Mario Roccuzzo - Doing service to the role!

Mario Roccuzzo - Doing service to the role!

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First Published: September 2002
Mario Roccuzzo | Working Actor

Mario Roccuzzo | Working Actor

Mario Roccuzzo | "The Young Savages" (1961)
William Holden, Mario Roccuzzo | "The Blue Knight" (1973)
Mario Roccuzzo | "The Majestic" (2001)
Mario Roccuzzo | "Judging Amy" (2002)
Mario Roccuzzo | Working Actor

Mario Roccuzzo was born in Boston, Mass. The son of parents who performed on the Italian stage. His mother and father traveled up and down the New England coast performing with a repertory company. Watching rehearsals as a little boy, he became completely entranced with the idea of becoming an actor.

Roccuzzo's father passed away when he was just ten and a few years later, in 1954 his mother, sister and Mario traveled to California where he soon began studying the acting craft in the evening with the renowned coach Jeff Corey and later with Corey Allen while working during the day at Wallach's Music City.

In 1960, young Mario, snuck into Columbia Studios, and into the office of John Frankenheimer. As he entered the room, he was asked what he was doing there. He replied 'I wanted to audition for you for your next film'. Frankenheimer apparently liked Roccuzzo's Moxie as after a cold reading, he was cast in the Director's next feature film, "The Young Savages".

Later that same year, "The Untouchables" was the No. 1 show on Television and Roccuzzo read and was awarded the title role of Nicky on that series. This was followed by a series of roles on shows like "The F.B.I.", "Stoney Burke", and "Surfside Six" from which he was Type Cast as "The Bad Guy".

It wasn't until the 1970's that producers saw him in a different light, and his roles became more diversified. Roccuzzo say's 'I had the extreme joy of working with such stars as Fred Astaire, William Holden. And many others'. He is proud of the friendship he developed with Bill Holden while doing "The Blue Knight" which lasted for many years.

During the 70's and 80's says Roccuzzo believes 'I believe I acted on just about every Cop Show on TV'. These include "Barretta", "Barnaby Jones", "Barney Miller", "Police Story", "Streets of San Francisco", and many others.

In 2001, Mario provided an engaging performance as Jerry the Bartender in the popular Jim Carey feature, "The Majestic". He also offered solid performances on "E.R.", "Judging Amy", and HBO's Creature Feature; "Earth vs. The Spider". To those he has since added features: "One Last Ride", and "Bottleworld", and on TV: "Yes, Dear", "NYPD Blue", "Luck " to his resume.

Of his 50+ years, as an actor, working in over 250 TV Shows, Roccuzzo admits: 'In my heart of hearts, I love Acting just as much as when I first started out!'.


Mario Roccuzzo's advice to the aspiring actor:

An actor is only as good as his ability to listen. If the actor I am acting opposite and I are not completely tuned into each other, we cannot do service to our roles, ourselves, or the production. We must react honestly to each other, and that begins with good listening skills!

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Mario Roccuzzo's Credits
 2011-2012 Luck (TV Series)
Smith's stable hand / Smith's Stable Hand
- Ace Pitches a Deal (2012) ... Smith's stable hand
- Ace Meets with a Colleague (2012) ... Smith's stable hand
- Ace Meets with a Talented Whiz Kid (2012) ... Smith's stable hand
- Pilot (2011) ... Smith's Stable Hand
 2009 Bottleworld
The Last Customer
 2004 One Last Ride
Charlie Figs
 2002 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Tony Gabrielli
- Half-Ashed (2002) ... Tony Gabrielli
 2002 Yes, Dear (TV Series)
Guy
- We're Having a Baby (2002) ... Guy
 2002 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Mr. Bryant
- Boston Terriers from France (2002) ... Mr. Bryant
 2001 The Majestic
Jerry the Bartender
 2001 ER (TV Series)
Mr. Tanzi
- Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magic (2001) ... Mr. Tanzi
 2001 Earth vs. the Spider (TV Movie)
Nick Bezis
 1999-2000 Dharma & Greg (TV Series)
Man #1 / Primo
- Mad Secretaries and Englishmen (2000) ... Man #1
- Law & Disorder (1999) ... Primo
 1998 Working (TV Series)
Death
- Armageddon Outta Here (1998) ... Death
 1998 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Jimmy
- The Rebound (1998) ... Jimmy
 1996 California Dreams (TV Series)
Mancuso
- Father Knows Bets (1996) ... Mancuso
 1996 Boston Common (TV Series)
Checker
- Everybody's Stalking (1996) ... Checker
 1995 Sister, Sister (TV Series)
Guy
- Halloween (1995) ... Guy
 1994 Mad About You (TV Series)
Racing Fan
- Till Death Do Us Part (1994) ... Racing Fan
 1994 The Second Half (TV Series)
Rooney
- High Nooner (1994) ... Rooney
 1994 Coach (TV Series)
Ronald
- My Cup Runneth Over (1994) ... Ronald
 1994 The Good Life (TV Series)
Charlie Donnetti
- The Statue (1994) ... Charlie Donnetti
 1993 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
Sid Rivers
- The Perfect Alibi (1993) ... Sid Rivers
 1993 Married with Children (TV Series)
Vendor
- Go for the Old (1993) ... Vendor
 1992 Roseanne (TV Series)
Ghost of Hallowe'en Present
- Halloween IV (1992) ... Ghost of Hallowe'en Present
 1992 Stepfather III (TV Movie)
Plastic Surgeon
 1992 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Man #1
- Home Again, Rose: Part 1 (1992) ... Man #1
 1991 Equal Justice (TV Series)
George
- Do the Wrong Thing (1991) ... George
 1990 The New Adam-12 (TV Series)
Bar Owner
- Real Estate Scam (1990) ... Bar Owner
 1990 The Flash (TV Series)
Sam
- Out of Control (1990) ... Sam
 1990 Dragnet (TV Series)
Earl Kittle
- Little Miss Nobody (1990) ... Earl Kittle
 1990 Hardball (TV Series)
 1989-1990 Life Goes On (TV Series)
Tony
- Pig o' My Heart (1990) ... Tony
- Ordinary Heroes (1989) ... Tony
 1989 Sister Kate (TV Series)
 1989 Have Faith (TV Series)
Wendell Beilin
- Letters from Home (1989) ... Wendell Beilin
 1989 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Walter Hilbar
- His Suit Is Hirsute (1989) ... Walter Hilbar
 1989 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Wino
- Smooth Operators (1989) ... Wino
 1988 Hunter (TV Series)
Marco Danello
- Dead on Target: Part 2 (1988) ... Marco Danello
- Dead on Target: Part 1 (1988) ... Marco Danello
 1985-1988 Mr. Belvedere (TV Series)
Man / Man #1 / Phil Friendly / ...
- Fat Cats (1988) ... Man #1
- G.I. George (1988) ... Phil Friendly
- Jobless (1987) ... Man #4
- The Thief (1986) ... Man
- Sweet Charity (1985) ... Man
 1988 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Morris
- Old Money (1988) ... Morris
 1988 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Arthur Malencon
- Home Soil (1988) ... Arthur Malencon
 1987 Sledge Hammer! (TV Series)
Crook on Roof
- Vertical (1987) ... Crook on Roof
 1987 Retribution
Johnny Blake
 1986 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Ticket Holder
- Symphony in Knocked Flat (1986) ... Ticket Holder
 1986 Hollywood Harry
Peter's Henchman
 1985 Condor (TV Movie)
Manny
 1985 Night Court (TV Series)
Mario Eisenhower
- Halloween, Too (1985) ... Mario Eisenhower
 1985 Hell Town (TV Series)
Mario
- Hell Town Goes Bananas (1985) ... Mario
 1985 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Henry Colander
- Anniversary Dinner (1985) ... Henry Colander
 1984 Partners in Crime (TV Series)
Charlie
- Is She or Isn't He? (1984) ... Charlie
 1984 Cover Up (TV Series)
Zitto
- Sudden Exposure (1984) ... Zitto
 1984 Jessie (TV Series)
- The Long Fuse (1984)
 1984 The Paper Chase (TV Series)
- Mrs. Hart (1984)
 1982-1984 Alice (TV Series)
Mario / Milk Man / Customer
- Jolene Throws a Curve (1984) ... Mario
- Sweet Erasable Mel (1983) ... Milk Man (as Mario Raccuzzo)
- Give My Regrets to Broadway (1982) ... Customer
 1983 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Andrews
- Goodbye, Mr. Scripps (1983) ... Andrews
 1983 Whiz Kids (TV Series)
Mr. Thompson
- Deadly Access (1983) ... Mr. Thompson
 1983 Murder 1, Dancer 0 (TV Movie)
Gopher (uncredited)
 1978-1982 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Norman Deluca / Ed Brotsky / Ira Russo / ...
- Old Love (1982) ... Norman Deluca
- The Arrival (1982) ... Norman Deluca
- Advancement (1981) ... Ed Brotsky
- Resignation (1981) ... Ira Russo
- Guns (1980) ... Vincent Turso
 1981 Nero Wolfe (TV Series)
 1980 Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (TV Series)
Gardenia
- Untitled (1980) ... Gardenia
 1979 Dear Detective (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1979)
 1979 Fyre
Dealer (as Mario Roccozzo)
 1979 Kaz (TV Series)
 1978 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
High Ranking Suit
- The Foundlings (1978) ... High Ranking Suit
 1978 The Clone Master (TV Movie)
Harry Tiezer
 1977 The Hunted Lady (TV Movie)
Angie
 1977 Delvecchio (TV Series)
Vanetto
- Cancelled Contract (1977) ... Vanetto
 1975-1977 Baretta (TV Series)
Joey / Joey Perino
- The Reunion (1977) ... Joey
- The 5½ Pound Junkie (1975) ... Joey Perino
 1975-1977 Police Story (TV Series)
Roy Stubbing / Maurie / Buckner / ...
- Spitfire (1977) ... Roy Stubbing
- Payment Deferred (1976) ... Maurie (as Mario Rocuzzo)
- Losing Game (1975) ... Buckner
- The Witness (1975) ... Bingo
 1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Marty
- Hot Dog (1976) ... Marty
 1976 Serpico (TV Series)
Pasquale Serpico
- The Deadly Game (1976) ... Pasquale Serpico
 1976 The Rookies (TV Series)
Earl 'Roach' Simmons
- Deliver Me from Innocence (1976) ... Earl 'Roach' Simmons
 1976 Dark Victory (TV Movie)
Sandy
 1974 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Stacy Vernon
- Conspiracy of Terror (1974) ... Stacy Vernon
 1974 Three the Hard Way
Guard
 1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Benny Folger
- Amy Prentiss: Part 2 (1974) ... Benny Folger
- Amy Prentiss: Part 1 (1974) ... Benny Folger
 1974 Wonder Woman (TV Movie)
Waiter
 1973 The Blue Knight (TV Movie)
Harold Wagner
 1966-1973 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Staley / Dominic
- Tower of Terror (1973) ... Staley
- Quantico (1966) ... Dominic
 1973 The Fuzz Brothers (TV Movie)
Andy
 1972 All in the Family (TV Series)
Angelo
- The Locket (1972) ... Angelo (as Mario Rocuzzo)
 1967 The Love-Ins
Hippie on LSD
 1966 The Monkees (TV Series)
Kiko
- Son of a Gypsy (1966) ... Kiko
 1966 Beau Geste
Arab (uncredited)
 1964 The New Interns
Hood (uncredited)
 1963 The Lieutenant (TV Series)
Jeep Driver / Pvt. Brian Barducci
- A Very Private Affair (1963) ... Jeep Driver
- A Million Miles from Clary (1963) ... Pvt. Brian Barducci
 1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Mario
- Kincaid (1963) ... Mario
 1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Tony McLaughlin
- The Malignant Hearts (1962) ... Tony McLaughlin
 1961 The Young Savages
Diavolo (uncredited)
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Rafael
- Circumstantial Evidence (1961) ... Rafael
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Nicky Bousso
- Nicky (1960) ... Nicky Bousso

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