David Stephen Caruso was born on January 7, 1956. He may be best known for portraying Lieutenant Horatio Caine on the TV series CSI: Miami. The role that gained him initial significant recognition though was for the role of Detective John Kelly on the ABC crime drama NYPD Blue.
His first major role was in 1993 as Detective John Kelly on the series NYPD Blue, for which he won a Golden Globe Award. He was unable to establish himself as a leading-man in films despite starring in the crime thriller Kiss of Death, which was critically well-received but did not perform well financially. In a 2010 issue of TV Guide, his decision to leave NYPD Blue was ranked #6 on a list of TV’s ten biggest “blunders”.
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