(February 29, 1936 – July 18, 2015)
Alexander Federico Petricone, known professionally as Alex Rocco, was an American actor. Often cast as a villain, he is best known for his portrayal of Moe Greene in The Godfather.
Rocco did a significant amount of voiceover work later in his career, and was known for his gravelly voice.
After moving to Los Angeles, Rocco became a member of the Bahá’í Faith. He married Sandra Elaine Rocco (September 1, 1942 – June 12, 2002) on March 24, 1964. He adopted her son, director Marc Rocco (June 19, 1962 – May 1, 2009). They had a daughter Jennifer, lawyer, producer, writer, son Lucien, and a grandson Anthony Dominic Rocco, mother Jennifer. Sandra died of cancer, aged 59. Rocco later met and then married Shannon Wilcox on October 15, 2005.
Rocco died on July 18, 2015 of cancer in Studio City, Los Angeles.