Richard Ruccolo

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Richard Ruccolo
Richard Ruccolo 2008.jpg
Born Richard Robert Ruccolo
(1972-03-02) March 2, 1972 (age 46)
Marlton, New Jersey, U.S.
Other names Rich Ruccolo
Occupation Actor
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s) Lauren Rees (m. 2008)

Richard Robert Ruccolo (born March 2, 1972) is an American television and film actor, best known for his lead role in the sitcom Two Guys and a Girl (originally titled Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place).

Early life[edit]

Ruccolo was born in Marlton, New Jersey, he attended Cherokee High School in Evesham Township, New Jersey.[1] It was there Ruccolo first discovered his love of acting while starring as the lead in the high school's production of Oklahoma! After graduating he moved to Los Angeles to find work as an actor. Throughout his auditions, Ruccolo slept on his friend's sofa until he found work.


Gradually Ruccolo began to find guest roles in such dramas as Beverly Hills, 90210 and The X-Files, he starred in nationally televised commercials for Wendy's, Skittles and 7 Up. However, it was not until 1998 that Ruccolo became recognized. Ruccolo found fame as Pete Dunville in the sitcom Two Guys and a Girl. When the series was canceled in 2001, Ruccolo starred in All Over the Guy, The One, Missing in the USA, and Anacardium. In 2005, he guest starred in three episodes of Joey as Glen.

In 2008 and 2009, Ruccolo starred in the Lifetime sitcom Rita Rocks.

Personal life[edit]

Ruccolo was previously engaged to former Saved by the Bell star Tiffani Thiessen, they met in 2000 when Thiessen guest starred in several episodes of Two Guys and a Girl. Their relationship had ended as of March 2003; in 2008, he married Lauren Rees.


Year Film Role Other notes
1998 Music from Another Room Nick
2000 Luck of the Draw Jedd
2001 All Over the Guy Tom
Anacardium Chris
2006 Available Men Rob Short film
2009 Obsessed Hank
2010 A Nanny for Christmas Justin Larose
2012 Playdate Brian Valentine
Year Title Role Notes
1997 Beverly Hills, 90210 Dean Episode: Straight Shooter
1998–2001 Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Pete Dunville 81 episodes
1999 The X-Files Agent Peyton Ritter Episode: Tithonus
2003 Spellbound NBC TV-Pilot
The One Michael Blake ABC Family TV-Movie
Less Than Perfect Bobby Casey Episode: A Little Love For Lydia
The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire Charlie Babbot Episode: Secrets and Lies
Episode: Tough Love
2004 Missing in the USA Host
Taste Danny Coyle CBS TV-Pilot
2005 Talk Show Diaries Blake UPN TV-Pilot
Joey Glen Episode: Joey and the Assistant
Episode: Joey and the Fancy Sister
Episode: Joey and the Spying
Reba Dr. Beck Episode: Issues
2006 Standoff Ken Mund Episode: Man of Steele
2007 Backyards & Bullets NBC TV-Pilot
2007-2012 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Corporate Rep Episode: The Gang Sells Out
Episode: The Gang Recycles Their Trash
2008–2009 Rita Rocks Jay Clemens 40 episodes
2011 Desperate Housewives Scott Episode: The Art Of Making Art
2013–2014 Crash & Bernstein Karl Bernstein 3 episodes


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