Grimm – Nick Burkhardt, the steadfast Portland detective turned Grimm-creature profiler. Nick is a homicide detective for the Portland Police Department. He was born in Rhinebeck, New York, and lived there until his parents were thought to have died in an automobile collision in 1994 when Nick was 12 years old. After his parent’s accident, Nick was raised by his Aunt Marie (his mother’s sister). Nick is a Grimm and did not learn about his heritage until 2011 when his powers began to manifest and his Aunt Marie came to visit him in Portland. His Aunt Marie explained to him that he is a descendant from a line of hunters, called Grimms, who fight his supernatural forces.
Growing up he was not exposed to any information regarding his Grimm heritage or the Wesen that surrounded him. He learned about these largely from his own experiences since 2011, which made him unique among Grimms and generally promoting the development of more socially acceptable interaction with all individuals.
Portrayed by David Guintoli.
David stars in Grimm as Nick Burkhardt, the Portland detective turned Grimm-creature profiler. Most recently he was seen in the series Love Bites. His other many television credits include Grey’s Anatomy, The Deep End, Privileged, Private Practice and the MTV movie Turn the Beat Around.