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 40)
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 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]


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, 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, 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.

In 2015, it was announced that Rossi had been cast in Netflix's upcoming Luke Cage series.[4]

Personal life[edit]

In addition to acting and developing other projects, Rossi gets involved with the men and women of the military, with fellow Sons of Anarchy co-stars Kim Coates, Dayton Callie and Ron Perlman.[5] 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).[6] 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.[7][8] Staten Strong rebuilt three homes for Hurricane Sandy victims on Staten Island.[9]

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.

Rossi is married to Meghan McDermott. The couple welcomed their first child, a son named Kane Alexander Rossi, on June 8, 2015. [10]



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
2014 Bad Hurt Todd
2016 When the Bough Breaks Filming
2016 Low Riders Filming


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: "Weapons of Class Destruction"
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 "Crash Into Me (Part 1 & 2)"
2008–2014 Sons of Anarchy Juan Carlos "Juice" Ortiz 89 episodes
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
2016 Luke Cage Shades[11]


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