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422 – Theo Rossi (Actor/Podcast Host)

By June 3, 2020June 4th, 20202 Comments

Theo Rossi is an American actor, producer, and podcast host (THEOry). He’s 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). Despite his fame and success, Theo has both feet on the ground and is a no BS dude. You can hear the other half of our conversation on Theo’s podcast here, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Music: “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range; “Old Green House,” by Sail Cassady (Colin Craveiro) — Check out the video here; “Smoke Alarm,” by Carsie Blanton.


  • I’ve never watched Sons of Anarchy, or Breaking Bad for that matter (I know I know!) but I was really annoyed with Netflix and Marvel when Luke Cage got cancelled, and a large part of my frustration was because Shades was such an amazing character –very nuanced and calculating, at times brutal, but on rare occasions capable of tenderness and showing vulnerability. And Theo’s own ‘origin story’ is pretty amazing, too; it’s like some people need to spend years and thousands of dollars to reach a place in their craft (acting) that some others already did by way of hardship and a very bumpy road.

    • Thaddeous says:

      Yes Theo’s work on Luke Cage was outstanding- the main reason I watched it. Very intense, at times it reminded me of a young Pacino.

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