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Peter Scanavino

Peter Scanavino (born February 29, 1980) is an American actor. Since 2005, Scanavino has had dozens of minor roles in films and on television, most notably Deception (2008), The Good Wife, and The Blacklist. In 2005, Scanavino guest-starred on the NBC crime-drama series Law & Order: Criminal Intent in the fifth-season episode "Diamond Dogs" as petty criminal Johnny Feist. He was also a guest on Law & Order as a suspect who was a graphic designer in the 2009 episode "Just A Girl in the World". In 2013, Scanavino guest-starred on the long-running NBC crime-drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in Season 14, Episode 13, "Monster's Legacy", as Johnny Dubcek. The same year, he starred in the independent romantic-comedy film Mutual Friends, directed by Matthew Watts. In 2014, Scanavino joined SVU in its sixteenth season, this time as Dominick Carisi Jr., nicknamed Sonny, a new SVU detective. Initially in a recurring capacity, Scanavino was promoted to the main cast in the fifth episode of the same season. According to SVU Executive Producer Warren Leight, Carisi "comes in and shakes things up" and is "a guy who maybe needs a little bit of refining." Scanavino noted that Carisi is "a total outsider. He's brusque and he doesn't really get the nuances and he's not very experienced so he puts his foot in his mouth a lot of times. But he's learning. He's picking it up. I think he's a good detective, but he's got a lot to learn on how to approach cases." Scanavino starred in an episode of Netflix's 2020 anthology series Social Distance as the father of his real-life son Leo Bai-Scanavino.


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Born:
Feb 29, 1980 In Denver, Colorado, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
17
First Appeared:
In the series Law & Order 1990-09-13
Latest Project:
Series The Leftovers 2014-06-29
Known For
Poster of Mutual Friends
Poster of Chicago P.D.
Poster of Frances Ha
Poster of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Filmography
Series The Leftovers Skinny 2014-06-29
Series Chicago P.D. Dominick Carisi Jr. 2014-01-08
Movie Mutual Friends Nate 2014-04-15
Movie The Cold Lands Carter 2013-02-09
Series The Blacklist Craig 2013-09-23
Movie Frances Ha Chef 2013-05-17
Series Person of Interest Adams 2011-09-22
Movie Happythankyoumoreplease Ira 2011-03-04
Movie Watching TV with the Red Chinese Czapinczyk 2011-12-02
Movie Zenith Jack 2010-10-01
Movie The Informers Leon 2008-11-05
Series The Bedford Diaries Unknown 2006-03-29
Series Jonny Zero Unknown 2005-01-14
Series Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown 2001-09-30
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dominick 'Sonny' Carisi Jr. 1999-09-20
Series Third Watch Unknown 1999-09-23
Series Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13