8 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘NCIS’ Star Rocky Carroll
For years, Rocky Carroll has become known and loved through his NCIS character Leon Vance. Over two decades, the talented actor has worked tirelessly to become a very popular and renowned stage and on-camera actor and much like his character has all the grace and professionalism off-screen as he does on, and despite his prominent roles in some of TV’s biggest shows, there is still a lot that fans don’t know about him! Not one for the spotlight, Carroll is not one to dominate headlines or talk about his personal life, so here are 8 things you didn’t know about Rocky Carroll:
Before becoming a popular TV and film actor, Rocky Carroll was impressing audiences with his on-screen roles. In 1990 he was nominated for a prestigious Tony Award for Best Actor in August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson.” Aside from being a great stage actor, he is also able to play the trumpet, and once said, “I came up in a world where you’re supposed to be able to do three things very well. Act, sing, dance, paint, do something. The emphasis was on versatility.”
7. Early Life
Roscoe “Rocky” Carroll was born on July 8, 1963 in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1981 he graduated from the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati which he attended with fellow TV star Sarah Jessica Parker. After his graduation from the SCPA, Carroll continued to pursue acting at The Conservatory of Theater Arts at Webster University in St. Louis. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, he moved to New York City to jump right into the world of theater acting.