Alex Rocco Biography (1936-)

Born February 29, 1936, in Cambridge (some sources cite Boston), MA; son of Alesandra Sam and Mary (maiden name, Di Biase) Petricone; married Sandra Elaine Garrett, March 24, 1966 (some sources cite 1965); children: Maryann Rocco Petricone, Marc (an actor), Jennifer, Lucien. Addresses: Agent: BreslerKelly and Associates, 11500 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 510, Los Angeles, CA 90064.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
February 29, 1936
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Cory Maddox, Motor Psycho (also known as Motor Mods and Rockers and Rio Vengeance), Eve Productions, 1965
  • Diamond, The St. Valentine's Day Massacre, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967
  • Lawyer, Blood Mania, Crown International, 1971
  • Stick, Wild Riders (also known as Angels for Kicks), CrownInternational, 1971
  • Moe Greene, The Godfather (also known as Mario Puzo's The Godfather), Paramount, 1972
  • Brute Corps, 1972
  • Eddy, Bonnie's Kids, 1973
  • Lieutenant Danny Bassett, Detroit 9000 (also known as Detroit Heat), General, 1973
  • Scalise, The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Paramount, 1973
  • Miller, The Outside Man (also known as Funerale a Los Angeles and Un homme est mort), United Artists, 1973
  • Man with ice cream, Slither, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1973
  • Richard Thomkins, Stanley, Crown, 1973
  • District Attorney, Freebie and the Bean, Warner Bros., 1974
  • Lieutenant DiNisco, Three the Hard Way, Allied Artists, 1974
  • Earl and the assistant director, Hearts of the West (also known asHollywood Cowboy), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1975
  • Vinnie and Blackjack kibitzer, Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins (also known as Rafferty and the Highway Hustlers), Warner Bros., 1975
  • A Woman for All Men, 1975
  • Al, Fire Sale, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1977
  • Sergeant Danny Bonhoff, Rabbit Test, Avco Embassy, 1978
  • Frank Rothman, Voices, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1979
  • Quinn, Herbie Goes Bananas, Buena Vista, 1980
  • Jake, The Stunt Man, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980
  • Boss, Nobody's Perfekt, Columbia, 1981
  • Jerry Anderson, The Entity, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982
  • Tony, Cannonball Run II, Warner Bros., 1984
  • Al, Gotcha! Universal, 1985
  • Firestone, Stick, Universal, 1985
  • Barry Sleerik, Return to Horror High, 1986
  • Lester, P.K. and the Kid, 1987
  • Nathan DiAngelo, Scenes from the Goldmine, 1987
  • Angelo "Al" Scarlatti, Lady in White (also known as The Mysteryof the Lady in White), 1988
  • Gus Keller, Dream a Little Dream, Vestron, 1990
  • Arnie Fromson, Wired, Taurus, 1990
  • Cardinal Rocco, The Pope Must Die (also known as The Pope MustDiet), 1991
  • Bartender, The Flight of the Dove (also known as The Spy Within), 1994
  • Jimmy Cap, Get Shorty, 1995
  • Sol Siler, That Thing You Do! Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Bukowski, Dead of Night (also known as Dark Hunger), Playboy Entertainment Group, 1996
  • Harold's father, Just Write, Heartland Film Releasing, 1997
  • Voice of Thorny, A Bug's Life (animated), Buena Vista, 1998
  • Detective Crowley, Goodbye Lover, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Kumquat chief, Dudley Do-Right, Universal, 1999
  • The Wedding Planner, Columbia, 2001
  • Phil, Face to Face, Giants Entertainment, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Pete Karras, Three for the Road, CBS, 1975
  • Murray Zuckerman, Husbands, Wives, and Lovers, CBS, 1978
  • Charlie Polniaszek, The Facts of Life, NBC, 1980-88
  • Howie Ruscio, Sibs, 1991
  • "Broadway Harry" Rossetti, The George Carlin Show, Fox, 1994
  • Miniseries
  • Frank Millerson, 79 Park Avenue (also known as Harold Robbins' "79 Park Avenue"), NBC, 1977
  • Casper Stieglitz, An Inconvenient Woman, ABC, 1991
  • Uncle Frank, Love, Honor, and Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage, NBC,1993
  • Movies
  • Swifty, Hustling, Filmways, 1975
  • Mel Duvall, A Question of Guilt, CBS, 1978
  • Ralph Corliss, The Grass Is Always Greener over the Septic Tank, CBS, 1978
  • Jay, The First Time, ABC, 1982
  • Detective Bill Butler, Badge of the Assassin, CBS, 1985
  • Orsini, Braker, ABC, 1985
  • Arthur, "Changing Patterns," CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1987
  • Jerry Weiss, "Rock 'n' Roll Mom," Disney Sunday Movie, ABC, 1988
  • Al Floss, The Famous Teddy Z, CBS, 1989
  • Beverly Hills Get Rich Quick Murders (also known as Bad Times in Beverly Hills, The Couch Potato Murders, and Your Money or Your Wife), CBS, 1990
  • Police Detective Locke, A Quiet Little Neighborhood, a Perfect LittleMurder (also known as Darling, Let's Kill the Neighbors, Honey, Let's Kill the Neighbors, and A Perfect Little Murder), NBC, 1990
  • Walter Summers, How to Murder a Millionaire, 1990
  • Sheldon Kaufmann, Boris and Natasha, 1992
  • Michael Mosconi, Harmful Intent (also known as Robin Cook's"Harmful Intent"), CBS, 1993
  • Pilots
  • Pete Karras, Three for the Road, CBS, 1975
  • Detective Charley Bronski, The Blue Knight, CBS, 1975
  • Harry Bell, This Better Be It, CBS, 1976
  • Murray Zuckerman, Husbands and Wives, CBS, 1977
  • Gene Falcone, The Best of Times (also known as Changing Times), CBS, 1983
  • Frank Costello, Splitting the Difference, 1992
  • Sal Verona, Adam's Way, The WB, 1996
  • Norman, Mark Pitta Pilot, NBC, 1997
  • Specials
  • Portrait: Legend in Granite; The Vince Lombardi Story, 1973
  • Frank, Twigs, CBS, 1975
  • Lenny Brill, Lily--Sold Out, CBS, 1981
  • The 39th Annual Emmy Awards (also known as The Emmy Awards), Fox, 1987
  • Rudy Luchese, Old Dogs, 1987
  • Comic Relief III (also known as Comic Relief), HBO, 1989
  • The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards (also known as The American Comedy Awards), ABC, 1990
  • TGIF Comedy Preview, 1991
  • The Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Special, 1992
  • Intimate Portrait: Nancy McKeon, Lifetime, 2001
  • Episodic
  • Block, "A Piece of the Action," Batman, 1967
  • Block, "Batman's Satisfaction," Batman, 1967
  • Gaucho, "Supersonic Boom," Get Smart, 1967
  • Tanner, "Blues," Mission: Impossible, 1971
  • Hit man, "Hear No Evil," Cannon, 1972
  • Dall, "Incarnate," Mission: Impossible, 1973
  • Walter Colter, "Target in the Mirror," Cannon, 1973
  • Tony Curcheo, "Knockover," Kojak, 1973
  • "Do Me a Favor," Lotsa Luck, 1974
  • Morton Tallman, "Close Cover before Killing," Kojak, 1975
  • Paul, "Search and Destroy," Cannon, 1975
  • Ben Selwyn, "Lou's Army Reunion," The Mary Tyler Moore Show, 1977
  • Sherman Royle, "The Trees, the Bees, and T.T. Flowers," Parts 1-2, TheRockford Files, 1977
  • Lieutenant Fargo, "The Committee," Starsky and Hutch, 1977
  • Thomas Callendar, "The Plague," Parts 1-2, Starsky and Hutch, 1977
  • Ansgar, "The Great 5k Star Race and Boulder Wrap Party," Parts 1-2, CHiPs, 1980
  • Frank Dio, "Hooker's Run," T.J. Hooker, 1984
  • Mick Logan, "Cash and Carry," Matt Houston, 1984
  • "Breathless," St. Elsewhere, 1984
  • Monroe, "Champ!" The A-Team, 1985
  • Ernie Santini, "Tough Guys Don't Die," Murder, She Wrote, CBS,1985
  • Glen, "That Was No Lady," The Golden Girls, 1985
  • Bert Yardley, "Christopher Bundy--Died on Sunday," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1986
  • Captain C. Danza, "Into the Night," T.J. Hooker, 1986
  • "Hot Prowl," Hunter, 1987
  • Al Floss, "And the Whiner Is ...," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1989
  • Voice of Roger Myers, Jr., "Itchy and Scratchy and Marge," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1990
  • Johnny O, Daddy Dearest, Fox, 1993
  • Michael O'Donnell, "Daddy's Girl," Can't Hurry Love, CBS, 1995
  • Warren, "Fourteen Minutes?" (also known as "The Christmas Show"), Partners, Fox, 1995
  • Bernie, Hope and Gloria, NBC, 1995
  • Voice of Floyd Nesbit, Pinky and the Brain, 1996
  • Voice of Roger Myers, Jr., "The Day the Violence Died," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1996
  • Jimmy the Brain, Goode Behavior, UPN, 1996
  • Voice of Roger Myers, Jr., "The Itchy and Scratchy and Poochie Show," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1997
  • Barney Kadison, "Home," Early Edition, CBS, 1997
  • Max Farb, "Blast from the Past," Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher, TheWB, 1997
  • Irv Schmayman, "Thanksgiving," Home Improvement, ABC, 1997
  • Bernero, Michael Hayes, CBS, 1997
  • Voice, Family Guy, Fox, 1999
  • Giovanni Rossini, Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1999
  • Sid Wolf, "Sabrina's Real World," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,ABC, 1999
  • Charlie Gold, "Shaking Private Trainer," Just Shoot Me, NBC, 1999
  • Lester Goodman, "The Nanny," Family Law, CBS, 1999
  • Dr. George Melnick, "Black Widows," The Practice, ABC, 2000
  • "George Carlin," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2000
  • Also appeared in episodes of That Girl, The Rookies, and Alan King's Final Warning.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Joan of Lorraine, Hartman Theatre Company, Stanford, CT, 1975-76

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • TV Guide, September 23, 1989.

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