|Minor Character: Miami|
|Portrayed By||Franky G|
"Look, he stole my career! I was the best fighter and he knew it!"
Dante Kroll is a spree killer and former MMA fighter who appeared in season nine of CSI: Miami. He is also one of the Miami West Five who broke out of prison along with Memmo Fierro, Jack Toller, and two others.
Dante was once a competitive mixed martial arts fighter and a rising star in the circuit. He trained together with Logan Shepherd, with whom he had a brotherly friendship towards. Despite being a rising star, he only won one match on February 12, 2003; after that, he got into bar fight and ended up killing a man. At his trial, Logan testified against him and he was sent to prison for twenty years. After serving eight years of his sentence, he got together with eight other prisoners led by Joe LeBrock in a plan to escape. The plan ended up being implemented sooner then expected and Dante got out. After that, he parted ways with the other prisoners and started waiting for Logan's championship match so he could exact his revenge and make some money.
When the time was nearing, Dante puts his plan into action by first stopping a local guard of the arena named Tim Garrigan, posing as a cop. After getting him out of his car, Dante beats him to death and steals his duffel bag with all his equipment. After that, he contacts his old associate Mike Darrow and tells him of his plan to rob the arena and promises him a cut if he does something for him. Dante contacts Logan after Dante and Mike abduct his wife Brooke in order to force him into throwing the fight to give Dante a way out of the arena after he steals the money. A week later, Dante puts his plan into action, sneaking into the arena and heading to the vault. Once the guard opens the door for him, Dante kills him and steals the money. The CSI team arrive to try and stop Dante, and though he is captured, he eventually manages to fight off Wolfe and escapes. He meets up with Logan, takes him to Brooke, and then shoots him afterwards, saying that they are now even. Dante goes to pick up his gloves from his hideout and kills a cop along the way. Just then, backup shows up; Dante raises his gun toward Horatio, to which he is shot by him in self-defense. He survives, but only to cry out that he is the victim. He then attempts to shoot Horatio again, only to be shot again and killed.
Dante's skills as mixed martial artist make him a deadly murder weapon even when he's unarmed, and as a result, he beats his victims to death with ease. After his escape, he uses these skills to attack people, but after he picks up a handgun, he changes his M.O. to shooting people once in the head.
- Unnamed man killed prior to Caged (beaten to death)
- Tim Garrigan (beaten and stole his duffel bag)
- Brooke Shepherd (abducted with Mike Darrow's help and held hostage; was rescued)
- The Miami Metro Arena robbery (one casualty):
- Logan Shepherd (attempted, but barely survived; shot once in the chest)
- The shooting at his hideout:
- Unnamed cop (shot once in the head)
- Horatio Caine (attempted to shoot twice)