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Date Of BirthJanuary 15, 1984
FactHe is of Dominican descent.


Who is Victor Rasuk?

Victor Rasuk was born on 15 January 1984, in New York City, USA, of Dominican descent, and is an actor, best known for his work in the films “Raising Victor Vargas” and “Lords of Dogtown”. He’s also been a main cast member of shows such as “Stalker” and “How to Make it in America”.

 The Wealth of Victor Rasuk

As of late-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $2 million, earned through a successful career in acting. He’s been active in the entertainment industry since 1999 and has worked on numerous mainstream films during his career.

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Early Life and Career Beginnings

Victor grew-up in New York where his father worked at an auto shop while his mother was a seamstress. He grew up alongside a brother, and both of them aspired to pursue careers in the entertainment industry. At a young age, he began taking lessons at a performing arts school and at the age of 14, he got his first role in the short film entitled “Five Feet High and Rising”.

During the making of that film, it was suggested to him by the director that they expand it to a full feature, leading to the creation of “Raising Victor Vargas”. The comedy film follows the story of a teenager as he tries to manage his eccentric family while also trying to win the affection of a girl. The film was screened during the 2002 Cannes Film Festival and was successful, leading him to gain a nomination during the 19th Independent Spirit Awards for Best Debut Performance.

Victor Rasuk

Rise to Prominence

He continued working on independent films in the next few years, and then had another lead role in the film entitled “Haven”, which was aired at the Toronto International Film Festival. It is set in the Cayman Islands, and follows the story of differing people whose lives intersect, creating a chain of violence and chaos. In 2005, he portrayed skateboarder Tony Alva in the biographical film entitled “Lords of Dogtown”. To handle the role, he had to do surfing and skateboarding tricks, so learning the craft. The more complicated tricks were performed by stuntmen though, preferring a method acting approach to the role.

He tried to skate a huge ramp during the second week of training and fractured one of his orbital bones as a result. He later stated that at the very least, he earned respect from the skaters in the cast. Over the next few years, he had more roles, such as in “I’m Reed Fish”, ‘Bonneville”, and “Adrift in Manhattan”. In 2008, he played the role of a Private in “Stop-Loss”, a war film starring Channing Tatum and Ryan Philippe, which follows the story of young soldiers who are left psychologically scarred after their experience during the Iraq War.

Recent Projects

After working in films such as “The War Boys” and “Life is Hot in Cracktown”, Victor was cast in “How to Make it In America” as the character Cam Calderon. The series ran on HBO for two seasons, following the lives of two friends who try to make it big in New York City’s fashion scene. The show was eventually cancelled due to its inability to garner a large audience. In the meantime, he returned to film work, and had a role in the film “Godzilla” – the monster film is a reboot of the “Godzilla” franchise, making it the 30th film overall.

It is the second film to be completely produced in Hollywood, starring Elizabeth Olsen, and Ken Watanabe. It follows the story of a soldier who is caught in a crossfire between Godzilla and two other monsters. In 2016, he had a starring role during a season of “Colony” as the character BB. The science fiction show starred Sarah Wayne Calles and Josh Holloway, lasting for three seasons before getting cancelled. A few of his latest projects include the film adaptations of the “Fifty Shades” trilogy, in which he portrayed Jose Rodriguez.

Personal Life and Social Media

For his personal life, not much is known in terms of any of Rasuk’s romantic relationships. He has not been open about this aspect of his life, and many sources believe that he is single due to the lack of any evidence to the contrary. He loves to maintain his body at the gym, and enjoys boxing too, plus professional boxing as a whole, and watches big matches from time to time.

He also likes to travel, to various countries around the world.  He is close friends with many celebrities as well as musicians, often hanging out with them.

Similar to numerous actors, he is active online through accounts on social media. He has an account on Instagram on which he has over 63,000 followers, using the platform to post photos of some of his endeavors outside of work – he has photos alongside other actors such as Zoe Saldana, Rita Ora and Sam Rockwell. He also has a Twitter account with over 24,000 followers and mainly expresses his opinions through the platform. He follows a lot of sporting events, and shares his thoughts on those too. Another account he has is on Facebook with over 20,000 followers, on which he posts several photos similar to that on his Instagram.

General Info

Full NameVictor Rasuk
Date Of BirthJanuary 15, 1984
Height1.68 m
ProfessionActor
NationalityAmerican

Family

SiblingsSilvestre Rasuk

Accomplishments

NominationsGotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star Male, Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star - Male
MoviesFifty Shades of Grey, Lords of Dogtown, Fifty Shades Darker, Raising Victor Vargas, Godzilla, Adrift in Manhattan, Life Is Hot in Cracktown, Feel the Noise, The War Boys, Stop-Loss, I'm Reed Fish, Being Flynn, Jobs, Five Feet High And Rising, Haven, Bonneville, Apples
TV ShowsStalker, How to Make It in America

Social profile links

Facts

#Fact
1He is of Dominican descent.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Haven2004/IFritz
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2003TV SeriesLeon Ardilles
Rock Steady2002Roc
Raising Victor Vargas2002Victor
Five Feet High and Rising2000ShortVictor
Flawless1999Kid from the Neighborhood (uncredited)
Holy New York2017post-productionSam
Fifty Shades Darker2017completedJosé Rodriguez
Bream Gives Me HiccupsTV Series filmingJaime
Colony2016TV SeriesBB
Stalker2014-2015TV SeriesBen Caldwell
Fifty Shades of Grey2015José
Godzilla2014Sergeant Tre Morales
A Bag Full of Money2013ShortRasool
Jobs2013Bill Fernandez
Being Flynn2012Gabriel
El Jefe2012TV MovieAlfonso 'Al' Rodriguez
How to Make It in America2010-2011TV SeriesCameron 'Cam' Calderon
Apples2010/IShortValet
Life Is Hot in Cracktown2009Manny
The War Boys2009Greg
ER2008-2009TV SeriesDr. Ryan Sanchez
Che: Part One2008Rogelio Acevedo
Stop-Loss2008Rico Rodriguez
Feel the Noise: The Making of a Musical Movement2008Video shortJavi
Feel the Noise2007Javi
Spinning Into Butter2007Patrick Chibas
Adrift in Manhattan2007Simon Colon
Emil2006Short
Bonneville2006Bo
I'm Reed Fish2006Frank Cortez
Lords of Dogtown2005Tony
Law & Order: Trial by Jury2005TV SeriesLuis Ramirez

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother2007Documentary contributor

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind2004special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The View2015TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself - Stalker
Last Call with Carson Daly2010TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008TV SeriesHimself
Dogged on Dogtown2005Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'Lords of Dogtown'2005Video documentary shortHimself
The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHimself

Awards

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2012Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Actor/TelevisionHow to Make It in America (2010)
2011Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Actor - TelevisionHow to Make It in America (2010)
2011Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Performance - ComedyHow to Make It in America (2010)
2010Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Supporting Actor - TelevisionHow to Make It in America (2010)
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Breakout Performance - MaleLords of Dogtown (2005)
2004Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Debut PerformanceRaising Victor Vargas (2002)
2004OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Breakthrough Performance - MaleRaising Victor Vargas (2002)
2003Breakthrough AwardGotham AwardsRaising Victor Vargas (2002)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia
Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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