Dominic "Dom" Toretto (born August 29, 1976), is an American Auto mechanic and racer, When he meets Brian O'Conner, his family is torn apart by the revelation that Brian is an undercover cop. Dominic escapes the United States and reestablishes a new crew, running several jobs around Central and South America. He joins forces with Brian again after returning to Los Angeles to avenge the apparent death of his wife Letty Ortiz. He is sentenced to prison for twenty five to life before escaping the law and fleeing to South America once more. Dominic earned his freedom after he and his crew helped Diplomatic Security Serviceagent, Luke Hobbs, take down former British Special Forces soldier Owen Shaw, while rescuing an amnesiac Letty. Dominic Toretto is Portrayed by Vin Diesel.