David Caruso

Actor, Producer, Movie usher
Infamous for the speed with which he jumped ship from his star-making turn as an unconventional sex symbol on "NYPD Blue" (ABC, 1993-2005) - and more so for the speed with which his film career subsequently floundered ... Read more »
Born: 01/07/1956 in Queens, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (34)

Black Point 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

CSI: Miami 2002 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

CSI: New York 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in 2002 Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Session 9 2001 (Movie)

Phil Cronenberg (Actor)

Deadlocked 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Proof of Life 2000 (Movie)

Dino (Actor)

Elmore Leonard's Gold Coast 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Michael Hayes 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Cold Heart 1997 (Movie)

Ned (Actor)

Jade 1995 (Movie)

David Corelli (Actor)

Kiss of Death 1995 (Movie)

Jimmy Kilmartin (Actor)

NYPD Blue 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad Dog and Glory 1993 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Hudson Hawk 1991 (Movie)

Kit Kat (Actor)

King of New York 1990 (Movie)

Dennis Gilley (Actor)

Twins 1988 (Movie)

Al Greco (Actor)

China Girl 1987 (Movie)

Johnny Mercury (Actor)

Blue City 1986 (Movie)

Joey Rayford (Actor)

Thief of Hearts 1984 (Movie)

Buddy Calamara (Actor)

An Officer and A Gentleman 1982 (Movie)

Topper Daniels (Actor)

First Blood 1982 (Movie)

Mitch (Actor)

Without Warning 1980 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

Body Count (TV Show)

Actor

CHiPs (TV Show)

Actor

Crazy Times (TV Show)

Actor

For Love and Honor (TV Show)

Actor

Into the Homeland (TV Show)

Actor

Mission of the Shark (TV Show)

Actor

Parker Kane (TV Show)

Actor

Rainbow Drive (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

The 18th Annual American Fashion Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Producer

Biography

Infamous for the speed with which he jumped ship from his star-making turn as an unconventional sex symbol on "NYPD Blue" (ABC, 1993-2005) - and more so for the speed with which his film career subsequently floundered - the redheaded Caruso survived public scorn to enjoy a second act success. While his big screen work in the muscular remake "Kiss of Death" (1995) and erotic thriller "Jade" (1995) did nothing to justify his risky TV-to-movies career jump, Caruso persevered, doing good supporting work in lesser-seen projects like the Meg Ryan/Russell Crowe ransom thriller "Proof of Life" (2000) and the psychological horror film, "Session 9" (2001). Although his first attempt to return to series television in an appropriately humble manner - "Michael Hayes" (CBS, 1997-98) - failed to resonate with viewers, lightning struck again with the flashy lead role in the worldwide smash "CSI: Miami" (CBS, 2002- ). As Lt. Horatio Caine, Caruso won over audiences with his colorful character's campy one-liners, punctuated by a dramatic sunglasses-adjustment, and appeared to be fully returned to the public's good graces. While his career ended up more of a rollercoaster ride than that of many of his peers, Caruso seemed steadier and more focused for his second chance at stardom.

Relationships

Paloma

Daughter
Born Oct. 16, 2007; mother, Liza Marquez

Margaret Buckley

Wife
Born c. 1969 Married May 4, 1996 Split in June 2004 Divorced Jan. 17, 2007

Charles Caruso

Father
Italian-American Left home when Caruso was 18 months old Worked at Newsweek

Joan Caruso

Mother
Irish-American

Greta Caruso

Daughter
Born June 1, 1984; mother Rachel Ticotin

Marquez Caruso

Son
Born Sept. 15, 2005; mother, Liza Marquez

Joyce Caruso

Sister
Born c. 1957 Produced for Fox News in New York

Liza Marquez Assistant Production Coordinator

Companion
Had two children together In April 2009, Marquez sued Caruso for fraud, breach of their settlement agreement, and emotional distress

Cheri Maugans Actor

Wife
Married March 30, 1979 Divorced Feb. 21, 1984

Paris Papiro

Companion
Born c. 1963 Together from c. 1988-1994 Papiro filed an $8 million palimony suit after they split up; lawsuit settled in July 1995

Rachel Ticotin Actor

Wife
Married in 1984 Divorced in 1987

EDUCATION

Archbishop Molloy High School

Briarwood , New York 1974

Milestones

2002

Moved to Miami, Florida and opened an upscale clothing and home furnishings boutique

2002

Cast in the CBS drama series "CSI: Miami."

2001

Played a disgruntled asbestos-removal worker in the horror film "Session 9"

1997

Starred opposite Marg Helgenberger in the Showtime movie "Elmore Leonard's 'Gold Coast'"

1995

Reportedly paid $2 million for his role in "Jade", a box-office failure

1994

Left "NYPD Blue" after salary dispute with producer Steven Bochco; replaced by Jimmy Smits

1993

Portrayed Robert De Niro's caustic partner in "Mad Dog and Glory"

1990

Played recurring role of Frank Sordoni on two episodes of the short-lived (six episodes) ABC police drama, "H.E.L.P."

1990

Second-billed (behind Christopher Walken) in Ferrara's "The King of New York"

1987

First film with Abel Ferrara, "China Girl"

1986

First association with director Abel Ferrara with the pilot episode of "Crime Story"

1983

Made TV series debut as recruit Rusty Berger on the short-lived NBC drama, "For Love and Honor"

1981

Appeared in the first three episodes of "Hill Street Blues" as an Irish gang leader

1981

TV acting debut, "Crazy Times" (movie also co-starred another unknown, Ray Liotta)

1980

Feature acting debut, "Without Warning"

1978

Moved to Los Angeles

Professional acting debut, as a stock boy who assisted Margaret Hamilton in a Maxwell House advertisement

Worked for the 112th Precinct, standing in police line-ups for $25 a shot

Returned to series TV as star of "Michael Hayes" (CBS); also served as an executive producer

Formed own production company, Greta Films

Named in an $8 million dollar palimony suit by ex-girlfriend Paris Papiro; suit settled in July 1995

Co-starred as John Kelly on the ABC drama series, "NYPD Blue"

Moved from Queens to Manhattan after high school graduation

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