Robert LaSardo Movies and Career Information
Sep 20, 1963
Robert LaSardo (born September 20, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actor. He appears in movies and television shows, with one of his most notable television portrayals being Escobar Gallardo from the first, second, fourth and sixth season of the TV series Nip/Tuck. Starting in 2005, LaSardo portrayed the evil Manny Ruiz on the U.S. soap opera General Hospital until July 4, 2006 when his character was apparently killed by being thrown off the roof of General Hospital. LaSardo returned to General Hospital to play Manny's twin brother, Father Mateo Ruiz, a character who is currently dormant on the series. LaSardo began his career studying at the famed High School of Performing Arts in New York City, before going on to the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Robert also spent four years in the U.S. Navy, spending two of those years handling Navy attack dogs in the Aleutian Islands. LaSardo has extensive chest, neck, and arm tattoos. He is an Italian American, although he is often cast as a Latino or Latin-American character, and usually as a criminal or gang member.