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Rockets Redglare (1949–2001)

Rockets Redglare was born on May 8, 1949 in New York City, New York, USA as Michael Morra. He is known for his work on Big (1988), Trees Lounge (1996) and After Hours (1985). He died on May 28, 2001 in New York City. See full bio »

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Known For

Big
Big Motel Clerk
(1988)
Trees Lounge
(1996)
After Hours
After Hours Angry Mob Member
(1985)
Stranger Than Paradise
Stranger Than Paradise Poker Player
(1984)

Filmography

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 2012 The Killing Games
Detective 'Police State'
 2000 Animal Factory
Big Rand
 1999 Oz (TV Series)
Barber
- Napoleon's Boney Parts (1999) ... Barber
 1998 Louis & Frank
Ralph
 1997 Dreamland
 1997 Fall
Performance Priest
 1996 Musical Shorts with Debi Mazar (TV Movie)
Club Owner
 1996 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Fat Roscoe
- Tough Love (1996) ... Fat Roscoe
 1996 Basquiat
Rockets
 1996 Trees Lounge
Stan
 1993 What About Me
Frank - Raping Landlord
 1992 In the Soup
Guy
 1990 Force of Circumstance
The Factor
 1990 In the Spirit
Bartender
 1990 Monsters (TV Series)
Swlabr
- Mr. Swlabr (1990) ... Swlabr (voice)
 1989 Cookie
Carmine's Wiseguy
 1989 Mystery Train
Liquor Store Clerk (segment "Lost in Space")
 1989 Rooftops
Carlos
 1988 Talk Radio
Killer / Redneck Caller
 1988 Big
Motel Clerk
 1988 Shakedown
Ira
 1988 Stars and Bars
Peter Gint
 1987 Candy Mountain
Van Driver
 1987 Police State (Short)
Detective
 1986 Hotshot (as Rockets Red Glare)
 1986 Down by Law
Gig
 1985 Where Evil Dwells (Short)
 1985 The Way It Is
Rockets
 1985 After Hours
Angry Mob Member
 1985 Desperately Seeking Susan
Taxi Driver
 1984 Stranger Than Paradise
Poker Player
 1983 Talking Heads: Burning Down the House (Video short)
Alternate Jerry Harrison
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Alternate Names:

Rockets Red Glare | Michael Morra
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"As long as you owe someone money you know they are always thinking of you".

Trivia:

Two authors have claimed in their books that the actual murderer of Nancy Spungeon at the Hotel Chelsea in NYC in October 1978 was Rockets Redglare, according to the book This Ain't No Holiday Inn: Down And Out At The Chelsea Hotel 1980-1995 by James Lough. Sid Vicious, the punk musician and Nancy's partner, had been charged with this crime but died prior to trial. In his book Pretty Vacant: A ... See more »

Trademark:

Frequently cast in Jim Jarmusch and Susan Seidelman films.

Star Sign:

Taurus

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