Robert Desiderio Biography (1951-)

Born September 9, 1951, in New York, NY; son of Anthony J. and Mary (maiden name, Demattia) Desiderio; married Judith Light (an actress and producer), January 1, 1985. Addresses: Agent: c/o Bob Gersh, The Gersh Agency, 232 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210-5302.

Birth Details
September 9, 1951
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • Lord Goring, An Ideal Husband, 22nd Street Theatre, New York City,1978
  • Pasquale, Herself as Lust, Playwrights Horizons, New York City, 1981
  • Malcolm, Chisholm Trail, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1982
  • Gordon Miller, Room Service, Pasadena Playhouse, CA, 1987
  • Also appeared as Caliban, The Tempest, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Madison, NJ, then with the Boston Shakespeare Company, MA; Murph, The Indian Wants the Bronx, Charles Playhouse, Boston, MA.
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Billy Wayne, Oh God! You Devil, Warner Bros., 1984
  • Dr. Banks, Gross Anatomy (also known as A Cut Above), 1989
  • At Night the Sun Shines, 1992
  • Himself, Paul Monette: The Brink of Summer's End, First Run Features, 1997
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Prince Antonio Stradella, Search for Tomorrow, NBC, 1979-80
  • Second Steve Piermont, One Life to Live, ABC, 1982-83
  • Harry Kanschneider, Maximum Security, HBO, 1984-85
  • Wes Kennedy, Heart of the City, ABC, 1986
  • Ted Melcher, Knots Landing, CBS, 1988-89
  • Movies
  • (Television debut) Joe Holiday, The Princess and the Cabbie, CBS,1981
  • Doctor Radburn, Baby Girl Scott, CBS, 1987
  • John Richards, Original Sin, PBS, 1989
  • Sergeant Jake Morris, Stop at Nothing, Lifetime, 1991
  • Andrew Judson, She Stood Alone, NBC, 1991
  • Al Van Petten, Darkness before Dawn, NBC, 1993
  • Sean Cheney, Broken Promises: Taking Emily Back (also known as Broken Promises), CBS, 1993
  • Arnie Ryan, Frame-Up (also known as Jonathon Stone: Threat of Innocence), NBC, 1993
  • Jerry Michaels, The Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise, CBS, 1995
  • Michael Harvott, The Silence of Adultery, Lifetime, 1995
  • Andy Stahl, Once You Meet a Stranger, CBS, 1996
  • Richard Warren, No Laughing Matter, USA Network, 1998
  • Mort, Take My Advice: The Ann and Abby Story, Lifetime, 1999
  • Paul Richland, Murder in the Mirror, CBS, 2000
  • Miniseries
  • Bernard Slatkin, People Like Us, 1990
  • Bob Byman, Gone in the Night, CBS, 1996
  • Specials
  • Lieutenant Michael Ryan, Mr. & Mrs. Ryan, ABC, 1986
  • Mr. Benson, Educating Mom, ABC, 1996
  • Interviewee, Intimate Portrait: Judith Light, Lifetime, 1998
  • Pilots
  • Lenny Barbella, Moonlight, CBS, 1982
  • Wes Kennedy, Heart of the City, ABC, 1987
  • George Twisp, Youth in Revolt, Fox, 1996
  • Episodic
  • Orson Burns, Ryan's Hope, ABC, 1975
  • David Benson, "The Mole," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, 1984
  • Luna, "The Bells of St. Mary's," The A-Team, 1984
  • Brian Hunter, "Springtime for Steele," Remington Steele, 1985
  • Gene Byrd, "Fire Man," Hunter, 1985
  • Marcello, "A Fistful of Lire," The Fall Guy, 1985
  • Richard Schofield, "Just One Look," Family Ties, 1985
  • Roger Adiano, "Murder By Appointment Only," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1986
  • Mark Havlin, "Doom with a View," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1987
  • Gary, "Bar Wars," Cheers, 1988
  • Barry Tartiledge, "Contractions," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1991
  • Gary, "Bar Wars V: The Final Judgment," Cheers, 1991
  • Tom Hiller, "Murder in Milan," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1992
  • Peter McIntyre, "The Debt," Matlock, 1993
  • Gary, "Bar Wars VII: The Naked Prey," Cheers, 1993
  • Leonard, "Strangers," Picket Fences, CBS, 1993
  • Edward Graham, "Murder on the Thirteenth Floor," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1994
  • Jake, "Who Killed the Lifeguard?" Burke's Law, CBS, 1995
  • Bobby Byrne, Courthouse, CBS, 1995
  • Hutch Parker, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, NBC, 1995
  • C. Thomas Thornton, "The Plan," Significant Others, ABC, 1998
  • Jack Massarone, "Do Not Resuscitate," The Sopranos, HBO, 2000
  • Also appeared in "Friends and Lovers," Trapper John, M.D., CBS.

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