David Caruso is a well-known American Actor and Producer. He is best known for his widely acclaimed role of Lieutenant Horatio Caine in TV Series CSI: Miami. He has also played the lead in another popular TV Show NYPD Blue for one season in 1993. Getting curious to know more about the career and net worth of David Caruso in 2019? It’s all here.
Early Life & Biography:
David Stephen Caruso was born on 7 January 1956 to Joan and Charles Caruso in Queens, New York. As a child, he attended elementary and middle school at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs and later graduated from Archbishop Molloy High School, Queens.
His first film appearance came in the movie Getting Wasted. What followed next was a series of supporting roles in flicks such as First Blood, An Officer and A Gentleman, Thief of Hearts, Twins and several others. However, the road to stardom was still proving to be elusive for David. This prompted him to turn to the small screen for meatier roles. He played the role of Detective John Kelly in the hugely popular series NYPD Blue in 1993. His shot to fame, however, has to be his role as Lieutenant Horatio Caine on CBS series CSI: Miami.
He was also seen in the movie Proof of life in 2001 which went on to be a huge success.
David got married to actress Cheri Maugans in the year 1979. Unfortunately, their relationship came to an end in 1984. David married his girlfriend, also an actress, Rachel Ticotin in the same year. They have a daughter together called Greta. David and Rachel got divorced in 1987. After remaining single for a few years, David found love again and married Margaret Buckley in 1996. However, his philandering ways led to their divorce in 2007.
His relationship with Liza Marquez was allegedly the reason behind their divorce. David and Liza have two children together. Their son is named Marquez Anthony Caruso and daughter is Paloma Raquel Caruso. He is currently dating Amino Tyrone.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
David earned his first nomination to Golden Globes in 1994 for his role in NYPD Blue. He ended up winning that year for best performance by an actor in a Television Series (Drama). He was also nominated for Primetime Emmy Award in the same year.
He was also nominated for Razzies Award for worst new actor in 1996. Thankfully enough, Elizabeth Berkley beat him to the dubious award that year.
In 2001, he received a nomination in Blockbuster Entertainment Awards for Favorite Supporting Actor in the film Proof of Life where he played the character of Dino. He also earned a nomination for Quality Television Awards for Best Actor in the same year.
Net Worth & Earnings:
His association with the crime series CSI: Miami has been responsible for most of his earnings. He is known to have a net worth of around $40 million. He is the founder of Lexicon Digital TV and David Caruso Television. Besides, he also co-owns a Women’s clothing store in South Miami. He was reportedly being paid around $375,000 per Episode for his role in CSI: Miami in 2009. His involvement with films and TV has been the main contributors to his earnings.
David Caruso is a very popular actor who is still remembered fondly by many for his entertaining roles in various movies and TV series. However, since CSI: Miami went off the air in 2012, he seems to have taken a sabbatical and has neither produced nor acted in any new ventures. He currently resides in Sherman Oaks, California. He also has a house in Miami Beach, Florida.