Rossi at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International
|Born||John Theodore Rossi
June 4, 1975
Staten Island, New York City, New York
|Known for||Sons of Anarchy|
Rossi was born in Staten Island, New York City, New York. Growing up, he loved to ride dirt bikes. 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.
Rossi moved to Los Angeles in 1999, and showcased his acting versatility by first appearing in commercials for McDonald's, Nissan, and Bud Light. Since 2001, Rossi has guest starred in many television shows such as Veronica Mars, Bones, Boston Public, American Dreams, Heist, Las Vegas, Grey's Anatomy and Law and Order SVU.
In 2008, he was cast as the recurring role of "Juice" Ortiz in the series Sons of Anarchy, his best known role to date. Due to popular response, Rossi was upgraded to regular castmember in the second season.
In addition to acting and developing other projects, Rossi gets involved with the men and women of the military, with fellow co-stars Kim Coates, Dayton Callie and Ron Perlman. 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). Throughout the off-season, Rossi travels to different bases to visit US military men and women on a regular basis.
Within days of Hurricane Sandy hitting Staten Island, Rossi, with other friends and family, founded Staten Strong, a program administered by the Boot Campaign. Staten Strong shot their first Public Service Announcement a week after Hurricane Sandy hit. Over the last six months, Staten Strong has rebuilt two homes for Hurricane Sandy victims on Staten Island, and currently working on a third.
Rossi also founded Dos Dudes Pictures with several of his friends, in 2011. There is currently a documentary and their first feature film in the works this year.
|2004||Buds for Life||Teddy|
|2009||Red Sands||Pfc. Tino Hull|
|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|
|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||Shark||Danny Vargas||1 episode|
|2007||Las Vegas||Jason Scott||2 episodes|
|2007||Grey's Anatomy||Stan Giamatti||2 episodes|
|2008–present||Sons of Anarchy||Juan Carlos "Juice" Ortiz|
|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|
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