I saw David Caruso as a young man in the movie “First Blood” with Sylvester Stallone. Was that his first role?
—Richard Shumlansky, Little Falls, New York
The “CSI: Miami” star had played small parts in three movies by the time “First Blood” hit the screen in 1982. That same year, he also appeared in “An Officer and a Gentleman” as Topper Daniels, the U.S. Navy cadet who couldn’t quite get in step alongside gung-ho Richard Gere. Caruso’s big break came on television, however, when he was cast as police detective John Kelly in the series “NYPD Blue” in 1993.