Victor Rasuk

In some ways, Victor Rasuk's debut role in "Raising Victor Vargas" (2002) wasn't that much of a stretch. Both Victors grew up in the chaotic streets of the Lower East Side, came from outspoken families (Rasuk was ... Read more »
Born: 01/14/1984 in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (23)

Fifty Shades of Grey 2015 (Movie)

Jose (Actor)

Stalker 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Godzilla 2014 (Movie)

Sergeant Tre Morales (Actor)

jOBS 2013 (Movie)

Bill Fernandez (Actor)

Being Flynn 2012 (Movie)

Gabriel (Actor)

How to Make it in America 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Life is Hot in Cracktown 2009 (Movie)

Manny (Actor)

Spinning Into Butter 2009 (Movie)

Patrick Chibas (Actor)

Bonneville 2008 (Movie)

Bo (Actor)

Che: Part One 2008 (Movie)

Rogelio Acevedo (Actor)

Che: Part Two 2008 (Movie)

Rogelio Acevedo (Actor)

ER 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stop-Loss 2008 (Movie)

Rico Rodriguez (Actor)

Adrift in Manhattan 2007 (Movie)

Simon Colon (Actor)

Feel The Noise 2007 (Movie)

Javi (Actor)

I'm Reed Fish 2007 (Movie)

Frank Cortez (Actor)

Haven 2006 (Movie)

Fritz (Actor)

Law & Order: Trial by Jury 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lords of Dogtown 2005 (Movie)

Tony Alva (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Raising Victor Vargas 2003 (Movie)

Victor (Actor)

Five Feet and Rising 1998 (Movie)

Victor (Actor)

The War Boys (Movie)

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Biography

In some ways, Victor Rasuk's debut role in "Raising Victor Vargas" (2002) wasn't that much of a stretch. Both Victors grew up in the chaotic streets of the Lower East Side, came from outspoken families (Rasuk was Dominican), and shared a brash, go-for-broke attitude. But where Victor Vargas was forever a teenager stuck at home with his grandmother, Victor Rasuk grew up to become a talented actor. After making his debut in the short film "Five Feet High and Rising" (2000), which was later expanded into "Raising Victor Vargas," the fearless actor was cast as legendary pro skater Tony Alva in the biopic "Lords of Dogtown" (2005). Rasuk, a graduate of the High School of Performing Arts in NYC, showed his dramatic side in the Iraq War drama "Stop-Loss" (2008) and on NBC's "ER" (1994-2009). He landed a major role on HBO's 2010-11 series "How to Make It in America" as Cam, a suave street entrepreneur trying to hit it big, and portrayed one of Steve Jobs' early Apple employees in "Jobs" (2013). As restless as the city he called home, Victor Rasuk always had one eye towards the future.

EDUCATION

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts

Classmates with Jesse Eisenberg

Milestones

2013

Featured in the biopic "Jobs"

2012

Cast opposite Robert De Niro and Paul Dano in "Being Flynn," based on Nick Flynn's book Another Bullshit Night in Suck City: A Memoir

2010

Co-starred with Bryan Greenberg as enterprising twenty-somethings living in NYC on "How to Make It in America" (HBO)

2008

Played Rogelio Acevedo in Steven Soderbergh's biopic "Che: Part One"

2008

Featured in Kimberly Peirce directed war drama "Stop-Loss"

2005

Portrayed Tony Alva in the Catherine Hardwicke directed "Lords of Dogtown," a fictionalized take on a group of skateboarders that originated in Venice, CA during the 1970s

2004

Co-starred with Orlando Bloom in the crime drama "Haven"

2002

Made feature acting debut as the title character in the drama "Raising Victor Vargas"

2000

Made his debut in the short film "Five Feet High and Rising"

Bonus Trivia

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Fractured an orbital socket while attempting a particularly difficult trick for a scene in "The Lords of Dogtown."

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"If you look at the rest of my stuff, I always play characters that kind of don't look like me, 'cause I love transforming into someone else. I love being able to act, work and act, and then doing it under the radar." - from InterviewMagazine.com, 2012

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Is of Dominican descent.

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The native New Yorker shot many scenes for HBO's "How To Make It In America" in the same Lower East Side area where he grew up.

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