O ator Alex Rocco morreu no sábado, 18/07/2015, aos 79 anos, conforme informou sua filha Jenniffer na sua página do Facebook

No Facebook Jennifer escreveu: “Estou em choque, por favor rezem por ele. Eu amo você papai agora você pode descansar em paz com a mamãe”

A causa da morte ainda não foi divulgada.

Ficou mais conhecido pelo papel de Moe Greene em ‘O Poderoso Chefão’ (1972). No filme, Rocco fazia um mafioso judeu que chefiava um cassino de Las Vegas e acabou sendo morto por Michael Corleone, com quem se negou a fazer negócio.

Rocco passou a trabalhar no cinama nos anos 1960 depois de ter aulas de interpretação com Leonard Nimoy. Entre os seus filmes, além dos de máfia, estão comédias como “Herbie Goes Bananas” (1980), “The Wonders – O Sonho Não Acabou” (1996) e “O casamento dos meus sonhos” (2001). Suas aparições mais recentes foram no longa “Sob Suspeita” (2006) e na série “Magic City”, de 2012.

Os trabalhos do ator foram ainda recorrentes na dublagem, tendo emprestado sua voz para o personagem Roger Meyers Jr., de ‘Os Simpsons’ .

Alex Rocco foi casado duas vezes, a primeira com Sandie Elaine Rocco, que morreu de câncer em 2002, e a segunda com a atriz Shannon Wilcox.

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Filmografia

Filme
Ano Titulo Papel Notas
1965 Motorpsycho Cory Maddox Alternative titles: Motor Mods and Rockersand Rio Vengeance
1967 The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Diamond
1968 The Boston Strangler Detective at Apartment of Victim #10 Uncredited
1972 The Godfather Moe Greene
1973 Bonnie’s Kids Eddy
1973 The Friends of Eddie Coyle Jimmy Scalise
1973 Slither Man with Ice Cream
1973 Detroit 9000 Danny Bassett
1974 Three the Hard Way Lt. Di Nisco
1974 Freebie and the Bean D.A.
1975 Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins Vinnie
1975 Hearts of the West Earl
1977 Fire Sale Al
1978 Rabbit Test Sergeant Danny Bonhoff
1979 Voices Frank Rothman
1980 Herbie Goes Bananas Quinn
1980 The Stunt Man Police Chief Jake
1981 The Entity Jerry Anderson
1984 Cannonball Run II Tony
1985 Gotcha! Al
1985 Badge of the Assassin Detective Bill Butler NYPD
1987 Return to Horror High Harry Sleerik
1987 P.K. and the Kid Les
1987 Scenes from the Goldmine
1988 Lady in White Angelo “Al” Scarlatti Alternative title: The Mystery of the Lady in White
1989 Dream a Little Dream Gus Keller
1989 Wired Arnie Fromson
1991 The Pope Must Die Cardinal Rocco Alternative title: The Pope Must Die(t)
1992 Boris and Natasha: The Movie Sheldon Kaufman
1995 Get Shorty Jimmy Cap (Ray Bones’ boss) Uncredited
1996 That Thing You Do! Sol Siler
1997 Just Write Harold’s Father
1998 A Bug’s Life Thorny Voice
1998 Goodbye Lover Detective Crowley
1999 Dudley Do-Right Kumquat Chief
2000 The Last Producer Poker Player Alternative title: The Final Hit
2001 The Wedding Planner Salvatore Fiore
2002 The Country Bears Rip Holland
2003 The Job Vernon Cray
2006 Find Me Guilty Nick Calabrese Alternative title: Find Me Guilty: The Jackie Dee Story
2011 Batman: Year One Carmine Falcone Voice

 

Televisão
Ano Titulo Papel Notas
1967 Batman Block Episodes: “A Piece of Action” and “Batman’s Satisfaction”
1970 That Girl Biff 1 episode
1972 The F.B.I. Matt Wilnor 1 episode
1972 Cannon Hit Man Season 2, Episode 11 – Hear No Evil
1973 Cannon Walter Koether Season 3, Episode 5 – Target in the Mirror
1973 Circle of Fear Joseph Moretti 1 episode
1974 The Rookies Earl Fisher 1 episode
1975 Cannon Paul Season 4, Episode 24 – Search and Destroy
1975 Three for the Road Pete Karras 14 episodes
1977 Barnaby Jones Harry Stroop 1 episode
1977 Starsky & Hutch Thomas Callendar 2 episodes
1977 “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” Ben Sylver 1 episode: “Lou’s Army Reunion” onYouTube
1978 The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank Ralph Corliss telefilm with Carol Burnett
1981–88 The Facts of Life Charlie Polniaczek Jo’s father
1980 CHiPs Ansgar Episodes: “The Great 5K Star Race and Boulder Wrap Party”: Part 1 and Part 2
1984 St. Elsewhere Roger Episode: “Breathless”
1985 The Golden Girls Glen O’Brien Episode: “That Was No Lady”
1985 The A-Team Sonny Monroe Episode: “Champ!”
1987 Rags to Riches Michael Rapp 1 episode
1989 Murphy Brown Al Floss 1 episode
1989–90 The Famous Teddy Z Al Floss Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor – Comedy Series
1990 The Simpsons Roger Meyers, Jr. Episode: “Itchy & Scratchy & Marge”
1991–92 Sibs Howie Ruscio 23 episodes
1994 The George Carlin Show Harry Rossetti 11 episodes
1995 Can’t Hurry Love Michael, Annie’s Father Episode: “Daddy’s Girl”
1996 Pinky and the Brain Floyd Nesbit Episode: “Fly”
1996 Mad About You Mark Slotkin Episode: “Outbreak”
1996 The Simpsons Roger Meyers, Jr. Episode: “The Day the Violence Died”
1997 Early Edition Barney Kadison Episode: “Home”
1997 Home Improvement Irv Schmayman 1 episode
1997 The Simpsons Roger Meyers, Jr. Episode: “The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show”
1998 Michael Hayes Bernero 1 episode
1999 Family Law Goodman 1 episode
1999 Family Guy Soccer Mom Episode: “Mind Over Murder”
2000 Walker, Texas Ranger Johnny “Giovanni Rossini” Rose Episodes: “Wedding Bells”: Part 1 and Part 2
2001 Family Guy Bea Arthur portraying Peter Griffin Episode: “Ready, Willing and Disabled”
2001–04 The Division John Exstead Sr. 14 episodes
2005 ER Martin Trudeau Episode: “Two Ships”
2007 The Wedding Bells Larry Herschfield Episode: “The Fantasy”
2010 Party Down Howard Greengold Episode: “Constance Carmel Wedding”
2012 Magic City Arthur Evans Season 1: 4 episodes so far
2012 Private Practice Ed Season 6: episode 1, “Aftershocks”
2014 Episodes Dick LeBlanc Season 3: Episode 8 and Season 4: Episode 6
2015 Maron David Rosen Season 3: Episode 1, “Stroke of Luck”

 

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