Jordi Vilasuso

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Jordi Vilasuso
Jordi Alejandro Vilasuso

(1981-06-15) June 15, 1981 (age 38)
Spouse(s)Kaitlin Riley (m. 2012)

Jordi Alejandro Vilasuso (/vɪləˈss/; born June 15, 1981 in Miami, Florida) is a Cuban-American actor best known for originating the role of Tony Santos on the CBS soap opera, Guiding Light from August 2000 until August 2003.

Early life[edit]

Vilasuso was raised by his parents, Dr. Frank Vilasuso and Ana Vilasuso, in Coral Gables, Florida. He also has an older brother, Javier, and a younger sister, Marianne. Vilasuso attended Ransom Everglades High School and later Glendale Community College in California.


Vilasuso began playing Tony Santos on Guiding Light in August 2000.[citation needed] In 2003, he won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal.[1] Vilasuso was also nominated in the same category in 2002.[2]

Vilasuso has appeared in the movies The Last Home Run, The Lost City, Heights and La Linea. He also appeared in other television programs such as 8 Simple Rules, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Numb3rs and CSI: Miami. In November 2010 he was signed on to play the contract role of Griffin Castillo on the soap opera All My Children. Vilasuso joined the cast of Days of Our Lives as Dario Hernandez in 2015.[3][4] In July 2017, Vilasuso announced his departure from Days of Our Lives.[5] In July 2018, it was announced that Vilasuso would appear as Rey Rosales on the daytime soap opera The Young and The Restless.[6]

Personal life[edit]

In 2010, Vilasuso began dating actress Kaitlin Riley. Vilasuso and Riley were married on August 25, 2012 in Islamorada, Florida.[7] Together, they have two daughters. The first born in November 2012, and the second born in July 2016[8][9]


Year Title Role Notes
1996 The Last Home Run Tommy
2000 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Dixon Episode: "Primeval"
2001 Angels Don't Sleep Here Teenage Michael
2002 A Wedding Story: Josh and Reva Tony Santos Uncredited
2000–2003 Guiding Light Tony Santos August 29, 2000 – October 3, 2003 (7 episodes)
2003–2004 8 Simple Rules Luke 2 episodes
2005 Heights Benjamin's Ex
2005 The Lost City Jose Antonio "Manzanita" Echeverria
2005 Numb3rs Gabriel Ruiz Episode: "Assassin"
2006 Fashion House Eddie Zarouvian 28 episodes
2007 Rumbero Alberto
2008 Fire Bay Ferrer
2009 Ready or Not The Matador
2009 La Linea Diablo
2010 Bodas de Sangre Leonardo
All My Children Griffin Castillo December 16, 2010 – September 23, 2011;
April 29–May 13, 2013 (144 episodes)
2015 Circle Soldier
2015 The Invitation Miguel
2016–2017 Days of Our Lives Dario Hernandez
2016 Below the Surface Shane TV film
2018–present The Young and the Restless Rey Rosales Series regular


  1. ^ David Bauder (19 May 2003). "Emmys make Wayne a winner; 'World Turns' is best drama". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 26 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Daytime Emmys Central: 29th Annual (2001-2002)". SoapCentral. Retrieved 2017-04-17.
  3. ^ Fairman, Michael. "Jordi Vilasuso Joins The Cast of Days of our Lives!". On-Air On-Soaps.
  4. ^ Lewis, Errol (13 February 2016). "DAYS Star Jordi Vilasuso Talks Daytime Return". Soap Opera Network.
  5. ^ Soaps SheKnows (July 19, 2017). "Jordi Vilasuso confirms Days exit as Dario". United States: SheKnows Media. Archived from the original on July 19, 2017. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  6. ^ "Exclusive! Jordi Vilasuso Joins Y&R". Soap Opera Digest. July 19, 2018. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
  7. ^ Jordi Vilasuso. "If I may quote my wife". Retrieved 2013-02-27.
  8. ^ Jordi Vilasuso. "At 5:11 am we welcomed Riley". Retrieved 2013-02-27.
  9. ^ Jordi Vilasuso. "Welcome to the family Everly Maeve Vilasuso". Retrieved 2016-12-14.

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