David Stephen Caruso (born January 7, 1956) is an American film and television actor and producer. He is currently known to audiences for his role of Lieutenant Horatio Caine on the TV series CSI: Miami.
Caruso was born in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, the son of Joan, a librarian, and Charles Caruso, a magazine and newspaper editor. He is of Italian and Irish descent and was raised as a Roman Catholic. Caruso attended elementary and middle school at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Forest Hills, the same primary school attended by Ray Romano and Pia Zadora. He later attended Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens, New York, graduating in 1974. In 1987, Caruso was called upon to fill in for the leading role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables on Broadway for 6 months.
His first film appearance was in the 1980 film Getting Wasted, in which he played the part of Danny. Caruso then spent most of the next decade in film supporting roles, appearing in such films as First Blood, also known as Rambo: First Blood, An Officer and a Gentleman, Blue City, Thief of Hearts, and China Girl. Caruso also appeared in Twins and Hudson Hawk (1991).