The star of the NBC TV drama series "Grimm" is David Giuntoli. In it, he plays Portland detective Nick Burkhardt, who profiles and hunts supernatural antagonists inspired by classic fairy tales.
Giuntoli is of Italian descent and was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and became interested in acting while in high school. He went on to earn a bachelor's degree in International Business and Finance from Indiana University Bloomington in 2002. Shortly after, he moved to Los Angeles to study acting and joined the famous Echo Theater Company.
In 2003, Giuntoli got his first big break when MTV cast him in its reality series "Road Rules: South Pacific." Since then, Giuntoli has appeared on other hit TV shows such as "Nip/Tuck," "Ghost Whisperer," "Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice" and "Hot in Cleveland."