Actor Carmine Giovinazzo gained notoriety as a main cast member of one of television's most popular crime dramas. After relocating to Los Angeles in 1997, the native New Yorker began to quickly accrue television credits with guest spots on such series as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (The WB/UPN, 1997-2003) and "Pacific Blue" (USA Network, 1996-2000). Headway into a feature film career was made with a supporting turn in the Kevin Costner baseball drama "For the Love of the Game" (1999) and Ridley Scott's harrowing military docudrama "Black Hawk Down" (2001). The most fruitful relationship of his professional career began with Giovinazzo's 2002 appearance on the long-running forensic procedural "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000- ), which soon led to turns on the spin-offs "CSI: Miami" (CBS, 2002-2012) and "CSI: NY" (CBS, 2004- ), making him the first actor to appear on all three shows. Given a regular cast role as Detective Danny Messer on the latter series, Giovinazzo had landed a plum role on one of TV's most dependable franchises.