Aside from that the role that gained him initial significant recognition was the role of Det. John Kelly on the initially controversial ABC Crime drama NYPD Blue.

David Stephen Caruso was first seen on a national basis in a coffee commercial of the mid 1970s, in which he played a stockboy in Margaret Hamilton's general store. To pick up extra money between jobs, Caruso offered his services to the New York police department, where his punkish countenance came in handy in line-ups. This same street-smart quality enabled Caruso to win his first semi-regular TV series role in 1981, as the Irish-American gang leader "Shamrock" on Hill Street Blues. Subsequent film and TV assignments were in a similar supporting category (for example, Caruso played the panicky aviation candidate who "washes out" of training early-on in An Officer and a Gentleman [1984]). Caruso's first starring TV gig was on the short-lived 1990 cop series H.E.L.P., as officer Frank Sardoni. He continued in this Law Enforcement vein with the role of Det. John Kelly on TV's NYPD Blue (1993- ) produced by Caruso's old Hill Street Blues boss Stephen Bochco. This was Caruso's breakthrough into full stardom, and he remained with the series for a little over a season. After a highly publicized clash with the producers, David Caruso left NYPD Blue in 1995, parlaying his newfound celebrity into his first starring feature film, Kiss of Death (1995).

Selected filmography

* Without Warning (1980) as Tom
* An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) as Topper Daniels
* First Blood (1982) as Deputy Mitch
* Hill Street Blues (1981–1983) as Tommy Mann (the leader of The Shamrocks gang)
* TJ Hooker (1983; episode "Requiem for a Cop" as Jennings)
* Thief of Hearts (1984) as Buddy Calamara
* The First Olympics: Athens, 1896 (1984) as James Connolly (TV miniseries)
* Blue City (1986) as Joey Rayford
* China Girl (1987) as Mercury
* Twins (1988) as Al Greco
* King of New York (1990) as Dennis Gilley
* Hudson Hawk (1991) as Kit Kat
* Mad Dog and Glory (1992) as Mike
* NYPD Blue (1993–1994) as Det. John Kelly
* Kiss of Death (1995) as Jimmy Kilmartin
* Jade (1995) as David Corelli
* Michael Hayes (1997) as Michael Hayes
* Body Count (1997) as Hobbs
* Proof of Life (2000) as Dino
* Session 9 (2001) as Phil
* Black Point (2001) as John Hawkins
* CSI: Miami (2002–Present) as Lt. Horatio Caine
* CSI: NY (2005) as Lt. Horatio Caine
* Rehab (2010–2011) as Producer


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