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Leo Rossi is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 26 june 1946 at Trenton (USA)

Leo Rossi

Leo Rossi
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Nationality USA
Birth 26 june 1946 (77 years) at Trenton (USA)

Leo Rossi (born June 26, 1946) is an American actor, writer and producer. He is known for his role as Budd in the 1981 horror film Halloween II, as Turkell from the 1990 horror sequel Maniac Cop 2, and as Detective Sam Dietz in the Relentless franchise. His other films include Heart Like a Wheel (1983), River's Edge (1986), The Accused (1988), Analyze This (1999), One Night at McCool's (2001), and 10th & Wolf (2006). Rossi also co-scripted Gotti with the film's director, Barry Levinson; Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father is a Crime film starring Al Pacino and John Travolta.


Leo Rossi est un acteur prolifique depuis le milieu des années 70 aussi bien au cinéma qu'à la télévision. À ses débuts au cinéma dans les années 80, on a pu l'apercevoir dans la suite du film d'horreur culte de John Carpenter Halloween 2, La Veuve noire de Bob Rafelson ou encore Les Accusés de Jonathan Kaplan. Il est néanmoins connu pour avoir interprété le rôle de l'inspecteur Sam Dietz dans la saga des Relentless qui s'étend sur quatre volets de 1989 à 1994. À la télévision, il a participé à des séries telles que Arabesque, 21 Jump Street, Capitaine Furillo, Hooker, Rick Hunter, Histoires fantastiques, Frasier ou encore Urgences. Il est marié avec l'actrice Lynn Eastman.

Best films

The Accused (1988)

Usually with

James Lemmo
James Lemmo
(8 films)
Lisa Hansen
Lisa Hansen
(9 films)
Ken Lerner
Ken Lerner
(9 films)
Spiro Razatos
Spiro Razatos
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Leo Rossi (53 films)

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Gotti (2018)
, 1h50
Directed by Kevin Connolly
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Mob film, Historical, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Stacy Keach, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Spencer Lofranco, Leo Rossi
Roles Bobby Boriello
Rating48% 2.408922.408922.408922.408922.40892
Au milieu des années 1980, John Gotti devient le parrain de la famille Gambino, l'une des cinq familles de la mafia italo-américaine de New York. Son fils John Junior assiste à sa montée et à sa chute.
Exodus Fall
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Medical-themed films, Transport films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Road movies, Films about autism, Films about child abuse
Actors Rosanna Arquette, Jesse James, Devon Graye, Leo Rossi, Dee Wallace, Christopher Atkins
Roles Ford Ashworth
Rating75% 3.762353.762353.762353.762353.76235
Set in 1974, the film centers on three siblings from Texas — Kenneth (Jesse James), Charlotte (Adrien Finkel), and Dana Minor (Devon Graye) — who are left living with their abusive, alcoholic mother Marilyn (Rosanna Arquette) after their father's death. Marilyn commits Dana, who is autistic, to an institution, allowing doctors to perform medical experiments on him. Kenneth and Charlotte break their younger brother out of the asylum, and the three siblings set out on a road trip, intending to travel from Texas to their grandmother's home in Oregon. They are joined by a hippie named Travis (Alexander Carroll).
The Nail
The Nail (2009)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Tony Danza, William Forsythe, Leo Rossi, Tony Luke, Jr.
Rating61% 3.0970753.0970753.0970753.0970753.097075
After eight years in prison for manslaughter, former professional boxer Joey Nardone (Tony Luke, Jr.) is trying to get his life back on track.
The Prince and the Pauper: The Movie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Children's films
Actors Dylan Sprouse, Kay Panabaker, Cole Sprouse, Vincent Spano, Dedee Pfeiffer, Sally Kellerman
Roles Officer Harold
Rating50% 2.532542.532542.532542.532542.53254
The movie opens showing super star Eddie Tudor (Cole Sprouse) on the red carpet at the premiere of one of his films. Tom Canty (Dylan Sprouse) watches it on TV and imitates Eddie (he mimics him by saying his catchphrase "Oh yeah!"), when his grandpa, 'Pop' (Ed Lauter), calls him to get ready for school. At school, the principal asks what his ambition is in life, and, Tom replies he wants to be Eddie Tudor. The principal then advises him to join the acting classes (which Pop doesn't allow him to do). He has lived with Pop since his parents died, a couple of years earlier. From a young age, his ambition has been to become an actor, partly inspired by the stories of fame and appeal of acting conveyed to him by his neighbour and best friend, Miles (Vincent Spano) who is a former actor and who also happens to be the father of Eddie Tudor (revealed at the end of the film). Miles has known Tom since he was a little kid, when Miles moved to the area, after quitting showbiz and he often tells Tom about the times when he was a star, although not revealing much as to how he lost his fame. Now 14, the same age as Eddie Tudor whom he looks exactly like, he wishes that he really is Eddie and gets frustrated with his Pop's persistent pushing for Tom to forget about the acting, and telling him to do 'real work', like helping him with his business, when Tom is not at school. He says he only pushes Tom because he cares about him. Miles, however, supports Tom with his acting ambition, but warns him that it is a tough business to get into and survive in.
10th & Wolf, 1h47
Directed by Robert Moresco
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors James Marsden, Giovanni Ribisi, Brad Renfro, Piper Perabo, Dash Mihok, Lesley Ann Warren
Roles Agent Thornton
Rating62% 3.1466153.1466153.1466153.1466153.146615
Tommy is the son of a Mafia hitman, who, after his father is killed by a rival, moves with his younger brother to live with his aunt, uncle, and cousin in Philadelphia. The sole member of his family who is not involved in crime, Tommy joins the Marines and fights in Operation Desert Storm. Becoming disillusioned when the conflict ended with Saddam Hussein still in power. and disenchanted with military service, Tommy assaults an MP, and steals a colonel's Jeep. Arrested when the jeep runs out of gas, the movie opens with Tommy in the brig at a US Marine base.
Diamond Zero, 1h32
Directed by David Gaz
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action
Actors Tippi Hedren, Joan Van Ark, Bronson Pinchot, Leo Rossi, Tuesday Knight, Richard Moll
Roles Augustine Garza
Rating38% 1.9168251.9168251.9168251.9168251.916825
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Back By Midnight, 1h29
Genres Comedy
Actors Rodney Dangerfield, Phil LaMarr, Harland Williams, Randy Quaid, Paul Rodriguez, Ed Begley Jr.
Roles Rusty
Rating47% 2.3656452.3656452.3656452.3656452.365645
Dangerfield plays Jake Puloski, a comedic and friendly prison warden who runs a privately owned prison for white-collar criminals and less serious offenders. The trouble starts when Puloski's plans for renovating his rundown prison are ruined by his superior, Eli Rockwood (Randy Quaid), a greedy businessman who inherited the prison from his deceased parents, who rejects his budget request. Rockwood also informs Puloski that his contract as prison warden will not be renewed, which means that Puloski will be forced to retire in two months. This comes at the same time that Rockwood is in the midst of selling his company to the very wealthy Gloria Beaumont (Kirstie Alley). Without the funds for a proper remodeling, Puloski decides to approach the problem by allowing a group of prisoners, Mile-Away (Phil LaMarr), Next-Week (Paul Rodriguez), Jerk-Off (Marty Belafsky), and Ears (Joe Nipote), to leave the prison to burgle a sporting goods store owned by Rockwood (on the condition that they are "back by midnight" before the guard Smitty (Tony Cox) makes his rounds).
Shut Up and Kiss Me!, 1h41
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Christopher Daniel Barnes, Krista Allen, Brad Rowe, Leo Rossi, John Capodice, Burt Young
Rating43% 2.1643952.1643952.1643952.1643952.164395
This script must be run from the command line
Looney Tunes: Back in Action, 1h30
Directed by Joe Dante
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about films, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Films about birds, Mise en scène d'un canard, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman, Steve Martin, Timothy Dalton, Joan Cusack, Heather Locklear
Roles Acme VP, Climbing to the Top
Rating58% 2.9104552.9104552.9104552.9104552.910455
Tired of playing second fiddle to Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck demands his own movie from the Warner Bros., but they promptly fire him. Aspiring stuntman DJ Drake is asked to escort Daffy off the studio lot, but the ensuing chase leads to the Batmobile demolishing the studio water tower. DJ is fired, and returns home with Daffy hitching a ride, discovering his father and action star Damian Drake is actually a secret agent. Damian instructs his son to travel to Las Vegas, find his associate Dusty Tails, and gain the mystical Blue Monkey diamond before being captured by the Acme Corporation, led by the childish Mr. Chairman. DJ and Daffy head for Vegas. Meanwhile, Bugs' routines fall apart without Daffy, so V.P. for Comedy, Kate Houghton, is sent to rehire Daffy or face being fired herself. Bugs informs her of the situation and they pursue DJ and Daffy in Damian's spy car.
The Rose Technique, 1h37
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors JoBeth Williams, Sally Kirkland, Kari Wuhrer, Jason Brooks, Leo Rossi, Sage Kirkpatrick
Roles Artie
Rating41% 2.054962.054962.054962.054962.05496
The Rose Technique revolves around the life of an off-beat psychiatrist who wants to join the crazy world of daytime TV. She signs a contract with a school and becomes a teacher, but a student tries to prove that she is no angel. Strange things happen while the psychiatrist Doctor Lillian Rose is around.
One Night at McCool's, 1h33
Directed by Harald Zwart
Origin USA
Genres Erotic, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, BDSM in films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Liv Tyler, Matt Dillon, Paul Reiser, John Goodman, Michael Douglas, Andrew Dice Clay
Roles Joey Dinardo
Rating61% 3.0981453.0981453.0981453.0981453.098145
The majority of the film consists of Randy, Carl, and Dehling reciting their separate lovesick accounts of their experiences with Jewel, each narrating over what they consider to be the real version of the recent events. Scenes are often re-enacted twice, with different accounts contradicting each other for comedic effect. For example, when Dehling is narrating, he acts as if he were a completely fair, by-the-book police officer, and Randy is painted as a slimy, macho, abusive thug. When Randy is telling the story, he is the innocent victim and Dehling is shown as a suspicious, prying, hard-nosed cop; Carl is convinced that every woman is in love with him, and during his version of the tale, everyone acts accordingly.
Sticks (2001)
, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Action
Actors Lillo Brancato, Justina Machado, Leo Rossi, Rebecca Grant, Orestes Matacena
Rating54% 2.7270552.7270552.7270552.7270552.727055
Sticks is an off-beat noir action comedy about a smuggler of Cuban cigars who gets involved, and ultimately falls in love, with a Cuban revolutionary Maria who's in the U.S. trading cigars for guns. The two join forces to sell a large (stolen) shipment of Castro's private label cigar, the famed "El Mariposa", and suddenly they find themselves enmeshed in the seedy underbelly of a mob-run cigar smuggling ring that's being monitored by the feds.