Birth Name: Peter Muller Scanavino
Place of Birth: Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 29, 1980
Ethnicity: Italian (one quarter), French, German, Danish, English, smaller amounts of Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and Welsh
Peter Scanavino is an American actor. He stars as NYPD Detective Dominick Carisi, Jr. on the series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Peter is the son of Pieretta/Pierrette and David Scanavino, a urologist. His father was born in Illinois. His mother was born in France. He was raised in Evergreen, Colorado, a community on the foothills of Denver. He is married to painter Lisha Bai, with whom he has three children.
Peter’s paternal grandfather is John Otto Scanavino (the son of Pvt. Angelo Alphonso/Alfonso Scanavino and Rosa Anna Vallero/Valero). John was born in Illinois, to Italian parents. Angelo was born in Torino, Piedmont, the son of Ottavio Scanavino and Caterina Quarello. The surname Scanavino is mostly common in Piedmont.
Peter’s paternal grandmother was Dorothy Marie Jensen (the daughter of Frederick Waldemar Jensen and Ruby Esther Storm). Dorothy was born in Shelby County, Illinois. Frederick was the son of Danish immigrants, Christian Jensen and Caroline Nelson. Ruby was the daughter of John Harvey Storm and Hannah Hiatt, and had deep roots in the U.S., with English, and some Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, and Welsh, ancestry.
Peter’s maternal grandfather is named Victor Monasse.
Peter’s maternal grandmother is named Paulette Muller.
Source: Marriage record of Peter’s parents – https://www.familysearch.org