Ronnie Ortiz-Magro

by ethnic on September 14, 2010

Birth Name: Ronald Ortiz-Magro, Jr.

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 4, 1985

Ethnicity:
*Italian (father)
*Puerto Rican (mother)

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is an American television personality and actor. He appeared on the show Jersey Shore.

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GeorgeJeanPierre June 12, 2012 at 2:39 pm

fyi puerto ricans are mix of european african and native american. SO, He can see african influences in that nose…I mean come on

antonio11 November 2, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Actually us puerto ricans r a mixture of Spanish, African and Native American descent

George April 1, 2012 at 1:58 pm

he looks like he has some black in him

Sabrina March 20, 2012 at 10:28 am

My grandmother speaks and understands Spanish because it was taught to her as a child in the Philippines our last names are Aragon and Torres…so yeah…

Dropit! March 17, 2012 at 8:29 pm

As long as he’s not half colombian, mexican nor dominican its ok. Lol

Dropit! March 17, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Italian and Puerto Rican best of both worlds. No doubt!

Jenni Bugotti February 29, 2012 at 10:44 am

I love that show also I am italian and black. Haha lol :-)

norma velazquez February 17, 2012 at 3:53 pm

no wonder he has that temper .

Eduardo January 20, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Ii thought he was italian because the jersey shore show has all wop italians but when ronnie said he was puerto rican that was cool and very surprising

Sprgrl76 October 29, 2011 at 1:52 am

ra.fael~I’m sorry to say but your an idiot!! Your comment was so discriminating. My husband is full Puerto Rican, born & raised in Brooklyn NY. He comes form a VERY large family & they all speak Spanish & English. I had never been to NY before we met & i learned that about 95% of Puerto Ricans up there speak Spanish the majority of the time. They dont really ever speak english unless they go out of the Borrows.

ahhha October 21, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Why everybody try to be something else besides American??????????
You can’t be Italian if you’re born there. Italian is not a race is a place of birth. If you aren’t born there, or have an Italian passport your ass ain’t Italian.

ahhha October 21, 2011 at 5:32 pm

meant to say You can’t be Italian if you weren’t born there

Mac January 17, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Nationality and Ethnicity are two different things. Ethnically he’s Italian and whatever his Puerto Rican background is, while his nationality is American!

Jersey Shore = my love:) October 20, 2011 at 6:08 am

dude who gives a crap? we all know that ronnie is italian.
Snooki= Chilean
JWOWW= spanish/irish/italian
Pauly D= Italian
Vinny= Sicilian (italian)
Sammi ‘sweetheart’: Italian
Ronnie: Italian
Deena: Italian
Mike “the situation”: Italian
yeah. get your facts straight.

Former MySpace Celebrity October 22, 2011 at 5:18 am

Yeah, because “Ortiz” is such an Italian last name…
Get your facts right because Jenni is Spanish and Irish, no Italian.

themissEire October 29, 2011 at 10:29 am

Nope Jwoww has no Italian is only Irish and Spanish,

Mike August 6, 2011 at 8:15 pm

What’s with the hyphenated named what did he get married he is a phukken P R. Accept it

Mac October 20, 2011 at 9:40 am

Okay, so he’s half PR and half Italian. So by your logic he should just completely ignore 1/2 of his blood and one of his parents and only acknowledge the PR part? Seems illogical.

monica August 5, 2011 at 11:10 am

he needs to start claiming his hispanic side lol

ra.fael August 5, 2011 at 4:57 pm

monica thats how puerto ricans act,most puerto ricans up north don’t speak spanish anymore

Myspace Celebrity August 5, 2011 at 5:53 pm

He can speak Spanish,or at least a little bit of it. He was speaking Spanish when he was drunk as hell a couple of times.

Myspace Celebrity August 8, 2011 at 5:33 pm

What,nobody remembers when he was dancing at the house and started speaking in Spanish? Classic…

Delnegro July 28, 2011 at 2:14 am

I knew he could be part Spanish cuz the last name Ortiz is spanish

xbronx August 6, 2011 at 5:04 am

Did you figure that out all by yourself?

Delnegro August 8, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Stfu asshole Fuck u bitch

Jarocho October 13, 2011 at 10:51 am

spanish??? that bitch aint from spain
hes half puerco rican, puerco ricans are not from spain but from a little 5 miled island in the caribbean

Santiago October 14, 2011 at 11:29 pm

Spanish is the language Spaniard is the nationality chill out

Jarocho November 16, 2011 at 9:58 am

i dont give a fuck, spanish(spaniards) do not like puerco ricans, so its funny how you worship the spanish lol

Miranda June 2, 2011 at 9:45 am

Italian is white European !

xbronx August 6, 2011 at 5:05 am

Puerto Rican is not a race….they is black, indian, white…dahhh

ra.fael August 6, 2011 at 3:19 pm

no, we are not all the 3 races,of course some are but not all

SOUTHERN.BELL September 30, 2011 at 9:26 pm

@ra.fael obviously your prejudice everytime someone refers to puerto ricans bein black you have sumthin to say in reality nobody knows what their background is because in the bible days races was never a problem no matter how white black or red you are we all come from the same two people a man and a woman who is adam and eve

wth October 2, 2011 at 8:28 pm

So I finally run into the dumbest person in the world. Puerto Rican is a race dumb face.

alicia October 8, 2011 at 2:56 am

@ xbronx: Wait, are you being serious right now? Pick up a book, use google, learn some history. Puerto Ricans are not black indian or white! Puerto Ricans are PUERTO RICAN! We have our own history, culture, traditions, etc. etc. Columbus stumbled upon the island which was already inhabited by Tainos. When the Spanish arrived (late 1400s), they began to colonize the island, making the Tainos slaves and bringing slaves from Africa (early 1500s). Puerto Rico is a melting pot but it is NOT just black, indian, and white. Thanks for demonstrating your ignorance.

ilovejerseyshore October 3, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Who cares who is Italian or puerto rican…Jersey shore is a excellent show, And always has my attention :) Ronnie is amazing… and i hope sammi knows how lucky she is…just my 2 cents!

Anonymous September 18, 2010 at 1:42 pm

He is NOT Half Latin. He is 100% Latin.
Italian = Latin
Spanish = Latin
Portuguese = Latin
Romanian = Latin
French = Latin

Ignorant idiots.

ilovejerseyshore October 3, 2010 at 8:17 pm

I kno right:)

Tiffany June 16, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Perfecto- Well said because all of those languages derive from latin!!

_collie_ August 2, 2011 at 4:50 am

Only ppl from Latin american are latins.
Goshh -.-‘

wth October 2, 2011 at 8:31 pm

LOl, seriously you need to go back to school. Dumb F*****

ummm... August 4, 2011 at 6:08 pm

You are very right and filipinos also have a latin based language.

rafael August 4, 2011 at 6:17 pm

ha ha ha filipinos,latin? i’ve heard it all now.

monica August 5, 2011 at 11:09 am

@ rafael
i know right, its so annoying they try to claim everything, when really they are malays

SOUTHERN.BELL September 30, 2011 at 9:28 pm

sure is if you knew your history the majority of the fillippino race consist of fillippino and spanish descent duh go back to school

History Lover October 20, 2011 at 12:16 am

Filipino ethnic groups living in the Philippines whose ancestral make-up is either fully or partially from Spain. Puerto Ricans are largely the descendants of Europeans, Taíno, Africans or a blend of these groups. Oh & Italians are considered Caucasian for the ones that think otherwise

Alice March 13, 2012 at 1:28 am

The majority of Filipino people do not have Spanish ancestry. Most Filipinos names were changed to Spanish but they do not have a Spanish ancestor. Governor General Narciso Clavería y Zaldúa issued a decree on November 21, 1849 which is known as the Claveria Decree which states that Filipinos should adopt Spanish surnames to make census counting easier. Only about 1-2% of people in the Philippines have any Spanish blood. The vast majority are fully Asian people.

wth October 2, 2011 at 8:32 pm

I am with you on that rafael. I have found some of the dumbest comments on this website. Just when I thought ppl could not get any dumber. Seriously??????? If you don’t know something, then drop the point and don’t comment.

wth October 2, 2011 at 8:37 pm

true, but it is all about the language. they have the race, but they would have to speak the language. I know filipinos and they do not speak spanish.

myspace celebrity September 16, 2010 at 6:30 pm

I think Vinny is the only Italian American person on the show,but then again I’m not sure since Sammi has said that she wasn’t Italian in the past(and retracted her comment and stated that she’s Italian). I heard that Mike/The Situation is also half Puerto Rican…I’m not sure if its true.
I still don’t understand how “guido” is a lifestyle that supposedly anyone can emulate.

kim September 20, 2010 at 5:37 pm

my brother jordan knows mike the situation trust me im not lian and he is on italian-american

kim September 20, 2010 at 5:38 pm
Anonymous September 14, 2010 at 12:23 pm

I do not know why people watch such trashy scripted such as Jersey Shore.

History Lover October 20, 2011 at 12:19 am

Pure entertainment, its just like the people that still watch WWE, wrestling has lost its touch and has gone into a damn soap. My husband set up the ring in our town for them a few years back and he watched them rehearse each match

Raff October 2, 2011 at 11:24 pm

many filipinos still speak spanish, especially the old and well to do families who speak it as their household language. And in the southern Philippines a creole spanish based language is still spoken by a majority. Spanish could have been the national language of the Philippines but it was stamped out by the americans during their occupation when english was introduced as the medium of instruction in schools and in publications when spanish was used before. Spanish was simply replaced with american english and nearly 95 percent of filipinos understand and speak english.

Jackie March 17, 2012 at 6:59 am

Please stop pointing out saying they speak a Spanish creole or Chavacano and although it is somewhat close to Spanish but still it is NOT Spanish so they can’t be considered Hispanics. I speak Spanish and I met some Filipinos who speaks that Chavacano language but I’m having hard time understanding them. And while the Gringos did a terrific job in making Filipinos speak English, they’re not the real reason why Filipinos don’t speak Spanish. If that would be the case then Puerto Ricans should also cease to speak Spanish since they’re still under US territory, but NO. They were able to retain the language while being bilingual in English as well. The truth is that Spanish was never spoken by the majority of Filipinos even during the Hispanic era even if it was the lingua franca at that time. It was due to several reasons: 1. the Spanish friars controlled most of Philippines & they didn’t want the Indios to learn Spanish so they disobeyed the King’s order to teach the natives Spanish 2. lack of intermixing b/w Spaniards & Indios resulted of not creating a necesity to learn Spanish 3. there were only very few Spaniards who went to Phils & there were no large scale Spanish immigration happened there, unlike in Latin America which explains why the country was able to retain its original people, culture & language intact.

BumbleBee March 17, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Raff, I totally agree with you. I’m Filipino and my parents are from the Philippines and my mother can speak/understand Spanish even before she moved to America and we live in CA! How do you expect a country to not learn the language/heritage/culture/religion (more than 80% of Filipinos are Catholic) when the Spaniards colonized the Philippines for over 300+ years? And only 1 – 2 percent of the native Filipinos were only mixed with Spanish? I seriously have high doubts about that and many Spaniards were BORN IN THE PHILIPPINES! Seriously. And hello, the Philippines was named after King Philip II of SPAIN! I think a lot of non-Filipinos who try to say we’re not mixed with Spanish, Chinese, etc are just plain IGNORANT! Stop googling this sh*t and actually pick up a book on the history, not just hear say either.

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