Jordi Vilasuso

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Jordi Vilasuso
Born Jordi Alejandro Vilasuso
(1981-06-15) June 15, 1981 (age 32)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Actor

Jordi Alejandro Vilasuso (/vɪləˈss/; born June 15, 1981) is a Cuban-American actor best known for originating the role of "Tony Santos" on the CBS soap opera, Guiding Light from August 2000 until August 2003.

Vilasuso was raised by his parents, Dr. Frank Vilasuso and Ana Vilasuso, in Coral Gables, Florida. He also has an older brother, Javier, and a younger sister, Marianne. Vilasuso attended Ransom Everglades High School and later Glendale Community College in California.

In 2010, Vilasuso began dating actress Kaitlin Riley. On May 14, 2012, Vilasuso and Riley announced their engagement.[1][2] On May 21, 2012, Riley's sister, Bailee Madison, announced on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno that Riley is pregnant with the couples first child due in December.[3][4] Vilasuso and Riley were married on August 25, 2012 in Islamorada, Florida.[5] The couple's first daughter, Riley Grace Vilasuso, was born on November 26, 2012.[6]

In 2003 Vilasuso won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Tony Santos.[7] He was also nominated in the same category in 2002.

Vilasuso has appeared in the movies The Last Home Run, The Lost City, Heights and La Linea. He also appeared in other television programs such as 8 Simple Rules, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Numb3rs and CSI: Miami. In November 2010 he was signed on to play the contract role of Griffin Castillo on the popular soap opera All My Children.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 The Last Home Run Tommy
2000 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Dixon 1 episode
2001 Angels Don't Sleep Here Teenage Michael
2002 A Wedding Story: Josh and Reva Tony Santos uncredited
2000-2003 Guiding Light Tony Santos
2003-2004 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter Luke 2 episodes
2005 Heights Benjamen's ex
2005 The Lost City Jose Antonio "Manzanita" Echeverria
2005 Numb3rs Gabriel Ruiz 1 episode
2006 Fashion House Eddie Zarouvian 10 episodes
2007 Rumbero Alberto
2008 Ready or Not the Matador
2008 La Linea (film) Diablo
2008 Fire Bay Ferrer
2010 Bodas de Sangre Leonardo
2010-2011, 2013— All My Children Dr. Griffin Castillo December 16, 2010-September 23, 2011; April 29, 2013-present

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bailee Madison. "Congratulations to my beautiful sister". twitter.com. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  2. ^ Jordi Vilasuso. "The love of my life has accepted". twitter.com. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  3. ^ NBC. "Bailee Madison, Part 1 (5/21/12)". nbc.com. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  4. ^ Jim Warren. "Interview: Engaged... And Expecting!". http://abc.soapsindepth.com. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  5. ^ Jordi Vilasuso. "If I may quote my wife". twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-02-27. 
  6. ^ Jordi Vilasuso. "At 5:11 am we welcomed Riley". twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-02-27. 
  7. ^ David Bauder (19 May 2003). "Emmys make Wayne a winner; 'World Turns' is best drama". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 

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