Theo Rossi

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Theo Rossi
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BornJohn Theodore Rossi
(1975-06-04) June 4, 1975 (age 38)
Staten Island, New York
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor
 
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Theo Rossi
Theo Rossi by Gage Skidmore.jpg
BornJohn Theodore Rossi
(1975-06-04) June 4, 1975 (age 38)
Staten Island, New York
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor

John Theodore "Theo" Rossi (born June 4, 1975) is an American actor, best known for his role on the FX series Sons of Anarchy as Juan Carlos "Juice" Ortiz.

Early life[edit]

Rossi was born in Staten Island, New York. Growing up, he loved to ride dirt bikes.[1] Rossi studied acting at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York where he appeared in several theatre productions in the short time he was there.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Rossi moved to Los Angeles in 1999, and showcased his acting versatility by first appearing in commercials for McDonald's, Nissan, and Bud Light. Since 2001, Rossi has guest starred in multiple television shows such as Veronica Mars, Bones, Boston Public, American Dreams, Heist, Las Vegas and Grey's Anatomy and "Law and Order SVU".

As a film actor he starred in the movie The Challenge with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Code Breakers, and had a small part in Cloverfield. He also appeared in the films Kill Theory, The Informers and Fencewalker.

In 2008, he was cast as the recurring role of "Juice" Ortiz in the series Sons of Anarchy, his best known role to date. Due to popular response, Rossi was upgraded to regular castmember in the second season.

Rossi attended SUNY Albany during 1994–1998.[1]

Personal life[edit]

In addition to acting and developing other projects, Rossi gets involved with the men and women of the military, with fellow co-stars, Kim Coates, Dayton Callie and Ron Perlman.[4] Since Rossi is an Ambassador to the Boot Campaign, he directly works with multiple organizations that help raise money for wounded soldiers and those returning with PTSD.[5] Throughout the off-season, Rossi travels to different bases to visit U.S. military men and women on a regular basis.[3]

Within days of Hurricane Sandy hitting Staten Island, Rossi, with other friends and family, founded "Staten Strong", a Program administered by the "Boot Campaign".[6][7] "Staten Strong" shot their first Public Service Announcement a week after Hurricane Sandy hit.[8] Over the last six months, "Staten Strong" has rebuilt two homes for Hurricane Sandy victims on Staten Island, and currently working on a third.[9]

Rossi also founded "Dos Dudes Pictures" with several of his friends, in 2011. There is currently a documentary and their first feature film in the works this year.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2001The MyersonsMontilli
2003The ChallengeAnthony
2004Buds for LifeTeddy
2008CloverfieldAntonio
2008Kill TheoryCarlos
2009The InformersSpaz
2009Red SandsPfc. Tino Hull
2009SpaceMikeShort horror
2013Meth HeadCarlos

Television[edit]

Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2001–2002Boston PublicBrandon Webber2 episodes
2002Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus BookieThe MookTV Movie
2002Malcolm in the MiddleSenior1 episode
2004NYPD BluePete Amici1 episode
2004Medical InvestigationJoe Vasquez1 episode
2004American DreamsBobby Santos2 episodes
2005Blind JusticeEric Fitzgerald1 episode
2005Veronica MarsNorris Clayton1 episode
2005House of the Dead 2Greg BerlinTV movie
2005Code BreakersDesantisTV movie
2006Jane Doe: Yes, I Remember It WellAntonio RuizTV movie
2006Without A TraceCorey Williams1 episode
2006LostSgt. Buccelli1 episode
2006HeistVinny Momo2 episodes
2006The UnitMike1 episode
2006BonesNick Arno1 episode
2006JerichoRandy Payton1 episode
2007NursesTV movie
2007SharkDanny Vargas1 episode
2007Las VegasJason Scott2 episodes
2007Grey's AnatomyStan Giamatti2 episodes
2008–presentSons of AnarchyJuan Carlos "Juice" Ortiz
2009Terminator: The Sarah Connor ChroniclesLieutenant Dietze2 episodes
2009CSI: MiamiJimmy Castigan1 episode
2010Lie To MeOfficer Tressler1 episode
2012Hawaii Five-0Sal Painter1 episode
2012AlcatrazSonny Burnett2 episodes
2013Law & Order: Special Victims UnitEnrique Rodriguez1 episode

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Theo Rossi Biography". Tvguide.com. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  2. ^ "Biography « THEOROSSI.COM — the official theo rossi website". Theorossi.com. 2008-11-16. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  3. ^ a b "Theo Rossi (as Jean Carlos 'Juice' Ortiz) - Cast - Sons Of Anarchy - Shows". TV3. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  4. ^ "'Sons of Anarchy’s' Ron Perlman, Theo Rossi and Dayton Callie Drop in on Marines and their Families Stationed in California on USO Tour". Prweb.com. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  5. ^ "About". Boot Campaign. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  6. ^  . "Actor's "Staten Strong" Effort Helps Fuel Recovery". NY1. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  7. ^ "Theo Rossi 'Staten Strong' - New York News". Myfoxny.com. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  8. ^ "Staten Strong PSA". YouTube. 2012-11-21. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  9. ^ Staten Island (2013-03-08). "StatenStrong 'angels' rebuild home for Staten Island Sandy victim | SILive.com". Blog.silive.com. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 

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