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ARTURO ROSSI - Executive Director, Co-Founder

 

Arturo Rossi

Recurring Character "Quinn" USA Network's Hit TV Show "Graceland"

Recurring Character "Sugar" USA Network's Hit TV Show "Burn Notice"

Company Co-Founder, Executive Director, Award-Winning and Critically Acclaimed Actor/Director. A proud graduate of Harvard University, Arturo is the Executive Director of Ground Up & Rising and has worn multiple hats as producer, director, writer and actor in many of the company’s productions. An award-winning and critically acclaimed TV, film, and stage actor/director, Arturo is most known for his memorable recurring characters on two popular American television shows: "Quinn" on Graceland (USA Network) and "Sugar" on Burn Notice (USA Network). Rossi rendered "Quinn" as a cold, calculating, ruthless sociopath, and "Sugar" as an affable bad guy torn between an intrinsic allure for bad choices and a yearning to do good. While his 4-episode arc on Graceland and 5 seasons on Burn Notice have been his most visible roles, Arturo has also built an impressive career as a theatre artist. In his stage career, his work has been hailed as "comparable in quality" to a Tony-nominated performance for actor in a leading role (Wall Street Journal), he has been called a "quadruple threat" (Miami Herald), and a "charismatic, energetic young actor" (Miami Herald). His performances have been lauded as "tour-de-force" (Sun-Sentinel), "stunning" (Sun-Sentinel), and a "revelation" (New Times). Arturo's regional theatre production resume includes acclaimed portrayals of lead roles in contemporary plays written by American theatre luminaries: "Jackie" in Stephen Adly Guirgus' The MotherF**cker With The Hat, "Eddie" in Sam Shepard's masterpiece Fool For Love, "Angel" in Stephen Adly Guirgis' Jesus Hopped The "A" Train, "Pavlo" in David Rabe's The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, and alternating the roles of "Joey/Murph" every evening in Israel Horovitz's American classic The Indian Wants The Bronx.