Rocket, Charles 1949–2005

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ROCKET, Charles 1949–2005

(Charles Claverie, Charles Hamburger, Charles Kennedy, Charlie Rocket)


Original name, Charles Claverie; born August 24 (some sources cite August 28), 1949, in Bangor (some sources cite Exeter), ME; died October 7, 2005, in Canterbury, CT; wife's name, Beth; children: Zane. Education: Attended the Rhode Island School of Design.

Career: Actor. Also known as Charles Hamburger. WTVF, Nashville, TN, weather person; WPRI 12, Providence, RI, anchor person; KOAA, Pueblo, CO, anchor person and host.

Awards, Honors: Volpi Cup Award, best ensemble cast, Venice International Film Festival, 1993, and Special Award, best ensemble cast, Golden Globe awards, 1994, both with others, for Short Cuts.


Film Appearances:

Madman Mac, Fraternity Vacation, New World Pictures, 1985.

Michael, Miracles, Orion, 1986.

Reno, Down Twisted (also known as Treasure of San Lucas), Cannon, 1987.

Leo, How I Got into College, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989.

Ted, Earth Girls Are Easy, Vestron, 1989.

Alex Desbains, Honeymoon Academy (also known as For Better or for Worse), Triumph Releasing, 1990.

Lieutenant Elgin, Dances with Wolves, Orion, 1990.

Ty Hedison, Delirious, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Pathe, 1991.

Dave, Hocus Pocus, Buena Vista, 1993.

Interrogation officer, Brain Smasher … A Love Story (also known as The Bouncer and Lady and Brainsmasher: A Love Story), Trimark Pictures, 1993.

Wally Littleton, Short Cuts, Fine Line Features, 1993.

General William H. Larchmont, Wagons East, TriStar, 1994.

Kyle, It's Pat (also known as It's Pat: The Movie), Buena Vista, 1994.

Nicholas Andre, Dumb & Dumber (also known as Dumb Happens), New Line Cinema, 1994.

Van Leer, Charlie's Ghost Story (also known as Charlie's Ghost: The Story of Coronado), 1994.

Judge Thatcher, Tom and Huck (also known as The Adventures of Tom and Huck and Tom Sawyer), Buena Vista, 1995.

Sheriff Otis, Steal Big, Steal Little, Savoy Pictures, 1995.

Jeffrey, Murder at 1600, Warner Bros., 1997.

Mel Desordo, The Killing Grounds, A-pix Entertainment, 1997.

Russ Trainor, Fathers' Day, Warner Bros., 1997.

Sam, Dry Martini, 1998.

Derek Donovan, Carlo's Wake, Four Starz Productions, 1999.

Bart, Tex, the Passive-Aggressive Gunslinger (short film), 2000.

Voices of Firrikash and slave trader guard, Titan A.E. (animated; also known as Titan: After Earth), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000.

Del Strontium, New Suit, Trillion Entertainment, 2002.

Reverend Jim, Bleach (short film), Formika Films, 2002.

Tony D., Shade, RKO Pictures, 2003, Dimension Films, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Himself, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1980–81.

Captain Midian Knight, Tequila and Bonetti, CBS, 1992.

Dennis Lake, Flying Blind, Fox, 1992–93.

Judge Gil Fitzpatrick, The Home Court, NBC, 1995–96.

(As Charles Kennedy) Voice of Dr. Ayanokoji in English version, Kotetsu tenshi Kurumi (anime; also known as Steel Angel Kurumi), beginning c. 1999.

Danny, Normal, Ohio, Fox, 2000.

Host of the afternoon series Super Show, KOAA (Pueblo, CO).

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Stitch, Wild Palms, ABC, 1993.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Stanley Flynn, The Outlaws, ABC, 1984.

Barry, California Girls, ABC, 1985.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Ivan (Shelley's husband), I Do, I Don't, ABC, 1983.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Donald, "Picture Imperfect," Hawaiian Heat, ABC, 1984.

Truman Knuman (a reporter), The Investigators, HBO, 1984.

Bill Bauer, "The Yankee Clipper," Hardcastle and McCormick, ABC, 1985.

Peter Gillispie, "Have I Got a Steele for You," Remington Steele, NBC, 1985.

Richard Addison, "Brother, Can You Spare a Blonde?," Moonlighting, ABC, 1985.

Marty Worthington, "Florence Italy," Miami Vice, NBC, 1986.

Richard Addison, "It's a Wonderful Job," Moonlighting, ABC, 1986.

Richard Addison, "The Son Also Rises," Moonlighting, ABC, 1986.

Ned Grossberg, "Blipverts," Max Headroom (also known as Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future), ABC, 1987.

Ned Grossberg, "Grossberg's Return," Max Headroom (also known as Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future), ABC, 1987.

Ned Grossberg, "Whackets," Max Headroom (also known as Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future), ABC, 1987.

Richard Addison, "The Straight Poop," Moonlighting, ABC, 1987.

Richard Addison, "A Trip to the Moon," Moonlighting, ABC, 1987.

Ned Grossberg, "Baby Grobags," Max Headroom (also known as Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future), ABC, 1988.

Richard Addison, "Maddie Hayes Got Married," Moonlighting, ABC, 1988.

Victor Beaudine, Murphy's Law, ABC, 1988.

Richard Addison, "Those Lips, Those Lies," Moonlighting, ABC, 1989.

Charles, "The Terminator," Doctor, Doctor, CBS, 1990.

Lieutenant Stuyvesant, "The Family Jewels," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1990.

Michael Blake, "A Little Miracle—December 24, 1962," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1990.

Ron DeLisle, "Going Limp," thirtysomething, ABC, 1990.

Sergeant Jake Melman, "Randall without a Cause," Parker Lewis Can't Lose (also known as Parker Lewis), Fox, 1990.

Commander Dirk Riker, "A Leap for Lisa—June 25, 1957," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1992.

Danny Quinn, "Call of the Wild," Wings, NBC, 1994.

Ryan Wiley, "Operation Blackout," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1994.

Adam, Touched by an Angel, CBS, multiple episodes from 1994 to 2003.

Carl Bishop (rogue officer), "To Serve and Protect," The Pretender, NBC, 1996.

Radio shock jock, "Dante's Inferno," Picket Fences, CBS, 1996.

Voice of the oil slick monster, "Oceans a Leavin," The Adventures of Hyperman (animated), CBS, 1996.

Adam, "My Dinner with Andrew," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1997.

Davis Walsh, "Riverboat Queen," Grace under Fire (also known as Grace under Pressure), ABC, 1997.

Grant, "A Girl's Gotta Protect Her Assets," Jenny, NBC, 1997.

Voice of Guru, "Never Fear," Batman: Gotham Knights (animated; also known as The New Adventures of Batman), The WB, 1997.

Voice, "The Inanimate Syndrome," Men in Black: The Series (animated), The WB, 1997.

Charlie, "Cybill in the Morning," Cybill, CBS, 1998.

Charlie Addison, "Kaboom!," Cybill, CBS, 1998.

Voice of Frederick Fournier, "Mean Seasons," The New Batman Superman Adventures (animated; also known as The New Batman/Superman Adventures), The WB, 1998.

Voice of security guard, "Legends of the Dark Knight," Batman: Gotham Knights (animated; also known as The New Adventures of Batman), The WB, 1998.

Chopper Tim, "Road Rage," Tracey Takes On …, HBO, 1999.

Grant Ellis, "Three of a Kind," The X-Files, Fox, 1999.

Jippeq, "The Disease," Star Trek: Voyager (also known as Voyager), UPN, 1999.

Voice of Donny's father, "Hooked Up," Batman Beyond (animated), The WB, 1999.

Voice of used car salesperson, "Superman's Pal," Superman: The Animated Series (animated; also known as Superman), The WB, 1999.

Gary Hemmings, "A Dick Replacement," 3rd Rock from the Sun (also known as Life as We Know It and 3rd Rock), NBC, 2001.

Voice of Edwards, "Change of Heart," The Zeta Project (animated), The WB, 2001.

Coach Don Dinkins, Greg the Bunny, Fox, c. 2002.

Contractor, "Golden Moldy," The King of Queens, CBS, 2003.

Steve, "Steve Moscow," The King of Queens, CBS, 2003.

Voice of Crewcut, "Shebang," Static Shock, The WB, 2003.

Donny DePalma, "Pas de Deux," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Robot D5B, Steel Collar Man, CBS, 1985.

Dr. Jack Hope, Metropolitan Hospital, Fox, 1997.

Captain Omega, Star Patrol, Fox, 2000.

Danny, Don't Ask (original pilot for Normal, Ohio), Fox, 2000.



TV Party, BrinkDVD, 2005.

Music Videos:

Max Headroom, "Merry Christmas, Santa Claus (You're a Lovely Guy)," c. 1986.

Tom Petty, "Yer So Bad," 1990.

Video Games:

(As Charlie Rocket) Descent 3 (also known as D3), 1999.

Voice of Nym, Star Wars: Starfighter (also known as Star Wars: Starfighter Special Edition), LucasArts Entertainment, 2001.

Voice of Ajax, Age of Mythology, Microsoft, 2002.

Voice of Nym, Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter, LucasArts Entertainment, 2002.

Albums with Others:

Some sources cite Rocket as a musician on the album Amarcord Nino Rota, by various artists, released by Hannibal, c. 1991.

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