Peter Scanavino Bio, Age, Parents, Wife, Kids, Net Worth, Movies, TV Shows

Peter Scanavino Biography

Peter Scanavino is an actor from the United States best known for his roles in the long-running NBC crime/legal drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Deception, The Good Wife, and The Blacklist.


How old is Peter Scanavino? – Age

He is 41 years old as of 29 February 2021. He was born in 1980 in Denver, Colorado, United States.

Peter Scanavino Parents

His parents are not known to the public.

Peter Scanavino Wife – Kids

On January 8, 2016, Scanavino and his wife, painter Lisha Bai, welcomed their second child, a son named Leo.

Peter Scanavino Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $1 Million.

Peter Scanavino Mutual Friends

He was cast as Nate in the 2013 American comedy film Mutual Friends.


The plot of Mutual Friends revolves around a birthday party for Christoph. Nate, Liv’s good friend who aspires to be more, wishes to revisit an incident between the two of them. Sammy is a husband who learns that his wife is having an affair. Paul is married to Beatrice, and the news of his impending fatherhood hasn’t gone down well with her. Despite being assigned a task, Thomas spends his time with a stripper he hired instead of a bartender, purchasing inappropriate party favors for the party.

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Peter Scanavino Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

He appeared as Dominick “Sonny” Carisi Jr., the former detective at the Manhattan Special Victims Unit and now an assistant district attorney in the American crime drama television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.


Carisi is a Catholic Italian-American. His cousins are both priests. Carisi looked up to a priest who he claimed saved him when he was a child. Carisi aspired to be a priest as well. He passed his bar exam in 2016, but after Mike Dodds died, he decided to stay with the Special Victims Unit. Later, he was a pallbearer at the funeral of Sergeant Mike Dodd, who was killed by a corrupt Rikers Island corrections officer who was holding his wife, Lisa, hostage. He has demonstrated a talent for interrogation by pretending to empathize with suspects. Carisi’s relationship with Amanda Rollins is strained. The sexual tension between the two has been suggested. Carisi and Rollins almost kissed while on their way to pick up a criminal, but they didn’t. Tension also exists between him and Katriona Tamin, with the two fighting over cases and disagreeing on issues such as domestic violence.

Peter Scanavino The Cold Lands

Peter appeared as Carter in the 2013 drama film The Cold Lands. The film premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February 2013 and was screened at numerous festivals throughout 2013 and 2014.


After 11-year-old Atticus Garfield’s mother Nichole dies unexpectedly, Atticus flees to the Catskills, where he survives on whatever he can find. Atticus meets Carter, a hippie who sells necklaces at festivals and lives in his car while dealing with his mother’s death and living alone in the wilderness. The two become dependent on each other, though neither is happy with the arrangement.

Peter Scanavino Movies

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

Peter Scanavino TV Shows

♦ 2021 – Law & Order: Organized Crime
♦ 2020 – Social Distance
♦ 2015 – Chicago P.D.
♦ 2014 – Banshee
♦ 2014 – The Blacklist
♦ 2014 – Person of Interest
♦ 2014 – The Leftovers
♦ 2014–present – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
♦ 2013 – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
♦ 2013 – Do No Harm
♦ 2013 – Golden Boy
♦ 2013 – Unforgettable
♦ 2012 – A Gifted Man
♦ 2012 – The Good Wife
♦ 2010 – Old Friends