Rocky Carroll


Rocky Carroll Trivia


  • Quotes

    • Rocky: (about having a favorite type of role to play) No, I mean, I've been very fortunate...I think the primary difference between stage and's very easy to adapt a persona or to be labeled a comedic actor or a dramatic actor in the film and TV world. Actors on stage, you can go from playing a myriad of roles, from Shakespeare to a Eugene O'Neil drama, and it's the norm. I came up in a world where you're supposed to be able to do three things very well. Act, sing, dance, paint, do something. The emphasis was on versatility. It's so funny because, here in Hollywood, and actor who really is versatile and who has the ability to transform between comedy and drama roles is considered a rarity. You know, you can play yourself and make a very good career out of it. Do the same type of role, the daring, good-looking, dashing kind of guy. I mean, there's a role for that guy in television, films, whatever. But people who are able to shape-shift and go from drama to comedy to whatever, there's an art to it. Especially in Hollywood. The actor has to really be emphatic about doing it. Because you get in a successful drama or a successful comedy, all of a sudden your agents and your managers are saying, hey, this works. Let's stick with this for the next 15 years. I guess I've been very fortunate. After the series Roc ended, every role offer I got was for the wise-cracking, ne'er-do-well brother or boyfriend and I could have made a very good career doing those characters. A different name on a different network. But it was a conscious choice I made.