Sage Stallone
Sage Stallone

Sage Stallone appeared with his real life dad Sylvester, as Rocky Balboa, Jr. in Rocky V.

Personal Information
Born: May 5, 1976(1976-05-05)
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died: July 10, 2012 (aged 36)
Deathplace: Studio City, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation: Actor, director, producer, screenwriter
Related to: Frank Stallone, Sr. (grandfather)
Jackie Stallone (grandmother)
Frank Stallone (uncle)
Seargeoh Stallone (brother)
Spouse(s): Starlin Wright
(m. 2007–2008; annulled)
Character information
Character played: Rocky Balboa, Jr.
Appears in: Rocky V

Sage Moonblood Stallone (May 5, 1976 – July 10, 2012) was an American actor, film director, film producer, and screenwriter.[1][2][3]

Early life

Sage Stallone was born in Los Angeles, California, the elder son of Sasha Czack and Sylvester Stallone. He was the brother of Seargeoh Stallone, and half-brother of Sistine, Sophia, and Scarlet Stallone. He came from a show business family. His uncle was actor and singer Frank Stallone, and his grandmother was Jackie Stallone. Jennifer Flavin was his stepmother, and his godfather was actor Joe Spinell. Stallone was of Italian, French and Russian-Jewish ancestry on his father's side.


As a child, Stallone had made a guest appearance on Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, brought by his grandmother Jackie Stallone, who promoted the series.[4]

Stallone made his acting debut alongside his father in Rocky V (1990), the fifth installment of the Rocky film franchise, playing Robert "Rocky" Balboa Jr., the onscreen son of his father's title character. He did not, however, reprise the same role in "Rocky Balboa", the sixth installment of the "Rocky" films. He later appeared with his father in Daylight (1996). Since then, he acted in lesser profile films.

In 1996, Stallone and film editor Bob Murawski co-founded Grindhouse Releasing, a Los Angeles-based company dedicated to the restoration and preservation of exploitation films and B-movies. Stallone directed his first short film Vic, which won the 2006 Boston Film Festival "Best New Filmmaker" award.

His last working projects were appearances in Vincent Gallo's last two films, Promises In The Water and The Agent. Both films were shown in main competition at the 2010 Venice Film Festival and in the Toronto International Film Festival. Since those screenings, Gallo has said neither film will be released or screened again as he has no interest in a relationship with the public.

Personal life

Stallone was married briefly to Starlin Wright. The marriage was annulled in 2008.[5]


Sage Stallone was found dead in his Studio City, Los Angeles home on July 13, 2012, at age 36.[5] Law enforcement stated that he could have been dead for at least three days up to a week. No one had heard from him in days.[6]

On August 30, 2012, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office announced that Sage died of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease, which caused a heart attack.[7][8][9]

Sage is interred at Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles[10]


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Rocky V Robert Balboa, Jr.
1993 The Evil Inside Me Leo
1996 Daylight Vincent
1997 American Hero Price
2002 Reflections of Evil Dan August
2003 The Manson Family Jay Sebring Voice only
2005 Chaos Swan
Alan Yates Himself Director and co-producer
2006 Vic Doc Short film
Writer, director, and producer
Moscow Zero Vassily
2007 Oliviero Rising Dr. Stephens
2010 Promises Written in Water The Mafioso
The Agent Ari Sheinwold Short film


  1. "Sage Stallone". Yahoo!. Retrieved June 9, 2012.
  2. "Sage Stallone Biography". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixter (Time Warner). Retrieved June 9, 2012.
  3. "Stallone Jr. Hopes Playing Rocky Jr. Won't Cramp His Lifestyle". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 28, 2010.
  4. "Interview with hot babes of GLOW, Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling". Sports Climax. June 30, 2010. Retrieved July 15, 2012.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Pool, Bob (14 July 2012), "Sage Stallone dies at 36; son of Sylvester Stallone", Los Angeles Times,,0,3532003.story
  6. "Sylvester Stallone begs for privacy following the sudden death of his son Sage". Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  7. Breuer, Howard (August 30, 2012). "Sylvester Stallone's Son Died of Heart Disease". People.,,20625980,00.html.
  8. "Coroner: Sylvester Stallone's son, Sage, died of a heart attack". Los Angeles Daily News. August 31, 2012.
  9. Duke, Alan. "Sage Stallone died of heart attack, not drugs, coroner concludes". CNN. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  10. "Sage Moonblood Stallone". November 25, 2012.

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