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Alex Rocco ACTOR




ALEX ROCCO BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Alex Rocco was born on February 29th, 1936 in Boston, Massachusetts with the birth name Alexander Federico Petricone Jr., born to Mary and Alexander Sam Petricone.  

When he moved to Hollywood in the 60's to pursue a career in the entertainment industry he supported himself by working as a bartender while also auditioning for roles.  He was lucky enough to receive some acting training from actors, Leonard Nimoy and Jeff Corey.  In the late 1960's he began appearing on such television series as, "Run for Your Life", "Batman" and "Get Smart" all 1967.

Soon he also began breaking into the film industry with some of his more well known roles being on, "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre" (1967) Jason Robards as Al Capone, George Segal as Peter Gusenberg, David Canary as Frank Gusenberg and Ralph Meeker as Bugs Moran, Harold J. Stone as Frank Nitti, Jack Nicholson as hitman Gino, David Canary as Frank Gusenberg, Jan Merlin as Willie Marks, Buck Taylor as interviewer, John Agar as Dion O'Bannion, Joseph Campanella as Albert Wienshank, Bruce Dern as Johnny May, Clint Ritchie as Machine Gun Jack McGurn, Jean Hale as Myrtle, Leo Gordon as Heitler and Reed Hadley as Hymie Weiss, "Wild Riders" (1971), "The Godfather" (1972) with an ensemble cast including Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Sterling Hayden, Richard S. Castellano, John Cazale, Abe Vigoda, Richard Conte and a host of others, "The Friends of Eddie Coyle" (1973) starring Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Richard Jordan, Steven Keats and Joe Santos, "Freebie and the Bean" (1974) co-starring James Caan, Alan Arkin, Loretta Swit, Jack Kruschen, Mike Kellin, Linda Marsh and Valerie Harper, "The Stunt Man" (1980) starring Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback and Barbara Hershey, "Stick" (1985), "Scenes from the Goldmine" (1987), "Lady in White" (1988) also starring Lukas Haas, Len Cariou and Katherine Helmond, "Dream a Little Dream" (1989) Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Meredith Salenger, Jason Robards, Piper Laurie, Susan Blakely and Harry Dean Stanton, "Get Shorty" (1995) starring John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Bette Midler, Dennis Farina and Danny DeVito and "Just Write" (1997) starring Jeremy Piven, Sherilyn Fenn, JoBeth Williams, Yeardley Smith, Holland Taylor and Wallace Shawn.
 
Along with his film work he also made quite a name for himself as a television actor appearing in, "Sibs", "The Facts of Life", "Home Improvement", "Get Christie Love!", "Barnaby Jones", "Rockford Files", "Starsky and Hutch", "CHiPs", "The Love Boat", "The A-Team", "T.J. Hooker", "Rags to Riches", "Sibs", "Hope & Gloria", "Just Shoot Me", "Family Law", "Walker, Texas Ranger", "Touched by An Angel", "The Division", "ER" and "The Wedding Bells".
 
In addition to his film and television work he has also done voice over work for the television series, "The Simpsons", "The Angry Beavers", "Family Guy" and "The Life 7 Time of Tim".
 
Rocco also won an Emmy for his role on the series, "The Famous Teddy Z" (1989).  Most recently he has starred in the films, "Find me Guilty" (2006) starring with Vin Diesel, Peter Dinklage, Linus Roache, Richard Portnow and Ron Silver, "Jam" (2006) starring Elizabeth Bogush, Dan Byrd, Julie Claire and David DeLuise, "Smokin' Aces" (2007) Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Andy Garcia, Ray Liotta, Alicia Keys, Ryan Reynolds, Chris Pine and Matthew Fox, "Ready or Not" (2009), "Now Here" (2010), the television series, "Magic City" (2012), "Private Practice" (2012) and soon to release his latest film role in post-production, "The House Across the Street" (2013). 

Alex Rocco has been married twice, first in 1966 to Sandie Elaine Garrett and they had three children and remained happily married until she passed away from cancer in 2002.  He is currently married to his second wife, Shannon Wilcox since 2005.


Filmography

2013         The House Across the Street
2012         Private Practice
2012         Magic City
2011         The Life & Times of Tim
2011         And They're Off
2011         Batman: Year One 
2010         Fallout: New Vegas
2010         Now Here
2010         Party Down
2010         Blackbird
2009         Ready or Not
2007         The Wedding Bells
2006         Smokin' Aces
2006         Jam
2006         Find Me Guilty
2005         ER
2005         Crazylove
2001-2004     The Division 
2004         One Life to Live 
2004         Restive Planet
2003         The Job
2003         Lucky 
2003         Touched by an Angel
2002         The Country Bears
2002         Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie
1999-2001     Family Guy
2001         Italian Ties
2001         The Wedding Planner
2000         The Angry Beavers 
2000         The Last Producer
2000         Walker, Texas Ranger
2000         The Practice 
1999         Sam Churchill: Search for a Homeless Man
1999         Family Law
1999         Dudley Do-Right
1999         Just Shoot Me!
1999         Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
1998         A Bug's Life
1998         Silk Stalkings 
1998         Goodbye Lover
1998         Michael Hayes
1997         Home Improvement 
1997         Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher 
1997         Early Edition
1997         Just Write
1997         Goode Behavior
1990-1997     The Simpsons 
1996         Mad About You 
1996         That Thing You Do!
1996         The Flight of the Dove
1996         Pinky and the Brain
1996         Dead of Night
1995         Hope & Gloria 
1995         Partners 
1995         Can't Hurry Love
1995         Get Shorty
1994-1995     The George Carlin Show
1993         Harmful Intent
1993         Bonkers
1993         Daddy Dearest
1993         Love, Honor & Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage
1991-1992     Sibs 
1992         Boris and Natasha
1991         The Pope Must Diet
1991         An Inconvenient Woman 
1991         Midnight Caller 
1990         A Quiet Little Neighborhood, a Perfect Little Murder 
1990         How to Murder a Millionaire
1989-1990     The Famous Teddy Z
1989         Murphy Brown
1989         Wired
1989         Dream a Little Dream
1988         Lady in White
1981-1988     The Facts of Life 
1988         Rock 'n' Roll Mom
1987         Hunter
1987         Hotel 
1987         Rags to Riches 
1987         CBS Summer Playhouse
1987         Return to Horror High
1987         Scenes from the Goldmine
1987         P.K. and the Kid
1984-1986     T.J. Hooker 
1985-1986     Murder, She Wrote 
1985         The Golden Girls
1985         Badge of the Assassin
1985         Gotcha!
1985         Braker 
1985         Stick
1985         The A-Team
1985         Stiffs
1983-1984     The Love Boat 
1982-1984     Simon & Simon 
1984         St. Elsewhere 
1984         Hardcastle and McCormick 
1984         Cannonball Run II
1984         Matt Houston 
1984         Jessie 
1983         The Best of Times
1983         Small & Frye
1982         The First Time 
1982         The Entity
1981         Nobody's Perfekt
1981         Lily: Sold Out
1980         CHiPs 
1980         The Stunt Man
1980         Herbie Goes Bananas
1979         Voices
1978         The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank
1978         Rabbit Test
1978         A Question of Guilt
1977         What Really Happened to the Class of '65?
1977         Starsky and Hutch
1977         The Godfather: A Novel for Television
1977         Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue 
1977         Fire Sale
1977         Baretta 
1977         Dog and Cat
1977         Barnaby Jones
1977         The Rockford Files
1975-1977     Police Story 
1977         Mary Tyler Moore 
1976-1977     Delvecchio 
1975         Three for the Road 
1975         Hearts of the West
1975         A Woman for All Men
1975         The Blue Knight
1972-1975     Cannon 
1975         Twigs 
1975         Hustling
1975         Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins
1973-1975     Kojak
1974         Freebie and the Bean
1974         Get Christie Love! 
1974         The Rookies
1974         Three the Hard Way
1974         Lotsa Luck
1973         Legend in Granite 
1973         Detroit 9000
1973         The Friends of Eddie Coyle
1973         Slither
1973         Circle of Fear
1973         Bonnie's Kids
1971-1973     Mission: Impossible
1972         The Outside Man
1972         The F.B.I.
1972         Stanley
1972         Brute Corps
1972         The Godfather
1971         Wild Riders
1970-1971     That Girl
1970         Blood Mania
1968         The Boston Strangler
1967         Get Smart 
1967         The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
1967         Batman
1967         Run for Your Life
1965         Motor Psycho







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