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Overview (3)

Born in Bronxville, New York, USA
Birth NameVito Rodolfo Maiorano
Nicknames Rod
Roddy Rod
Don Vito Corleone
The Alchemist

Mini Bio (1)

Rod was born to Vittorio & Wanda Maiorano at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, New York. He has one sister, Angela. Rod grew up in Westchester County and attended Iona Grammar & Iona Prep in New Rochelle, New York. He then attended Fordham University at Lincoln Center, NYC to study theatre. After graduation, Rod studied with late acting guru Fred Kareman in his Carnegie Hall studio. Rod now resides in California with his wife, Christina Petros. Rod's experience in the entertainment industry includes TV, film, theatre and commercials. He has worked as both a performer and behind the scenes.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Rod E Rod

Spouse (1)

Christina Petros (10 November 2007 - present)

Trade Mark (2)

Laugh
Knee Slapper

Trivia (12)

In Mind of Mencia Season 1 Episode 8, Rod (credited as Vito Maiorano)played real life person Gary Moody, winner of the Dee Dee Dee of the Year Award. Presenting the award was Josh Blue, a winner himself on the NBC reality show Last Comic Standing.
Is an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church.
Was in the Montreal Expos farm system as a DH until a teammate's ingrown toenail derailed his career.
His band, The Basement Blues, played the Crazy Horse Bar in New Rochelle, NY in Aug 1986, which was managed by Vinny Big Pussy Pastore from The Sopranos. It was the band's last appearance with their original lineup. Vinny Pastore paid them with cash and beer.
Famously feuded with singer/songwriter John Sebastian until actor Sebastian Cabot had to intervene. The three have not spoken since.
Briefly diddled in politics. Ran for State Assembly twice, once in New York, once in California, but defeated by incumbent both times.
Beaten out by the late Chris Penn for the lead role in a TV pilot for Dick Wolf's first comedy with James L Brooks and written by Will & Grace producer Dave Flebotte. It featured Vinny Big Pussy Pastore from The Sopranos.
Beaten out by Clifton Collins Jr for the role of Nix in the feature film The Experiment despite his outstanding audition but offered the role of Rex as a consolation prize.
Spokesperson for Mama Peppina's canned Italian food products.
Name was briefly floated for Chief Executive Officer of Cheese Lovers International until family obligations forced him to reconsider.
Is slated to play Artie Lange's twin brother in an untitled remake of Dominick and Eugene.
Is renown for his ability to tap-dance while juggling bowling balls and singing Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody.".

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