Gino Anthony Pesi

Gino Anthony Pesi (born November 3, 1980) is an American actor, producer, and writer. He is best known for his role as James Nava in the NBC series Shades of Blue.[1]

Gino Anthony Pesi
Gino Anthony Pesi

(1980-11-03) November 3, 1980 (age 39)

Early lifeEdit

Pesi was born on November 3, 1980 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at Magee-Women's hospital. He grew up as an only child in the Monongahela Valley with an affinity for sports and entertainment. He attended Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School in Connellsville before transferring to Charleroi High School, where he graduated in 1999.[2] He graduated from Point Park University, Conservatory of Performing Arts as a theater major with a concentration in acting.

In 2013, Pesi was diagnosed with Acromegaly while filming 42.[3] Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa removed his tumor, and Pesi credits "Dr. Q" with allowing "me the opportunity to better my health."[4] Pesi refers to this experience as "the greatest gift I've had,"[5] with a better appreciation of his life.


2018 The Fare Harris
2013 Construction Bobby Kidman
2013 42 Joe Garagiola
2012 Turning Point (short)[6] Actor Producer/Director/Writer/Editor
2011 Battle Los Angeles[7] Cpl. Nick Stavrou
2010 Takers Paulie Jr.
2008 The Hottie & the Nottie Cheesy Guy
2007 X's & O's Riles
2007 Loveless in Los Angeles Taylor
2007 Game of Life James
2002 Minimal Knowledge Police Officer #2


Year Title Role Notes
2019 Ambitions Greg Peters Recurring
2018 9-1-1 Sal Deluca Episode: "Hen Begins"
2016–2018 Shades of Blue James Nava Series Regular[8]
Lethal Weapon Daryl Hennicky Episode: Pilot
2014 The Cookie Mobster Fish TV Movie
NCIS: New Orleans Max Wolf Episode: The Recruits
Dallas George Tatangelo 5 Episodes
JustBoobs Sketch Episode: Guys Getting Pregnant
Rush Ted Cummings Episode: Pilot
Grimm Dread Episode: Eyes of the Beholder
2013 The Client List Buddy Episode: Wild Nights Are Calling
2012 Franklin & Bash Sal Gotelli Episode: Voir Dire
Common Law Ted Houseman Episode: Soul Mates
NCIS: Los Angeles Navy Chief Petty Officer Green Episode: Vengeance
The Mentalist James Barca Episode: Cheap Burgundy
2011 Hawaii Five-0 Vitor Boriero Episode: Ka Hakaka Maika'i
Unleashed Daniel Simmons 3 Episodes
The Closer Deputy Sheriff Mike Burton Episode: Fresh Pursuit
The Vampire Diaries Maddox 4 Episodes
NCIS Doug Fisher Episode Ships in the Night
2010 CSI: NY Troy Picozzi Episode: Point of View
2009 Trust Me Male Masseur Episode: Promises, Promises
2008 Chuck Bad Guy #1 Episode: Chuck Versus the Break-Up
2006 More, Patience Body-Builder Guy TV Movie
Cold Case Mateo Zaccardo Episode: Sandhogs
After Midnight: Life Behind Bars Rendon TV Movie
What I Like About You Tony Meladeo Episode: Garden State
2005 Complex Jay Rothrock Writer/Creator/Executive Producer
CSI: Miami Guard Episode: Identity


Year Title Role
2012 Fifteen Digits[9] Rich
2011 S.W.A.T.: Firefight[10] Wayne Wolport
2010 Batman of Suburbia[11] Lou Apachu
2008 A 1000 Points of Light Gerry


  1. ^ Lincoln, Ross A. (9 June 2016). "Gino Anthony Pesi Upped To Series Regular On 'Shades Of Blue'".
  2. ^ Harkcom, Linda. "Actor returns home to Belle Vernon to offer insight into industry".
  3. ^ "Gino Anthony Pesi: Actor and Acromegaly Survivor".
  4. ^ "Instagram post by Gino Anthony Pesi • Mar 3, 2017 at 11:18pm UTC". Instagram.
  5. ^ Thorne, Will (9 March 2017). "'Shades of Blue' Actor Gino Anthony Pesi on Self-Diagnosing a Rare Disease".
  6. ^ "Watch Turning Point online - Amazon Video".
  7. ^ "'Shades of Blue' Scene Stealer Gino Anthony Pesi on Life in Pittsburgh, Early Roles and Playing a Good Guy".
  8. ^ "TV preview: Mon Valley native stars in 'Shades of Blue'".
  9. ^ "Watch: 'Fifteen Digits' Is a Crime Set Up That Only Comes Around Once a Lifetime". 7 June 2012.
  10. ^ "Gino Anthony Pesi in SWAT Firefight".

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