David Caruso

David Caruso


1/7/1956, Forest Hills, New York, United States

Birth Name

David Stephen Caruso


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David Caruso had done many movie and TV roles but he got his first big break on the TV series NYPD Blue.

He left the show to pursue a movie career, and appeared in a few movie flops like Kiss of Death and Jade.



Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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!