Carmine Giovinazzo

Carmine Giovinazzo

Infobox actor
name = Carmine Giovinazzo

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birthname = Carmine Dominick Giovinazzo
birthdate = birth date and age|1973|8|24
birthplace = Port Richmond, Staten Island
othername = Carmine D. Giovinazzo
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Carmine Dominick Giovinazzo (born August 24, 1973) is an American actor.


Early life

Giovinazzo was born and raised on Staten Island, the son of Nancy and Dominick, who was a police officer. [ [ Carmine Giovinazzo Biography (1973-) ] ] He comes from a family of policemen and has Italian (originally from Naples), Norwegian, Native American and English ancestry.Fact|date=June 2008 Growing up in the streets of Staten Island, Giovinazzo was an avid athlete; though he played many different sports, baseball and roller hockey were his preferences. He graduated from Port Richmond High School in 1991 and attended Wagner College. He had hoped to become a professional baseball player, but a serious back injury dashed his career plans, so, with the support of his family, he turned to acting. As a child, Giovinazzo participated in making short films, but remembers no particular time when he had the idea to start acting. "Before I knew it, I was running around Manhattan with a headshot and taking classes at HB Studios." He did several short films at NYU and SUNY, plus a few independent films before he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career further.


In 1997, Giovinazzo moved to Los Angeles. Not long after, he successfully landed his very first Hollywood role in the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" pilot, in which his character was the show's first on-screen victim. Afterwards, he appeared in numerous guest-starring roles on television and in film, including "Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss", "For Love of the Game", "The Big Brass Ring" and "Black Hawk Down". He was also cast as one of the stars of the short-lived UPN sitcom "Shasta McNasty". Other films in which he had starring roles include Lions Gate Films' "In Enemy Hands" with William H. Macy, and "Players", with Freddy Rodriguez and Peter Dobson.

Giovinazzo is currently cast as forensic scientist Danny Messer on the hit TV series '. He often calls on his family for advice, as his father and sister were both NYPD officers. Danny is described as "passionate, with an urge to question all that is corrupt… a kid from the streets who studied and made good for himself." Giovinazzo is the first actor to appear in all three "CSI" series; his "CSI: NY" character was introduced in the ' episode "MIA/NYC Nonstop" (along with the other cast members of "CSI: NY") and he guest-starred in the third season of the original Las Vegas-based "" as a street racer named Thumpy G in the episode "Revenge is Best Served Cold".

Personal life

Giovinazzo has a tattoo on his right shoulder. He plays the guitar and writes songs and poems in his spare time. He is also a painter, mostly in oils, and one of his paintings appeared in the "Tri-Borough" episode of "CSI: NY". He dated "Las Vegas" star Vanessa Marcil from 1998-1999. He is currently lead vocalist in his band 'Ceesau'.

He is a cousin of Buddy Giovinazzo, Rick Giovinazzo, [ [ Rick Giovinazzo Biography ((?)-) ] ] and Larry Romano.


* "Conception" (1996)
* "No Way Home" (1996)
* "Locomotive" (1997)
* "Fallen Arches" (1998)
* "Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss" (1998)
* "The Big Brass Ring" (1999)
* "For Love of the Game" (1999)
* "Shasta McNasty" (1999)
* "Terror Tract" (segment "Nightmare") (2000)
* "The Learning Curve" (2001)
* "Black Hawk Down" (2001)
* "" (2002) (TV)
* "Pledge of Allegiance" (2002)
* "" (2002)
* "" (2003) (TV)
* "In Enemy Hands" (2004)
* "" (2004-)
* "This Is Not a Test" (2007)


External links

*imdb name|id=0320547
* [ Carmine Giovinazzo Bio at CBS - CSI: NY]
* [ CSI:NY Wiki] Carmine Giovinazzo Bio at CBS-CSI Wiki
* [ Carmine Giovinazzo's band Ceesau]

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