10 Fun Facts About Days Star Jordi Vilasuso!

Jordi Vilasuso, who plays Dario Hernandez on Days of Our Lives. Can we get a, “It’s getting hot in here?”

He plays fan fave Dario Hernandez on Days of Our Lives, and that’s not his first legacy character portrayal in daytime. Get to know Jordy Vilasuso!

Sunshine State

Vilasuso originally hails from Miami, Florida. His birthday’s June 15.

Doctor in the House

His dad, Fr. Frank Vilasuso, is an anesthesiologist. Vilasuso is one of three siblings–his older brother’s named Javier and younger sister’s Marianne. His mom’s name is Ana.

Soap Vet

Days isn’t his first soap gig, as many daytime fans know. Vilasuso got his start on Guiding Light playing Tony Santos. He also spent time on All My Children playing Griffin Castillo.

Emmy Win

Vilasuso can boast of a Daytime Emmy win for his role as Tony on Guiding Light in the category of Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama.

Primetime Credits

Vilasuso also has also lent his talent to several popular television series. They include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 8 Simple Rules, CSI:Miami, and Numb3rs, to name a few.

The Big Screen

His handsome face has graced the silver screen as well. Vilasuso’s movie credits include The Last Home Run, The Lost City and La Linea.

Notable Connections

Vilasuso is related to actor Andy Garcia by marriage. His cousin, Marivi, is married to Garcia. And, Vilasuso’s wife, actress Kaitlin Riley, is the older sister of actress Bailee Madison.

Family Man

Vilasuso and Riley have two children, daughters Riley Grace and Everly Maeve.

Well Rounded

Acting isn’t the only thing that he is passionate about. Vilasuso also enjoys photography, poetry, writing and keeping in shape by working out.

Devotion to his Art

According to his IMDb profile, Vilasuso makes no bones about his commitment to his craft. “Acting is what I’m passionate about. That’s my art, what I love,” he said.

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Christine is a native New Yorker and freelance writer who now lives in southwestern Connecticut. She is a longtime, avid soap fan who has always had an affinity for ABC soaps, in particular her favorite, General Hospital. (She will even tell you she sleeps, eats and breathes that soap!) She is passionate about the soap genre, and in addition she enjoys traveling, attending plays and musicals, reading biographies and various pursuits in between. She was a political science/history major, English minor and has published a book of paranormal short stories under her nom de plume, Prudence MacGregor.

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