Victor Rasuk

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Victor Rasuk
Ben Greenberg and Victor Rasuk.jpg
Rasuk (right) and Bryan Greenberg, 2011
Born (1984-01-15) January 15, 1984 (age 31)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present

Victor Rasuk (born January 15, 1984) is an American actor.

Early life[edit]

Rasuk was born in New York City, New York, the son of Dominican parents.[1] His mother worked as a seamstress, and his father at an auto shop.[2] He has one brother, Silvestre,[3] with whom he starred in Raising Victor Vargas. Rasuk attended performing arts school as a teenager, and began acting at 14.


Rasuk gained his first film role at the age of 16 in the short film Five Feet High and Rising. The film was a hit at the Independent Spirit Film Festival. Two years later, the director suggested expanding the short film into a feature-length film, Raising Victor Vargas, which went on to win Rasuk an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his work. In his next film, Rock Steady, he played a character named Roc. Two years later, he took a leading role in Haven.

In 2005, Lords of Dogtown was released, with Victor playing Tony Alva. The part included surfing and performing skateboarding tricks. Although the more complicated maneuvers were performed by stuntmen, Rasuk is a method actor and worked on remaining in character both on and off screen. Believing he had mastered skating a huge ramp in only his second week of training, he fractured one of his orbital bones.[4] He says that the accident likely earned him more respect from serious skaters within the cast and crew.

Rasuk starred in the two-season HBO television series How To Make It In America.[5] He currently stars as Detective Ben Caldwell on the CBS drama Stalker.


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