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Rocco DiSpirito

Highest Rated:   13% The Ugly Truth (2009)
Lowest Rated:   13% The Ugly Truth (2009)
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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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
13% The Ugly Truth
  • Guest Chef
$89M 2009

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004
  • Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet FABLife
2015-2016
  • Appearing
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Chopped
2009
  • 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
23% The Mysteries of Laura
2014-2016
  • Actor
  • 2015
No Score Yet Extreme Weight Loss
2011-2015
  • Appearing
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • 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
  • Actor
  • 2014
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Choice
2012
  • Appearing
  • 2012
74% 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 Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Appearing
  • Reality cast member
  • Actor
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2004

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