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Alessandro Federico Petricone, Jr. was born on 29 February 1936, in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA, and as Alex Rocco donned the hat of an actor and his career spanned over five decades.
Unfortunately, he isn’t with us anymore as he crossed the great divide in 2015. However, he was able to leave a legacy behind and he will be forever remembered for his portrayal of the character, Moe Green, in the highly acclaimed movie, “The Godfather.” He will also be remembered for his strong Bostonian accent, thick, black eyebrows, and deep, raspy voice.

So, how much was Alex Rocco worth before passing away? Authoritative sources estimate Rocco´s fortune to be worth over $800,000 mark; he made most of his fortune appearing in over 60 films and making appearances in 46 TV shows and series.

Alex Rocco Net Worth $800,000

Alex Rocco had a terrible upbringing as he was a hanger-on with the Boston Gang, Winter Hill Gang; a series of unfortunate events even led to his arrest. Upon release, he went to California in 1962 and changed his name to Alex Rocco, and initially served as a bartender to pay his bills while struggling to make it as an actor. He only got offers to make appearances in TV series in the late 60s, meantime in order to curb his thick Boston accent, the man even took lessons from the renowned Leonard Nimoy and Jeff Corey.

The man hit the jackpot in 1972 with the opportunity to star as the sly Las Vegas syndicate boss in “The Godfather.” He found his comfortable niche through his portrayal of Moe Green in the aforementioned movie and followed it up with similar performances in “Smokin´Aces,” “That Thing You Do!,” and “The Outside Man”, considerably lifting his net worth.

Alex Rocco soon made the smooth transition to the smaller screen, impressing audiences worldwide with his performances in the series “The Famous Teddy Z,” being bestowed upon with an Emmy award for his role in the aforementioned series. In addition, Alex also had recurring roles in “Sibs,” “The George Carlin Show,” “The Simpsons,” and “The Facts of Life.” Before passing away, Rocco stated that his eight-line voice recording gig in the 1998 Disney/Pixar animation, “A Bug´s Life,” was his “greatest prize in life.” He was paid a whopping $1 million for his services!

Talking about his personal life, he was married three times, firstly to Grace Petricone in the early 1960s, with whom he had a daughter. After his move to California, he tied the knot again, this time to Sandra Elaine in 1964, and the two of them were apparently happy until Sandra´s demise on 12 June 2002 from cancer; Sandra bore him a son and a daughter, and he also adopted her son, from a previous relationship. He married Shannon Wilcox in 2005, and they were together until on 18 July 2015, Alex Rocco took his last breath, and passed away in Studio City, Los Angeles, owing to complications that arose from pancreatic cancer. The actor was 79-years-old at the time of his death.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Other2016/IcompletedMr. Marino
Silver Skies2016Frank
Maron2015TV SeriesDavid Rosen
Episodes2014-2015TV SeriesDick LeBlanc
Scammerhead2014Ben Sarnus
Magic City2012-2013TV SeriesArthur Evans
The House Across the Street2013Mr. Barnes
Private Practice2012TV SeriesEd Diamanti
The Life & Times of Tim2011TV SeriesOld Caddie
And They're Off2011Saul Youngerman
Batman: Year One2011VideoFalcone (voice)
Blackbird2011/IIIShortSam
Now Here2010/IMr. Martin
Fallout: New Vegas2010Video GameBig Sal (voice)
Party Down2010TV SeriesHoward Greengold
Ready or Not2009Don Julio
The Wedding Bells2007TV SeriesLarry Herschfield
Smokin' Aces2006Serna
Jam2006/IMick
Find Me Guilty2006Nick Calabrese
ER2005TV SeriesMartin Trudeau
Crazylove2005Uncle Cort
The Division2001-2004TV SeriesJohn Exstead Sr.
Restive Planet2004ShortJohnny
The Job2003/IVernon Cray
Lucky2003TV SeriesSam Gordon
Touched by an Angel2003TV SeriesBen
The Country Bears2002Rip Holland
Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie2002TV MovieDominic
Family Guy1999-2001TV SeriesBea Arthur / Soccer Mom
Italian Ties2001Phil
The Wedding Planner2001Salvatore
The Angry Beavers2000TV SeriesLucky Rabbit
The Last Producer2000Poker Player
Walker, Texas Ranger2000TV SeriesJohnny 'Giovanni Rossini' Rose
The Practice2000TV SeriesDr. Melnick
Sam Churchill: Search for a Homeless Man1999TV Movie
Family Law1999TV SeriesGoodman
Pepper Ann1999TV SeriesLarry
Dudley Do-Right1999Chief
Just Shoot Me!1999TV SeriesCharlie Gold
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch1999TV SeriesSid Wolf
One Life to Live1999TV SeriesFBI Chief Christopher Scaletta
A Bug's Life1998Thorny (voice)
Silk Stalkings1998TV SeriesSaul Bregman / Fossey
Goodbye Lover1998Det. Crowley
Michael Hayes1998TV Series
Home Improvement1997TV SeriesIrv Schmayman
Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher1997TV SeriesNick's Old Teacher
Early Edition1997TV SeriesBarney Kadison
Just Write1997Harold's Father
Goode Behavior1997TV Series
The Simpsons1990-1997TV SeriesRoger Meyers Jr.
Dead of Night1996Bukowski
Mad About You1996TV SeriesMel Slotkin
That Thing You Do!1996Sol Siler
Pinky and the Brain1996TV SeriesFloyd Nesbit
Hope & Gloria1995TV SeriesBernie
Partners1995TV SeriesWarren
Can't Hurry Love1995TV SeriesMichael
Get Shorty1995Jimmy Capp (Ray Bones' boss) (uncredited)
The George Carlin Show1994-1995TV SeriesHarry Rossetti
The Spy Within1995Bartender
Harmful Intent1993TV MovieMichael Mosconi
Bonkers1993TV Series
Daddy Dearest1993TV SeriesJohnny O
Love, Honor & Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage1993TV MovieUncle Frank
Boris and Natasha1992TV MovieSheldon Kaufman
Sibs1991-1992TV SeriesHowie Ruscio
The Pope Must Diet1991Cardinal Rocco
Midnight Caller1991TV SeriesTommy Bombacelli
An Inconvenient Woman1991TV Mini-SeriesStieglitz
A Quiet Little Neighborhood, a Perfect Little Murder1990TV MovieDet. Locke
How to Murder a Millionaire1990TV MovieWalter
Carol & Company1990TV SeriesArthur Daniels
The Famous Teddy Z1989-1990TV SeriesAl Floss
Murphy Brown1989TV SeriesAl Floss
Wired1989Arnie Fromson
Dream a Little Dream1989Gus Keller
Lady in White1988Angelo 'Al' Scarlatti
The Facts of Life1981-1988TV SeriesCharlie Polniaczek
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1988TV Series
Hunter1987TV SeriesFloyd Benson
Hotel1987TV SeriesPhil Johnson
Rags to Riches1987TV SeriesMichael Rapp
Scenes from the Goldmine1987Nathan DiAngelo
CBS Summer Playhouse1987TV SeriesArthur
Return to Horror High1987Harry Sleerik
P.K. and the Kid1987Les
T.J. Hooker1984-1986TV SeriesCapt. C. Danza / Frank Dio
Murder, She Wrote1985-1986TV SeriesBert Yardley / Ernie Santini
Stiffs1985Pasquale
The Golden Girls1985TV SeriesGlen O'Brien
Badge of the Assassin1985TV MovieDetective Bill Butler NYPD
Gotcha!1985Al
Braker1985TV MovieOrsini
Stick1985Firestone
The A-Team1985TV SeriesSonny Monroe
Hollywood Beat1985TV Series
Hot Pursuit1984TV SeriesPaul
The Love Boat1983-1984TV SeriesJohnny Bowling / Max Glutovsky
Simon & Simon1982-1984TV SeriesPolice Capt. Tom Balcomb / U.S. Customs Agent Hank Galante
St. Elsewhere1984TV SeriesRoger
Hardcastle and McCormick1984TV SeriesTommy Sales
Cannonball Run II1984Tony
Matt Houston1984TV SeriesMick Logan
Jessie1984TV SeriesCapt. Whalen
The Best of Times1983TV SeriesGene Falcone
Small & Frye1983TV SeriesJacobi
The First Time1982TV MovieJay
The Entity1982Jerry Anderson
Nobody's Perfekt1981The Boss
Lily: Sold Out1981TV MovieLenny Brill
CHiPs1980TV SeriesAnsgar
The Stunt Man1980Jake
Herbie Goes Bananas1980Quinn (as AlexRocco in opening credits)
Voices1979Frank Rothman
The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank1978TV MovieRalph Corliss
Rabbit Test1978Sergeant Danny Bonhoff
A Question of Guilt1978TV MovieMel Duvall
What Really Happened to the Class of '65?1977TV SeriesHornblower
Starsky and Hutch1977TV SeriesThomas Callendar / Lt. Fargo
The Godfather: A Novel for Television1977TV Mini-SeriesMoe Greene (uncredited)
Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue1977TV Mini-SeriesFrank Millerson
Husbands and Wives1977TV MovieMurray Zuckerman
Fire Sale1977Al
Baretta1977TV SeriesLt. Malone
Dog and Cat1977TV SeriesSandborn
Barnaby Jones1977TV SeriesHarry Stroop
The Rockford Files1977TV SeriesSherman Royle
Police Story1975-1977TV SeriesPhil Logan / Tony Melino
Mary Tyler Moore1977TV SeriesBen Selwyn
Delvecchio1976-1977TV SeriesBernie Carrol / Bernie Carroll
Three for the Road1975TV SeriesPete Karras
Hearts of the West1975Earl
A Woman for All Men1975Lt. Robert Di Biase
The Blue Knight1975TV SeriesDetective Charley Bronski
Cannon1972-1975TV SeriesPaul / Walter Koether / Hit Man
Twigs1975TV MovieFrank
Hustling1975TV MovieSwifty
Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins1975Vinnie
Kojak1973-1975TV SeriesMorton Tallman / Tony Curcio
Get Christie Love!1974TV SeriesKeegan
Freebie and the Bean1974D.A.
The Rookies1974TV SeriesEarl Fisher
Three the Hard Way1974Lt. Di Nisco
Lotsa Luck1974TV SeriesRick Ferris
Legend in Granite1973TV MovieTony Canadeo
Detroit 90001973Lieutenant Danny Bassett
The Friends of Eddie Coyle1973Jimmy Scalise
Slither1973Man with Ice Cream
Circle of Fear1973TV SeriesJoseph Moretti
Mission: Impossible1971-1973TV SeriesDall / Tanner
The Outside Man1972Miller
The F.B.I.1972TV SeriesMatt Wilnor
Bonnie's Kids1972Eddy
Stanley1972Richard Thomkins
The Godfather1972Moe Greene
Brute Corps1971Wicks
Wild Riders1971Stick
That Girl1970-1971TV SeriesEmployee / Biff Johnson
Blood Mania1970Lawyer
The Boston Strangler1968Detective at Apartment of Victim #10 (uncredited)
The Jerry Lewis Show1967TV SeriesBurglar #2
Get Smart1967TV SeriesGaucho / KAOS Killer
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre1967Diamond
Batman1967TV SeriesBlock
Run for Your Life1967TV SeriesWillie Roth
Motorpsycho!1965Cory Maddox

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biography2000-2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Special1992TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1991TV SeriesHimself
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
Tattletales1975TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 88th Annual Academy Awards2016TV SpecialHimself (Memorial Tribute)
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks2015TV Series documentaryJerry Anderson
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
The Godfather2006Video GameMoe Greene (uncredited)
The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-19801992VideoMoe Greene
The Godfather Family: A Look Inside1990TV Movie documentaryMoe Greene (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Festival AwardHudson Valley International Film FestivalBest Actor in a Feature FilmScammerhead (2014)
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Famous Teddy Z (1989)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV SeriesThe Famous Teddy Z (1989)


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#Fact
1At his marriage to Sandie Garrett in 1966, he adopted her son, Marc, who became known as Marc Rocco.
2Caesars Palace, in Las Vegas, payed tribute to Alex Rocco Saturday night by turning off the nostalgic front fountains in front of the hotel for one minute to honor their friend BoBo.
3He died on the same day as his The Entity (1982) co-star George Coe: July 18, 2015.
4Second husband of Shannon Wilcox.
5Father-in-law of Lisa Rocco.
6Starred in the February 3, 2008, Super Bowl ad for Audi that parodied the famous "horse head" scene in The Godfather (1972).
7Stepfather of Kelli Williams and Sean Doyle.
8Was once a member of The Winter Hill Gang
9His girlfriend was hit on by Charlestown mobster Georgie McLaughlin in 1961, setting off the Boston Irish gang war of the early 1960s. Rocco himself was picked up as a suspect in the murder of Bernie McLaughlin, but never charged.
10Is a member of the Bahá'í faith.
11His "Do you know who I am" line in The Godfather (1972) is often used by Howie Carr when the subject is the "Beautiful People" getting in trouble.
12Debuted on Batman (1966) as a thug who gets "Whapped" by the Caped Crusader.
13Three children: director Marc Rocco; Jennifer Rocco, an attorney; Lucien Rocco, a poet; and, his grandson, Anthony Dominic Alessandro, son of Jennifer Rocco.
14Wife Sandie E. Rocco was a former professional square dancer and night club performer who later became a screenwriter. She died at age 59 after a four-year battle with cancer on June 12, 2002.

#Quote
1[from an interview in 2011] Playing gangsters is great. They usually dress you sharp. And you have a license to pretty much bully anybody. I mean, I wouldn't dare to that at home. My wife will give me a back hander.

#Trademark
1Deep Raspy Voice
2Thick, black eyebrows
3Thick Bostonian accent

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