Peter Scanavino

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Actor

Birth Name: Peter Scanavino

Birth Date: February 29, 1980

Age: 44 years old

Birth Place: Denver, Colorado

Growing up in Colorado, Peter Scanavino wasn't immediately drawn to acting. It wasn't until his first year in college that he started getting into theater, and shortly after, he dropped out of school and moved to New York City. In his early 20s, he bounced around different theater roles before eventually breaking into bigger roles. In 2005, Scanavino appeared as a guest on a number of TV shows, including "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (NBC/USA 2001-2011) and "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" (NBC 2005-06). He made his feature film debut shortly after in "Under Surveillance" (2006), and followed that with an appearance in the Hugh Jackman/Ewan McGregor thriller "Deception" (2008). He made another guest appearance in the Law & Order series in 2009, and later appeared on acclaimed shows including "The Good Wife" (CBS 2009-2016), "The Blacklist" (NBC 2013- ), and "The Leftovers" (HBO 2014- ). Steadily accruing credits in one-off guest roles in a variety of TV shows, Scanavino started to dabble more in the indie film space, appearing in Josh Radnor's "Happythankyoumoreplease" (2010) and the critically acclaimed Noah Baumbach film "Frances Ha" (2014). A year after he appeared on the show in an unrelated guest role, Scanavino joined the main cast of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC 1999- ) in 2014 as Detective Dominick Carisi. In 2015, he took his Law & Order character over to "Chicago P.D." (NBC 2014- ) for a crossover episode.

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Peter Scanavino as A.D.A Dominick 'Sonny' Carisi Jr. in 'Law & Order: SVU' Season 25 Episode 10 'Combat Fatigue'
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Peter Scanavino Teases ‘SVU’ Season 25 Finale: ‘It’s Going to Come Full Circle’

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‘Law & Order: SVU’: Peter Scanavino Teases Major Twist in Maddie’s Trial

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Peter Scanavino as ADA Sonny Carisi and Christopher Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler — 'Law & Order: Organized Crime' Season 4 Episode 4
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‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Sneak Peek: Stabler & Carisi Butt Heads (VIDEO)

Mariska Hargitay as Captain Olivia Benson in the 'Law & Order: SVU' Season 25 Premiere
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‘Law & Order: SVU’: Benson Questions Herself in Season 25 Premiere (RECAP)

Peter Scanavino and Octavio Pisano at the 'Law & Order: SVU' Season 25 Anniversary Party
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‘Law & Order: SVU’ Stars Talk Season 25 Changes & Returns

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How ‘SVU’ Said Goodbye to Rollins in Kelli Giddish’s Last Episode (RECAP)

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‘Law & Order: SVU’: Rollisi Will End Kelli Giddish’s Last Episode ‘Stronger Than Ever’

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How ‘SVU’ Just Set Up Rollins’ Exit — and Peek at Major Rollisi Moment (VIDEO)

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‘Law & Order: SVU’: Rollins Is Still Struggling to Fight Her Monsters (RECAP)

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‘Law & Order’ Crossover Premiere Event Beats Out Previous Season Ratings

Peter Scanavino as Assistant District Attorney Sonny Carisi, Kelli Giddish as Detective Amanda Rollins in SVU
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‘Law & Order: SVU’ EPs Promise Rollins & Carisi’s ‘Love Will Prevail’ in Season 24

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Peter Scanavino as Assistant District Attorney Sonny Carisi, Kelli Giddish as Detective Amanda Rollins in Law & Order SVU
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Peter Scanavino as Assistant District Attorney Sonny Carisi in Law & Order SVU
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‘Law & Order: SVU’s Peter Scanavino Says Carisi ‘Gets to Flex His Cop Muscles’ on a Case

Tamara Taylor as Angela Wheatley, Peter Scanavino as ADA Sonny Carisi in Law & Order SVU
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‘SVU’ & ‘Organized Crime’ Stars on Wheatley’s Verdict and Angela’s Future After the Crossover

Peter Scanavino as Assistant District Attorney Sonny Carisi in Law & Order SVU
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‘Law & Order: SVU’: Peter Scanavino Says Carisi’s ‘Nervous’ Facing Barba in ‘Organized Crime’ Crossover

Jamie Gray Hyder as Kat, Demore Barnes as Garland in SVU
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‘Law & Order: SVU’ Says Goodbye to Garland & Kat (RECAP)

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‘Law & Order: SVU’ Finale: Who Kissed? Plus, Whose Job Is in Jeopardy? (RECAP)

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Peter Scanavino on Carisi & Rollins’ Mutual Support on ‘SVU’ and His ‘Organized Crime’ Guest Spot

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Barba Returns to ‘Law & Order: SVU’ & Puts on a Show Against Carisi (RECAP)

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‘Law & Order: SVU’s Peter Scanavino on Carisi’s ‘Frustrating Season’ & His Career Goal

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Rollins Reveals How She Feels About Carisi’s Transfer on ‘Law & Order: SVU’ (RECAP)

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