Sage Stallone in June 2003
May 5, 1976
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Died||July 13, 2012 (aged 36)
Studio City, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery|
|Education||Montclair Preparatory School|
|Alma mater||North Carolina School of the Arts|
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer, screenwriter|
|Spouse(s)||Starlin Wright (m. 2007–08)|
|Relatives||Jackie Stallone (grandmother)
Frank Stallone (uncle)
Sage Stallone was born in Los Angeles, California, the elder son of Sasha Czack and actor Sylvester Stallone. He was the brother of Seargeoh Stallone, and half-brother of Sistine, Sophia, and Scarlet Stallone. He was the nephew of actor and singer Frank Stallone, and grandson of Jackie Stallone. He was stepson to Jennifer Flavin, and his godfather was actor Joe Spinell. Stallone was of Italian, French and Ukrainian ancestry on his father's side.
Stallone made his acting debut alongside his father in Rocky V (1990), the fifth installment of the Rocky franchise, playing Robert Balboa Jr., the onscreen son of his father's title character. He did not, however, reprise the same role in Rocky Balboa, the sixth installment of the Rocky films as he was working on his own film "Vic". He later appeared with his father in Daylight (1996). After that, he acted in lesser profile films.
From 1994-1995, he attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking.
In 1996, Stallone and film editor Bob Murawski co-founded Grindhouse Releasing, a Los Angeles-based company dedicated to the restoration and preservation of exploitation films and B-movies. Stallone directed his first short film (outside of film school) Vic, which won the 2006 Boston Film Festival "Best New Filmmaker" award.
His last projects were appearances in Vincent Gallo's last two films, Promises Written in Water and The Agent. Both films were shown in main competition at the 2010 Venice Film Festival and in the Toronto International Film Festival. Since those screenings, Gallo has said neither film will be released or screened again as he has no interest in a relationship with the public. A photograph of Stallone as a young kid aside his father appears in 2015's Creed, where it is stated that Stallone's character, Robert Balboa Jr., has since moved away to Vancouver.
In 2007, Stallone married actress Starlin Wright. The marriage was annulled in 2008. On July 13, 2012, Stallone was found dead in his Studio City, Los Angeles home. According to reports, he had not been heard from for four days prior to his death and died between three and seven days prior to being found. At the time of his death, Stallone was reportedly engaged. Stallone's funeral was held on July 21 at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Los Angeles. He is interred at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery. On August 30, 2012, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office announced that Stallone died of a heart attack, caused by atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. He was 36.
|1990||Rocky V||Robert Rocky Balboa, Jr.|
|1993||The Evil Inside Me||Leo|
|2002||Reflections of Evil||Dan August|
|2003||The Manson Family||Jay Sebring||Voice|
|2005||Alan Yates||Himself||Director, co-producer|
Writer, director, producer
|2007||Oliviero Rising||Dr. Stephens|
|2010||Promises Written in Water||The Mafioso|
|2010||The Agent||Ari Sheinwold||Short film|
|2015||Creed||Robert Rocky Balboa, Jr.||Archival footage only. Appears in photograph, uncredited|
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