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For Immediate Release:
July 11, 2013
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Merci L. Rodriguez

County Commission to honor Miami-born TV star Danny Pino

The Miami-Dade County Commission will honor Miami-born entertainer Danny Pino at its meeting on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. at the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st St. Commissioner Javier D. Souto is sponsoring a resolution to proclaim July 16 “Danny Pino Day” in Miami-Dade County in recognition of the popular TV and film star’s outstanding contributions to the entertainment industry. Pino, who lives in New York with his family, will attend the meeting to personally accept the proclamation.

Pino is currently starring in his second season as Detective Nick Amaro in NBC’s long-running, critically acclaimed series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

Pino is a versatile actor who has enjoyed success in film, theater and television. Most recently, he was seen in the thriller “The Exodus of Charlie Wright” opposite Aidan Quinn and Andy Garcia, “Across the Hall,” for Universal and Guillermo Arriaga’s directing debut “The Burning Plain,” an ensemble drama featuring Charliize Theron and Kim Basinger.

Pino has portrayed a wide range of characters, from the sociopath Armadillo Quintero on the acclaimed series “The Shield,” to a Wyoming horse wrangler in the feature film “Flicka,” to the iconic Desi Arnaz in “Lucy,” a biopic focusing on the tumultuous lives of Arnaz and Lucille Ball. He is perhaps best known for his seven seasons starring as the laconic Detective Scotting Valens on the Warner Brothers’ series “Cold Case.”

Pino has starred in the theatrical production “Up for Grabs” with Madonna on London’s West End, and with Billy Crudup in the New York Shakespeare Festival’s production of “Measure for Measure” directed by Mary Zimmerman and “A Winter’s Tale” directed by Brian Kulick. He recently starred in the Miami production of “Havana Bourgeois” at the Actor’s Playhouse.

Pino attended New York University’s Tisch Graduate Acting Program where he earned his Master’s in Fine Arts.

For more information, please contact Commissioner Souto’s office at 305-375-4835.