Ruggiero joined the solid of Degrassi as enthusiast-favourite Marco Del Rossi in 2002 just after in the beginning auditioning for Craig (“When in doubt kiss Craig?!”), turning out to be the show’s very first homosexual character and had one of the very first LGBTQ+ kisses on Canadian tv in 2004.
Right after graduating from Degrassi, Ruggiero remained on the clearly show for a person season when they tried using to adhere to some of the figures to college, and he returned in later seasons as a trainer. Full-circle!
In 2008, Ruggiero arrived out, conveying Marco’s struggles to occur to terms with his sexuality on the clearly show generally mirrored his possess in serious-lifestyle, with some of Marco’s coming out scenes currently being taken from his serious conversations with family members members. “Maybe it’s lifestyle imitating artwork, or it’s possible that’s what ‘Degrassi’ intended to do. I really feel like I am dwelling proof of what the clearly show needed to attain,” Ruggiero, who is an LGBTQ+ activist, instructed eTalk Canada at the time.
From 2008-2012, Ruggiero hosted the Canadian truth competitors collection The Upcoming, and hosted his possess world wide web collection, Straight Talk with Adamo Ruggiero, wherever he interviewed his previous co-stars.