What Was David Caruso’s First Role?

Celebrity Q&A, Featured Article, People
on February 18, 2014
Matthew Rolston/ CBS David Caruso stars as Horatio Caine, a former homicide detective who heads a group of investigators solving crimes amid the steamy tropical surroundings and cultural crossroads of Miami on "CSI: MIAMI."

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.