Alex Rocco


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Tough, gruff, thick-browed, volatile-looking character actor Alex Rocco was born Alessandro Federico Petricone, Jr. on February 29, 1936, to Italian immigrants in Cambridge, Mass. He grew up a member of Boston's Winter Hill gang (his nickname was "Bobo") and was briefly detained regarding a murder at one point after an alleged personal incident triggered the Boston Irish Gang War (1961-1967). Rocco decided to straighten his life and relocated to Hollywood in 1962 following his detainment and release.Developing an interest in acting, Alex initially trained with such notable teachers as Leonard Nimoy and Jeff Corey in order to curb his thick Boston accent. Working as a bartender during the lean years, his film and TV career finally kick-started in 1965, immediately relying on his sly, lethal menace, toothy toughness and prior gangland past to realistically portray gritty anti-heroes and villains.Alex made a surprisingly effective movie debut co-starring as a vengeful veterinarian and Vietnam vet who goes after motorcycle "bad boys" following his wife's beating and rape in the cheapjack exploitation flick Motorpsycho - Wie wilde Hengste (1965) directed by Russ Meyer. Despite this bold beginning, it was followed by a disappointing gangster bit in Chicago-Massaker (1967) and a nothing role as a lieutenant in [0062755]. On TV, he found sporadic work playing thugs and other unsavory types on such TV shows as "Run for Your Life," "Batman" and "Get Smart."Rocco came into his own in the early 70's. After featured roles in such violent exploitation like Porno Mania (1970) and Des Teufels tolle Hunde (1971), he received a huge boost in an Oscar-winning "A" film. He made a brief but potent impact essaying the role of Las Vegas syndicate boss Moe Green who gets a bullet in the eye during the violently explosive "christening sequence" of Mario Puzo's Der Pate (1972). From there he found a comfortable supporting niche playing various swarthy-looking cronies, hoods and cops in such crimers as Brutale Schatten (1972), Schleuderpartie (1973), The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) (in which he made good use of his Boston criminal past), Die Superschnüffler (1974), Drei eiskalte Profis (1974) and [link-tt0316900]. Similar urban roles followed him on TV with yeoman work on such 70's cop shows as "The Rookies," "Get Christie Love," "Kojak," "Cannon," "The Blue Knight," "Police Story," "The Rockford Files," "Barnaby Jones," "Dog and Cat," "Baretta," "Starsky and Hutch," "Delvecchio" "CHiPs," "Matt Houston," "Hardcastle and McCormick" and "Simon & Simon," along with the TV movies or miniseries Eingekreist (1978), The Gangster Chronicles (1981) and Das As im Ärmel (1985).In the midst of all this, Alex was handed the starring role of his own series Three for the Road (1975) in which he played a newly widowered photographer with two teenage sons Vincent Van Patten and Leif Garrett) who assuage their grief by leaving town and "discovering America" together. Though well-received, it was short-lived (13 episodes) as a result of poor scheduling. The actor returned to series TV in the late 1980s and was much more successful as a slick Hollywood agent in The Famous Teddy Z (1989) for which he won a "Supporting Actor" Emmy award. Other regular comedy series work, such as Keine wie die andere (1991), The George Carlin Show (1994), Lady Cops - Knallhart weiblich (2001) and Magic City (2012), added to his healthy resume over the years, with over 400 TV appearances racked up in all. Recurring roles on such programs as Die Simpsons (1989) and The Facts of Life (1979) (as Nancy McKeon's father) also kept his career going at a steady pace. Other memorably flashy film roles include Die Superschnüffler (1974), Der lange Tod des Stuntman Cameron (1980), Die phantastische Reise ins Jenseits (1988), Schnappt Shorty (1995) and Just Write - Alles aus Liebe (1997) and one of his last.Twice married, Alex's first wife, Sandra Garrett, a nightclub performer and screenwriter, died of cancer in 2002. He married actress Shannon Wilcox in 2005 and together they appeared in the film Scammerhead (2014). Rocco appeared in two films helmed by his adopted son, screenwriter and director Marc Rocco: Scenes from the Goldmine (1987) and Dream a Little Dream (1989), who died in 2009. Two other children by his first wife were Lucian, a poet, and Jennifer, an attorney. Alex died of pancreatic cancer on July 18,n 2015 at age 79. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh /

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Streaming Availability

Amazon Video has the most number of Alex Rocco’s flixes, followed by Vudu compared to other streaming platforms. See the full graph below.

Releases by Year

Alex Rocco on average has worked on 2 movies per year from 1971 to 2014. See the full graphs of the number of Alex Rocco movies released per year from 1985 till 2014.

Top Genres

Alex Rocco works mostly in Drama Genre followed by Comedy Genre flixes. 29% of Alex Rocco movies are Drama Genre movies. See Top Genres that Alex Rocco worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Alex Rocco has worked on is 6.1.

6.1 / 10

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Find Me Guilty (2006)

In the late 1980s, a low level gangster named Jackie DiNorscio defends himself in court in what became the longest criminal trial in American judicial history.

7/10125 min

Available in 13 platform(s).

Voices (1979)

A young man meets a deaf teacher and finds she is a great dancer. He encourages her to follow her dream of becoming a professional dancer.

6.7/10106 min

Available in 5 platform(s).

Lady in White (1988)

An author tells the story of how, as a young boy growing up in a 1960s small town, he was haunted after witnessing the murder of a little girl.

6.5/10113 min

Available in 5 platform(s).

Hapless driving instructor and former Gunnery Sergeant Rafferty, living in squalor near Hollywood, California, doesn't put up too much of a fight when two ladies hitch a ride and attempt to...

6.4/1091 min

Available in 6 platform(s).

Detroit 9000 (1973)

After a fundraiser for a black politician is robbed, Detroit police put two detectives, one white and one black, on the case, who try to work together under boiling political pressure.

6.3/10106 min

Available in 6 platform(s).

Based on Gail Sheehy's book, this film chronicles how a reporter for a New York City magazine decided to investigate the city's prostitution industry to find out just who was making all the...

5.8/10120 min

Available in 9 platform(s).

A rich woman becomes convinced that her husband plans to murder her, leading to an increasingly hectic comedy of errors.

4.9/1087 min

Available in 6 platform(s).

A young Seminole Indian uses his rattlesnake to take revenge on all those he believes have wronged him.

4.5/10108 min

Available in 1 platform(s).