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Date Of BirthAugust 28, 1957
SpouseEva Rossovich
FactHis break-through role was the character 'Matt' in The Terminator (1984). He says to The Terminator, 'Don't make me bust you up, man!'.

Rick Rossovich is an American actor, writer, and producer. He was born on August 28, 1956 in Palo Alto, California, to a family of Croatian and Italian descent. His father, Rudy Rossovich, was a professor of Slavic languages, while his mother, Irene (née Cipriani), was a homemaker. He has two older sisters, Doreen and Donna. He attended Palo Alto High School, where he played football and was a member of the track team. After graduation, he attended the University of Southern California on a football scholarship. He played for the USC Trojans from 1975 to 1976. He left USC after one year to pursue an acting career.

Rossovich made his film debut in the 1977 film Slap Shot. He has since appeared in over 30 films, including The Terminator (1984), Top Gun (1986), Roxanne (1987), The Punisher (1989), Navy SEALs (1990), and The Rocketeer (1991). He has also appeared in television shows such as Magnum, P.I. (1980), The A-Team (1983), and Matlock (1986).

In addition to his acting career, Rossovich is also a writer and producer. He wrote and produced the short film A Day in the Life of a Bulimic (2005), which won the Best Short Film award at the Method Fest Independent Film Festival. He also wrote and produced the feature film The Perfect Game (2008).

Rossovich has been married twice. His first marriage was to actress Nancy Travis from 1987 to 1992. They have two children together, Benjamin and Samantha. His second marriage is to actress Tracy Scoggins. They have been married since 1993 and have one child together, Lily.

Rossovich has a net worth of $3 million. His salary is not known at this time.

General Info

Full NameRick Rossovich
Date Of BirthAugust 28, 1957
Height1.93 m
EducationCalifornia State University, Sacramento


SpouseEva Rossovich
ChildrenRoy Rossovich, Isabel Rossovich
SiblingsTim Rossovich


MoviesTop Gun, The Terminator, Roxanne, Navy SEALs, Streets of Fire, Spellbinder, Miracle in Lane 2, Let's Get Harry, Black Scorpion, Losin' It, The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw, New Crime City: Los Angeles 2020, Truth or Consequences, N.M., Legend of the Lost Tomb, Black Scorpion II, Tropical He...
TV ShowsPacific Blue, MacGruder and Loud, Sons and Daughters

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1I'd like to be Martha Stewart's house boy.


1Children: Roy Rossovich (b. 1986) and Isabel Rossovich (b. 1991).
2Has appeared in six films with Bill Paxton, one more than Michael Biehn did.
3Is of Croatian/Italian descent, Moscenicka Draga is home of his paternal great-great grandfather. Maternal ancestry is Italian.
4Worked with two famous women in country and western music. He was Reba McEntire's co-star in The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (1991), and in a music video with Lorrie Morgan (as her husband), for the song "Watch Me" (1996).
5His break-through role was the character 'Matt' in The Terminator (1984). He says to The Terminator, 'Don't make me bust you up, man!'.
6Brother Tim Rossovich played professional football for the Philadelphia Eagles and has done some acting




Where the Streets Have No Name2018filmingRick Chase
A Beautiful Day2016ShortJack
Sandbar2012Ronnie McCubbing
Artworks2003Bret Rogers
Miracle in Lane 22000TV MovieMyron Yoder
Chicken Soup for the Soul2000TV SeriesDon Yaeger
Killer Deal1999TV MovieSgt. James 'Jimmy' Quinn
Telling You1998McQueeney (uncredited)
Mike Hammer, Private Eye1998TV SeriesHenry Spencer
Pacific Blue1996-1998TV SeriesLt. Anthony Palermo
Legend of the Lost Tomb1997TV MovieDr. Eric Leonhardt
Black Scorpion II: Aftershock1997Construction Foreman
Truth or Consequences, N.M.1997Robert Boylan
Blue Heat: The Case of the Cover Girl Murders1997Video GameSgt. Bobby Colter
Murder, She Wrote1996TV SeriesSteve Gantry
Cover Me1995Sgt. Bobby Colter
Black Scorpion1995TV MovieWalker
ER1994-1995TV SeriesDr. John 'Tag' Taglieri
Due South1995TV SeriesMark Smithbauer
New Crime City1994Anthony Ricks
Touched by an Angel1994TV SeriesMarshall
Future Shock1994Frat Boy
Tropical Heat1993Gravis
Mad About You1993TV SeriesSherman Williams
The Evil Inside Me1993Daniel
The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw1991TV MovieEthan Cassidy
Sons and Daughters1991TV SeriesSpud Lincoln
Navy Seals1990Leary
Tales from the Crypt1990TV SeriesHans / Younger Carlton Webster
Paint It Black1989Jonathan Dunbar
The Roommate1989Short
Spellbinder1988Derek Clayton
Tajna manastirske rakije1988Bogoljub / Prior Nikamia
14 Going on 301988TV MovieRoy 'Jackjaw' Kelton
The Morning After1986Detective
Let's Get Harry1986Kurt Klein
Top Gun1986Slider
Warning Sign1985Bob
MacGruder and Loud1985TV SeriesOfficer Geller
The Terminator1984Matt Buchanan
Single Bars, Single Women1984TV MovieDolph
Streets of Fire1984Officer Cooley
Losin' It1983Marine
Deadly Lessons1983TV MovieCraig
The Lords of Discipline1983Dante `Pig` Pignetti
Eight Is Enough1981TV SeriesFred
B.J. and the Bear1981TV SeriesFootball Player
Fantasy Island1978-1980TV SeriesOzzie / Boris Smolensk / Abdul

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Danger Zone: The Making of 'Top Gun'2004Video documentary still photographer


Telling You1998special thanks


House Hunters International2007TV SeriesHimself
Danger Zone: The Making of 'Top Gun'2004Video documentaryHimself
VH-1 Behind the Movie2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Falling Like This2001Himself
The Witching Hour1996TV Short documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1987TV SeriesHimself
Fast Forward1985Himself (uncredited)
The Making of 'Terminator'1984TV Short documentaryHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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