Rocco Siffredi Biography

Rocco Siffredi Biography Born  Rocco Antonio Tano
4 May 1964 (age 50)
Ortona, Abruzzo, Italy
Other names  Rocco Lorenz, Ginger Rocco, Dario, Rocco Siffedi, Rocco Sifferdi, Rocco Sifredi, Robbo Siffredi of Beverley, Oggy Thefrog, Rocky Siffreddy, Roco Siffredi, The Italian Stallion.
Ethnicity  Italian
No. of adult films  452 as actor
251 as director

Rocco Siffredi (born Rocco Antonio Tano, 4 May 1964) is the stage name of an Italian pornographic actor, director and producer of pornographic movies who is known for his rough sex scenes. As of October 2011, he has starred in more than 1,300 pornographic films.

Personal life

Siffredi is married to Rosa Caracciolo (born Rozsa Tassi), a Hungarian model whom he met in 1993 in Cannes, and with whom he performed 2 years later in Tarzan X: Shame of Jane. Together they have two sons, Lorenzo and Leonardo. Upon his decision to return to on-screen pornographic performance in 2009, Siffredi recounted, "I spoke with my wife and she said it’s my problem only, it doesn’t belong to her and the boys. And she said, ‘You decided to stop, we never asked you. So if you want to go back, just go back."

Siffredi has won nearly 40 AVN awards (list) since 1991’s Buttman’s Ultimate Workout including:

Best Group Sex Scene – Video (Buttman’s Ultimate Workout)
Best Director – Foreign Release (Who Fucked Rocco?)
Best Continuing Video Series (Rocco: Animal Trainer)
Best Director – Video (Ass Collector)
Male Performer of the Year in 1993 and 1996
Male Foreign Performer of the Year in 2003, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013
Best Anal Sex Scene – Film (The Fashionistas)
Best Pro-Am Release (Rocco’s Initiations 9)
Best Foreign Feature (Rocco: Animal Trainer 3)
AVN Hall of Fame award

He has also won:

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1996 Hot d’Or Award – Best European Actor
2002 XRCO Award – Best Actor, Single Performance (The Fashionistas)
2002 FICEB Ninfa Awards – Best Actor and Best Director (both for Ass Collector – International Film Grup)
2004 FICEB Special Jury Ninfa Award
2007 FICEB Ninfa Awards – Best Actor (Fashionistas Safado) and Most Original Sex Scene (Fashionistas Safado – Evil Angel Video/Ifg) with Belladonna, Jenna Haze, Gianna Michaels, Sandra Romain & 7 others
2011 XBIZ Award – Gonzo Release of the Year – Non-Feature (Tori, Tarra and Bobbi Love Rocco)
2011 XBIZ Award – Foreign Male Performer of the Year
2014 XBIZ Award – European Non-Feature Release of the Year (Cayenne Loves Rocco)

He was recently voted #10 in AVN’s list of the Top 50 Porn Stars of All Time. He has received numerous other awards, including the prestigious Hot D’Or Platinum Award and induction into the XRCO Hall of Fame.
References in popular culture

Siffredi is referenced in the Hold Steady song "Most People Are DJs" from 2004’s Almost Killed Me.
The Polish punk rock band Anti Dread wrote the song "Roko na Sterydach" ("Rocco on Steroids") about Siffredi.
He is also referred by famous Italian rock band Elio e Le Storie Tese (a Milan rock band whose music is inspired to the style of Frank Zappa). Sergio Conforti (band’s vocals, keyboards, electronic drums, piano), ironizing in his reference, adopted the stage name of Rocco Tanica ..
Mark Holcomb and Matt Halpern, of progressive metal band Periphery, are avid fans of Rocco’s work, and quote Rocco’s famous lines on-stage.
Rocco Siffredi is referenced in the songs "Kundel Bury" and "Wina Satana" from the band Arka Satana.
He is also referenced in the song "Padre Siffredi" from Danish hardcore band Barcode in the album "Showdown" (1995) including lyrics like "Size does matter, the bigger the badder".
Underground cult filmmaker Carlos Atanes stated that Stanley Kubrick, David Lean and Rocco Siffredi were his main film references and he also said about Siffredi’s work that "Agnes’ scene in “Rocco invades Poland” or Gabriella Kerez’ pool scene from “True Anal Stories 9” are deeper than any Theo Angelopoulos’ movie and show us the human inside more accurately than any Ingmar Bergman’s film."
In French crime drama Braquo Season 2,Episode 6, Internal Affairs Inspector Roland Vogel jokes to a prostitute that his "tool" would make Rocco Siffredi "hide in shame."
Siffredi is the male actor in the "It’s Only Smellz" video that has became a popular meme.
UK band The Singing Pictures released a secret track named "Siffredi it" in reference to his porn acting style.
Siffredi is referenced in the song "Rocco Siffredi" by the German rapper SSIO

Rocco Siffredi Biography


Porn Star Rocco Siffredi is a blonde Italian uber-stud who ranks as the most popular male porn star in Europe and one of the top in the world. He’s a muscular, well-built hunk and is one of the few modern pornsters who’s uncircumcised. Rocco Siffredi’s known for his ultra-energetic and occasionally over the top sexing, and he is without a doubt one of the most tireless, insatiable studs ever to appear in hardcore. His sculpted good looks combine with his incredible sexual prowess to make him one of the most sought-after partners among porn starlets.Rocco Siffredi got into European porn in the mid-80s, but it was his performances in a string of ‘Buttman’ flicks in the early 90s that first brought him to the attention of American fans. Rocco Siffredi played John Stagliano’s sidekick in quite a few of the hottest Buttman features, showing off his supercharged sexuality to a receptive U.S. audience. Some of his best work can be found in ‘Buttman’s European Vacation 1,’ where he takes on Silver Forrest and Zara Whites in a pair of award-winning scenes. His trysting with Debbie Dee in ‘Buttman’s Big Tit Adventure 3’ and with Ruby and Christi Lake in ‘Buttman’s Bend Over Babes 4’ are among his other decorated performances.One of Rocco Siffredi’s best early U.S. releases is 1992’s ‘Chameleons,’ where he starred in a torrid trio of trysts. He joined Traci Winn for an early grind, then took on Ashlyn Gere in a sweaty, intense tussle that ranks among her best scenes ever. Rocco Siffredi closed out his powerhouse performance by treating Diedre Holland to some surprisingly romantic ravishing.Rocco Siffredi moved behind the camera in 1994 and quickly established himself as one of the most talented directors on the scene. His videos became known for their uncompromising sexual hysterics, and Rocco Siffredi’s ravenous approach to his performances became even more intense. Filled with over-the-top antics like spitting, choking and slapping, Rocco Siffredi’s series like ‘Rocco Siffredi: Ani Trainer’ and ‘Rocco Siffredi’s True Anal Stories’ are the ultimate in raw, unfettered action.Even as his directorial career has thrived, Rocco Siffredi has continued his passionate performing. He won a Best Couples Sex Scene Award from AVN for his work with Jenna Jameson in ‘Jenna Loves Rocco Siffredi.’ The winner of the 1992 and 1995 AVN Male Performer of the Year Awards and the 1993, 1994 and 1995 Fans of X-Rated Entertainment Favorite Male Award, Rocco Siffredi was elected to the XRCO Hall of Fame in 2001. By any standard, Rocco Siffredi is one of the most talented, sexually tireless studs the industry has ever seen.

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Rocco took his stage name from the character "Roch Siffredi" played by Alain Delon in the French gangster film Borsalino (1970). He is also known as the "Italian Stallion".

Rocco Siffredi: AKA (Rocco, Rocco Carlucci, Rocco Daryl Tano, Rocco Daryl Tano Jr., Rocco Fiffreddi, Rocco Lorenzo, Rocco Safridi, Rocco Seffredi, Rocco Sieffredi, Rocco Sifferdi, Rocco Siffreddi, Rocco Siffredy, Rocco Sifreddi, Rocco Sifredi, Rocco Tano, Rocco Ziffredi, Roch Malkovich, Rock Malcovich, Rock Tudor, Rocko Siffredi, Rocky Siffreddy, Roco,Tano Rocco )
Birthday: May 4, 1964

Astrology: Taurus
Birthplace: Riccione ,
Years Active: 1986- 2013
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality/Heritage: Italian
Hair Color: Blond
Measurements: n/a
Height: 190
Weight: n/a
Tattoo: n/a
Piercing: n/a
Frequent partners: Christophe Clark, Joey Silvera, John Stagliano, Jon Dough, Tom Byron

Pornography career

Siffredi met porn actor Gabriel Pontello in a French sex club in 1984. The actor introduced Siffredi to producer Marc Dorcel and director Michel Ricaud, who cast him in his first pornographic role, Attention fillettes… (Attention little girls…) in 1987, in which he performed anal sex. Siffredi then stepped away from porn and worked as a fashion model, but returned to the business after two years with the help of porn actress Teresa Orlowski. Siffredi went on to perform in both plot-based and gonzo-style pornography, with styles of sex ranging from ordinary to extreme. However, it was Siffredi’s performances involving rough sex, anal sex and analingus, and his psychological intensity and athleticism, that earned him recognition and ultimately a cult following. Through collaboration with John Stagliano’s Evil Angel studio, and then his own Budapest-based Rocco Siffredi Produzioni as both a performer and director, "Rocco" became one of the most powerful and recognizable personalities in pornography. "Rocco has far more power in this industry than any actress," John Stagliano commented in 2001.

In June 2004, Siffredi declared that he would retire from performing in porn for the sake of his children, and instead focus on direction and production. "My children are growing up," he said, "and I can no longer just say ‘Dad is going to work to make money for the family.’ They want to know more." Regarding Siffredi’s long career, Axel Braun commented, "The problem is that he’s been trying for years to find an ‘heir to the throne,’ but it’s no easy task. He thought he found him in Nacho Vidal, but then Nacho went his own way." Siffredi, while continuing to direct, was largely absent as an on-screen performer for nearly 5 years. However sexual frustration, and disappointment as a director with his male talent and the state of the porn industry overall, led Siffredi to return as a performer in 2009.
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Style of pornography

Siffredi’s rough sex performances include spitting, slapping, spanking, deep throat, irrumatio, urolagnia, hair pulling, choking, rimming and general roughhousing. Despite these sexual practices becoming more common in pornography in the 2000s, Siffredi’s on-screen behavior is distinct from most present-day depictions of dominant men in sadomasochistic or erotic humiliation scenes. He often places himself in submissive poses, such as smothering his face with an actress’s feet or buttocks, or accepting physical retorts such as slaps across the face. He is also known for pouring verbal praise on his co-stars during scenes, and indeed he is revered in some facets of Italian popular culture as a romantic. Siffredi on rare occasion portrays the submissive fully, in films like Rocco More than Ever in London 2, Animal Trainer 11, and Marquis de Sade, appearing in drag in the latter. Actress Bobbi Starr noted of Siffredi, "ny girl in the industry who has been with him… will tell you that they have done things with him that they  never do with anyone else." Speaking of his female partners, Siffredi says, "I want to see emotion… fear… excitement… the eyes going up from being surprised."

Siffredi is notorious for his performance alongside Sidony Lamour (Lavour) in 1995’s Sandy Insatiable, which depicts him forcing the actress’s head into a flush toilet during anal sex. In 2009’s Rocco Ravishes L.A., Siffredi recounts the production of the scene as both spontaneous and consensual, before re-enacting it with an insistent Bobbi Starr. Siffredi is also known for several long-term professional partnerships, including his other performances with "Sandy", his series of torrid on-screen encounters with Kelly Stafford, his world travels and video productions with John Stagliano, and performances alongside his one-time protege Nacho Vidal. Notable in his films are arranged sexual encounters with female fans, appearances of male "Rocco Siffredi Fun Club" (fan club) members, the unlikely sexual involvement of local male talent, and varied production locations which have included Budapest, Prague, Brazil, Canada, and the United States. Siffredi is also well known for his animalistic performance in 1995’s Tarzan X: Shame of Jane (originally known as Jungle Heat) alongside his wife Rosa Caracciolo.
In mainstream media

Siffredi is one of a few porn actors to enjoy crossover appeal and success with respect to other segments of the adult-film industry, as well as some in mainstream media. As a primary example, although his acting has been restricted exclusively to heterosexual pornography, his looks have resulted in his attracting a large gay audience. In December 1990, Siffredi was selected to pose as the nude centerfold in the adult mainstream magazine Playgirl. Accompanying him on the cover was the caption, "At last! A centerfold to die for!"

In 1999, he appeared in the controversial Catherine Breillat film Romance. His performance in this role was followed by a part specifically written for him by the same director in her 2003 film Anatomie de L’enfer (Anatomy of Hell), in which he plays a gay man who becomes sexually involved with a woman. Both films feature unsimulated sexual scenes involving Siffredi, although it is disputed whether he actually has intercourse with co-star Caroline Ducey in Romance. (She says no, Siffredi says yes.)

Siffredi is also visible in non-pornographic roles on Italian television, including:

Television commercials for Amica Chips, a snack food, which have spawned considerable controversy and have at one point been taken off the air.
With his wife, Rosa Caracciolo, in a television commercial for 48248, an SMS service.
As the unwitting participant in an episode of Scherzi a Parte, a program similar to Candid Camera.
Elio e Le Storie Tese’s leader Stefano Belisari (also known as Elio) dedicated in 1997 to Siffredi a song and a video Rocco e Le Storie Tese. Rocco himself directed the video also appearing in it.

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Movie Title Studio Notes Year
30 Men For Sandy Sin City   1995
Bodyguard     1994
Mai Dire Mai a Rocco Siffredi     1995
Misfits 2 Metro   1994
Never Say Never to Rocco     1995
Rocco Goes to Prague     1995
Sandy Insatiable     1995
Top Model     1993
True Stories 1     1993
True Stories 2     1993
Movie Title Studio Notes Year
30 Men For Sandy Sin City   1995
Adult Affairs VCA   1995
Adult Video News Awards 1992     1992
Adventures Of Mikki Finn Caballero Classics   1991
Adventures of Misty McKain 1     1992
All Hands On Dick     1992
All Inside Eva     1991
American Buttman in London     1991
Amiche del Cazzo FM Video   1992
Amori particolari transessuali     1990
Anal Delinquent 1     1993
Anal Fever Magma   1994
Anal Nation Coast To Coast   1990
Anal Siege Rosebud   1993
Anal Thunder 1     1993
Anal With An Oriental Slant     1993
Andrew Blake The Legend Caballero Classics    
Angriff Der Pornosaurier VTO   1993
Ani Behind Blue Eyes VTO   1988
Animalita FM Video   1992
As Dirty as She Wants to Be Moonlight Entertainment   1990
Ashlyn Rising Vivid Entertainment   1995
Attention fillettes     1987
Baby E I Suoi Vizi Anali FM Video   1992
Backdoor to the City of Sin     1993
Backstage Pass     1994
Barbara Dare’s Roman Holiday Essex Video   1987
Best of Andrew Blake     1993
Best of Buttman 1     1991
Best Of Oriental Anal 1     1994
Blow Job Betty Coast To Coast   1991
Blowjob Betty     1991
Bodyguard     1994
Booty Ho Rosebud   1993
Bustin Out My Best Anal     1995
Bustin’ Out My Best     1994
Buttman Goes to Rio 3     1992
Buttman Goes to Rio 4     1993
Buttman’s Bend Over Babes 2     1991
Buttman’s Bend Over Brazilian Babes 1     1993
Buttman’s Bend Over Brazilian Babes 2     1993
Buttman’s Big Butt Backdoor Babes 1     1995
Buttman’s Big Tit Adventure 3     1995
Buttman’s Bouncin’ British Babes     1995
Buttman’s British Moderately Big Tit Adventure     1994
Buttman’s Butt Freak 1     1992
Buttman’s European Vacation 1     1991
Buttman’s European Vacation 2     1992
Buttman’s Face Dance 1     1992
Buttman’s Face Dance 2     1992
Buttmans Ultimate Workout Evil Angel   1990
Buttwoman 5     1993
Cafe Der Lust VTO   1992
Caldi Istinti di una Ninfomane di Lusso Showtime   1992
Capri Vacation     1987
Carcere amori bestiali FM Video   1988
Casa d’appuntamento Puttana dalla testa ai piedi     1992
Casanova Sin City   1993
Cat Walk     1994
Chameleons Not The Sequel     1992
Cheeks 5 Coast To Coast   1991
Club DV8 1     1993
Club DV8 2     1993
Cockoramic Injections VTO   1989
Conquest     1994
County Line CDI   1993
Crazy Shooting VTO   1991
Crossing Over     1991
Cunts For Sale VTO   1991
Curse Of The Catwoman     1991
Cyberanal VCA   1995
Deep Blue Paradise Visuals   1988
Deep Cheeks 4 Rosebud   1993
Deep Inside Brittany O’Connell      
Deep Inside Crystal Wilder VCA   1995
Deep Inside Deidre Holland VCA   1993
Deep Inside Dirty Debutantes 7     1993
Deep Inside Racquel Darrian     1993
Deep Inside Selena Steele     1993
Diary of Casanova     1993
Dippy Longcocking     1994
Dirty Little Movies     1991
Diva FM Video   1988
Dottoressa     1992
Double Desires Caballero Classics   1988
Double Load Heatwave   1993
Draculine VTO   1993
Ejacula VCA   1993
Ejacula # 2     1995
Ejacula 1     1993
Ekstase Zu Dritt 13 VTO   1993
Ekstase Zu Dritt 14 VTO   1993
Erotic Adventures Of Marco Polo     1994
Erotic Games     1990
Euro Flesh 13: Sins of Moana     1992
Euro Flesh 14: Rocco Unleashed     1991
Euroticon 2     1991
Euroticon 3     1991
Exposure     1995
Exzesse In Der Schamspaltklinik VTO   1992
Face Sitter 2 Coast To Coast   1993
Few Good Women Coast To Coast   1993
Forget Me Not     1994
Foxy Lady 10 VTO   1988
Foxy Lady 9 VTO   1988
Frat Girls Of Double Double D     1993
French Pussys 3 VTO   1993
Garten Der Lust VTO   1993
Geheimnis Caballero Home Video   1990
Gieriges Verlangen VTO   1994
Giochi bestiali in famiglia FM Video   1990
Girl with the Million Dollar Legs     1987
Grand Prix Fever     1992
Grand Prixxx Caballero Classics   1987
Gruppensex Total 1 VTO   1992
Gruppensex Total 2 VTO   1992
Gruppensex Total 6 VTO   1993
Hard Cut 3     1991
Hardcore Hotel VTO   1992
Hardcore Restaurant VTO   1991
Hot Shots     1992
Hotel Sex     1992
House of Dreams Caballero Home Video   1990
House Of The Licking Sun VTO   1990
Housewife In Heat     1991
Humongous Hooters Heatwave   1993
I Do 2     1990
I Miei caldi umori     1992
Il Vizio nel ventre     1987
Il Vizio Preferito Di Mia Moglie Prisma   1988
Impulse 9: Valentina     1995
In Family VTO   1991
In Family 2 VTO   1991
Intercourse With The Vampire Sin City   1994
Intercourse With The Vampire 2     1994
Intimita Anale FM Video   1992
Intimité violée par une femme 11     1993
Jung Und Durchtrieben VTO   1994
Junge Analhupfer VTO   1994
Karin e Barbara, le supersexystar Giorgio Grand   1988
Kathrins Feuchter Trip Durch Beverly-Hills Ribu Film   1991
Kink 1     1995
L’uccello del piacere FM Video   1989
L’ultimo Tango Anale FM Video   1989
Lady Godiva     1987
Ladykiller     1993
Le best of des stars chez Nanou 2     1995
Liars     1992
Little Magicians     1993
Lol Spezial 13 VTO   1994
Lol Spezial 14 VTO   1994
Lol Spezial 15 VTO   1994
Lol Spezial 17 VTO   1994
Lol Spezial 18 VTO   1994
Lol Spezial 21 VTO   1994
Lovin’ Spoonfuls 3: Best Of Dirty Debutantes     1995
Luana la Porcona Eurostar Cinematografica   1992
Lust Auf Sandwich VTO   1993
Lust Incorporated VTO   1988
Lust Italian Style Caballero Classics   1987
Magic Sex VTO   1992
Mai Dire Mai a Rocco Siffredi     1995
Malizie della Marchesa     1991
Man Who Loved Women     1993
Marina La Calda Ninfomane BL Comm   1987
Marquis De Sade     1994
Memories Of A Porn Star VTO   1990
Mit Der Faust Gefickt Videorama   1987
Moana la Scandalosa     1988
More Dirty Debutantes 21     1993
Mrs. Robbins     1988
Napoli Sex Mario Salieri Entertainment Group   1987
Nasty Nymphos 8 Anabolic Video   1995
Never Say Never to Rocco     1995
New Ends 1     1993
New Wave Hookers 3 VCA   1993
Night Trips 2 Caballero Home Video   1990
No More Lonely Nights VTO   1991
Nothing Personal Intropics Video   1991
Nylon     1995
On My Lips Paradise Visuals   1988
Parisienne     1989
Parties Culieres a Las Vegas 1     1992
Perfect Stranger     1988
Perversioni degli Angeli     1991
Pink Dreams VTO   1991
Porsche: The Girl…The Car…The Legend     1987
Private Detective Colmax   1991
Private Love Affair     1993
Private Video Magazine 15     1994
Pump     1991
Pussy Called Wanda 2     1993
Queen Of Hearts 3     1992
Quest     1994
Radical Affairs 5     1993
Rasierte Fotzen 11 VTO   1994
Rear Burner     1990
Reckless Passion     1995
Rhine Waltz     1988
Rocco Goes to Prague     1995
Rocco Unleashed     1994
Rocco’s Cravings     1992
Rocco’s Euroflesh 10 – Rome After Dark FM Video   1992
Rocco’s Hot Pursuit Robert Hill Releasing   1995
Ruckkehr Der Pornosaurier VTO   1994
Sandy Insatiable     1995
Selen in Heat     1993
Selen Puledra In Calore Sascha Alexander Productions   1993
Serpent’s Dream     1993
SEX     1993
SEX 2     1993
Sex Alert     1995
Sex Jumbo 5 VTO   1991
Sex Shop Exzesse VTO   1993
Sexbesessen VTO   1992
Sexophrenia     1993
Sexy Country Girl     1990
Seymore Butts and His Mystery Girl     1993
Seymore Butts is Blown Away     1993
Seymore Butts Meets the Cumback Brat     1993
Seymore Butts Swings     1993
Sfondata e Bagnata     1992
Shot In The Mouth 2     1991
Snatch Shots     1991
Sodomania 2     1993
Sodomania: Baddest of the Best     1994
Sodopunition TopX   1986
Spiegel Der Lust VTO   1993
Spread Sheets 1     1991
Squillo Di Fuoco FM Video   1992
Starlet     1991
Steamy Windows     1991
Steele Butt     1993
Stranger Salami VTO   1993
Superstars of Porn 3: Britt Morgan Takes It on the Chin     1995
Swedish Erotica Vol.92 Caballero Classics    
Tarzan-X: Shame of Jane     1994
Taste of the Best 1     1988
Teri and Rocco’s Mysterie     1992
The best of Andrew Blake Caballero Classics   1993
The Best Of Lydia Channel VTO   1995
The Best Of Sandrine VTO   1993
The Hardcore Ghost 1 VTO   1991
The Pump Coast To Coast   1991
The Rehearsal VCA   1993
The Rhine Waltz VTO   1988
The Serpent’s Dream VCA   1993
The Sperminator Cums Again VTO   1992
Tits Practice     1995
Top Model     1993
Topless Stewardesses Midnight Video   1995
Total Reball Coast To Coast   1990
Trouble Maker     1995
True Legends of Adult Cinema: The Modern Video Era     1993
True Stories 1     1993
True Stories 2     1993
Una Moglie Molto Infedele     1987
Una Ragazza Molto Viziosa Prisma Cinematografica   1987
Versaute Goren VTO   1992
Viaggio nel tempo 1     1991
Viaggio nel tempo 2     1991
Vietnam Store 1 Goldlight   1988
Vietnam Store 2 Salieri Movie   1988
Visioni Orgasmiche FM Video   1992
Voyeur 3     1995
Vulva Visitors VTO   1988
Wenn Die Mutter Mit Der Tochter VTO   1992
Wet Dreams on Cock Street     1989
Who Dun Who     1988
WPINK TV 5     1993
WPINK-TV 4: Back On The Air Paradise Visuals   1993
Wrapped Up Caballero Classics   1992
X-TV Caballero Classics   1992