Alex Rocco

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Alexander Federico Petricone, Jr.
  • Birth Place: Cambridge, MA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/29/1936, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor;voice-overs
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Alex Rocco Fast Facts:
  • Once dreamed of being "the youngest bookie ever" and flirted with a criminal lifestyle before finding success as an actor...one who often played criminals; flipped a coin to decide where to go to take up acting, and California won.
  • His first on-screen role was as a crook in a 1967 episode of the Batman TV series.
  • His breakthrough role was, not surprisingly, in a crime-centered film, 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."
  • Alex Rocco Relationships:
  • Sandra Elaine Garrett Rocco - Wife (deceased)
  • Shannon Wilcox - Wife
  • Marc Rocco - Son
  • Jennifer Rocco - Daughter
  • Mary Di Biase Petricone - Mother
  • Alexander Sam Petricone - Father
  • Lucien Rocco - Son
  • Alex Rocco Awards:
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner

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