Gerardo Celasco

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Gerardo Celasco
Celasco in 2016
Born (1982-04-08) April 8, 1982 (age 41)
EducationSouthern Methodist University (BS)
Years active2000–present
PartnerJennifer Morrison (2019–present)[1]

Gerardo Celasco (born April 8, 1982), also known as Adrian Bellani, is an American actor. He was the second actor to play the role of Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald on the NBC daytime drama, Passions.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Miami, Celasco moved to his parents' home country El Salvador with his family as a child. He received his schooling at the Escuela Americana El Salvador, where competed in international horse jumping competitions and competed in the AASCA Central America Games representing his country. Celasco also became an accomplished volleyball player and was again invited to partake in the Central America Games.

Celasco later returned to the United States to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Southern Methodist University.[2]


After graduating from college, Salvadoran fashion photographer Roberto Aguilar asked Celasco to be the face of the Toni & Guy Bed Head campaign. He also appeared in Frankie J's music video for his song "And I Had You There".

People en Español magazine voted him as one of the 25 hottest Latin bachelors in the world in 2006.[citation needed] Celasco played Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald on the NBC daytime drama Passions from 2006 to 2007. In 2007, he appeared with Passions co-star Heidi Mueller on The Tyra Banks Show to help host Tyra through "soap opera school".

In 2019, Celasco appeared as Xavier Castillo in the ABC series How to Get Away with Murder.

Personal life[edit]

Celasco currently resides in Los Angeles but remains extremely close with his family and visits them often in San Salvador.[3] As of 2019 Celasco has been in a relationship with Jennifer Morrison.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
2010 Las Angeles Freddy
2011 Moneyball Carlos Peña
2011 Pimp Bullies Daniel
2012 Battleship Ensign Chavez
2013 Greencard Warriors Rigo
2014 White Dwarf Adrian


Year Title Role Notes
2000–2007 Passions Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald 156 episodes
2007 Heroes Gilberto Episode: "Four Months Ago..."
2011 RPM Miami Alejandro 'Alex' Hernandez 13 episodes
2011 Rizzoli & Isles Manny Vega Episode: "Don't Hate the Player"
2013 Westside Alex Deanne Television film
2014 Cleaners Joshua 2 episodes
2014 Person of Interest Tomas Koroa Episode: "Honor Among Thieves"
2014–2015 The Haves and the Have Nots Carlos 9 episodes
2015 The Player Suarez Episode: "L.A. Takedown"
2017 Bones Mark Kovac 2 episodes
2018 StartUp Fernan
2019 S.W.A.T. David Arias Episode: "Los Huesos"
2019–2020 How to Get Away with Murder Xavier Castillo 7 episodes
2020 Next Ty Salazar 10 episodes
2022 Swimming with Sharks Miles 6 episodes
2022 Good Sam Dr. Nick Vega 3 episodes
2022 Devil in Ohio Detective Lopez 8 episodes
2023 The Idol Andres Episode: "Daybreak"
TBA National Parks Lincoln Kane Episode #1.1


  1. ^ Vasquez, Lane (April 14, 2021). "What Has Jennifer Morrison Been Up To Since 'Once Upon A Time'?". TheThings. Retrieved February 27, 2022.
  2. ^ Mthimkhulu, Andile (2022-09-21). "Jennifer Morrison Allegedly Married Her Longtime Partner in Secret - Everything We Know about Gerardo Celasco". Retrieved 2023-06-22.
  3. ^ "Who, Where and Wow!". Soap Opera Weekly. 2007-02-13. p. 32.
  4. ^ Vasquez, Lane (April 14, 2021). "What Has Jennifer Morrison Been Up To Since 'Once Upon A Time'?". TheThings. Retrieved February 27, 2022.

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