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Bob DeSimone

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Birth dateApril 15, 1946
Place of birthBoston, Massachusetts

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Bob DeSimone (born April 15, 1946) is an American actor who has starred in several movies. He is perhaps best known for his role as Billy, the cocaine-snorting mental health worker, in the 1985 horror movie Friday the 13th: A New Beginning. His other films were Savage Streets (1984), and Angel III: The Final Chapter. Bob also appeared on the hit Comedy show, "Make Me Laugh" and was a headliner at The Comedy Store and Improv during their heyday, working with Jay Leno, David Letterman, Richard Prior and Jerry Seinfeld to name a few.

Before Bob turned to comedy and acting, he was, (and still is) an accomplished drummer. Almost immediately after arriving in California, Bob was in high demand. The early 70's found Bob playing with many top bands in and out of the studios. He was a fixture at the famous "Ashgrove" in West Hollywood, a virtual breeding ground for up and coming musicians, along with the top Blues, and Folk artists in the world. Teaming up with Bernie Pearl, they both backed the likes of Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Mama Thornton, The Bernie Pearl Band, Dr. John, Albert King, Long Gone Miles, Curtis Tillman, Taj Mahal & Chuck Berry.

From there he signed on with Atlantic Records with a popular band named, "Country". With a signature sound, amazing harmonies, strong musicianship and all original material, they were described by music critics as a "Rhythmic Cross Between Crosby Stills & Nash, and "The Band". Signed by Peter Asher, (James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt) they opened for America, Fleetwood Mac, Linda Ronstadt, The Bee Gees and other acts of that era.

Bob still plays drums and is currently working with local R&B, Blues and Rock bands in Southern California

Bob married his girlfriend, Lisa Stern in 1994 and together they have two daughters, Amanda & Gianna. They live in Santa Rosa Valley, California

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