Leo Dottavio is a California born actor, athlete, stuntman, and comedian. He grew up in California and is recognized as a multidisciplinary athlete and performer.
When he was young, he played baseball and competed on the swim team for Grant High School in California. Leo showed a high level of skill in both sports, but decided to pursue his passion for baseball. He was recruited to play at California State University, Stanislaus. With a love for the sport and demonstrating notable athletic capability, he continued his athletic career after college, going on to playing semi-professionally with the Pasadena Redbirds.
His Start in Hollywood
Leo started his career in Hollywood as a stuntman. Using his athletic talents and harnessing his love of film Leo successfully pursued work as a stuntman, performing in shows such as SMILF, Love, 9-1-1 and others, including the action-packed Universal Studios Hollywood show “WaterWorld.” Leo was also pursued by Harrah’s Casinos and Bud Light, where he acted in both regional and national commercials.
When he wasn’t playing baseball or working as a stuntman or in commercials, he worked for his family’s construction business. But soon he went on to perform in roles that would make him well known.
Leo is most famous for his role as a contestant on “The Bachelorette” in 2018, where he competed for the heart of Becca Kufrin, and became infamous for his role on “Bachelor in Paradise” the same year, where he played the villain. Leo is also known for playing Jimmie on the web series “Fight of the Living Dead” and has been featured on popular television shows like “American Horror Story,” “Black Jesus,” and “You’re the Worst.”
Currently, Leo has been pursuing stand-up comedy. He performs frequently at Los Angeles area comedy clubs, and tours the country. He has performed at venues in Indiana, Texas, and several other locations. He also has a popular podcast on YouTube with fellow comedian and occasional performance partner, Danny Mullin.
Leo also dedicates his time toward philanthropic pursuits. He has worked with several philanthropic organizations, including Colton Underwood’s ‘Legacy Foundation’ to raise money for cystic fibrosis and medical equipment, the MS Society for multiple sclerosis, and ‘Cycle for Survival,’ which fund raises for cancer research and education.