Theo Rossi

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Theo Rossi
Theo Rossi by Gage Skidmore.jpg
BornJohn Theodore Rossi
(1975-06-04) June 4, 1975 (age 39)
Staten Island, New York City, New York
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor
Known forSons of Anarchy
 
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Theo Rossi
Theo Rossi by Gage Skidmore.jpg
BornJohn Theodore Rossi
(1975-06-04) June 4, 1975 (age 39)
Staten Island, New York City, New York
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor
Known forSons of Anarchy

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

Early life[edit]

Rossi was born in Staten Island, New York City, 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]

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

Career[edit]

Theo Rossi is best known for his portrayal of Juan Carlos "Juice" Ortiz on the FX #1 hit series Sons of Anarchy. His production company, Dos Dudes Pictures, produced its first feature film in 2014, Bad Hurt, which Rossi also stars in alongside Karen Allen (Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark) and Michael Harney (Orange is the New Black, True Detective).

Throughout his acting career, Rossi has showcased his versatility starring in a multitude of hit television shows such as Law and Order: SVU, Hawaii Five-O, Lost, Las Vegas, The Unit, Jericho, Bones, Without a Trace, Veronica Mars, NYPD Blue, CSI:Miami, and Lie to Me. He has had recurring roles on Heist, American Dreams, Grey's Anatomy and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

His film credits include Bad Hurt, Cloverfield, Code Breakers', House of the Dead 2: Dead Aim, Red Sands, The Informers, Kill Theory, Fencewalker, and Meth Head.

Rossi formed the New York-based production company Dos Dudes Pictures, which wrapped production on its first feature film, Bad Hurt, in 2014. Bad Hurt is currently being positioned for 2015 film festivals. Other television and film projects are currently in development.

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 post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).[5] Throughout the off-season, Rossi travels to different bases to visit US military men and women on a regular basis.[3] He has also helped in organizing the yearly Boot Ride event benefiting the Boot Campaign, giving fans a chance to spend a day riding with the Sons of Anarchy cast while raising money for U.S. military veterans.

In addition to supporting numerous charities throughout the country and in his home base of New York, 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 rebuilt three homes for Hurricane Sandy victims on Staten Island.[8]

in 2014, Rossi was featured in a Humane Society campaign focusing on education and support programs for the more than 300 million street dogs worldwide.

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
2014Bad HurtTodd

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
2008–2014Sons of AnarchyJuan Carlos "Juice" Ortiz89 episodes
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. 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. ^ Driscoll, Bree (29 March 2013). "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. ^ Benanti, Carol Ann (8 March 2013). "StatenStrong 'angels' rebuild home for Staten Island Sandy victim". Blog.SILive.com. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 

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