Juice Ortiz

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Juan Carlos Ortiz
JuiceOrtiz2.jpg
First appearance"Pilot" (episode 1.01)
Created byKurt Sutter
Portrayed byTheo Rossi
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Nickname(s)Juice, Juicey Boy
GenderMale
OccupationIntelligence officer for the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, mechanic
TitleSoldier
NationalityUnited States American
 
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Juan Carlos Ortiz
JuiceOrtiz2.jpg
First appearance"Pilot" (episode 1.01)
Created byKurt Sutter
Portrayed byTheo Rossi
Information
Nickname(s)Juice, Juicey Boy
GenderMale
OccupationIntelligence officer for the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, mechanic
TitleSoldier
NationalityUnited States American

Juan Carlos "Juice" Ortiz[1] is a fictional character on the FX television series Sons of Anarchy, played by Theo Rossi.[2] He is the Intelligence Officer for Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club. Though he displays great technical prowess, he has also proven to be somewhat simple minded when it comes to other tasks, often garnering him hazing from the other members. On his colors he wears the "Men of Mayhem" patch.

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Biography

Ortiz is of Puerto Rican and African-American descent, and is from Queens, New York. He is the Sons of Anarchy's hacker and keeps their technology up to date. He is also in charge of club surveillance, and manages some of the club's intelligence and communication. He is seen as unreliable by Clay Morrow, the club President, and is often given the menial tasks such as driving the transport truck[citation needed]. He sports a short mohawk and has Tribal designs tattooed on each side of his head.[3]

Season one

Season One began with the Sons of Anarchy finding their weapon storage warehouse being burned down by the Mayans, a rival motorcycle gang. Juice found out that the Mayans own two heroin factories near Oakland and an industrial storage warehouse in San Leandro. He also found out that Marcus Álvarez is the President of the Mayans' Oakland chapter and is most likely leading all of their Northern Californian charters. This information allowed Clay, Jax Teller, Tig Trager and Chibs Telford to locate where the Mayans were storing their weapons and steal them back.[4]

To distract the police from their activities, the burnt down warehouse in particular, Jax, Chibs, Kip "Half-Sack" Epps (a Prospect in the club) and Juice acquire two dead bodies from the local morgue and set them up in a fake shoot-out. The set-up shooting is made to look like a racist murder involving the Nordics. On the way back to town, they were cut off on the road by a man driving a red muscle car. They later caught up with this man at a petrol station and beat him up. The driver then pulled out a pistol and attempted to shoot Jax, but was wrestled to the ground and then killed by the Pakistani shop keeper who hit him with a fire axe. They then stole the CCTV tapes and fled the scene.[5]

When a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agent arrived in Charming and began investigating the club, they moved their weapons to Indian Hills, Nevada, where their brother club the Devil's Tribe are based. Tig and Juice were stuck with the task of stealing a truck to transport the guns in. He drugged the guard dog of the truck yard with crystal meth and then broke in. The drugs only made the dog more fierce, however, and Tig was pursued aggressively as he made his way to the truck. Juice tried to bond with Tig on the journey to Nevada, but he acted in an incredibly anti-social manner. When they arrived at the Devil's Tribe clubhouse, they were extremely disappointed that they had missed the party.[6]

Season two

In Season Two, Rossi went from a recurring guest role to a starring role with his name in the opening credits.

While SAMCRO was locked up in county jail due to the botched raid on L.O.A.N. Clay bartered for protection. Of the two tasks that needed to be completed, Juice was volunteered to draw out an inmate under protective custody by soliciting sexual favors. Juice was punched in the ribs to fake an injury and sent to the infirmary, the inmate followed. Left alone, Juice managed to get away long enough to open the secured door to allow the other inmates to exact revenge. Shortly there after Juice returns to the yard but is shanked repeatedly in the back with a shiv. It was said that the stabbing missed his internal organs and he will be okay in time.

In the episode "The Culling" he was released from the hospital and was seen with everyone else when the club went on lockdown.

Season three

In the fifth episode of the third season, Juice is attempting to sell pharmaceuticals that SAMCRO received from Piney's dealer friend. When trying to pawn off some stimulants to an eccentric friend named Chicken, Juice is severely beaten by the Calaveras MC and his cut is stolen. His cut is returned in the episode "The Push" when SAMCRO makes a deal with the Mayans MC. Juice exacts a revengeful beat-down on the leader of the Calaveras MC, who ordered his attack. He went to Belfast to help find Jax's son Abel. When SAMCRO goes on a protection run with SAMBEL in an attempt to get close to Jimmy, Jax tells Juice and Happy to keep an eye on O'Neill, SAMBEL Sergent at Arms. When they see that Jimmy's crew has locked the Sons in the barn they attempt to shoot the lock off but the truck holding the guns the Sons are protecting crash through the door and explodes killing members of the True IRA and SAMBEL. The Sons suspect O'Neill and tortures him for information with the help of Sean Casey. After a show down between the Sons and Jimmy's crew Juice watches along with the rest of SAMCRO as Clay kills McGee, SAMBEL President, for betraying the club. When they finally get Abel back they head back to Charming and are now trying to find Salazar to get Tara back. When they find a Mexican woman who doesn't speak English, it is revealed that Juice doesn't speak a word of Spanish. In the season finale SAMCRO is trying to take care all business before they go to prison. They are trying to locate Jimmy for both retaliation and a deal they have set up with the real IRA Council to expand SAMCRO's gun business when they find out that it will cost the club $2 million to get Jimmy from the Russians, which the club does not have. When Chuck shows the club that he has $5 million in counterfeit currency they use it to pay the Russians, but before masking with $250,000 of real money which Jax managed to get. After the club gets Jimmy there is a chase and shoot out between SAMCRO and the Russians, but SAMCRO manages to get away when the Russians spot ATF and decides to retreat. While at the garage ATF shows up at the garage and demands Jimmy. With orders from Clay, Juice and Tig take Jimmy out of the trunk of Tara's car. When asked by Clay how ATF knew where to find Jimmy, Stahl reveals that Jax has been working with her. Juice is upset along with the rest of the club about this information and he reminds Jax that Jimmy is responsible for the death of five of their Irish members. While the club is being taken into custody for their weapons charges Juice and rest of the club is seen looking at Jax with hate in their eyes. It later revealed the club's anger was all an act and Jax's deal was a plot to kill her and Jimmy the entire time. When the plan is carried out and both targets are killed the prospects lets SAMCRO know by honking their horns. Juice and the rest of SAMCRO celebrate by laughing in back of the van.

Season Four

In the beginning of episode 1, Juice is one of many SAMCRO members released from prison. He also stated that he's getting Opie a 20 day pass to a colonic spa, of which he is a part owner. Juice later accompanies Chibs, Bobby, and Happy to retrieve guns from the Russian Mob but only to turn on them and kill them, making this the first time he has killed someone during the series for SAMCRO. Unknown to them, one of the people they killed turned out to be an undercover FBI agent.

Juice is targeted by AUSA Potter and Sheriff Roosevelt as a potential weak link in the club, as they discover his father is African-American, making Juice half-black instead of Puerto Rican as he claimed. Roosevelt confronts Juice with this fact, pointing out that if this became common knowledge Juice would be expelled from SAMCRO. Because of this fear, Juice begins to work with Roosevelt. Roosevelt tells Juice that he wants a sample of the cocaine that SAMCRO is trafficking so he can begin to build his case.

While SAMCRO and the Mayans guarded some cocaine bricks for Romeo at Elliot's warehouse, Juice takes one of the bricks and hides it in the wooded area nearby so he can later take it to Roosevelt. The next day, the club realizes that it is gone and suspect that prospects Filthy Phil and Ratboy know something. After putting the prospects through several violent tests, Juice starts to feel guilty about the blame being put on the prospects. Juice offers the prospects a chance to put the cocaine brick back and everyone separates to wait and see if the brick is put back. Juice runs out to get the brick of cocaine and starts to bring it back to the warehouse when Miles catches him with it. Juice and Miles fight, with Juice ultimately killing Miles. Juice then frames Miles as the thief.

Sheriff Roosevelt is instructed by AUSA Potter to plant cocaine on Juice, then arrest him for possession to further "motivate" him to assist the AUSA's investigation. At first, Roosevelt refuses but is threatened by Potter and ends up arresting Juice. Juice returns to the Clubhouse looking apprehensive, and Chibs tells Clay that he has noticed something wrong with Juice. Clay meets with Juice and gives him a "Men of Mayhem" patch and tells Juice that he was impressed with the way he dealt with the Russians and Mayans. Feeling guilty and realizing there is no way out of his predicament, Juice disappears for the remainder of the episode, and later attempts suicide by hanging himself from a tree. He survives the attempt due to the tree branch breaking and saving his life.

Juice continues to struggle with his devotion to the club and the predicament he is in with his father's heritage. After suffering another conflict Juice finally admits to Chibs that his father is black before being imprisoned once again.

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