Rocco Vitalia

Rocco Vitalia

Producer / Director at Lyons Studios
Actor, Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Burbank, California

Member Since:
January 2015
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About Rocco

Rocco Vitalia
Originally from back east and a "City Boy" at heart, Rocco is the eldest of two brothers and a true Italian in every sense of the word. As a young performer he was taught by his Mother Margaritt to recite poetry and act out characters. Using his afternoon class as a stage, He became the Class clown and periodically amused his classmates with impersonations of his teachers. Rocco was intrigued with performing in school plays and drama class, so this was a natural way to express himself in an artistic way. Because of his fascination of this Art form, he also became very comfortable learning about the history of cinema and of the entertainment world early on as a drama student in High school. Doing Theatre he found his niche and loved taking center stage and he knew his life was acting and that's why he stayed focused and constantly prepared to achieve his dream. It was not until attending USC Film School that his life changed drastically while pursuing a degree in Architecture that he was chosen to work on a low budget film. Rocco was coached by Jeanne Santer- “Young Stars of Hollywood” and Charles Welton his close friend and role model. Rocco became a student of Ivan Markota as well as David Lee Strasberg at Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and many other well-known instructors. Rocco has had various roles in film, TV commercials, industrial film and plays, also notable work with Award-Winning writers and directors. Rocco’s theater credits range from Pasadena Playhouse to San Diego Theaters and many others. He has portrayed many familiar Characters and having a combination of talent, luck and persistence...He will walk with his head up high and pursue applauses from his peers for that coveted gold statue which is one of the highest accolades in the industry. He is working on several films in development and is studying and improving his talents as a writer and director.

Unique traits: Tenacious, Gregarious and is a mover and a shaker!

Credits

  • Night Walk

    Night Walk (2014 - 2019)
    Drama by Aziz Taziz (Crime, Drama and Romance) Detective Romano When American atheist Frank falls in love with young Arab Sarah, he decides to propose to the witty Muslim girl in her hometown. But corrupt Islamic police catch them in a deceiving situation and demand bribes to let them go. Instead, the protagonists escape. To stop them, the cops open fire and kill Sarah. With a corrupt judge in power, they frame Frank for murder. Deported back to the States, Frank starts a spiritual journey in jail after befriending his cell mate Ayman, a moderate Muslim convert opposed to the powerful gang of fundamentalists. And since his co-worker is killed after nosing in the judge's illegal business, Frank's last resort to prove his innocence is to break out and wreak revenge on him.

  • All Fall Down

    All Fall Down (2015 - 2018)
    Drama by Jeff Picciccini Armand, Producer Political thriller exposing the Secret Service cover up of drug smuggling by the President's son while in office. A dark tale of high times and how they all fall down.

  • The Downside of Bliss

    The Downside of Bliss (2014 - 2018)
    Drama by Ron Pucillo (Drama) Doctor Greenberg Many years after the death of his wife, a bereft Musician (Johnny Derek) returns home and finds his Daughter (Bliss) on his doorstep, desperate to provide care for her little girl. But when Bliss confronts him about his destructive ways, Johnny must learn the value of family before Bliss dies of cancer and loses her daughter to foster care

  • Argo

    Argo (2012)
    Film by Ben Affleck (Drama) CIA Agent Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.

  • CSI: Miami

    CSI: Miami (2008)
    TV Series Actor

  • Law & Order

    Law & Order (2007)
    TV Series by Constantine Makris (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Max While prosecuting an Iraq War veteran for murder, Jack discovers that his crime may be related to the deplorable conditions he was subjected to at a V.A. hospital.

  • The Affair

    The Affair (2004)
    Drama by Carl Copaert (Adventure and Romance) Businessman / Lover In Topanga Canyon, in a beautiful but sparely appointed house, Jean Mackenzie feels like she's suffocating in her marriage to Paul, a tightly-wound architect. "I love you, it's us I don't like," she says to him as she embarks on an affair with Paul's opposite: a burly slacker named Viggo who lives in a trailer that has no bathroom. During the affair, she stays at Viggo's and continues to have contact with Phil. Where will his anger take him? Is Viggo, who's a good listener and an enthusiastic lover, more than a catalyst? Where will Jean's search for self - and for room to breathe - take her?

  • Bulworth

    Bulworth (1998)
    Film by Warren Beatty Politician Bulworth is a Democratic Senator running for re-election in Calfornia in 1996. Depressed by cashing in on the right-wing trend in politics at the expense of his beliefs, he orders a hit on himself after having taken out a huge life-insurance policy. His imminent death allows him to speak out in a brutally honest manner that is true to his old liberal--and even socialist--beliefs. He does so in the form of hip-hop music, which he discovers after falling in love with a Black woman from South Central Los Angeles

  • Touch

    Touch (1997)
    Drama (Mystery) Husband Jack "in Parking Lot"

  • Quicksilver Highway

    Quicksilver Highway (1997)
    Drama by Christopher Lloyd (Horror) Medical Patient Doctor disfigures and kills Medical Patients!

  • Diamonds in the Rough

    Diamonds in the Rough (1996)
    Drama by Serge Rodnunsky (Comedy) Anthony's Associate "Button" Mafia and bumbling Cops tangle up in a fit of laughter and hilarious antic's of fun and intrigue!

  • The Nutty Professor

    The Nutty Professor (1996)
    Film (Comedy) School Teacher

  • Up Close & Personal

    Up Close & Personal (1996)
    Drama by Jon Avnet Film (Romance) Newsman

  • A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol (1994)
    Drama (Drama) Bob Cratchet

Awards

  • SILVER HALO AWARD , TONY AWARD, GOLDEN HALO AWARD
    (2019)

Education

  • SAG-AFTRA FILM SOCIETY
    (2013-2019)

  • USC SCHOOL OF CINEMATOGRAPHY
    (2007-2012)

  • LEE STRASBERG FILM ACADEMY
    (2004-2006)

  • IVAN MARKOTA ACTING ACADEMY & FILM
    (1995-2004)

  • JEANNE SANTER-Young Stars of Hollywood
    (1984-1990)

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