Peter Scanavino Bio, Age, Parents, Wife, Height, Kids, SVU, Net Worth

Peter Scanavino
Peter Scanavino

Peter Scanavino Biography

Peter Scanavino is a popular American actor who is well known for his role in the American crime thriller series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

Scanavino has been consistent in the series, playing the character of Det. Dominick Carisi, Jr., since the 16th season of the show in 2014. In 2005, he made his comeback with a role on the television show “Jonny Zero” in the episode “No Good Deed.”

Moreover, a year later, he made his debut in the film industry, appearing in the movie “Under Surveillance” as the cult leader, where he has played versatile roles in movies during his decade-long career so far and has also appeared in many television shows.

He began his career as an actor, primarily playing minor roles. After some time, his prominence grew, and he began getting more substantial roles. Lately, he signed on for a regular role in the series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

Peter Scanavino Age

How old is Peter Scanavino? Scanavino is 43 years old as of 2023. He was born on February 29, 1980, in Denver, Colorado, the United States of America. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on February 29th every year, and his zodiac sign is Pisces.

Peter Scanavino Family

Scanavino’s nationality is American and he is of Caucasian ethnicity. However, he has not disclosed any information regarding his parents. He has a brother, David Scanavino, who is an artist. We promise to keep you updated once the information regarding his parents is available in the limelight.

Peter Scanavino Wife

Is Peter married? Yes. Peter is blissfully married to his longtime love, Painter Lisha Bai. The duo has three children. Ludo and their baby boy (born in January 2016). According to sources, they welcomed their third child. We promise to keep you posted as soon as the information is available.

Peter Scanavino Career/ SVU

Since 2005, Peter has had a lot of minor roles in films and on television, particularly Deception (2008), The Good Wife, and The Blacklist.

In addition, in 2005, he guest-starred on the NBC crime-drama series Law & Order: Criminal Intent in the fifth-season episode “Diamond Dogs” as petty criminal Johnny Feist. Moreover, 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”.

However, in 2010, Peter took a break from acting to pursue his interest in cooking. He graduated with a certificate in culinary arts from The French Culinary Institute in New York. He started a brief stint working in the kitchen of Dan Barber’s Michelin-starred restaurant Blue Hill in Greenwich Village.

Moreover, Scanavino guest-starred on the long-running NBC crime-drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in Season 14, Episode 13, “Monster’s Legacy,” in 2013. Similarly, in the same year, he starred in the independent romantic-comedy film Mutual Friends, directed by Matthew Watts.


Peter joined SVU in its sixteenth season, this time as Dominick Carisi Jr., nicknamed Sonny, a new SVU detective in 2014. Originally, in a regular capacity, he was promoted to the main cast in the fifth episode of the same season. According to Warren Leight, SVU Executive Producer, Carisi “comes in and shakes things up” and is “a guy who needs a little more refining.”

Scanavino distinguished that Carisi is “a total outsider. He’s rough and he doesn’t really get the implications, and he’s not that experienced, so he puts his foot in his mouth a lot of times. But he’s learning and picking it up. I think he’s a good detective but has to learn more about how to approach cases.

In addition, Peter starred in “Social Distance” as the father of his real-life son, Leo Bai-Scanavino, in an episode of Netflix’s 2020 anthology series.

Peter Scanavino Height

Scanavino stands at approximately 1.83 m tall and weighs 74 kg.

Peter Scanavino Net Worth

How much is Peter worth? Peter has an estimated net worth of $10 million. He earned his fortune from his successful career as an actor.

Peter Scanavino Films

  • 2006 – On the Shoulder Gus
  • 2006 – Under Surveillance
  • 2008 – Deception
  • 2008 – The Informers
  • 2010 – Happythankyoumoreplease
  • 2010 – Zenith
  • 2011 – Javelina
  • 2012 – Watching TV with the Red Chinese
  • 2012 – Frances Ha
  • 2013 – The Cold Lands
  • 2013 – Mutual Friends

Peter Scanavino Television

  • 2005 – Jonny Zero
  • In 2005 – Third Watch S
  • 2005 – Law & Order: Trial by Jury
  • 2005 – Law & Order: Criminal Intent
  • 2006 – The Bedford Diaries
  • 2009 – Royal Pains
  • 2009 – Law & Order
  • 2010 – Old Friends
  • 2012 – A Gifted Man
  • 2012 – The Good Wife
  • 2013 – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • 2013-Do No Harm
  • 2013 – Golden Boy
  • 2013- Unforgettable
  • 2014 – Banshee
  • In 2014- The Blacklist
  • 2014 – Person of Interest
  • In 2014 – The Leftovers
  • 2014 – present Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • 2015 – Chicago P.D.
  • 2020 – Social Distance

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