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Alex Rocco is a Actor American born on 29 february 1936 at Cambridge (USA)

Alex Rocco

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Birth name Alessandro Federico Petricone, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 29 february 1936 at Cambridge (USA)
Death 18 july 2015 (at 79 years)

Alessandro Federico Petricone, Jr. (February 29, 1936 – July 18, 2015), known professionally as Alex Rocco, was an American actor. Often cast as a villain, he is best known for his portrayal of Moe Greene in The Godfather. He did a significant amount of voiceover work later in his career, and was known for his gravelly voice.

Biography

After moving to Los Angeles, Rocco became a member of the Bahá'í Faith, and he appeared in a number of productions related to the religion over the years. He also thanked Bahá'u'lláh in his Emmy Award acceptance speech.

His first marriage was to Grace Petricone, and they have one daughter, Maryann. After moving to California, he married Sandra Elaine Rocco (September 1, 1942 – June 12, 2002) on March 24, 1964. He adopted her son, Marc King, who became known as Marc Rocco (June 19, 1962 – May 1, 2009), a film producer, screenwriter, and director. The couple had two children, a daughter Jennifer and a son, Lucien, and one grandson.

Sandra Rocco died of cancer, aged 59. Rocco remarried, to Shannon Wilcox on October 15, 2005.

Alex Rocco died on July 18, 2015 from cancer in Studio City, Los Angeles, at the age of 79.

Usually with

Russ Meyer
Russ Meyer
(1 films)
Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(4 films)
Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(3 films)
Marc Rocco
Marc Rocco
(2 films)
Richard Rush
Richard Rush
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Alex Rocco (50 films)

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Actor

Batman: Year One, 1h4
Directed by Lauren Montgomery
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Crime, Animation
Themes Films about children, Films about sexuality, Batman films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Benjamin McKenzie, Bryan Cranston, Eliza Dushku, Katee Sackhoff, Alex Rocco, Jon Polito
Roles Falcone (voice)
Rating73% 3.698213.698213.698213.698213.69821
Bruce Wayne returns home to Gotham City after 12 years abroad, and Lieutenant James Gordon moves to Gotham with his pregnant wife, Barbara, after a transfer from Chicago. Both are swiftly acquainted with the corruption and violence of Gotham City, with Gordon witnessing his partner Detective Arnold Flass assaulting a teen for fun.
Smokin' Aces, 1h49
Directed by Joe Carnahan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Gangster films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Andy García, Alicia Keys, Joseph Ruskin, Taraji P. Henson
Roles Serna
Rating66% 3.349363.349363.349363.349363.34936
A religious Las Vegas magician and wannabe gangster Buddy "Aces" Israel (Jeremy Piven) is hiding out in a Lake Tahoe hotel penthouse with his entourage. His agent and lawyer, Morris Mecklen (Curtis Armstrong), discusses a potential immunity deal with FBI Deputy Director Stanley Locke (Andy Garcia). Agents Richard Messner (Ryan Reynolds) and Donald Carruthers (Ray Liotta) learn that ailing Las Vegas mob boss Primo Sparazza (Joseph Ruskin) has issued a bounty on Israel worth $1 million; a mysterious assassin known only as The Swede has sworn that he will bring Israel's heart to Sparazza. A number of assassins also seek the reward, including Lazlo Soot (Tommy Flanagan), who specializes in disguises and impersonations; Sharice Watters (Taraji P. Henson) and Georgia Sykes (Alicia Keys), two hitwomen hired by Sparazza's underboss, Victor "Buzz" Padiche (David Proval); Pasquale Acosta (Nestor Carbonell), a calm torture expert and mercenary; and the psychotic neo-Nazi Tremor brothers, Darwin (Chris Pine), Jeeves (Kevin Durand), and Lester (Maury Sterling).
Jam
Jam (2007)
, 1h31
Origin USA
Actors Elizabeth Bogush, Dan Byrd, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, William Forsythe, Julie Claire, David DeLuise
Roles Mick

On Father's Day, Ted (William Forsythe) and Josh (Dan Byrd) are out for an afternoon drive in the country. When a dog darts across the road, Ted slams on the brakes and is struck from behind by Lorraine (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), a cellist on her way to a performance gig. The impact shoves Ted's vehicle into a power pole, which falls across the road and drops electrically charged lines, blocking traffic on the narrow two-lane rural highway. As they and other travelers are now stuck, strangers emerge from their cars and become unusual companions while awaiting the hazard to be cleared.
Find Me Guilty, 2h5
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Vin Diesel, Peter Dinklage, Richard Portnow, Alex Rocco, Ron Silver, Annabella Sciorra
Roles Nick Calabrese
Rating70% 3.5481353.5481353.5481353.5481353.548135
It's the late 1980s and low-level mobster Jackie DiNorscio (Vin Diesel) has just been shot by his junkie cousin Tony Compagna (Raúl Esparza), but refuses to press charges against him to police. Jackie soon gets arrested and is sentenced to thirty years on an unrelated drug bust.
The Job
The Job (2003)
, 1h23
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Daryl Hannah, Brad Renfro, Dominique Swain, Eric Mabius, Alex Rocco, Joseph Whipp
Roles Vernon Cray
Rating44% 2.2125552.2125552.2125552.2125552.212555
A hit woman is contracted to perform one final job before she leaves her life of cold-blooded killing behind forever. She is now faced with the challenge of dealing with carrying out the contract she accepted and her own moral values.
The Country Bears, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Mise en scène d'un ours, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Haley Joel Osment, Christopher Walken, Elizabeth Daily, Stephen Tobolowsky, Daryl Mitchell, Elton John
Roles Rip Holland
Rating41% 2.0545852.0545852.0545852.0545852.054585
The Country Bears are an all-bear country rock band who have broken up in 1991 after years of popularity. Number one fan Beary Barrington (voiced by Haley Joel Osment), a young bear raised by a human family, feels left out for being different. His father (Stephen Tobolowsky) tells him that his family will love him no matter what, and that differences lead everyone to their purposes. But Beary's older brother Dex (Eli Marienthal) gives him the truth about his background.
The Wedding Planner, 1h43
Directed by Adam Shankman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about marriage
Actors Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Joanna Gleason, Justin Chambers, Lou Myers
Roles Salvatore
Rating53% 2.651792.651792.651792.651792.65179
After planning and coordinating another successful wedding ceremony, San Francisco wedding planner Mary (Jennifer Lopez) is re-introduced to childhood acquaintance Massimo (Justin Chambers) by her father (Alex Rocco) who wants the two of them to marry. Mary, however, is not impressed and instead remains focused on her ambition to become a partner at the wedding company she works for. As a way to persuade her boss, Geri (Kathy Najimy), to accept her as a partner, Mary pursues and is hired by catering heiress, Fran Donolly (Bridgette Wilson-Sampras) to plan her society wedding to long term boyfriend 'Eddie.' While on the phone reporting her success Mary's shoe heel gets stuck in a manhole cover. While she attempts to free herself a taxi collides with a dumpster and it comes hurtling towards her. A man standing nearby rushes in and pulls her away just before the dumpster crashes. Mary manages to thank the man before fainting.
The Last Producer, 1h30
Directed by Burt Reynolds
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Burt Reynolds, Rod Steiger, Benjamin Bratt, Sean Astin, Ann-Margret, Lauren Holly
Roles Poker Player
Rating45% 2.2915552.2915552.2915552.2915552.291555
A washed-up, veteran producer tries to re-enter the movie business by producing a new film. He soon finds it is not as easy as it once was.
Dudley Do-Right, 1h22
Directed by Hugh Wilson
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alfred Molina, Dyllan Christopher, Eric Idle, Corey Burton
Roles Chief
Rating39% 1.951661.951661.951661.951661.95166
The story begins with three children and a horse. These are young versions of Dudley Do-Right (Dyllan Christopher), Nell Fenwick (Ashley Yarman), Snidely Whiplash (Jeremy Bergman), and Horse. The three talk of their aspirations; Dudley believes he is destined to be a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer (Mountie) while Nell wishes to see the world. Snidely, however, wishes to be the "bad guy" and travel around the world.
A Bug's Life, 1h35
Directed by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Circus films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about insects, Children's films
Actors Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere, David Hyde Pierce, Phyllis Diller
Roles Thorny (voice)
Rating71% 3.5971253.5971253.5971253.5971253.597125
Flik, an individualist and would-be inventor, lives in a colony of ants in the middle of a dried creek. They are led by Princess Atta and her mother, the Queen. The colony is oppressed by a gang of marauding grasshoppers, led by Hopper, that arrive every season demanding food from the ants. One day, when the annual offering is accidentally knocked into a stream by Flik's latest invention, a grain-harvesting device, the grasshoppers demand twice as much food as compensation. The ants trick Flik into accepting his plan to recruit "warrior bugs" to fight off the grasshoppers. While Flik actually believes in the plan, the other ants see it as an opportunity to get rid of Flik and save themselves trouble.
Just Write
Just Write (1998)
, 1h42
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Sherilyn Fenn, Jeremy Piven, JoBeth Williams, Wallace Shawn, Alex Rocco, Yeardley Smith
Roles Harold's Father
Rating63% 3.1964653.1964653.1964653.1964653.196465
Harold McMurphy (Piven) is a Beverly Hills tour bus driver. One day he meets Amanda Clark (Fenn), an up-and-coming actress he falls for. Unfortunately, she mistakes him for a famous screenwriter. In order to romance her, he allows her to believe he is.
Goodbye Lover, 1h37
Directed by Roland Joffé
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime, Romance
Actors Patricia Arquette, Dermot Mulroney, Mary-Louise Parker, Ellen DeGeneres, Don Johnson, John Neville
Roles Det. Crowley
Rating57% 2.851132.851132.851132.851132.85113
Sandra, jeune agent immobilier en pleine ascension, a toutes les chances de réussir. Néanmoins, Jake, son mari, est alcoolique. Ce dernier ne doit son poste dans une agence de publicité qu'à la protection de son frère, qui la dirige. Afin de sauver leur couple et de mener une existence agréable, Sandra se lance dans une diabolique machination. Elle n'hésitera pas à faire tout ce qui est en son pouvoir pour y arriver... Elle avait tout prévu, sauf l'imprévisible !
That Thing You Do!, 1h48
Directed by Tom Hanks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Tom Everett Scott, Liv Tyler, Johnathon Schaech, Steve Zahn, Ethan Embry, Tom Hanks
Roles Sol Siler
Rating68% 3.4498853.4498853.4498853.4498853.449885
In 1964, Guy Patterson (Tom Everett Scott) is an aspiring jazz drummer who works at his family's Erie, Pennsylvania, appliance store. Jimmy Mattingly (Johnathon Schaech) and Lenny Haise (Steve Zahn) ask Guy to sit in with their band at the annual Mercyhurst College talent show, because their regular drummer Chad (Giovanni Ribisi) has broken his arm. The last member of the group is the bass player, who is never referred to by name (Ethan Embry). The group rehearses a ballad titled "That Thing You Do". Jimmy's girlfriend, Faye Dolan (Liv Tyler), is inspired by Guy's reaction to the song (he exclaims, "Wonderful!") and names the group "The Oneders" (pronounced "Wonders"); a running gag has various people mispronouncing it as "Oh-need-ers".
Get Shorty
Get Shorty (1995)
, 1h45
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Mob film, Action, Crime
Themes Films about films, Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Danny DeVito, Dennis Farina, Dwayne Johnson
Roles Jimmy Cane
Rating68% 3.448653.448653.448653.448653.44865
Chili Palmer, a loan shark based in Miami, clashes with mobster, Ray "Bones" Barboni over a leather jacket borrowed from Palmer at a restaurant without permission by Mr. Barboni. They have two confrontations, the first of which leaves Barboni with a broken nose. Barboni then wants his boss Jimmy Capp to go after Palmer, but he refuses, as Palmer has done nothing wrong. Barboni took the jacket without permission, and Chili's car keys were in the jacket. Jimmy also tells Bones that Chili works for another mafioso named Momo and Capp has no power over him. But soon after Palmer's boss, Momo, dies of a heart attack, Chili finds himself working for Barboni, whose first order is for Palmer to collect a loan shark debt owed by dry cleaner Leo Devoe. Devoe was believed to have been killed in a commercial airliner crash, but in truth had actually gotten off the plane, and failed to re-board because he was getting drunk in the airport bar. After the plane crash, Devoe's wife identified his personal effects, and the airline quickly offers her an insurance check for $300,000. Faye carelessly gives Leo the insurance money, and he heads out of Miami. When Chili visits Leo's "widow" Faye, she reveals to Palmer that Leo is still alive, has left Miami, and is partying and winning money in Las Vegas, Nevada.