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Fast Facts

  • Once dreamed of being "the youngest bookie ever" and flirted with a criminal lifestyle before finding success as an actor; flipped a coin to decide where to go to take up acting, and California won.
  • First on-screen role was as a crook in a 1967 episode of the Batman TV series.
  • Breakthrough role was as gangster Moe Green in 1972's The Godfather.
  • Studied acting with fellow Boston native Leonard Nimoy, who advised him to take speech lessons to rid himself of his Boston accent.
  • Upon getting a gig on the 2012 TV crime drama Magic City, said his role on the series as a mob-connected businessman struck him as having been "close to my own story."


  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner


  • Lucien Rocco — Son
  • Jennifer Rocco — Daughter
  • Marc Rocco — Son
  • Alexander Sam Petricone — Father
  • Mary Di Biase Petricone — Mother
  • Shannon Wilcox — Wife
  • Sandra Elaine Garrett Rocco — Wife (deceased)

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  • Birth Name: Alexander Federico Petricone Jr.
  • Birth Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Died: July 18, 2015
  • Profession: Actor

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