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Grimm’s David Giuntoli: 5 Things to Know

By on November 28, 2011

David Giuntoli is currently starring in NBC’s new hit drama Grimm. Part police procedural and part twisted fairytale, Grimm has been performing solidly since its season premiere, beating the odds in what is widely known as the Friday night death slot. So much so that the show is being tested in a new Thursday night slot on December 8th with the fifth episode in its freshman season, Danse Macabre.

Fans of the show know David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt, a Homicide Detective with the inherited ability to recognize other-worldly creatures hiding in plain sight. Charged with keeping an unsuspecting population safe from hidden dangers, Nick finds himself, more often that not, in over his head.

During a break from filming we sat down with David and asked him to tell us five things about himself. Did you know that …


David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt, Homocide Detective and Grimm

1. Navy blue is his favorite color. “I’ve been told I look good in it,” he says with a laugh.

2. David never had a favorite fairy story as a child. “I’ve been asked this question before,” he says. “I don’t think I really have. I loved ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.’ I loved being scared. I loved horror movies. I loved ‘The Shining’ but I can’t say I was reading any fairytales necessarily. I was kind of more into wrestlers and things.

3. Lists the following among his hobbies.  “I like to go see music. I like to read. Portland is a wonderful place to kinda go bike around and become a foodie, and I’ve done that here quite a bit. Those are my hobbies up here. Pottering about!” he laughs. “And drinking coffee and reading.”

4. Nick Burkhardt’s fiancee is played by actress Bitsie Tulloch. Coincidentally Both David and Bitise appeared together in an independent movie earlier this year called Caroline and Jackie – also playing a couple. “It’s a total indie but it’s got really good people in it,” David says of the movie.

5. Lists London as a place he would like to visit if he had the opportunity to live and work abroad for a year. “I would go to London,” he says decisively after a moment’s pause. “I’ve never been there. It would feed my soul. The best trained actors come out of there and I would love to immerse myself in that as much as I could. And it’s an expensive city, so there’s where I’d like to work!


  1. Ingrid

    November 29, 2011 at 11:34 am

    This show is AMAZING!

  2. imesh

    July 28, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    this shows ruins me with chills other words ..i totally love it

  3. Ati

    November 29, 2014 at 4:51 am

    He has a fiancee?? And it’s Juliet?? My life is officially over.

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