Rhasaan Orange

Rhasaan Orange (born August 25, 1975) is an American comedian and actor. Orange is, perhaps, best known for his creation and portrayal of the fictional Brazilian Renato Laranja.[1][2][3] The Laranja persona is an arrogant Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion with a thick accent, and the character is somewhat of an alter-ego; 'Laranja' is Portuguese for 'Orange'. Although Orange never grappled professionally, he earned a black belt rank in 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu studying under Eddie Bravo.[4] In 2018, he started hosting his own podcast called "The Vale Tudo Hour".[5]

Rhasaan Orange
Born (1975-08-25) August 25, 1975 (age 44)
New York, NY United States
OccupationActor, comedian, podcast host
Title     Black belt in 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu

Acting rolesEdit

Title Year Role Notes
The Renato Laranja Show 2014 Renato Laranja Web series
Revenge 2012 Tech TV series
OB/GY Anne 2011 Dr. Richard Robbins TV movie
Mortal Kombat 2011 Cyrax, Kintaro, SF Radio Operator Video Game (voice)
Numb 2010 Javi Short film
Days of Our Lives 2003–2007 Thomas Edward 'Tek' Kramer TV series
A Sight for Sore Eyes 2005 Jarred Williams Short film
Undressed 2001 Joe TV series
Jack and Jill 2001 Eric, Barto's study friend TV series
Guiding Light 1999 Brian TV series
Sex and the City 1999 Assistant TV series
Coming Soon 1999 Sincere Boy Film
The Mouse 1996 Shamster #2
Sesame Street 1978-1983 Rhasaan TV series


  1. ^ "Interview with Renato Laranja". Inside BJJ. December 29, 2011. Retrieved May 9, 2012.
  2. ^ "UFC 145: Renato Laranja Gives His Fight Predictions". April 20, 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2012.
  3. ^ "27 TIMES A CHAMPION: RENATO LARANJA'S GREATEST HITS". DSTRYR. February 6, 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2012.
  4. ^ http://fightland.vice.com/blog/renato-laranja-is-now-a-black-belt-irl
  5. ^ https://www.thevaletudohour.com/

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