John Theodore Rossi (born June 4, 1975) is an American actor and producer best known for his portrayal of Juan Carlos "Juice" Ortiz on the FX series Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014). He is also known for his portrayal of Hernan "Shades" Alvarez in Luke Cage (2016–2018). He is known for his movie roles such as Tino Hull in Red Sands (2009), Todd in Bad Hurt (2015), Francisco "Ghost" Alvarez in Lowriders (2017), and Deuce in Vault (2019).
John Theodore Rossi
June 4, 1975
|Occupation||Actor, producer, philanthropist|
John Theodore Rossi was born in Staten Island, New York City, New York. Rossi is of Italian, Spanish, Syrian, and North African descent. Rossi was raised by his mother Mary Jane Tomasino. Rossi attended Monsignor Farrell High School and SUNY Albany. Growing up, he loved to ride dirt bikes. He has also openly admitted dealing drugs for years before moving to California. 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.
Theo Rossi is known for his portrayal of Juan Carlos "Juice" Ortiz on the FX series Sons of Anarchy. His production company, Dos Dudes Pictures, produced its first feature film in 2014, Bad Hurt, in which Rossi also acted alongside Karen Allen and Michael Harney.
Rossi has appeared in 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, Lie to Me and Lost. He has had recurring roles on Heist, American Dreams, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
In 2019, Theo Rossi joined the Advisory Board of the Harlem Film House, which presents the Hip Hop Film Festival, an annual event that focuses on filmmakers from the global culture of hip hop and promotes financial sustainability for independent filmmakers from marginalized communities.
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-actors Kim Coates, Dayton Callie and Ron Perlman. An Ambassador to the Boot Campaign, Rossi works with multiple organizations that raise money for wounded soldiers and those returning with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Throughout the off-season, Rossi has often traveled to different bases to visit US military personnel. He has also helped to organize the yearly Boot Ride event that benefits 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 charities throughout the country and in his home of New York City, shortly after Hurricane Sandy hit Staten Island, Rossi, with friends and family, founded Staten Strong, a program administered by the Boot Campaign. Staten Strong rebuilt three homes for Hurricane Sandy victims on Staten Island.
Rossi also is a supporter of animal welfare and has been vegan since 1997. He launched a campaign with The Humane Society of the United States to protect street dogs. He also appeared in a PETA ad promoting pet adoption.
|2004||Buds for Life||Teddy|
|2005||House of the Dead 2||Greg Berlin|
|2009||Red Sands||Pfc. Tino Hull|
|2016||Bad Hurt||Todd||Also producer;|
Sunscreen Film Festival West Award for Best Narrative Feature
|2016||When the Bough Breaks||Mike Mitchell|
|2017||Lowriders||Francisco “Ghost” Alvarez||Nominated – Imagen Award for Best Actor - Feature Film|
|2019||American Skin||Officer Dominic Reyes|
|2020||Ghosts of War||Kirk|
|2021||Army of the Dead||Burt Cummings|
|2001–2002||Boston Public||Brandon Webber||2 episodes|
|2002||Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie||The Mook||Television film|
|2002||Malcolm in the Middle||Senior||Episode: "Humilithon"|
|2004||NYPD Blue||Pete Amici||Episode: "Chatty Chatty Bang Bang"|
|2004||Medical Investigation||Joe Vasquez||Episode: "Coming Home"|
|2004||American Dreams||Bobby Santos||2 episodes|
|2005||Blind Justice||Eric Fitzgerald||Episode: "Rub a Tub Tub"|
|2005||Veronica Mars||Norris Clayton||Episode: "Weapons of Class Destruction"|
|2005||Code Breakers||Desantis||Television film|
|2006||Jane Doe: Yes, I Remember It Well||Antonio Ruiz||Television film|
|2006||Without a Trace||Corey Williams||Episode: "Odds or Evens"|
|2006||Lost||Sgt. Buccelli||Episode: "One of Them"|
|2006||Heist||Vinny Momo||2 episodes|
|2006||The Unit||Mike||Episode: "Unannounced"|
|2006||Bones||Nick Arno||Episode: "The Woman in the Sand"|
|2006||Jericho||Randy Payton||2 episodes|
|2007||Shark||Danny Vargas||Episode: "Here Comes the Judge"|
|2007||Las Vegas||Jason Scott||2 episodes|
|2007||Grey's Anatomy||Stan Giamatti||2 episodes|
|2008–2014||Sons of Anarchy||Juan Carlos "Juice" Ortiz||85 episodes|
|2009||Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles||Lieutenant Dietze||2 episodes|
|2009||CSI: Miami||Jimmy Castigan||Episode: "Dissolved"|
|2010||Lie To Me||Officer Tressler||Episode: "Teacher and Pupils"|
|2012||Hawaii Five-0||Sal Painter||Episode: "Mai Ka Wa Kahiko"|
|2012||Alcatraz||Sonny Burnett||2 episodes|
|2013||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Enrique Rodriguez||Episode: "Presumed Guilty"|
|2016–2018||Luke Cage||Hernan "Shades" Alvarez||Series Regular|
- Theo Rossi Is Finding His Place in America
- "Theo Rossi Biography". Tvguide.com. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
- Jim Norton (May 18, 2021). "UFC 262 Recap, Beneil Dariush, Felicia Spencer, actor Theo Rossi, and co-host Phoenix Carnevale" (Podcast).
- "Biography". TheoRossi.com. 2008-11-16. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
- "Theo Rossi (as Jean Carlos 'Juice' Ortiz) - Cast - Sons Of Anarchy - Shows". TV3. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
- "Tribeca 2015 Interview: Theo Rossi Talks Bad Hurt (Exclusive)". Shockya.com. 2015-05-30. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
- "'Sons of Anarchy' Star Theo Rossi Joins CAA (Exclusive)". Retrieved 2017-10-20.
- "Netflix's "Luke Cage" Adds Rosario Dawson, Theo Rossi". 2 September 2015.
- Staff, S. B. N. (2019-09-30). "THEO ROSSI & BRUCE COHEN JOIN THE ADVISORY BOARD AT HARLEM FILM HOUSE". Silicon Beach News. Retrieved 2021-09-19.
- House, Harlem Film (2019-09-17). "THEO ROSSI & BRUCE COHEN JOIN THE ADVISORY BOARD AT HARLEM FILM HOUSE". Medium. Retrieved 2021-09-19.
- "Harlem Film House Our Team". Harlem Film House. 2020-12-27. Retrieved 2021-09-19.
- "'Sons of Anarchy's' Ron Perlman, Theo Rossi and Dayton Callie Drop in on Marines and their Families Stationed in California on USO Tour". PRweb.com. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
- "About". Boot Campaign. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
- Driscoll, Bree (29 March 2013). "Actor's 'Staten Strong' Effort Helps Fuel Recovery". NY1. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
- "Theo Rossi 'Staten Strong' - New York News". Myfoxny.com. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
- Benanti, Carol Ann (8 March 2013). "StatenStrong 'angels' rebuild home for Staten Island Sandy victim". Blog.SILive.com. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
- Mazziotta, Julie. "Sons of Anarchy's Theo Rossi Has Been Vegan Since 1997: 'I'm Not Big on the Whole Food Thing'". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
- "Sons of Anarchy Star Theo Rossi Launches Campaign to Protect Street Dogs:". Humane Society International. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
- Leanne Aciz Stanton, "Theo Rossi and His Rescue Dog Benito Team Up With PETA to Encourage Pet Adoption". US Weekly, 19 September 2018.
- "Theo Rossi and Wife Meghan McDermott Welcome a Baby Boy!". 8 June 2015.
- "A Second Son! Theo Rossi and Wife Meghan Welcome Arlo Benjamin".
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