Rick Rossovich

Actor, Set builder
With his tall, lean, muscular frame and buzz cut, Rick Rossovich seemed perfect for the military and law enforcement roles he often played on TV and in film. Yet, truth be told, he stumbled into acting having first ... Read more »
Born: 08/28/1957 in Palo Alto, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (39)

New Crime City 2014 (Movie)

Tony Ricks (Actor)

Artworks 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Chicken Soup For the Soul 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Pacific Blue 1995 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Falling Like This 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Telling You 1999 (Movie)

McQueeney (Actor)

Truth or Consequences, N.M. 1997 (Movie)

Frank Thompson (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1992 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Due South 1992 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1992 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Selected Models 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mad About You 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tropical Heat 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Luck of the Draw: The Gambler Returns 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Sons and Daughters 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Navy Seals 1990 (Movie)

Leary (Actor)

The Switch 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Paint It Black 1989 (Movie)

Jonathan Dunbar (Actor)

Secret Ingredient 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Spellbinder 1988 (Movie)

Derek Clayton (Actor)

Roxanne 1987 (Movie)

Chris (Actor)

The Roommate 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Let's Get Harry 1986 (Movie)

Kurt Klein (Actor)

The Morning After 1986 (Movie)

Detective (Actor)

Top Gun 1986 (Movie)

Slider (Actor)

Warning Sign 1985 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

Streets of Fire 1984 (Movie)

Officer Cooley (Actor)

The Terminator 1984 (Movie)

Matt (Actor)

Deadly Lessons 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Losin' It 1983 (Movie)

Marine (Actor)

The Lords of Discipline 1983 (Movie)

Pig (Actor)

14 Going on 30 (TV Show)

Actor

Black Scorpion (TV Show)

Actor

Killer Deal (TV Show)

Actor

Legend of the Lost Tomb (TV Show)

Actor

MacGruder and Loud (TV Show)

Actor

Miracle in Lane 2 (TV Show)

Actor

Single Bars, Single Women (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

With his tall, lean, muscular frame and buzz cut, Rick Rossovich seemed perfect for the military and law enforcement roles he often played on TV and in film. Yet, truth be told, he stumbled into acting having first migrated to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an art director. But on his second day of working on set construction, Rossovich took the plunge and won a non-union bit part in a martial arts film. Acting was to be his Hollywood game. Rossovich had his first film role of note in "Losin' It," a 1991 low-budget film in which he played the Marine on leave in Mexico. The film is better known as the first romantic lead for Tom Cruise, with whom Rossovich co-starred in "Top Gun" (1986), playing the role of Slider, the fast-talking Annapolis graduate. Rossovich was the tongue-tied Chris McDonell in "Roxanne" (1987) and Leary, the corpsman, in "Navy SEALS" (1990). He was an executed prisoner who is revived with chilling results in "New Crime City" (1994), and starred almost all in the buff in the PLAYBOY film "Cover Me" (1996).

Relationships

Eva Rossovich

Wife
Swedish married c. 1985

Isabel Rossovich

Daughter
born c. 1991

Roy Rossovich

Son
born c. 1986

Tim Rossovich

Brother
older played mostly for Philadelphia Eagles

EDUCATION

Sacramento State University

Sacramento , California

Milestones

1996

Starred in PLAYBOY film, "Cover Me"

1994

Played "Tag" on first season of "ER"

1991

Had regular role on "Sons and Daughters"

1990

Had key role in "Navy SEALs"

1986

Co-starred with Tom Cruise in "Top Gun"

1985

Won regular series role, "MacGruder and Loud"

1981

Had first SAG role in film, "Losin' It"

Starred in USA Network series "Pacific Blue"

Moved to Hollywood; earned $90 for first acting role in a martial arts picture

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