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Alex Rocco

Mostly Credited As: Alex Rocco
Birth Name: Alexander Federico Petricone Jr.
Date Of Birth: February 29, 1936 (Age 78)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Height: 6' (1.82 m)

Alex Rocco


Everytime Afex Rocco walked into a Hollywood casting office, they'd take one look at his rugged Latin countenance and hand him a gun.
Rocco is the father of four children. In his TV series Three for the Road Alex was chosen to play the lead for this off beat face. It's not a bad face, though it's been seen on the screen in a lot of bad-guy roles. Rocco was Moe Green in "The Godfather," the film he owes
everything to, he said. He was a bank robber in "The Sons of Eddie Coyle." He played Al Capone's bodyguard in "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre." In fact, he said, "I played a bodyguard in 20 pictures. I was up for the 'Matt Helm' role and. I decided to turn in my gun. I had enough with the cops and robbers and detective crap." The actor, who has been
around Hollywood for 40 years, said his mother would be glad he's finally going the straight route on TV and films. He's from a large Boston family, with lots of nieces and nephews and three sisters, and—what—they think still means a lot to the star. A ninth grade dropout, he worked as a truck driver, then as a bartender before becoming a road manager for
Bobby Pickett, who had the hit record "Monster Mash."
"I attended Leonard Nimoy's acting class when I first came to Hollywood," he recalls. "All he had to hear me say was, 'Pak the car' in my Boston accent and off he shipped me to a speech clinic. I ended up with a New York accent." In 1975 he played the lead in a TV show, "Three for the Road" and at that juncture in his career, Rocco credits Alan Arkin for propelling him along the road to success. He got him the role in the CBS special "Twigs," with Carol Burnett. And Arkin put him in his last five films, including "Freebie and the Bean, "Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins," and the Warner Bros, film "Heart of the West."

TV Appearances

Main cast 
The George Carlin Show (1994)As: Harry Rossetti
An Inconvenient Woman (1991)As: Casper Steiglitz
Sibs (1991)As: Howie Ruscio
The Famous Teddy Z (1989)As: Albert "Al" T. Floss
79 Park Avenue (1977)As: Frank Millerson
Three for the Road (1975)As: Pete Karras
Episode Cast Credits 

Episodes (2011) 
  Episode Eight 03x08: (Mar/09/2014) As Dick LeBlanc 

Magic City (2012) 
  The Sins of the Father 02x08: (Aug/09/2013) As Arthur Evans 
  Crossroads 02x04: (Jul/12/2013) As Arthur Evans 
  Angels of Death 02x02: (Jun/21/2013) As Arthur Evans 
  Crime and Punishment 02x01: (Jun/14/2013) As Arthur Evans 

Private Practice (2007) 
  Aftershock 06x01: (Sep/25/2012) As Ed Diamanti 

Party Down (2009) 
  Constance Carmell Wedding 02x10: (Jun/25/2010) As Howard 

The Wedding Bells (2007) 
  The Fantasy 01x04: (Mar/30/2007) As Larry Herschfield 

ER (1994) 
  Two Ships 12x08: (Nov/17/2005) As Martin Trudeau 

The Division (2001) 
  Somewhere In America (2) 04x22: (Jun/28/2004) As John Exstead Sr. 
  Zero Tolerance (1) 04x21: (Jun/28/2004) As John Exstead Sr. 
  The Fall of the House of Hayes 04x10: (Apr/04/2004) As John Exstead Sr. 
  Play Ball 04x04: (Feb/08/2004) As John Exstead Sr. 

Family Guy (1999) 
  Ready, Willing, and Disabled 03x15: (Dec/20/2001) Voiced  Bea Arthur 
  Mind Over Murder 01x04: (Apr/25/1999) Voiced  Soccer Mom 

Walker, Texas Ranger (1993) 
  Wedding Bells (2) 08x25: (May/20/2000) As Johnny 'Giovanni Rossini' Rose 
  Wedding Bells (1) 08x24: (May/20/2000) As Johnny 'Giovanni Rossini' Rose 

The Practice (1997) 
  Black Widows 04x17: (Apr/02/2000) As Jerry Hansen's Doctor 

Just Shoot Me (1997) 
  Shaking Private Trainer 03x22: (May/11/1999) As Charlie Gold 

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996) (1996) 
  Sabrina's Real World 03x21: (Apr/09/1999) As Sid Wolff 

Home Improvement (1991) 
  Thanksgiving 07x09: (Nov/25/1997) As Irv Shymayman 

Early Edition (1996) 
  Home 02x01: (Sep/27/1997) As Barney Kadison 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show 08x14: (Feb/09/1997) Voiced  Rodger Meyers Jr. 
  The Day the Violence Died 07x18: (Mar/17/1996) Voiced  Rodger Meyers Jr. 
  Itchy & Scratchy & Marge 02x09: (Dec/20/1990) Voiced  Rodger Meyers Jr. 

Partners (1996) (1995) 
  Fourteen Minutes? 01x12: (Dec/11/1995) As Warren 

Bonkers (1993) 
  Frame That Toon 03x03: (Nov/03/1993) Voiced  (unknown) 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 42nd Annual Emmy Awards 42x01: (Sep/16/1990) As Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (for 'The Famous Teddy Z') 

The Facts of Life (1979) 
  Till Marriage Do Us Part 09x19: (Feb/27/1988) As Charlie Polniaczek 
  Something in Common 09x13: (Jan/16/1988) As Charlie Polniaczek 
  Rites of Passage (1) 08x23: (May/02/1987) As Charlie Polniaczek 
  Younger Than Springtime 08x21: (Mar/21/1987) As Charlie Polniaczek 

Hunter (1984) (1984) 
  Hot Prowl 04x10: (Dec/08/1987) As Floyd Benson 

Hotel (1983) 
  Desperate Moves 05x06: (Nov/14/1987) As Dan 

T.J. Hooker (1982) 
  Into the Night 05x18: (May/21/1986) As Capt. C. Danza, [Special Guest Stars]
  Hooker's Run 03x16: (Feb/04/1984) As Frank Dio 

Murder, She Wrote (1984) 
  Christopher Bundy -- Died On Sunday 02x19: (Mar/30/1986) As Bert Yardley 
  Tough Guys Don't Die 01x16: (Feb/24/1985) As Ernie Santini 

The Golden Girls (1985) 
  That Was No Lady 01x14: (Dec/21/1985) As Glen 

Hot Pursuit (1984) (1984) 
  Identity Crisis 01x09: (Dec/28/1984) As Paul 

Simon & Simon (1981) 
  Manna from Heaven 04x05: (Oct/25/1984) As Police Capt. Tom Balcomb 
  Ashes to Ashes, and None Too Soon 01x08: (Jan/16/1982) As Hank Galante 

St. Elsewhere (1982) 
  Breathless 03x05: (Oct/24/1984) As Roger 

Hardcastle & McCormick (1983) 
  Ties My Father Sold Me 02x02: (Sep/30/1984) As Tommy Sales 

Matt Houston (1982) 
  Cash and Carry 02x22: (Mar/23/1984) As Mickey Logan 

The Riker (1981) 
  Crime School 01x04: (Apr/04/1981) As Jacoby 

CHiPs (1977) 
  The Great 5K Star Race and Boulder Wrap Party (2) 04x06: (Dec/07/1980) As Ansgar 
  The Great 5K Star Race and Boulder Wrap Party (1) 04x05: (Dec/07/1980) As Ansgar 

What Really Happened To the Class Of '65? (1977) 
  Class Dreamers 01x03: (Dec/22/1977) As Hornblower 

Starsky & Hutch (1975) 
  The Plague (2) 03x10: (Nov/26/1977) As Mr. Steele alias Thomas Callendar 
  The Plague (1) 03x09: (Nov/19/1977) As Mr. Steele alias Thomas Callendar 
  The Committee 02x21: (Feb/26/1977) As Lieutenant Fargo 

Baretta (1975) 
  Playin' Police 03x24: (May/04/1977) As Lt. Malone 

Dog and Cat (1977) 
  A Duck is a Duck 01x04: (Apr/09/1977) As Sandborn 

Barnaby Jones (1973) 
  Circle of Treachery 05x18: (Mar/03/1977) As Harry Stroop 

The Rockford Files (1974) (1974) 
  The Trees, the Bees and T.T. Flowers (2) 03x15: (Jan/28/1977) As Sherman Royle, [Special Guest Stars]
  The Trees, the Bees and T.T. Flowers (1) 03x14: (Jan/21/1977) As Sherman Royle, [Special Guest Stars]

Police Story (1973) (1973) 
  Nightmare on a Sunday Morning 04x14: (Jan/18/1977) As Phil Logan 
  Bought and Paid For 04x02: (Oct/05/1976) As Tony Melino 
  The Test of Brotherhood 03x07: (Nov/14/1975) As Unknown 

The Blue Knight (1975) 
  The Blue Knight (May/09/1975) As Detective Charley Bronski 

Cannon (1971) 
  Search and Destroy 04x24: (Apr/02/1975) As Paul 
  Target in the Mirror 03x04: (Oct/03/1973) As Walter Koether 
  Hear No Evil 02x11: (Nov/29/1972) As Hit Man 

Kojak (1973) (1973) 
  Close Cover Before Killing 02x16: (Jan/05/1975) As Morton Tallman 
  Knockover 01x04: (Nov/14/1973) As Tony Curcheo 

Get Christie Love (1974) 
  Death on Delivery 01x05: (Oct/09/1974) As Keegan 

The Rookies (1972) 
  Legacy of Death 03x03: (Sep/30/1974) As Earl Fisher 

Ghost Story (1972) 
  Spare Parts 01x20: (Feb/23/1973) As Joseph Moretti 

Mission: Impossible (1966) (1966) 
  Incarnate 07x14: (Jan/05/1973) As Dall 
  Blues (aka Hard Rock) 06x10: (Nov/20/1971) As Tanner 

The F.B.I. (1965) 
  The Outcast 08x14: (Dec/17/1972) As Matt Wilnor 

That Girl (1966) 
  Two For the Money 05x22: (Mar/05/1971) As Employee 

Get Smart (1965) (1965) 
  Supersonic Boom 03x06: (Oct/28/1967) As Gaucho 

Batman (1966) 
  Batman's Satisfaction (2) 02x52: (Mar/02/1967) As Block 
  A Piece of the Action (1) 02x51: (Mar/01/1967) As Block 

Hollywood Beat (1985) 
  Out in the Cold 01x14: (Unaired) As Unknown 
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