Jordi Vilasuso — A Biography

Jordi Vilasuso was born in Miami, Florida. Although his family is full of doctors, he knew he wanted to be an actor, and at the age of 15, he landed the role of Tommy in The Last Home Run.

His first big break was scoring a role on cult favorite and critics’ darling Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Dixon in the episode titled Primeval in 2000. Vilasuso was introduced to a much wider audience when he booked the role of Tony Castillo on the daytime serial All My Children in 2001.

He added credits for Angels Don’t Sleep Here, A Wedding Story: Josh & Reva, and No Place like Home while juggling his role on GL until 2003. When his stint ended, Vilasuso moved on to guest-starring roles on 8 Simple Rules, Heights, Lost City, and NUMB3Rs.

In 2006, he inked a deal as a recurring character, Eddie Zarouvian, on the show Fashion House. After its cancellation, Vilasuso booked roles on CSI: Miami, Ready or Night, La Linea, Oba: The Last Samurai, and Magic City Memoirs.

In 2010, he snagged the role of Dr. Griffin Castillo on All My Children. The stint lasted a year but he returned for the show’s swan song in 2013. The hard-working actor continued to pound the pavement and landed new credits to pepper his resumé with projects such as Parks and Recreations, The Arrangement, Hoke, The Invitation, Impact Earth, and Circle.

Vilasuso landed more recurring roles as Tony Morales on The Glades, Isaac Santero on South Beach, and Paulo Cavalcanti on Graceland. In 2016, he added a stint as Rafe’s brother, Dario Hernandez, on Days of our Lives. In 2018, he joined the cast of The Young and the Restless as newcomer Rey Rosales. Rey suffered a heart attack and died in the spring of 2022.

Other credits include Mafioso, Below the Surface, Altitude, A Cowgirl’s Story, Clyde Cooper, and Killer Island.

Jordi Vilasuso resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Kaitlin, and two daughters, Riley and Everly.

Follow him on Twitter @JordiVilasuso and Instagram @jordivilasuso.

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Fast Facts

  • June 15, 1981— Birthdate
  • His father is an anesthesiologist.
  • His older brother is in medical school and has a younger sister.
  • Attended Epiphany Catholic School in Miami, Florida.
  • His cousin, Marivi Lorido Garcia, is married to actor Andy Garcia.
  • Played Andy Garcia’s illegitimate son, Diablo, in La Linea.
  • Is a self-proclaimed Techie and loves to practice yoga.