Theo Rossi

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Theo Rossi
Theo Rossi by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born John Theodore Rossi
(1975-06-04) June 4, 1975 (age 39)
Staten Island, New York City, New York
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Known for Sons of Anarchy

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 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]

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 many television shows such as Veronica Mars, Bones, Boston Public, American Dreams, Heist, Las Vegas, Grey's Anatomy and Law and Order SVU.

He stars in the movie The Challenge with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Code Breakers, and had a small part in Cloverfield. He also appears 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.

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]

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
Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Myersons Montilli
2003 The Challenge Anthony
2004 Buds for Life Teddy
2008 Cloverfield Antonio
2008 Kill Theory Carlos
2009 The Informers Spaz
2009 Red Sands Pfc. Tino Hull
2009 Space Mike Short horror
2013 Meth Head Carlos

Television[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2001–2002 Boston Public Brandon Webber 2 episodes
2002 Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie The Mook TV Movie
2002 Malcolm in the Middle Senior 1 episode
2004 NYPD Blue Pete Amici 1 episode
2004 Medical Investigation Joe Vasquez 1 episode
2004 American Dreams Bobby Santos 2 episodes
2005 Blind Justice Eric Fitzgerald 1 episode
2005 Veronica Mars Norris Clayton 1 episode
2005 House of the Dead 2 Greg Berlin TV movie
2005 Code Breakers Desantis TV movie
2006 Jane Doe: Yes, I Remember It Well Antonio Ruiz TV movie
2006 Without A Trace Corey Williams 1 episode
2006 Lost Sgt. Buccelli 1 episode
2006 Heist Vinny Momo 2 episodes
2006 The Unit Mike 1 episode
2006 Bones Nick Arno 1 episode
2006 Jericho Randy Payton 1 episode
2007 Nurses TV movie
2007 Shark Danny Vargas 1 episode
2007 Las Vegas Jason Scott 2 episodes
2007 Grey's Anatomy Stan Giamatti 2 episodes
2008–present Sons of Anarchy Juan Carlos "Juice" Ortiz
2009 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Lieutenant Dietze 2 episodes
2009 CSI: Miami Jimmy Castigan 1 episode
2010 Lie To Me Officer Tressler 1 episode
2012 Hawaii Five-0 Sal Painter 1 episode
2012 Alcatraz Sonny Burnett 2 episodes
2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Enrique Rodriguez 1 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. ^ "Staten Strong PSA". YouTube. 2012-11-21. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  9. ^ 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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