Cookies help us deliver our Services. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Why Daniel From The Baker And The Beauty Looks So Familiar

Have you ever imagined what would happen if a rich and famous person waltzed into your life and completely up-ended your world? That fantasy is the very premise of ABC's The Baker and the Beautywhich you can now binge on Netflix. In this show, a perfectly ordinary baker named Daniel Garcia goes about his daily life until one day, his girlfriend dumps him — and he runs into a world-famous Australian supermodel called Noa Hamilton (Nathalie Kelley), who offers him "three wishes" to make him feel better after the heartbreak. The two, of course, fall for each other, and, from that point on, Daniel's blue-collar world and Noa's celebrity life are on constant, comedic collision course. 

It's a fun concept for a romantic comedy show, and for the people who wonder why a globetrotting superstar would fall for a random guy like that, there is the fact that Daniel is played by the incredibly charismatic and likable Victor Rasuk. While he's not quite what you'd call a household name, the actor has plenty of experience in front of the camera, and you might actually find yourself wondering where you've seen him before. Well, wonder no more — here's why Daniel from The Baker and The Beauty looks so familiar.

Victor Rasuk is Tony Alva in Lords of Dogtown

Victor Rasuk is a seasoned small screen face who's had notable roles in TV shows from E.R.to Jack Ryan. However, fans of quality biopics might remember him from Lords of Dogtown, Catherine Hardwicke's reality-based drama about a group of surfer kids who went on to form a legendary skateboard team called the Z-Boys and rose to fame as their relationships suffered in the crossfire of success and keeping it real. Rasuk's role is no cameo, either. Boasting luscious, blonde locks, he plays arguably the most famous and successful of the boys, the real-life skating champion Tony Alva. The 2005 movie put him in some pretty excellent company, too — his costars include none other than Heath Ledger — who plays surf shop owner and team founder Skip Engblom — and Emile Hirsch — as skateboarding and surfing pioneer Jay Adams. 

To be fair, the long-haired surfer look Tony Alva's role required might make it hard to connect Rasuk's early role with Daniel Garcia. However, it's an excellent early example of his sheer acting talent. 

He played Sgt. Tre Morales in Godzilla

Godzilla, the roaring, radioactive center of the MonsterVerse — at least, whenever a certain giant ape isn't around to challenge him for the title — has fought a great many titans in his last few movies. The massive monster has no shortage of opponents, from Mutos to Kings Kong and Ghidorah, as well as ... Victor Rasuk? It's true! In 2014's Godzilla, Rasuk's Sergeant Tre Morales was one of the unfortunate human beings who found themselves in Godzilla's and its enemies' path of destruction. Morales is a military man who befriends the (human) main character, Lt. Ford Brody (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). 

In an interview with Fox News, Rasuk enthused about the sheer scale and awesomeness of the film, and the impact seeing and hearing the movie's take on the legendary monster had on him. "This Godzilla is the best remake," the actor said. "I literally had hairs sticking out in the back of my neck."

Rasuk also played Jose in the Fifty Shades trilogy

E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey was quite a phenomenon, so of course it received sequels — and of course the book series, in turn, became a trilogy of movies. All three films — 2015's Fifty Shades of Grey, 2017's Fifty Shades Darker and 2018's Fifty Shades Freed – star Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan as the sadomasochistic main couple, Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. However, the trilogy also features other recurring characters, including Anastasia's faithful friend, photographer Jose Rodriguez.

Victor Rasuk plays Jose in all three Fifty Shades movies, and, in an interview with People, revealed that he didn't know the rather naughty source material too well — which led to some no-doubt interesting conversations with family members. "I wasn't familiar at all with the book," the actor said. "I actually had to call some of my family members -– like my aunt, who was a huge fan of the book. I said, 'Hey before I start doing this role, am I naked in this movie?'" Rasuk isn't, and he's been quick to admit that he was perfectly happy about finding this out. "I felt the most liberated of all the cast."