- 1 Who is David Caruso?
- 2 How rich is he, as of now? Christopher Daniel Barnes Net Worth
- 3 Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
- 4 Career Beginnings
- 5 Breakthrough
- 6 Continued Success
- 7 Rise to Stardom
- 8 Worldwide Recognition
- 9 Appearance and Vital Statistics
- 10 Personal Life
Who is David Caruso?
David Stephen Caruso was born on 7 January 1956 under the zodiac sign of Capricorn, in Forest Hills, Queens, New York City USA. He’s a 66-year-old retired actor and producer, probably best recognized for landing the role of Detective John Kelly in the ABC police procedural drama series “NYPD Blue” (1993-1994), and featuring as Lieutenant Horatio Caine in the CBS police procedural series “CSI: Miami” (2002-2012).
How rich is he, as of now? Christopher Daniel Barnes Net Worth
As of early 2022, David Caruso’s net worth is estimated at over $35 million, earned through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry, since he has worked on more than 40 television and film titles during the time his career was active from 1975 to 2012. He has also increased his fortune through other business ventures since he’s the owner of DavidCarusoTelevision.tv and LexiconDigital.tv, as well as the co-owner of a clothing store, called Steam on Sunset, which is located in South Miami, Florida.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
David Caruso spent his early years in his hometown of New York City, where he was raised with his sister named Joyce, initially by their father, Charles Caruso, who worked as a magazine and newspaper editor, and his mother, Joan Caruso, who was a librarian; his father left the family when David was only two years old. He holds American nationality, is of Irish and Italian ancestry, belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, and is a Christian. Regarding his education, David went to Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic School in Forest Hills, and later attended Archbishop Molloy High School in Briarwood, from which he matriculated in 1974.
Prior to becoming an actor, David Caruso worked as a cinema usher, launching his acting career in 1976, when he made his debut TV appearance as a bellboy in an episode of the ABC soap opera “Ryan’s Hope”, but it went uncredited. His debut feature film role came four years later, when he starred as Danny in the 1980 comedy “Getting Wasted”, directed by Paul Frizler. Later that year, he also played Tom in the horror sci-fi film “Without Warning”, next to Jack Palance and Martin Landau, followed in 1981 by his portrayal of Bobby Shea in the made-for-TV drama film “Crazy Times”.
David Caruso’s big break came when he featured as Shamrock / Tommy Mann in the NBC serial police procedural series “Hill Street Blues” from 1981 to 1983. The series was critically acclaimed, and even won four consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama series. Concurrently, he landed the role of Topper Daniels in the 1982 romantic drama film “An Officer and a Gentleman”, in which he shared the screen with Richard Gere and Louis Gossett Jr., which was a huge commercial success, grossing $190 million worldwide.
The same year, he starred as Mitch next to Sylvester Stallon in the action film “First Blood”, followed by his appearances in the NBC sports miniseries “The First Olympics: Athens 1896”, as US Olympian James Brendan Connolly, and as Buddy Calamara in the erotic drama film “Thief Of Hearts”, both in 1984.
David Caruso then took such roles as Joey Rayford in the 1986 action thriller film “Blue City”, Al Greco in the 1988 buddy comedy film “Twins”, next to Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny De Vito, and Dennis Gilley in the 1990 neo-noir crime thriller film “King Of New York”, alongside Christopher Walken and Laurence Fishburne, and during the same year, he was cast as Officer Frank Sordoni in the short-lived ABC drama series “H.E.L.P.”, but which was canceled after a single season.
Also in 1990, he played Joey Torregrossa in the made-for-TV action crime film “Parker Kane”, and Larry Hammond in another made-for-TV thriller film, entitled “Rainbow Drive”. It was followed by his portrayals of Kit Kat in the action comedy film “Hudson Hawk”, and Wilkes in the action film “Mission Of The Shark: The Saga Of The U.S.S. Indianapolis”.
Rise to Stardom
In 1993, David Caruso took the roles of Police Chief Bob Richland in the Emmy Award-nominated made-for-TV crime drama film “Judgment Day: The John List Story”, and Mike in the crime comedy film “Mad Dog And Glory”, sharing the screen with Robert De Niro and Uma Thurman. His first major TV role came when he was chosen to portray Detective John Kelly in the ABC police procedural drama series “NYPD Blue”, from 1993 to 1994. The role gained him enormous popularity ,and earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama, as well as a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
However, after such a success, he encountered a huge failure in films, receiving two nominations for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst New Star for his performances as Jimmy Kilmartin in the crime thriller film “Kiss of Death”, and as Lieutenant David Corelli in the erotic thriller film “Jade”, both released in 1995. Two years later, David had the lead part of Ned Tash in the crime film “Cold Around The Heart”, after which he produced and starred in the title role of the CBS law drama series “Michael Hayes”, but which lasted for just one season from 1997 to 1998.
David Caruso then featured as Hobbs in the crime comedy film “Body Count” in 1998, and two years later he received a Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination for Favorite Supporting Actor – Suspense for his performance as Dino in the action thriller film “Proof Of Life”, next to Russell Crowe and Meg Ryan. Also in 2000, he portrayed Ned Stark in the made-for-TV crime drama film “Deadlocked”.
In the next year, he was praised for his portrayal of Phil in the cult psychological horror film “Session 9”, directed by Brad Anderson. In 2002, he featured as John Hawkins in the action crime film “Black Point”, after which he returned to television with his most significant role, starring as Lieutenant Horatio Caine in the CBS police procedural series “CSI: Miami”, which is the spin-off from “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”. He was cast for ten seasons from 2002 until the show was canceled in 2012, after which he retired from acting to venture into the art business.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
David Caruso has short ginger brown hair and blue eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft (1.83m), while his weight is around 170lbs (77kgs). Information about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.
David Caruso has been married thrice. His first wife was actress Cheri Maugans, known for her work on “Archie Bunker’s Place”, “Friday The 13th Part III”, and “The Red-Light Sting”. Their marriage lasted for five years from 1979 to 1984. The same year they divorced, David went on to marry actress Rache Ticotin, best recognized for her appearances in “Ohara”, “American Family”, and “Law & Order: LA”. They welcomed a daughter named Greta Caruso, but divorced in 1987. His third wife was Margaret Buckley and they were married from 1996 to 2007. David also welcomed two children, a son Marquez Caruso and a daughter Paloma Caruso, with his former girlfriend Liza Marquez. His current relationship status is unknown but it’s believed that he’s single.