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Dick Boccelli

Dick Boccelli is better known to rock music fans as Dick Richards, an original member of Bill Haley and the Comets. Boccelli-Richards played drums and sang with this classic rock and roll band from 1953 to 1955, before forming The Jodimars. Today, Boccelli divides his time between movie and TV roles, and playing drums with the original Comets, who ... See full bio »

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My Blue Heaven
Oz Heinrick Schillinger
Shakedown Desk Sergeant
The Exterminator
The Exterminator Gino Pontivini


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 1998-1999 Oz (TV Series)
Heinrick Schillinger
- Napoleon's Boney Parts (1999) ... Heinrick Schillinger
- Ancient Tribes (1998) ... Heinrick Schillinger (as Dick Bocelli)
 1991 McBain
John Gambotti
 1991 The Arrival
Blood Doctor
 1990/I My Blue Heaven
 1988 Shakedown
Desk Sergeant
 1985 The Equalizer (TV Series)
- The Confirmation Day (1985) ... Salzo
 1985 Too Scared to Scream
 1981 So Fine
 1980 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6364 (1980) ... Charlie (credit only)
- Episode #1.6362 (1980) ... Charlie (uncredited)
- Episode #1.6360 (1980) ... Charlie (uncredited)
- Episode #1.6359 (1980) ... Charlie
- Episode #1.6358 (1980) ... Charlie (uncredited)
 1980 The Exterminator
Gino Pontivini
 1980 Headin' for Broadway
Mr. Morelli (as Richard Boccelli)
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
- Black Thorn (1976) ... Tommy
 1976 Alice Sweet Alice
Hotel Clerk
 1972 Trick Baby
 1954 Round Up of Rhythm (Short)
Dick Boccelli (Comets Drummer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Played some percussion and provided backing vocals on Bill Haley and the Comets recordings, 1953-1955. See more »

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1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Richard Boccelli | Dick Bocelli | Dick Richards

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Personal Quote:

Proving for over 50 years, that you're never too old to rock!


Successfully fought a battle with throat cancer in the mid-1980s. See more »

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