Biography

Rockets Redglare (May 8, 1949 – May 28, 2001) was an American character actor and stand-up comedian.  As well as his career as an entertainer, he worked as a roadie for a band called The Hassles (with a young Billy Joel), and as a bodyguard and drug supplier to punk rock bassist Sid Vicious and artist-musician Jean Michel Basquiat.

Rockets Redglare (May 8, 1949 – May 28, 2001) was an American character actor and stand-up comedian.  As well as his career as an entertainer, he worked as a roadie for a band called The Hassles (with a young Billy Joel), and as a bodyguard and drug supplier to punk rock bassist Sid Vicious and artist-musician Jean Michel Basquiat.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 16

Birthday 1949-05-08

Day of Death 2001-05-28

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2003 Rockets Redglare! as Himself
2000 Animal Factory as Big Rand
1997 Oz(1 episode)
1996 Basquiat as Rockets
1996 Trees Lounge as Stan
1992 In the Soup as Guy
1992 Little Noises as Uncle Howard
1988 Talk Radio as Redneck Caller/Killer
1988 Monsters(1 episode)
1987 Salvation! as Ollie
1987 Police State as Detective
1986 Down by Law as Gig
1986 The Way It Is as Rockets
1985 Desperately Seeking Susan as Taxi Driver
1985 Where Evil Dwells
1984 Stranger Than Paradise as Poker player

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