As of now, David Caruso is the only actor to play the same role in all three CSI shows.
He has a daughter, Greta (born June 1, 1984), with his second wife, Rachel Ticotin, and a son, Marquez Anthony (born September 15, 2005), with his girlfriend, Liza Marquez.
Caruso attended elementary and middle school at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Forest Hills, Queens, the same primary school attended by Ray Romano and Pia Zadora.
David's first film appearance was in the 1980 film Getting Wasted, in which he played the part of Henry.
David was once spoofed on the hit show SNL during a skit called "Live with Regis and Kelly".
David quit NYPD Blue to try his hand in movies, although the rumor is he quit over salary negotiations.
David was a substitute point guard at Archbishop Molloy High School in New York. Between scenes of CSI: Miami David makes three-pointers when he shoots hoops outside the set.
David's CSI: Miami character, Horatio Caine, is often spoofed on Australian comedy sketch shows.
Caruso moved to Miami before he was cast as Horatio Caine in CSI: Miami.
He once worked for a police department, standing in lineups for $25.
Caruso's first nationwide appearance was in a coffee commercial in the mid 1970s; he played a stockboy in Margaret Hamilton's general store.
His father was a newspaper editor and his mother was a librarian.
He earned an Emmy nomination for his role as Det. John Kelly in NYPD Blue.
David Caruso went to Archbishop Malloy High School, a Catholic school in Queens.
Caruso was spoofed in the first episode of South Park, when Kyle told his little brother Ike to do his impression of David Caruso's career, and Ike jumped out of a spaceship and fell to the Earth saying "It's my turn!"
David Caruso had a resurgence in popularity after CSI: Miami became popular, saying "For somebody who fell to the place that I fell in terms of unemployment and a damaged reputation, the fact that this town was willing to give me another chance is incredible."
He was the first choice to play "Archie Andrews" in the television show based on the comic strip "Archie," but it didn't work out. He was replaced before shooting began.
David is co-owner of a clothing and home furnishings store called Steam in South Miami.
David is of Irish-Italian descent. His father is an Italian American and his mother is an Irish American.
David has been divorced three times.
David: (On his CSI: Miami character) I'm finding that I really admire the character. He has tremendous stamina. His commitment is unwavering and I think he has a real sense of obligation.
David: (On life after NYPD Blue) I went from a guy, kind of a working actor, a supporting player, to magazine covers and being offered the studio pictures really quickly. Nobody was comfortable with it. I wasn't really comfortable with it.
David: (On his relations with the public) I was a guy who abandoned a TV show. I didn't care about people. They didn't want to see good things happen to me.
David: (On the end of his movie career) I went from starring in a Paramount movie to unemployment for two years. Literally, I couldn't get a job for almost two years.
David: (On why his movies failed) It really comes down to the fact that, because I was perceived as a bad guy for leaving the show, I think people were rooting against the movies. That was really unfortunate.
David: (On his career) It's taken me a long time to get back into the industry. People were not really open to me working, or being a part of the industry.
David: If you're not willing to risk, there are no rewards.
David: (On television) Television, as you know, can kind of jettison you into a whole new world.
David: (On the vibe of CSI: Miami) I think the difference is that street detectives have the luxury to wear their heart on their sleeve. This is a show about intelligence. The challenge is letting the emotions seep through. The power of these people's lives is that they deal with an overwhelming amount of sadness.
David: (On the immense popularity of CSI: Miami around the globe) It's pretty astonishing. What's interesting about the show and the character is they seemed to have transcended culture. They've embraced me and embraced the character on the show in their own native culture.
David: (About his character Horatio Caine on the TV series CSI: Miami) He's not a corruptible man, and I think that we're searching for people to believe in and he is a man that has demonstrated on a very consistent basis that he will not be sidetracked, he will not be poisoned and he will not step back off the ethics that I think people need to have in our civil servants. We want to believe, that the people that represent us in the world, the glue of society, are people that are real and are as pure as possible.
David: (about the upcoming fifth season of CSI: Miami) We're about to depart on an entirely new storyline next season, It's very interesting. We are literally taking the show to another level. We are expanding our horizons.
David: (high on David's wish list is to visit Australia) I was in Cannes earlier this year at a TV market, meeting the buyers from around the world… Australia is very excited for us to come play in their backyard. That would make a lot of sense for us on a lot of levels - imagine Horatio on the steps of the Sydney Opera House. That's a natural, isn't it?
David: (on traveling to Brazil for CSI: Miami's first international shoot): How many TV shows get to go to Rio? Being there, we were embraced by the people in a very local, comfortable way and I believe it makes sense for us to continue using authentic locations.
David: It's a great time in my life and I appreciate it. I'm fortunate to have two amazing children and a great lady in the middle of all of it, who keeps it going - as well as an amazing opportunity with the show.
David: My son is one - and I have the three lines under my eyes to prove it! We've fallen asleep at 8:15 at night, sitting up on the couch. SO don't mind if I laugh when you ask me what I do with my free time!
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