Born: 7 January 1956
Birthplace: New York, New York
Best known as: That redheaded guy who quit N.Y.P.D. Blue
David Caruso made his big splash as Detective John Kelly in the first season of the hit TV show N.Y.P.D. Blue (1993), although fans of cop shows remember him from his appearances in the 1980s on Hill Street Blues and Crime Story. After one season on N.Y.P.D. Blue (plus four episodes), Caruso quit the show to pursue a film career. He appeared in the movies Kiss of Death (1995, with Samuel L. Jackson and Nicolas Cage) and Jade (1995), but his much-publicized leap to the big screen famously fizzled. Since then he has returned to television for a brief run in Michael Hayes (1997, written by Paul Haggis), appeared with Russell Crowe and Meg Ryan in the feature film Proof of Life (2000) and landed the lead role in the TV series C. S. I.: Miami (2002).
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