Jordi Vilasuso

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Jordi Vilasuso
Born Jordi Alejandro Vilasuso
(1981-06-15) June 15, 1981 (age 35)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Kaitlin Riley (m. 2012)
Children 2

Jordi Alejandro Vilasuso (/vɪləˈss/; born June 15, 1981 in Miami, Florida[1]) 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.

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.

In 2010, Vilasuso began dating actress Kaitlin Riley. On May 14, 2012, Vilasuso and Riley announced their engagement.[2][3] On May 21, 2012, Riley's sister, Bailee Madison, announced on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno that Riley is pregnant with the couple's first child due in December.[4][5] Vilasuso and Riley were married on August 25, 2012 in Islamorada, Florida.[6] The couple's daughter, Riley Grace Vilasuso, was born on November 26, 2012.[7] The couple's second daughter, Everly Maeve Vilasuso was born on July 15, 2016.[8]

In 2003 Vilasuso won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Tony Santos.[9] He was also nominated in the same category in 2002.

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.


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
2000–03 Guiding Light Tony Santos Contact role held: August 29, 2000 – October 3, 2003

7 episodes

2003–04 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter 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 Contact role held: December 16, 2010 – September 23, 2011;
April 29 – May 13, 2013

144 episodes

2015 Circle Soldier Man
2016 Days of Our Lives Dario Hernandez 45 episodes
2016 Below the Surface Shane TV Film


  1. ^ "Jordi Vilasuso". IMDb. Retrieved 2015-09-14. 
  2. ^ Bailee Madison. "Congratulations to my beautiful sister". Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  3. ^ Jordi Vilasuso. "The love of my life has accepted". Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  4. ^ NBC. "Bailee Madison, Part 1 (5/21/12)". Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  5. ^ Jim Warren. "Interview: Engaged... And Expecting!". Retrieved 2012-05-30.  External link in |work= (help)
  6. ^ Jordi Vilasuso. "If I may quote my wife". Retrieved 2013-02-27. 
  7. ^ Jordi Vilasuso. "At 5:11 am we welcomed Riley". Retrieved 2013-02-27. 
  8. ^ Jordi Vilasuso. "Welcome to the family Everly Maeve Vilasuso". Retrieved 2016-12-14. 
  9. ^ David Bauder (19 May 2003). "Emmys make Wayne a winner; 'World Turns' is best drama". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 

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