Alex Rocco is an American character actor. According to some reports, Rocco hung out with the Irish mob in Boston, and after being questioned in a mob related death, he moved to California to become an actor. He worked as a bartender while he studied acting under Leonard…more
In 1990, Alex won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series playing Al Floss on The Famous Teddy Z.
Alexander F. Petricone, DOB 2-29-36. He was a hanger-on in Boston's original Winter Hill gang of the early 60's. According to Vincent Teresa in "My Life in the Mafia," it was Rocco whose girlfriend Charlestown mobster Georgie McLaughlin tried to pick up on Labor Day weekend 1961, setting off the Irish Gang War. Petricone was picked up as a suspect in the October 1961 slaying of Bernie McLaughlin, but was never formally charged. He fled – to Hollywood, where he shed weight and became the actor "Alex Rocco" playing gangsters in, among many other movies, "The Godfather," and "The Friends of Eddie Coyle." He is now a Ba'hai.