Stan Rodarte is a man with entertainment in his blood. For over forty years, he has worked alongside some of the most recognizable faces in film and television, building an impressive body of work showcasing a range of talent both in front and behind the camera. As early as the 1970’s, Stan began a journey that would take him from a young talented dancer and actor to a seasoned and well-connected producer who never stops seeking to entertain.
Stan began his career appearing regularly on Dick Clark’s New American Bandstand 1965 (1973 - 1978), where his talents as a dancer quickly gained attention of the inimitable group, The Lockers. This iconic dance group hired Stan as a featured dancer and toured the globe with legendary performers, among them: Bob hope, Liza Minnelli, Ben Vereen, Wayne Newton and the Harlem Globe Trotters. Spawning a new dance craze – Locking – Stan and the Lockers showcased their talents, appearing at multiple Golden Globe Awards, more than one Senator’s Gala, and had the honorable distinction of representing the United States twice in Berlin, Germany and Los Angeles, CA.
Not content to rest on his laurels on the dance floor, Stan brought his talents to the small screen, where he lent his skill as choreographer to shows like Starsky and Hutch and James at 16, while playing supporting roles in iconic television shows such as Hill Street Blues, Dallas, Charlie’s Angels, Fantasy Island, and The Love Boat – to name only a few! Stan’s prolific television career would span several decades.
Around the same time he was becoming a television regular , the lure of the silver screen soon beckoned, and both Stan’s name – and face – would appear in iconic films alongside equally iconic actors. Among them, Sylvester Stallone, James Caan, William Holden, Gene Kelly, John Travolta, Ralph Maccio, Bette Midler, and Debbi Reynolds in movies such as: Rocky III & V, The Karate Kid II & III and For the Boys. Stan continues a professional relationship with many experienced and talented names in the industry, while building friendships with new and equally talented personalities.
A self-taught renaissance man of entertainment, Stan Rodarte has continued to hone his skills and experience, transforming himself seamlessly into the role of producer for several up-and- coming film and television projects, currently in preproduction. His keen eye for untapped talent, unbridled enthusiasm for new and exciting projects, and his willingness to take a chance where others play it safe make Stan Rodarte not only a talented entertainer, but an invaluable asset to any and every production.
Stan’s unwavering philosophy has always been to discover the maximum potential – in both entertainment and life. Stan Rodarte brings an infectious joy and high-octane energy to every set and production, while continuing to inspire hope, build professionalism and create both unlimited possibility and boundless innovation in the next generation of creative talent.
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