Danny Pino stars as “Miguel Galindo,” the son of Galindo cartel founder, Jose Galindo in Mayans MC on FX. With wit, charm and an Ivy League education, he navigates both sides of the border as effortlessly as he juggles his professional and family life. Having mastered success in both legitimate enterprises as well as the family business.
Danny Pino is a versatile actor who has enjoyed success in film, theater and television.
Best known for his seven seasons starring as the iconic “Detective Scotty Valens” on the Warner Bros. series Cold Case, Pino most recently starred in Robert and Michelle King’s critically acclaimed CBS series BrainDead, opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Tony Shalhoub.
Thereafter, he also played “Detective Nick Amaro” in while simultaneously guest starring in a major recurring role in Shonda Rhimes’ hit series Scandal(ABC).
Pino has also starred in the thriller “Across The Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright”, opposite Aidan Quinn and Andy Garcia.
Similarly, he did “Across The Hall” for Universal Guillermo Arriaga’s directorial debut “The Burning Plain”, an ensemble drama featuring Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger.
Also, he guest starred on USA Network’s long-running series, Burn Notice.
Another multi credits under his belt, he has portrayed a wide range of characters, including the sociopath “Armadillo Quintero” on the acclaimed FX series The Shield.
Let’s not forget he played a Wyoming horse-wrangler in the feature film Flicka.
And the iconic “Desi Arnaz” in Lucy, a biopic focusing on the tumultuous lives of Lucille Ball and Arnaz.
Early Years & Education
Born Daniel Gonzalo Pino on April 15, 1974, he was named after his grandfather, Pedro Gonzalo de Armas. Pino was born in Miami, Florida, and is of Cuban descent. He attended Rockway Middle School and graduated from Miami Coral Park High School in 1992. Consequently, then from Florida International University in 1996 where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Also, he also attended New York University’s Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts, therefore, graduating in 2000.
He has won 2 Imagen Awards
- 2010 he won the Imagen Award in the category Best Actor in Cold Case
- 2015 Pino won the Imagen Award for Television for his role in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
Hence, he has many nominations from 2005-2015
- 2005 Imagen Award Best Supporting Actor—Television Nominated in Cold Case
- 2006 Imagen Award Best Actor—Television in Cold Case
- 2008 ALMA Award Outstanding Actor in a Drama Television Series in Cold Case
- 2009 ALMA Award Outstanding Actor in a Drama Television Series in Cold Case
- 2012 ALMA Award Outstanding Actor in a Drama Television Series in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit