Robert Desiderio

Robert Desiderio (born September 9, 1951) is an American actor best known for his roles on television.

Robert Desiderio
Born (1951-09-09) September 9, 1951 (age 70)
Alma materSeton Hall University[1]
Years active1980-present
(m. 1985)

Life and careerEdit

Desiderio was born in The Bronx, the son of Mary (née Demattia) and Anthony J. Desiderio.[2] He and actress Judith Light married in 1985.[3] They have no children.

Desiderio first came to prominence in soap operas, appearing in daytime dramas such as Search for Tomorrow (1979–80), Ryan's Hope (1982) and One Life to Live (1982–83). In 1986–1987, he starred in the short-lived ABC primetime drama series Heart of the City. From 1988 to 1989 he had the recurring role of Ted Melcher in the CBS primetime soap opera, Knots Landing.[2] Desiderio also had recurring roles on MacGruder and Loud, Cheers and The Sopranos, and guest-starred in The A-Team, Remington Steele, The Fall Guy, Matlock, Family Ties, Murder, She Wrote, Murphy Brown and Ugly Betty. He appeared in a number of made for television movies, include The Princess and the Cabbie and Once You Meet a Stranger. In 1996, he appeared alongside his wife in the documentary Paul Monette: The Brink of Summer's End. Desiderio co-wrote the 2007 film Save Me starring Chad Allen and his wife Judith Light.


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  2. ^ a b Robert Desiderio Biography (1951-)
  3. ^ Gerry Waggett (2008). The One Life to Live 40th Anniversary Trivia Book: A Fun, Fact-Filled, Everything-You-Want-to-Know-Guide to Your Favorite Soap!. Hyperion. p. 146. ISBN 978-1-4013-2309-7.

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