Rocky grew up in the heart of America, Columbus, Ohio, and perhaps that's why his career focuses on matters of the heart. He was a star football player at Bishop Hartley High School - he still swears that the school was named after Ohio State Heisman winner, Chic Hartley - and played college ball at Miami of Ohio when they were still called the Redhawks. He's never forgiven then Buckeye football coach Earle Bruce for not recruiting him. Rocky was a seventh round draft pick by the Chicago Bears but after bouncing around trying to hook on with an NFL team for a year and not making a roster he followed the call of Uncle Sam to Iraq and Desert Storm.
Rocky was an Army Ranger in a special ops division. He is still prohibited from sharing the nature of his work, most of it with highest security classifications, in Iraq and neighboring countries by the United States government.
Rocky won't say much about his return to civilian life and how he ended up working as a private investigator, but he will tell you people don't understand how tough it is for some soldiers that have spent their career in combat zones to make the transition home.
Rocky has never been married. He says he is waiting for the perfect woman. Some think there is a woman in his past and one of his Army buddies (who wishes to remain anonymous) swears that he met her "outside the fence" in Iraq.
Rocky trains at Gold's Gym in Venice Beach. He enjoys a cigar a couple times a week. If it's not a Cuban he like a Rocky Patel naturally.