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 the fifth and final season of FX’s smash-hit show Mayans M.C. and made his episodic directorial debut in the fourth season. Recently, Pino played opposite Amy Adams in Stephen Chbosky’s film adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen. He portrayed the charmingly streetwise police detective “Nick Amaro” in four seasons of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Recently, Pino 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, Pino played the major recurring role of “Alex Vargas.” Pino 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.
Pino 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.
Pino's theater credits include The Winter’s Tale and Measure for Measure at The Public Theater at Central Park’s Delcorte Theater, the dark comedy Up for Grabs at London’s West End with Madonna and most recently the suspenseful Key Largo at the Geffen Playhouse with Andy Garcia.
Pino also recently completed the short film Unión de Reyes (Union of Kings), which he wrote, directed, produced and starred in.