Det. Nick Amaro
played by Danny Pino
  • Character bio
  • Actor bio

Nicholas "Nick" Amaro is a detective who transferred to the Special Victims Unit from narcotics and warrants. He is charismatic and charming, often using his charm to get difficult witnesses who do not cooperate to talk. He replaced Elliot Stabler as the lead male of the SVU series.

Danny Pino joins the cast of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" for its 13th season as Detective Nick Amaro. 
Danny Pino is a versatile actor who has enjoyed success in film, theatre and television. Most recently, he can be 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 Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger.

Danny has portrayed a wide range of characters from the sociopath Armadillo Quintero on the acclaimed series "The Shield," a Wyoming horse-wrangler in the feature film "Flicka," to the iconic Desi Arnaz in "Lucy," a bio-pic focusing on the tumultuous lives of Lucille Ball and Arnaz. He recently wrapped production on his 7th season as the laconic Detective Scotty Valens on the Warner Brothers’ series "Cold Case." Most recently, he shot the pilot for "Metro", written and directed by Stephen Gaghan for 20th Century Fox.

Danny has starred in the theatrical productions "Up For Grabs," opposite Madonna on London’s West End, opposite Billy Crudup in the New York Shakespeare Festival’s production of "Measure For Measure," directed by Mary Zimmerman, and "The Winters Tale," directed by Brian Kulick. Recently he starred in the Miami production of "Havana Bourgeois" at the Actor's Playhouse.
Danny Pino was born and raised in Miami. He attended New York University’s Tisch Graduate Acting Program where he earned a Masters of Fine Arts.