Sisto, Rocco 1953–

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Sisto, Rocco 1953–


Born February 8, 1953, in Bari, Italy; son of Joseph and Antoinetta (maiden name, Armenise) Sisto; married Barbara Allen (a choreographer), December 3, 1984. Education: University of Chicago, B.A., speech and theatre, 1974; New York University School of the Arts, M.F.A., acting, 1977.

Career: Actor.

Awards, Honors: Obie Award, performance, Village Voice, 1989, for The Winter's Tale; Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding actor in a play, Obie Award, distinguished performance, Drama League Award, 1996, all for Quills.


Stage Appearances:

A Flea in Her Ear, Pennsylvania Stage Company, Allentown, PA, 1980.

Classic Comics, Virginia Stage Company, Norfolk, VA, 1981.

Various roles, Twelfth Night and As You Like It, Shakespeare and Company, Lenox, MA, 1981.

Capability Brown, My Uncle Sam, Public Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Osric, Hamlet, Anspacher Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1982–83.

Malvolio, Twelfth Night, Shakespeare and Company, 1982.

Lenox, Macbeth, Shakespeare and Company, 1982.

My Uncle Sam, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, New York City, 1983.

Twelfth Night, Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 1984.

Segismundo, Life Is a Dream, Ark Theatre Company, New York City, 1985.

Balthazar, Tubal, and Duke of Venice, The Merchant of Venice, Classic Stage Company Theatre, New York City, 1986–87.

What Did He See?, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, Susan Stein Shiva Theatre, New York City, 1988.

Autolycus, The Winter's Tale, Anspacher Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Antonio the Duke of Milan, The Tempest, Union Square Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Speak easy man, priest, and neighbor, Machinal, Joseph Papp Public Theater, LuEsther Theatre, New York City, 1990.

Vampire, grandfather, soldier, priest, securitate, sore throat man, and old aunt, Mad Forest, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Richardetto, Tis a Pity She's a Whore, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Seventh Word, Four Syllables, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 1993.

Lavatch, All's Well That Ends Well, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1993.

Alcandre, The Illusion, Classic Stage Company Theatre, 1994.

Dr. Caius, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Central Park Theatre, New York City, 1994.

Isaac, Silence, Cunning, Exile, Martinson Hall, Public Theatre, 1995.

Schaaf, A Month in the Country, Criterion Center Stage Right Theatre, New York City, 1995.

Marquis, Quills, New York Theatre Workshop, New York City, 1995.

Overtime, Manhattan Theatre Club, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1996.

Joe De Martini, Demonology, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, then Ensemble Studio Theatre, both 1996.

Duncan, Siward, and Scottish doctor, Macbeth, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, 1998.

Quills, A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1998.

Duncan, Hamlet, Joseph Papp Public Theater, 1998.

Various characters, The Turn of the Screw, Primary Stages Theatre, New York City, 1999.

Standby for Antonio Salieri, Amadeus, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1999–2000.

Rudolph Kammerling, Once in a Lifetime, Adams Memorial Theatre, Williamstown, MA, 2002.

The captain, The Harlequin Studies, Peter Norton Space, New York City, 2003.

Gastone Califano, Souls of Naples, Theatre for a New Audience at the Duke, New York City, 2005.

Kaos, New York Theatre Workshop, 2006.

Also appeared in The Comedy of Errors.

Film Appearances:

Goat farmer, Cristo si e Fermato a Eboli (also known as Christ Stopped at Eboli, Le christ s'est arrete a Eboli, and Eboli), 1978.

Lacey Bohle, Scream for Help, Lorimar Films, 1984.

Coffee shop cashier, After Hours, 1985.

Dagger the Wolf, Red Riding Hood (also known as The Company of Wolves and Cannon Movie Tales: Red Riding Hood), Cannon Films, 1987.

Art Strong, Ich und Er (also known as Me and Him), 1987.

First immigrant, Far and Away, 1992.

Murphy family, Lorenzo's Oil, 1992.

Gilly, Innocent Blood (also known as A French Vampire in America), 1992.

Panama hat man, Carlito's Way, 1993.

Pauley, Eraser, Warner Bros., 1996.

Richie Gazzo, Donnie Brasco, TriStar, 1997.

Ilm Zamsky, Love Walked In (also known as Ni el tiro del final), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1998.

Prince, Illuminata, Artisan Entertainment, 1998.

Pierre, The Intern (also known as Intern), Moonstone Entertainment, 2000.

Daryl Adams, Frequency, New Line Cinema, 2000.

Maurizia, In the Weeds, Moonstone Entertainment, 2000.

Nicolo Machiavelli, Machiavelli Rises, Raven Pictures International, 2000.

Older Fred, Blue Moon, 2000.

Professor Hess, The American Astronaut, Artistic License, 2001.

Dr. Peters, Undermind, Wellspring, 2003.

District attorney, Eulogy, Artisan Entertainment, 2004.

Lieutenant Tommy Gabor, Survival of the Fittest (short), 2005.

Talking object, Spectropia, 2006.

Father McQuarrie, The Alphabet Killer, 2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Jacobo Timerman: Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number, 1983.

Anthony Portelli, Doing Life (also known as Truth or Die), NBC, 1986.

Tommy DeSimone, The Big Heist, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Eddie Duffy, "Rage," Spenser: For Hire, 1986.

Sonny Stroud, "One for My Daughter," Spenser: For Hire, 1987.

Manager, "The D.A.," Matlock, NBC, 1990.

Sakkath, "Sarek," Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as Star Trek: TNG), 1990.

Joseph Turner, "Cradle to Grave," Law and Order, NBC, 1992.

Brendan Hall, "Faccia a Faccia," Law and Order, NBC, 1998.

Sykes, "Bones of Contention," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as Homicide), NBC, 1999.

Young Junior, "Down Neck," The Sopranos, HBO, 1999.

Young Junior, "Fortunate Son," The Sopranos, HBO, 2001.

Jamie Astangura, "Hitman," Law and Order, NBC, 2002.

Inspector Giannini, "The Killer," JAG, CBS, 2002.

Remy Blanchard, "Marine Life," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2003.

Riley "Boom Boom" Renaldo, "Getting Off," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I., CSI: Las Vegas, and Les Experts), CBS, 2004.

Ignacio, "Another Mister Sloane," Alias, ABC, 2005.

Police Commissioner Fahey, "Maltese Cross," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2006.

Also appeared as Bernardo, Guiding Light, CBS.


Video Games:

Voice of gangster, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (also known as GTA: San Andreas and San Andreas), Rockstar Games, 2004.

Voice of Stefano, The Warriors, Rockstar Games, 2005.