Rocco Sisto


  • Full Name: Rocco Sisto
  • Posesses an extensive career in Theatre
  • Noted As: a classically trained Stage Actor
  • Is a founding member of The Shakespeare & Co. in Lenox, MA
  • Was honoured with Obie, Drama League & Encore Awards (as well as was nominated for a Drama Desk Award) for his work in the theatre role of The Marquis de Sade in "Quills"
Addison Trail High School
  • 1970 - Graduated Addison Trail High School in Addison, IL [pictured above]

Filmography

  • 2004 - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation [TV Series] as Riley Renaldo
  • 2002 - Undermind as Dr. Peters / Gunman
  • 2002 - Law & Order [TV Series] as James 'Jamie' Astangura
  • 2001 - The Big Heist as Tommy DeSimone
  • 2001 - The American Astronaut as Professor Hess
  • 2000 - Machiavelli Rises as Nicolo Machiavelli
  • 2000 - Frequency as Daryl Simpson
  • 2000 - The Intern as Pierre La Roux
  • 1999 - The Sopranos [TV Series] as Young Junior Soprano
  • 1998 - Illuminata as Prince
  • 1998 - Love Walked In as Ilm Zamsky
  • 1997 - Donnie Brasco as Richie Gazzo
  • 1996 - Eraser as Pauley
  • 1993 - Carlito's Way as Panama Hatman
  • 1992 - Lorenzo's Oil as Finton Murphy
  • 1992 - Law & Order [TV Series] as Brendan Hall, Joseph Turner
  • 1992 - Innocent Blood as Gilly
  • 1992 - Far & Away as Immigrant #1
  • 1990 - Star Trek: The Next Generation [TV Series] as Sakkath
  • 1987 - Cannon Movie Tales: Red Riding Hood as Dagger
  • 1986 - Doing Life as Anthony Portelli
  • 1985 - After Hours as Coffee Shop Cashier
  • 1984 - Scream For Help as Lacey Bohle

Theatre Credits

  • 2003, Sept-Nov - [Signature Theatre; NY; USA) "The Harlequin Studies" as The Captain
  • 2002, July - [Adams Memorial Theatre; Williamstown, Mass.; USA) "Once In A Lifetime" as Rudolph Kammerling
  • 2001 - [Boston, Mass.; USA) "Street Scene" as Italian Musician
  • 1999 til 2000 - [Music Box Theatre; New York, NY; USA) "Amadeus" as Antonio Salieri [understudy, stand-by]
  • 1998 - [Joseph Papp Public Theatre; New York, NY; USA) "Hamlet" as Duncan: The King Of Scotland
  • 1997 - [Stables At The Mount Theatre; Lenox, MA; USA) "The Winter's Tale" [Served as Director of this production]
  • 1996 - [Seattle, WA; USA) "Quills" as The Marquis de Sade
  • 1995 - [Criterion Theatre; New York, NY; USA) "A Month In The Country" as Schaaf
  • 1995 - [The New York Theatre Workshop; New York, NY; USA) "Quills" as The Marquis de Sade
  • 1995 - [Off-Bway; USA) "Silence, Cunning, Exile" as Isaac
  • 1994 - [New York, NY; USA) "A Kind Of Alaska"
  • 1994 - [Off-Bway; USA) "The Merry Wives of Windsor" as Dr. Caius
  • 1992 - [City Center Stage I Theatre; New York, NY; USA) "Mad Forest" as Vampire / Grandfather / Soldier / Priest / Security Officer / Someone With Sore Throat / Old Aunt
  • 1992 - [The Newman Theatre; Central Westchester County, NY; USA) "'Tis A Pity She's A Whore" as Richardetto
  • 1992 - [OOB; USA) "Dream Of A Common Language"
  • 1991 - [OOB; USA) "Beyond The Ruins"
  • 1991 - [OOB; USA) "Eve's Diary"
  • 1991 - [OOB; USA) "The Tale Of The Tiger"
  • 1990 - [OOB; USA) "Machinal" as Neighbor
  • 1989 - [Central Park, NY; USA) "The Winter's Tale" as Autolycos
  • 1989 - [Off-Bway; USA) "The Tempest" as Antonio
  • 1985, Jan-Feb - [Ark Theatre; USA) "Life Is A Dream" as Segismundo
  • Other Productions Performed In: "Overtime", "All's Well That Ends Well", "What Did He See", "Comedy Of Errors"

"The Harlequin Studies" Mention

"...Rocco Sisto, whose sinister profile and melodramatic delivery make him an ideal villain..."

- 9/26/03, ED/LD Staff for Entertainment Design Magazine


"Street Scene" Mention

"Rice [the playwright] does not draw his male characters with the subtlety and compassion he brings to the women, but Rocco Sisto plays the Italian Musician with sensuous abandon...."

- 8/9/01, Richard Dyer for The Boston Globe


"Quills" Mention

"It is a cruel, hard fact of Hollywood life that the actor most identified with a particular stage role probably will lose it to a better-known film actor when the play is made into a movie. Rocco Sisto understood that. Though he played the Marquis de Sade for two years in Seattle and New York, he knew he would not be picked for the plum role once "Quills" was sold to the movies. He was resigned that when he met with "Quills" author Doug Wright. Wright had asked Sisto to dinner to break the news that the studio had indeed selected a better-known screen actor to play the role in the movie version. But when Wright told him Geoffrey Rush would assume the role, Sisto nodded and smiled. "Thank God," the stage actor said. "An actor's actor.""

- 12/14/95, Barry Koltnow for The Orange County Register


Theatre Playbill Blurb

ROCCO SISTO Broadway: Salieri in Amadeus; A Month In The Country (Roundabout); The Comedy Of Errors (Lincoln Center). Off-Broadway: Obie Award for Quills (NY Theatre Workshop); The Turn Of The Screw (Primary Stages); Mad Forest (Manhattan Theatre Club); Obie Award for The Winter's Tale (NY Shakespeare Festival); The Merry Wives Of Windsor, All's Well That Ends Well (Delacorte Theatre); Demonology (Playwrights Horizons); The Illusion (Classic Stage Company). Film: Donnie Brasco, Carlito's Way. Television: "Law & Order," "The Sopranos," "Star Trek TNG," "J.A.G," "NYPD Blue," among others. Mr. Sisto helped found Shakespeare & Co. of Lennox, MA.



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