Robert LaSardo (Father Mateo Ruiz on General Hospital)

Current Character: Father Mateo Ruiz

Birthday: 1963-09-20

Birthplace: Born in Brooklyn, New York


Robert's chest, neck and arms are covered in tattoos. He doesn't like to talk about them, but for fun he will show the illustration of Betty Boop on his inner forearm. He is an Italian American, however he is most often cast in Latino roles.

He was an honors student at NYC's High School of Performing Arts. He studied acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory in NYC. After he graduated, Robert served four years in the United States Navy. The first two years were spent handling Navy attack dogs in the Aleutian Islands, and he finished up his term in places such as Africa, Australia and Saudi Arabia.

Career Highlights

Nip/Tuck - Escobar Gallardo (2003),(2006)
General Hospital - Manny Ruiz(2005-2006) / Mateo Ruiz (2006 - Present)
Mind of Mencia - Paulie Serrano (2006)
CSI Miami - Memmo Fierro (2006)
Cold Case - Jesus Torres (2005)
Bones - Miguel Villeda (2006)

Awards & Acclaim