Robert Desiderio

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Robert Desiderio
Born (1951-09-09) September 9, 1951 (age 67)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Alma materSeton Hall University[1]
Years active1980-present
Judith Light (m. 1985)

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

Life and career[edit]

Desiderio was born in Manhattan, 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. 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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