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Rod Ball’s Bio

A native of Miami, Florida, Rod began his professional acting career while in high school. He saw a notice in the newspaper seeking “extras” for “Lenny”, a biopic of comedian Lenny Bruce, directed by Bob Fosse and starting Dustin Hoffman in the title role.

That led to “background artist” parts in numerous films until Rod caught his first break when he was cast as a Coast Guard CPO in “The Island”, starring Michael Caine. That film enabled Rod to join the Screen Actors Guild.

Then, another break, as Rod was selected by Bob Clark to play Steve (one of the lusty teenagers) in “Porky’s” which became a cult hit and spawned a sequel in which Rod reprised his role.

That success prompted a move to Los Angeles where Rod spent five years working and honing his craft. Study with Stella Adler, Kenneth McMillan and others and work in a range of film and TV projects (see resume to the left) solidified his career and enabled Rod to book jobs though agents in several states.

Rod now spends the bulk of his time in his beloved hometown with his family. He enjoys traveling, both for work and, to exotic locations for pleasure. When not working, he stays active with SCUBA, the occasional game of bocce ball and spectator sports.

 

 

Email: rod@rodball.com
www.rodball.com

Rod Ball

SAG Member
Ht: 5’10” Wt: 155 Lbs
Hair
: S&P Eyes: Hazel

FILM

PROMISES /featured

THIS MAN’S LIFE /featured

SECRETS TO SAVOR /star

THE NEXT HIT/featured

BACHELOR PARTY 2 /featured

PATSY /featured

DAYS OUT OF TIME /star

PLAYING THE TAPE /featured

CAPE FEAR /supporting

THE WISHING STONE /lead

RHINESTONE /supporting

PORKY’S II /lead

PORKY’S /supporting

WHERE THE BOYS ARE ‘84

THE ISLAND /supporting

BLUE SKIES AGAIN

HOT STUFF

CADDYSHACK

Independent

Independent

Independent

Independent

20th Century Fox

Independent

Independent

Independent

Universal

Independent

20th Century Fox

20th Century Fox

20th Century Fox

TriStar

Zanuck Brown (Uni)

Warner Brothers

Columbia

Orion

Carlos Guerra, dir.

Todd Thompson, dir.

Alyn Darnay, dir.

Antwan Smith, dir.

Jim Ryan, dir.

Anton Jarvis, dir.

David Chiu, dir.

Jose Garofalo, dir.

Martin Scorsese, dir.

Jose Garofalo, dir.

Bob Clark, dir.

Bob Clark, dir.

Bob Clark, dir.

Hy Averback, dir.

Michael Ritchie, dir.

Richard Michael, dir.

Dom DeLuise, dir.

Harold Ramis, dir.

TELEVISION

UNSOLVED MYSTERIES

THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY

B.L. STRYKER

THUNDERBOAT ROW

MIAMI VICE

STREETS OF JUSTICE

SANTA BARBARA

MIAMI VICE

HAPPY ENDINGS

Lake Wales Haunting

Mindscape

Winners Take All

Pilot

Miracle Man

Pilot

Soap Opera

Heart of Darkness

MOW

Cosgrove/Meurer (NBC)

David Nutter, dir. (IND)

Blue Period Prods (ABC)

Stephen J. Cannell (ABC)

Universal TV (NBC)

Universal TV (NBC)

New World TV (NBC)

Universal TV (NBC)

Blinn/Thorpe (NBC)

THEATRE

CINDERELLA FOR THE 90’s

THE ODD COUPLE

THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUNDA

HAT FULL OF RAIN

Prince Charming

Murray the Cop

Inspector Hound

Polo Pope

EdgeTheatre/Miami Bch

Actors’ Playhouse/Miami

Nomad Players/Boulder

Acorns Theatre/Miami Bch

COMMERCIALS (100+) / MUSIC VIDEOS / INDUSTRIALS / VOICEOVERS:

Conflicts Upon Request

TRAINING:

Stella Adler, Kenneth McMillan, SAG Conservatories (L.A./FL), PAAF & Other Workshops

SKILLS/ABILITIES:

SCUBA, Bocce Ball, Bowling, Billiards, Swimming, Volleyball, Horseback/westrn, Tele/Ear Prompters, Various accents & Dialects, Some Spanish/French, current passport, drive stick shift