Rocco DiSpirito

Rocco DiSpirito

  • Highest Rated: 14% The Ugly Truth (2009)
  • Lowest Rated: 14% The Ugly Truth (2009)
  • Birthday: Nov 19, 1966
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Born in Jamaica, Queens, Rocco DiSpirito quickly established himself as one of the most highly esteemed and sought-after chefs in the United States during the 1990s and 2000s, though his culinary experience and training commenced much earlier. He began cooking (and developed a passion for the culinary arts) at age 11, then enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America at the astonishing age of 16 and studied at the prestigious Jardin de Cygne under the aegis of Gray Kunz and Dominique C├ęcillon. After earning his business degree at Boston University, DiSpirito enjoyed a series of tenures at some of the United States' most revered restaurants including Boston's Aujourd'hui and the New York-based establishments Adrienne and Lespinasse.As is often the case for professionals in his field, DiSpirito subsequently branched out as an entrepreneur and began to open his own series of restaurants, which attained enormous popularity with the public. These included Union Pacific in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of New York, and Rocco's 22nd Street, also in Manhattan. The latter received star treatment as the subject of NBC's culinary-themed reality series The Restaurant, which drew more than nine million viewers during the summer of 2003 and the summer of 2004.In 2008, DiSpirito was paired with professional dancer Karina Smirnoff as a contestant during season seven of the popular ABC reality series Dancing with the Stars. He would go on to enjoy continued success in reality TV, with shows like Rocco Gets Real, Rocco's Dinner Party, and The Best Thing I Ever Ate.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

14% The Ugly Truth Guest Chef $89M 2009

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004-2017
Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Commentator
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet FABLife
2015-2016
Appearing Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show
2009
Appearing Guest
  • 2016
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Chopped
2009
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Cutthroat Kitchen
2013
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Food Fighters
2014-2015
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Shark Tank
2009
Appearing
  • 2015
24% The Mysteries of Laura
2014-2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Extreme Weight Loss
2011-2015
Appearing Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Wake Up Call
2014-2015
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Biggest Loser
2004-2016
Appearing
  • 2014
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Choice
2012
Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2011
80% Castle
2009-2016
Himself
  • 2010
No Score Yet Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
2004-2012
Appearing
  • 2009
No Score Yet Top Chef
2006
Appearing Judge
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2008
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Appearing Reality cast member
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2007
74% The Knights of Prosperity
2007
Himself
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2004

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