Charles Rocket

Actor
Handsome, lanky comic character player who first gained notoriety for saying the f-word on the air while employed by "Saturday Night Live. " Rocket was subsequently fired from the long-running sketch series, and went on ... Read more »
Born: 08/24/1949 in Exeter, Maine, USA

Filmography

Actor (50)

Carlo's Wake 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fly Me to the Moon 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Mission Control 1961 (Actor)

Shade 2004 (Movie)

Tony D. (Actor)

The Zeta Project 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

3rd Rock From the Sun 1980 - 1981, 1992 - 1994, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cybill 1980 - 1981, 1992 - 1994, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1980 - 1981, 1990 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Normal, Ohio 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Parker Lewis 1980 - 1981, 1990 - 1994, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Picket Fences 1980 - 1981, 1990 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Quantum Leap 1980 - 1981, 1990 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Touched By an Angel 1980 - 1981, 1990 - 1995, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Titan A.E. 2000 (Movie)

of Slave Trader Guard (Voice)

Star Trek: Voyager 1980 - 1981, 1992 - 1994, 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grace Under Fire 1980 - 1981, 1992 - 1993, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wings 1980 - 1981, 1992 - 1994, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fathers' Day 1997 (Movie)

Russ Trainor (Actor)

Murder At 1600 1997 (Movie)

Jeffrey (Actor)

The Killing Grounds 1997 (Movie)

Mel Delsordo (Actor)

The Home Court 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Steal Big, Steal Little 1995 (Movie)

Sheriff Otis (Actor)

Tom and Huck 1995 (Movie)

Judge Thatcher (Actor)

Dumb & Dumber 1994 (Movie)

Nicholas Andre (Actor)

It's Pat 1994 (Movie)

Kyle (Actor)

Wagons East! 1994 (Movie)

Larchmont (Actor)

Brain Smasher... A Love Story 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Charlie's Ghost Story 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Flying Blind 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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Hocus Pocus 1993 (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 1980 - 1981, 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Short Cuts 1993 (Movie)

Wally Littleton (Actor)

Wild Palms 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Tequila and Bonetti 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Delirious 1991 (Movie)

Ty Hedison (Actor)

Dances With Wolves 1990 (Movie)

Lieutenant Elgin (Actor)

Honeymoon Academy 1990 (Movie)

Desbains (Actor)

Earth Girls Are Easy 1989 (Movie)

Ted (Actor)

How I Got Into College 1989 (Movie)

Leo (Actor)

Max Headroom 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Down Twisted 1987 (Movie)

Reno (Actor)

Miracles 1986 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

California Girls 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Fraternity Vacation 1985 (Movie)

Madman Mac (Actor)

Steel Collar Man 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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The Investigators 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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I Do, I Don't 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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The Outlaws 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Moonlighting (TV Show)

Actor

The Outlaws (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Handsome, lanky comic character player who first gained notoriety for saying the f-word on the air while employed by "Saturday Night Live. " Rocket was subsequently fired from the long-running sketch series, and went on to appear in a number of features, TV-movies, specials and several series--he was especially effective as Richard Addison, the brother of Bruce Willis's p.i. on the series "Moonlighting," in a recurring roles on the inventive series "Max Headroom," the inspirational "Touched By an Angel" and as a regular on the legal drama "The Home Court" (1995-1996) and the John Goodman sitcom "Normal, Ohio" (2000). Usually cast as slimy white-collar criminals or bumbling ne'er-do-wells, Rocket has appeared in the features "Earth Girls Are Easy" (1989), as a sleazy doctor who wants to perform tests on friendly aliens, "Dances With Wolves" (1990), as a kindly Calvary officer, "Short Cuts" (1993), as another boyfriend of Frances McDormand, and the comedy blockbuster "Dumb and Dumber" (1994), as the idiotic villain. After a lengthy career that included film, television, cartoons and even video games, Rocket was found dead of an apparent suicide at age 56 near his Canterbury, Connecticut home on Oct. 7, 2005.

Relationships

Beth Claverie

Wife
Remained married until his death in 2005.

Zane Claverie

Son

Milestones

2004

Cast in the action thriller "Shade," set in the L.A. scene of poker hustlers

2000

Returned to series TV as co-star of Fox's fall sitcom "Normal, Ohio", starring John Goodman

1994

Had recurring role on the drama series, "Touched By an Angel" (CBS)

1993

Appeared in a recurring role on the sitcom, "Flying Blind" (Fox)

1992

Cast as a series regular on the cop show, "Tequila and Bonetti"

1987

Appeared in the sci-fi series, "Max Headroom"

1984

Feature acting debut, "Miracles"

1984

TV-movie debut, "The Outlaws"

1984

Appeared in the short-lived HBO series, "The Investigators"

1981

Fired from "SNL" by NBC executive Dick Ebersol, for uttering the word "fuck" on the air

1980

TV series debut, joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live"

Appeared in a recurring role on the comedy-detective series, "Moonlighting"

Co-starred in NBC sitcom "The Home Court"

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