Carmine Giovinazzo

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  • Carmine Giovinazzo: (on learning that he got the role of Danny Messer) I think I was cleaning up some leaves in my back yard and I'll never forget it; I got the call on my phone and I was so relieved to have a job. And a good one at that.

  • Carmine Giovinazzo: The best part [of playing Danny Messer] is getting to work with Gary Sinise every week and getting to act everyday. It's good, as an actor, to be able to do that.

  • Carmine Giovinazzo:: (about his band) [Our name] isn't definite yet. We're writing songs. We've got about eight or nine of them and when I get back we have to seal them up. So I'm really excited. That's what I ended up focusing on; I put aside business and decided this was what I was going to do. I've got a really good drummer and a really, really good lead guitar player. I'm playing guitar and vocals. It's going to be good.

  • Carmine Giovinazzo:: (Talking about an album from his or the band in the near future) We're at the point where we're just coming to terms with the songs ourselves as time allows. The next step then begins which is hopefully to play around town and then contemplate recording. As soon as we get to the point where we're happy with the music and we know the songs then we'll be able to do whatever we want, if we want to play or just record them.

  • Carmine Giovinazzo:: (On what city he likes to visit) Prague is a good place because it's calm there and everything is beautiful to look at. If you want to get caught up in just playing around at night and doing things, it has that, too. I like a nice balance of whatever it is that you want to do. Obviously, there are no beaches to lay out on, but as far as just roaming around, going at your own pace, it kind of felt easy there. I wasn't rushed and it didn't seem hectic like Paris might have been.

  • Carmine Giovinazzo: I'm just a tea guy, if it's a rainy day, I'm just gonna stay in, I like tea.

  • Carmine Giovinazzo: Even though I played college baseball, I'm not Johnny Sports Talker. But there's something hot about a girl at a game with a hat on just sitting there enjoying it.

  • Carmine Giovinazzo: (On what drew him to his CSI: NY character Danny Messer) When the character came through, it was first and foremost being a native New Yorker. You'd be surprised how rarely those parts come along for me. When that came through, it was very exciting to see it. I couldn't wait to meet for it after I saw the character description. You're rarely in a position to pick and choose [roles]. I was up for a couple things around that time, so I was just looking for a job and this one was the most appropriate.

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Trivia (38)

  • Married Vanessa Marcil on July 11,2010.

  • Is the only cast member of any CSI program who appeared in an episode of another CSI program--CSI Revenge is Best Served Cold as a different character.

  • On May 15th 2009, Carmine received the Arts and Letters Award during the 26th Annual Neptune Ball in Staten Island.

  • Carmine appears in the 2008 movie This Is Not a Test alongside CSI: NY co-stars Hill Harper and Eddie Cahill.

  • In the behind the scenes of CSI:NY the game Carmine revealed that he is doing less of the stunts in the show as he has a herniated disk in his back from all the stunts he's done in the past.

  • Since the beginning of the fifth season of CSI: NY, his character Danny Messer has barely been wearing his glasses. This change was brought on by Carmine himself who felt that the character needed to 'feel different'.

  • On October 26th, 2008, Carmine took part in the Annual Love Ride in California among with 20,000 other participants. All of them helped raise $1,000,000 for Southern California charities.

  • Carmine went to Port Richmond High School and Wagner College in Staten Island.

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