Rick Rossovich (born August 28, 1957) is an American actor best known as Ron "Slider" Kerner in the 1986 film Top Gun.
Rossovich was born Frederic Enrico Rossovich in Palo Alto, California. His brother, Tim, was a former professional football player and also an actor. He attended college at Sacramento State University. Rossovich has Croatian and Italian ancestry; his father's family comes from Croatia while his mother's family originates from the Tuscany region of Italy.
He has been married since 1985 to Eva Rossovich, with whom he has two children: Roy (1986) and Isabel (1991).
Rossovich has appeared in over 30 films, including:
- The Terminator (as Matt) (1984)
- Top Gun (as 'Slider') (1986)
- Roxanne (as Chris McConnell) (1987)
- Navy SEALs (as Corpsman James Leary) (1990)
He also appeared in several TV series, including:
- Pacific Blue (as Lieutenant Anthony Palermo, 1995–1998)
- ER as Dr. John Taglieri (1994–1995)
- Black Scorpion as Walker
- Sons and Daughters as Spud Lincoln (1991)
Rossovich has made guest appearances in such TV shows as Tales from the Crypt, Mad About You, Murder She Wrote and Due South. In 2007, he appeared with his son, Roy, in an episode of House Hunters International set in Stockholm, Sweden.
|1983||The Lords of Discipline||Cadet Dante Pignetti|
|1984||The Terminator||Matt Buchanan|
|Streets of Fire||Officer Cooley|
|1986||Let's Get Harry||Kurt Klein|
|The Morning After||Detective|
|1988||Waxwork||Michael Loftmore (uncredited)|
|1989||Paint It Black||Jonathan Dunbar|
|1994||Future Shock||Frat Boy|
|New Crime City||Anthony Ricks|
|1995||Cover Me||Sgt. Bobby Colter|
|1996||Black Scorpion II: Aftershock||Construction Foreman|
|1997||Truth or Consequences, N.M.||Robert Boylan|
|1998||Telling You||McQueeney (uncredited)|
|1984||Single Bars, Single Women||Dolph|
|1985||MacGruder and Loud||Officer Geller|
|1988||14 Going on 30||Roy 'Jackjaw' Kelton|
|1991||The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw||Ethan Cassidy|
|Sons and Daughters||Spud Lincoln|
|1995||Black Scorpion||Lt. Stan Walker|
|1996||Pacific Blue||Lt. Anthony Palermo|
|1997||Legend of the Lost Tomb||Dr. Eric Leonhardt|
|1998||Mike Hammer, Private Eye||Henry Spencer||Episode: "A New Leaf: Part 2 "|
|1999||Killer Deal||Sgt. James "Jimmy" Quinn|
|2000||Miracle in Lane 2||Myron Yoder|
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