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Stunt Coordinator, Director, Stuntman, and Performance Driver. Born and raised in the San Francisco area, Rocky began boxing at the age of six, working with his brother and father, who was a Fighter Pilot and boxed in the U.S. Navy. Rocky met actor Robert Conrad and got into the the business through his boxing background. He lived in LA for several years, but wanted to start the stunt business in Northern California. Rocky moved back to the Bay Area and started the San Francisco Bay Area Stuntman's Association. He also opened GYM WEST boxing gym and training facility (named after Bob Conrad's character in Wild Wild West), continuing to box, train other boxers and referee AAU boxing matches while pursuing stunt career. Although coordinating and directing the stunt work in several Italian films early in his career, Rocky got his big break from George Lucas's Industrial Light and Magic when filming the special effects for Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Rocky doubled Bob Hoskins and stunt coordinated all the Special Effects stunt work for the movie. This immediately led to stunt coordinate and double Kevin Pollack for Ron Howard's film, "Willow" at ILM. He has continued to work with ILM, coordinating the stunts of dozens of movies and commercials for ILM as well as other premiere effects houses like 3210 Studios, most recently coordinating the EFX stunt work for Jurassic World and Cannibal Reign at the studio. Rocky has expanded his career to encompass most aspects of the film industry, having stunt coordinated, Directed or performed in over 600 productions. These shows include feature films, television shows, commercials, Motion Capture Video Game work, Music Videos and Shows for the Automobile Industry. Rocky has had the honor to be the stunt coordinator on award winning projects for directors including The Wachowski's, George Lucas, Tim Burton, Stephen Soderberg, Tate Taylor, Francis Coppola, Gus Van Zant, Ron Howard and Chris Columbus to name a few. Rocky began an affiliate company, the RCP stunt group in 1990 to strengthen his ties back in Los Angeles and a few years later, began the RCP charities as an opportunity to give back to the community. The RCP charities "Caddyshack style" Stuntman Scramble Annual Golf tournament which is held in Carmel, California is considered one of the most fun events in the business, giving to the many charitable programs and educational scholarships which the RCP Charities has created. Further information and a collection of reels of his award winning film work can be viewed on his website, www.rockycapella.com or through the www.rcpcharities.org website.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (5)

Born and raised in San Francisco, Rocky was the first to bring the stunt business and stunt groups to San Francisco Bay Area. Started SF Stuntman's Association over 25 years ago and the RCP Stunt Group in 1990, along with the RCP Charities a couple of years later. Still bases in Northern California, although working worldwide on over 600 plus productions.
Named his Boxing training facility after actor Robert Conrad's Character in wild wild west, Gym West. Started boxing at age 6 and has trained other fighters, boxed and refereed in AAU boxing for over 30 years . Stills trains on a daily basis.
RCP charities golf tournament, "The Stuntmans Scramble", is considered one of the most fun events in the industry. This "Caddyshack" style charity golf tournament is held annually in Carmel California, with awards going to worst dressed, teams score, worst sport or the horses ass trophy, plus the free owl of soup award to name a few. All proceeds go to charity, primarily the ALS organization better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Rocky began his stunt coordinating career working on Squada Anti Truffa (The Swindler), an Italian film shot in San Francisco. Rocky continued to work with the producers on several more of their Italian action films, directing the stunt action. Then on "Lightblast", a film starring Erik Estrada, Rocky got direct the first unit when the director quit the show for a couple of days, (a common occurance on these Italian films).
After graduating high school, Rocky had an opportunity to attend the Naval Academy but instead pursued his dream of being a stuntman. Although his father was a Fighter Pilot and 27 year Naval Vet, he supported his decision. Rocky's parents, and entire family have always been close and have been his strength and support through out his career, with several of them working on his movies.

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