Rick Rossovich

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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:

He also appeared in several TV series, including:

Rossovich has made guest appearances in such TV shows as Tales from the Crypt,[2] 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.


Year Film Role Notes
1983 The Lords of Discipline Cadet Dante Pignetti
Losin' It Marine
1984 The Terminator Matt
Streets of Fire Officer Cooley[3]
1985 Warning Sign Bob
1986 Let's Get Harry Kurt Klein
The Morning After Detective
Top Gun Slider
1987 Roxanne Chris McConnell[4]
1988 Spellbinder Derek Clayton
1988 Waxwork Michael Loftmore (uncredited)
1989 Paint It Black Jonathan Dunbar
1990 Navy SEALs Leary
1993 Tropical Heat Gravis
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)
2003 Artworks Bret Rogers
2012 Sandbar Ronnie McCubbing
television film
Year Title Role Notes
1983 Deadly Lessons Craig
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[5]
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


  1. ^ Romanko, Karen A. (2016). Television's Female Spies and Crimefighters: 600 Characters and Shows, 1950s to the Present. McFarland. p. 160. ISBN 9780786496372. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  2. ^ Diehl, Digby (1997). Tales From The Crypt: The Official Archives Including the Complete History of DC Comics and the Hit Television Series. St. Martin's Press. p. 190. ISBN 9780312170400. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  3. ^ Muir, John Kenneth (2007). The Rock & Roll Film Encyclopedia. Applause Theatre & Cinema Books. p. 266. ISBN 9781557836939. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  4. ^ Lekich, John (2002). Reel Adventures: The Savvy Teens' Guide to Great Movies. Annick Press. p. 55. ISBN 9781550377354. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  5. ^ Muir, John Kenneth (2004). The Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television, 2d ed. McFarland. p. 151. ISBN 9780786437559. Retrieved 10 September 2016.

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