Richard 'Rocco' Rolenz

Akron Ohio native Richard ‘Rocco’ Rolenz has worn a number of hats and faces in life, but his early taste of performing began in grade school, playing accordion, progressing to piano and organ and then vocalist of ballads, modern pop and light rock. He recorded songs with The Tetras and the 18 piece Continentals Stage Band. Having had the experience of being a news announcer at WCRS Radio and later, experienced his first opportunity in film, portraying as a zombie in the cult horror classic The Dead Next Door. This led to work wearing various hats behind, and different faces in front of the camera in eleven other films, including the drama The Year That Trembled and the comedy Circle Track Summer. Other screen work included a commercial for America’s Funniest Home Videos and a sitcom intro for the Drew Carey Show.

Previously working with writer/director Matt Pallotta in his film Lies in the Reflection, ‘Rocco’ is pleased to help non-typically colorize an otherwise behind-the-scenes director of photography, into a character of Scott’s ilk.