David Giuntoli, born June 18, 1980, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, is an American actor, best known for the lead role of Detective Nick Burkhardt in the NBC drama ‘Grimm’.
Giuntoli attended Indiana University Bloomington, earning a Bachelors Degree in International Business and Finance in 2002. However his heart was in being an entertainer instead of a career in finance, something his family realized early on as he always enjoyed making people laugh from a young age. Reconnecting with his high school theater teacher, he began taking acting lessons locally.
His first career break came in 2003 when he was discovered by talent scouts for MTV and cast in the networks reality series Road Rules: South Pacific.
In 2007, Giuntoli moved to Los Angeles, CA to further pursue an acting career. A long series of guest appearances on various TV series and TV movies followed, including Nip/Tuck, Veronica Mars, Grey’s Anatomy, Ghost Whisperer, Privileged, Without a Trace, and Cold Case among others.
His biggest role in TV to date is the series ‘Grimm’, which premiered in October, 2011. In the big screen, he was seen in 2012 in the motion picture ‘Caroline and Jackie’ in a supporting role.