Mo Rocca net worth, you might wonder. We would love you to know that Mo Rocca earns a yearly of $99,457 and his net worth is $2M. Keep reading the end for more interesting facts you didn’t know about Rocca.
Rocca’s Background; All You Should Know
Rocca is a radio/TV presenter, writer/author, actor, journalist, and comedian from the United States of America who is under the category of the richest comedians in America. He was born on the 28th of January 1969 in Washington D.C.
His father (Marcel Rocca an Italian-American (3rd generation) from Leominster, Massachusetts while his mother (Maria-Luisa Villar Borda) was a Colombian; Bogota immigrant. He has two brothers; Lar (a former actor) and Franc (one of the cast in the film; the Francis Effect)
Rocca attended the Georgetown Preparatory School, Jesuit Boys School located in North Bethesda, Maryland, and Harvard University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in literature in 1991.
While he was still at Harvard, he was the President of Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. This gave him an opportunity of performing in four of the company’s burleque shows. Rocca soon began to groom his acting ability here as he played some roles in film productions like Little Shop of Horrors which he played. He also co-stared Supreme Court Justice Ketanli brown Jachsin.
Although Rocca is 54 years old, he has not disclosed his relationship to the public, therefore Rocca is not in a relationship neither is he married yet. That no withstanding, Rocaa in one of his podcast sessions in July 2011 (The Six Pack – episode 73) revealed that he is gay.
His boldness to come clearly state his sexuality was immensely appreciated by the LGBT community. This was said to have encouraged other members of the community who might not have been able to talk about their sexuality for fear of not being judged. He has ever since then been making tweets as to affecting the gay community over time.
Mo Rocaa’s Television Appearances and Writer Roles
Mo’s first professional acting debut was in the musical film Grease in 1993 which was followed by South Pacific also a musical in 1994. In 1995, he served as both a writer and a producer for Wishbone which was a Children’s Television Series. He also wrote scripts for Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss as well as Pepper Ann which are also Children’s programs.
Between the years 1993 and 2003, Rocca was in the position of a regular correspondent in both the new satire and the Daily Show talk show. He held the same position for other programs like Larry King Live in 2004, Tonight Show from 2004 to 2008, and Sunday Morning in 2009.
His writing prowess paid off as he won the Emmy Award in 2011 after writing the scenario and scripts for the 64th Tony Awards. He started airing his contributions to the This Morning show in 2012. That same year, he created and hosted the My Grandmother’s Ravioli Series on the cooking channel.
In 2014, he appeared as a judge in the Iron Chef America TV series and also started hosting Food(ography), followed by Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation which he still hosts to date. He authors the book; All the Presidents’ Pets.
Rocca’s Film And Media Appearances
In 2005, Rocca made an appearance in the film Bewitched, about a year and a few months later in 2007, he also acted in the film I’ll Believe You together with Ed Helms, which was a science-fiction family comedy.
He later narrated the Electoral Dysfunction documentary in 2012, it was a movie that gave an in-depth analysis of the American voting system, it was aired on PBS in 2012 and 2016. He took the Spanish scripture reading when he served as Lector in Pope Francis’ 2015 Mass which was held at the Madison Square Garden. He then took the initiative of sharing these on his social media handle.
He also contributed to AOL Newsbloggers, the contribution was further named after him as Mo Rocca 180°, his work was not as tedious as the regular news. He played the role of Milton the Accountant in The Young and the Restless film in 2014. During the 50th anniversary of the show in 2023, he re-acted the role.
He also partook in the celebrity episode of Jeopardy on the 13th of May 2015 where he came second to John Berman who is a CNN correspondent. He amassed $41,600.
In 2006, Rocca moderated the finals of the National Geographic Bee which lasted till 2019 which the finals. Finally, he hosted the Good Fight morning TV show.