Rasuk (right) and Bryan Greenberg in November 2011
January 15, 1984 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
Victor Rasuk (born January 15, 1984) is an American actor.
Rasuk was born in New York City to Dominican parents. His mother worked as a seamstress, and his father at an auto shop. He has one brother, Silvestre, with whom he starred in Raising Victor Vargas. Rasuk attended performing arts school as a teenager, and began acting at 14.
Rasuk landed his first film role at the age of 16 in the Peter Sollett-directed short film Five Feet High and Rising. Two years later, Sollett suggested expanding the short film into a feature-length film, Raising Victor Vargas, which earned Rasuk a nomination for Best Debut Performance at the 19th Independent Spirit Awards. In his next film, Rock Steady, he played a character named Roc. Two years later, he took a leading role in Haven.
Rasuk portrayed skateboarder Tony Alva in the 2005 biographical drama film Lords of Dogtown. 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. He says that the accident likely earned him more respect from serious skaters within the cast and crew.
|1999||Flawless||Kid from the neighborhood||Uncredited|
|2000||Five Feet High and Rising||Victor||Short film|
|2002||Raising Victor Vargas||Victor Vargas||Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance|
|2005||Lords of Dogtown||Tony Alva||Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Performance – Male|
|2006||I'm Reed Fish||Frank Cortez|
|2007||Adrift in Manhattan||Simon Colon|
|2007||Spinning into Butter||Patrick Chibas|
|2007||Feel the Noise||Javi|
|2008||Stop-Loss||Pvt. Rico Rodriguez|
|2009||War Boys, TheThe War Boys||Greg|
|2009||Life Is Hot in Cracktown||Manny|
|2013||Bag Full of Money, AA Bag Full of Money||Rasool||Short film|
|2014||Godzilla||Sergeant Tre Morales|
|2015||Fifty Shades of Grey||José Rodriguez|
|2003||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Leon Ardilles||Episode: "Choice"|
|2005||Law & Order: Trial by Jury||Luis Ramirez||Episode: "Boys Will Be Boys"|
|2008–09||ER||Dr. Ryan Sánchez||6 episodes|
|2010–11||How to Make It in America||Cameron "Cam" Calderon||Main cast; 16 episodes|
|2014–15||Stalker||Detective Ben Caldwell||Main cast; 19 episodes|
- Guthmann, Edward (April 23, 2003). "Victor victorious / A 19-year-old newcomer is winning over movie critics with his role in 'Vargas'". The San Francisco Chronicle.
- Caputo, Matt (October 6, 2010). "American Dreaming". nocheLatina.com. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
- Pfefferman, Naomi (April 17, 2003). "'Raising' the Bar on Teen Comedies". The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
- Simpson, Andrea (June 3, 2005). ""Lords of Dogtown" Interview: Victor Rasuk". Hollywood.com. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
- "Victor Rasuk in How to Make It in America". HBO. Retrieved March 27, 2010.