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Also Known As: Richard Rossovich Died:
Born: August 28, 1957 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Palo Alto, California, USA Profession: actor, set builder

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With his tall, lean, muscular frame and buzz cut, Rick Rossovich seemed perfect for the military and law enforcement roles he often played on TV and in film. Yet, truth be told, he stumbled into acting having first migrated to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an art director. But on his second day of working on set construction, Rossovich took the plunge and won a non-union bit part in a martial arts film. Acting was to be his Hollywood game. Rossovich had his first film role of note in "Losin' It," a 1991 low-budget film in which he played the Marine on leave in Mexico. The film is better known as the first romantic lead for Tom Cruise, with whom Rossovich co-starred in "Top Gun" (1986), playing the role of Slider, the fast-talking Annapolis graduate. Rossovich was the tongue-tied Chris McDonell in "Roxanne" (1987) and Leary, the corpsman, in "Navy SEALS" (1990). He was an executed prisoner who is revived with chilling results in "New Crime City" (1994), and starred almost all in the buff in the PLAYBOY film "Cover Me" (1996).

With his tall, lean, muscular frame and buzz cut, Rick Rossovich seemed perfect for the military and law enforcement roles he often played on TV and in film. Yet, truth be told, he stumbled into acting having first migrated to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an art director. But on his second day of working on set construction, Rossovich took the plunge and won a non-union bit part in a martial arts film. Acting was to be his Hollywood game. Rossovich had his first film role of note in "Losin' It," a 1991 low-budget film in which he played the Marine on leave in Mexico. The film is better known as the first romantic lead for Tom Cruise, with whom Rossovich co-starred in "Top Gun" (1986), playing the role of Slider, the fast-talking Annapolis graduate. Rossovich was the tongue-tied Chris McDonell in "Roxanne" (1987) and Leary, the corpsman, in "Navy SEALS" (1990). He was an executed prisoner who is revived with chilling results in "New Crime City" (1994), and starred almost all in the buff in the PLAYBOY film "Cover Me" (1996).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Artworks (2004) Bret Rogers
2.
3.
 Killer Deal (1999) Jimmy Quinn
4.
 Telling You (1998) Mcqueeney
5.
 Legend of the Lost Tomb (1997) Dr Eric Leonhardt
6.
 Truth Or Consequences, N.m. (1997) Frank Thompson
7.
 Black Scorpion II: Aftershock (1996) Construction Foreman
8.
 BLACK SCORPION, THE (1995) Walker
9.
 Selected Models (1995)
10.
 New Crime City (1994) Tony Ricks
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Milestones close milestones

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Moved to Hollywood; earned $90 for first acting role in a martial arts picture
1981:
Had first SAG role in film, "Losin' It"
1985:
Won regular series role, "MacGruder and Loud"
1986:
Co-starred with Tom Cruise in "Top Gun"
1990:
Had key role in "Navy SEALs"
1991:
Had regular role on "Sons and Daughters"
1994:
Played "Tag" on first season of "ER"
:
Starred in USA Network series "Pacific Blue"
1996:
Starred in PLAYBOY film, "Cover Me"
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Education

Sacramento State University: Sacramento , California -

Notes

Rossovich was raised on a ranch in Northern California and with his wife and children is renovating a farm in her native Sweden. He also does most of the maintenance on the family home north of Los Angeles: "I'm the normal guy who goes to the hardware story really dirty. If I could have my wish I'd be Martha Stewart's houseboy." --Rick Rossovich in Entertainment Weekly, December 1, 1995

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wife:
Eva Rossovich. Swedish; married c. 1985.

Family close complete family listing

brother:
Tim Rossovich. Pro football player. Older; played mostly for Philadelphia Eagles.
son:
Roy Rossovich. Born c. 1986.
daughter:
Isabel Rossovich. Born c. 1991.

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