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Also Known As: Alessandro Fedrico Petricone Jr. Died:
Born: February 29, 1936 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA Profession: actor, tour manager, truck driver, bartender

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Veteran character actor of film and TV, known for his portrayals of edgy characters with gangland or police affiliations. Rocco, who made his debut as a thug getting WHAPPED!! by the caped crusaders on an episode of "Batman", is probably best remembered for his turn as Las Vegas mob boss Moe Green--the one who gets it in the eye during the harrowing and bravura christening sequence--in the gangster epic "The Godfather" (1972). With his set-back eyes and intense presence, Rocco is well suited for screen roles as street toughs and law men. In fact Rocco has called upon memories of Moe Green in several of his roles, notably as the corrupt Cardinal in the lightweight 1991 comedy "The Pope Must Die" (re-titled "The Pope Must Diet" in the US) and as low-level hood "Broadway" Harry Rosetti on the short-lived sitcom "The George Carlin Show" (Fox, 1994). Rocco continues to alternate his time between TV and film.

Veteran character actor of film and TV, known for his portrayals of edgy characters with gangland or police affiliations. Rocco, who made his debut as a thug getting WHAPPED!! by the caped crusaders on an episode of "Batman", is probably best remembered for his turn as Las Vegas mob boss Moe Green--the one who gets it in the eye during the harrowing and bravura christening sequence--in the gangster epic "The Godfather" (1972). With his set-back eyes and intense presence, Rocco is well suited for screen roles as street toughs and law men. In fact Rocco has called upon memories of Moe Green in several of his roles, notably as the corrupt Cardinal in the lightweight 1991 comedy "The Pope Must Die" (re-titled "The Pope Must Diet" in the US) and as low-level hood "Broadway" Harry Rosetti on the short-lived sitcom "The George Carlin Show" (Fox, 1994). Rocco continues to alternate his time between TV and film.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Scammerhead (2014)
2.
 Smokin' Aces (2007)
3.
 Find Me Guilty (2006)
4.
 crazylove (2006)
5.
 Country Bears, The (2002) Rip Holland
6.
 Last Producer, The (2001) Poker Player
7.
 Face to Face (2001) Phil
8.
 Wedding Planner, The (2001) Salvatore
9.
 Dudley Do-Right (1999) The Chief
10.
 Bug's Life, A (1998) Voice Of Thorny
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Milestones close milestones

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Raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts
1963:
Moved to Los Angeles
1965:
Professional acting debut as a thug on an episode of "Batman" (date approximate)
1965:
Feature acting debut in Russ Meyer's "Motor Psycho"
1972:
Cast as Moe Green in "The Godfather"
1973:
TV-movie debut, "Portrait: Legend in Granite: The Vince Lombardi Story"
1975:
Starred in the short-lived TV series "Three For the Road"
1977:
TV miniseries debut, "Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue"
:
Had recurring role as Nancy McKeon's father on the sitcom "The Facts of Life"
1989:
Co-starred in the acclaimed short-lived sitcom, "The Famous Teddy Z"; earned Emmy Award
1991:
Cast in the short-lived series "Sibs"
1994:
Played a regular on the fleeting Fox sitcom "The George Carlin Show"
1999:
Offered a deadpan turn as the Chief of the Kumquat Nation in "Dudley Do-Right"
2006:
Played vicious crime boss co-defendant Nick Calabrese in Sidney Lumet's "Find Me Guilty" starring Vin Diesel
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Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Grace Gaffnet. Married 1954-63; mother of Maryann Rocco.
wife:
Sandra Elaine Garrett. Screenwriter. Married c. 1966; born Sept 1, 1942; mother of Marc, Jennifer and Lucien Rocco.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Alessandro Petricone.
mother:
Mary Petricone.
daughter:
Maryann Rocco. Mother Grace Gaffnet.
son:
Marc Rocco. Director, producer, screenwriter. Born c. 1965; mother Sandra Elaine Garrett.
daughter:
Jennifer Rocco. Attorney.
son:
Lucien Rocco. Born c. 1973.
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