David Giuntoli is an American actor, best known for the lead role of Detective Nick Burkhardt in the NBC supernatural drama Grimm.
Giuntoli was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Mary and David Giuntoli, and is of Italian (father) and Polish and German (mother) descent. He was raised in Huntleigh, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. 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.
Giuntoli currently lives in Portland, Oregon, with his former Grimm co-star Bitsie Tulloch, the pair started dating in 2014 and married in June 2017.