Emmy® Award-winning actor Jordi Vilasuso joins the cast of ABC's daytime drama ALL MY CHILDREN, playing the role of Dr. Griffin Castillo, it was announced today by Brian Frons, president, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group (this is ABC's formal press release). Vilasuso was best known for his role as Tony Santos on GUIDING LIGHT.
"We are excited to welcome Jordi Vilasuso to the ALL MY CHILDREN family and look forward to introducing a new character on our canvas with Mexican heritage. With Jordi's talented portrayal, the entrance of Griffin Castillo to Pine Valley promises to be filled with joy, passion and mystery," says Executive Producer Julie Hanan Carruthers.
In story, Griffin Castillo is a doctor and is originally from Mexico. He comes to the town of Pine Valley after working with doctors without borders on humanitarian missions.
Mr. Vilasuso has extensive television and film roles to his credit. In television, he won the 2003 Daytime Emmy® Award for his portrayal of Tony Santos on "Guiding Light." He has also guest starred on CSI: MIAMI, NUMB3RS, 8 SIMPLE RULES FASHION HOUSE and the pilot NO PLACE LIKE HOME. His film credits include leading roles in Magic City, La Linea, Heights, Ready or Not and Lost City.
Born and raised in Miami, FL, Mr. Vilasuso's parents emigrated from Cuba. He is fluent in Spanish and currently resides in Los Angeles.