Rocky Carroll

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  • Birth Name: Roscoe Carroll
  • Birth Place: Cincinnati, OH
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/08/1963, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor
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Rocky Carroll Fast Facts:
  • Began acting at the age of 6 after a teacher suggested that the "class clown" audition for a play.
  • Introduced many minority youths to the works of Shakespeare through his participation in Joseph Papp's Shakespeare productions in New York. He would like to play Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet.
  • His first feature role was in the Oscar-winning 1989 Oliver Stone film, Born on the Fourth of July
  • His performance in August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Piano Lesson earned a 1990 Tony nomination. He originated his character, Lymon, at Yale Rep in 1987.
  • Wanted a change from his Roc sitcom character (a wisecracking woman-chaser), which led him, thanks to his friendship with Mark Harmon from their Chicago Hope days, to a serious dramatic role as NCIS director Leon Vance on NCIS. (On-screen, his character and Harmon's have a tense relationship.)
  • Rocky Carroll Relationships:
  • Gabrielle Bullock - Wife
  • Rocky Carroll Awards:
  • 1990 Tony: Actor (Featured Role--Play) - Nominee
  • 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Conservatory of Theare Arts at Webster University, St. Louis, OH (BFA)

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