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|Born||Richard Robert Ruccolo
March 2, 1972
Marlton, New Jersey, U.S.
|Other names||Rich Ruccolo|
|Spouse(s)||Lauren Rees (2008-present)|
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).
Ruccolo was born in Marlton, New Jersey. He attended Cherokee High School in Evesham Township, New Jersey. 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.
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. Also in 2003 his brother, Michael, had twins Rocco and Nico. In 2008, he married Lauren Rees.