Born David Czarra Giuntoli
June 18, 1980 (age 36)
Residence Portland, Oregon
Education St. Louis University High School
Alma mater Indiana University Bloomington
Years active 2003–present
Home town St. Louis, Missouri
Partner(s) Bitsie Tulloch (2014–present, engaged)
David Czarra Giuntoli (born June 18, 1980) is an American actor. He is best known for the lead role of Detective Nick Burkhardt in the NBC supernatural drama Grimm. He co-starred in the 2016 Michael Bay film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi and buddy moon.
Giuntoli was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Mary and David Giuntoli. He is of Italian (father) and Polish and German (mother) descent. He was raised in Huntleigh, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. He admits to not being very athletic as a child. In an Access Hollywood interview Giuntoli stated “I was like three feet shorter than I am now until I was a sophomore in high school. But I had the same sized head and ass as I do now. I was an awkward little fellow. In high school I started gravitating a little toward acting.” After graduating from St. Louis University High School in 1998, he attended Indiana University Bloomington, earning a bachelor’s degree in International Business and Finance in 2002.
Giuntoli returned to St. Louis after college. However his heart was in being an entertainer instead of a career in finance, something his family realized early on as he always enjoyed making people laugh from a young age. Reconnecting with his high school theater teacher, he began taking acting lessons locally.
In December 2014, his Grimm co-star, Bitsie Tulloch, confirmed they were in a relationship. In July 2016, he and Tulloch revealed they became engaged in April 2016.
Giuntoli currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon, where Grimm is filmed. He often rides his bicycle to the set. During a 2012 break in Grimm production, Giuntoli visited an elephant orphanage in Kenya, adopting one of the animals.