Domenic Di Rosa is a Canadian actor who earned immense recognition with the television series Big Wolf on Campus (1999) in which he played the role of Tim Eckert. He is well-known for appearing in the television series Letterkenny (2017), Barkskins (2020), and the film Mafia Inc (2019).
Domenic Di Rosa was born on Thursday, February 1, 1979 (age 42 years; as of 2021), in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In 1954, his grandparents arrived in Quebec from Cattolica Eraclea, Sicily in Italy; therefore, since childhood, Domenic was well versed in the Sicilian language. He did his schooling at Hudson High School (now Westwood High School) in Hudson, Canada. The drama program at Hudson High School is where Domenic first got interested in acting. Domenic was part of the Hudson Drama Coterie, run by his drama teacher Kevin Woodhouse, a mentor who encouraged Domenic to pursue a career in acting. In an interview, he said,
Aside from my father, Kevin was my other mentor who told me, ‘You’ve got something kid. You should continue with it”
Height (approx.) : 5′ 10″
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Moss Green
Family & Ethnicity
Parents & Siblings
Domenic Di Rosa was born to an Italian mother and a French-Canadian father. CTVM
Relationships, Wife & Children
On Saturday, August 28, 2004, Domenic Di Rosa got married to Kelly Ward. Together they have two children; a daughter, Samantha Anne Mathieu, and a son, Michael Domenico Mathieu. Later, in June 2009, they got divorced. On Tuesday, March 5, 2013, Domenic Di Rosa got married to Faye Douranos, who works at Cirion BioPharma Research. Domenic and Faye together have two children, a son, Philippe Richard Mathieu, and a daughter.
In 1999, Domenic Di Rosa made his television debut with ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ in which he played a small role of Moose. Thereafter, he came into the limelight with the television series ‘Big Wolf on Campus’ in which he played the role of Tim Eckert.
In 2002, he appeared as Vasquez Bodyguard in the television mini-series The Last Chapter. In the same year, after three successful seasons, the series Big Wolf on Campus (1999) got canceled, which prompted Domenic to take a break for a while and raise his family. Later, he played cameo roles in various series like A Stranger in My Home (2013), The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (2018), and The Detectives (2018). In 2017, he marked his return to the entertainment industry with the recurring role of Jean-Pierre in the Canadian comedy series Letterkenny. In 2020, he starred in the American drama television series ‘Barkskins’ in which he played the role of Father Gabriel.
In 1994, Domenic Di Rosa made his film debut with ‘Obstruction of Justice’ in which he played the role of a police officer. Thereafter, he appeared in various films like Stardom (2000), End of the Line (2007), and Good Sam (2019). In 2019, he shot to fame with the Canadian crime drama film ‘Mafia Inc’ in which he played the role of Toto ‘The Butcher’ Russo, the right-hand man for a criminal syndicate.
In 2020, he appeared as Medical Examiner in the film Pieces of a Woman.
- While shooting for the film Mafia Inc (2019), Domenic Di Rosa’s expertise in the Sicilian language enabled him to work as a consultant on the set.
- In an interview, he revealed that while he was on a break from the entertainment industry, Domenic took other jobs such as a security guard and airport baggage handler to support his family. He said,
You’ve got to do what you have to do to make ends meet”