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Roland La Starza (1927–2009)


La Starza had a long and successful career as a boxer before he became an actor. Boxing was king in those days and La Starza had a 59-9 won-loss record as a heavyweight when he retired, six of those losses coming in his last ten fights, when he was no longer at his peak. One of those six losses was a title bout against Rocky Marciano which was ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Gallant Men Pvt. Ernie Lucavich
(1962-1963)
The Wild Wild West Jake / Joe Kirby
(1967)
Point Blank Reese's Guard
(1967)
The Outfit Hit Man
(1973)

Filmography

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 1973 The Don Is Dead
Mert Shansky (uncredited)
 1973 The Outfit
Hit Man
 1973 Incident on a Dark Street (TV Movie)
Sonny
 1971 Cade's County (TV Series)
Lon
- Company Town (1971) ... Lon
 1970 Which Way to the Front?
Von Krebs (uncredited)
 1967 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Jake / Joe Kirby
- The Night of Montezuma's Hordes (1967) ... Jake (as Roland LaStarza)
- The Night of the Bogus Bandits (1967) ... Joe Kirby
 1967 Point Blank
Reese's Guard (as Roland LaStarza)
 1967 The Big Mouth
Jack - Motorcycle Officer (uncredited)
 1966 A Fine Madness
Angie - Sparrer (uncredited)
 1966 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Bouncer
- The Case of the Dead Ringer (1966) ... Bouncer
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
Cappy
- Batman Stands Pat (1966) ... Cappy
- The Thirteenth Hat (1966) ... Cappy
 1966 Mister Roberts (TV Series)
Referee
- The Reluctant Draggin' (1966) ... Referee
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Bugs
- The Green Felt Jungle (1965) ... Bugs
 1962-1963 The Gallant Men (TV Series)
Pvt. Ernie Lucavich
- Tommy (1963) ... Pvt. Ernie Lucavich
- The Crucible (1963) ... Pvt. Ernie Lucavich
- A Taste of Peace (1963) ... Pvt. Ernie Lucavich
- Ol' Buddy (1963) ... Pvt. Ernie Lucavich
- One Puka Puka (1963) ... Pvt. Ernie Lucavich
 1962 Convicts 4
Duke
 1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Lippy Torrance
- The Long Shot Caper (1962) ... Lippy Torrance (as Roland LaStarza)
 1961 Hennesey (TV Series)
Shore Patrolman
- The Cohen Mutiny (1961) ... Shore Patrolman
 1949 Prize Fighter (Short)
Prize Fighter
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Roland LaStarza

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Trivia:

Being both Italian and a heavyweight, he was a very popular boxer in his native New York City. He was good enough to get a shot at Rocky Marciano for the heavyweight championship of the world, but not good enough to win. After he retired as a boxer, he parlayed his popularity into a film and TV career. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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