Dating game contestant
For some, even hearing his name sends chills down the spine.The charming but sinister smile made its name in 1978 when the producers of a dating TV-show called The Dating Game picked Alcala as a contestant.A convicted serial killer now awaiting sentencing once did time as Bachelor No. Rodney Alcala, 66, who in February was found guilty of the murders of four women and a child in the late 1970s, appeared on the lighthearted game show in 1978 -- and won. Definitely creepy," fellow contestant Jed Mills, who sat next to Alcala on the show, told CNN.Alcala already had been convicted for the 1968 rape of an 8-year-old girl, according to CNN, but that didn't stop him from making an impression on the female participant, Cheryl Bradshaw.The crimes Alcala committed date to the late 1970s.
“We’re going to have a great time together, Cheryl”, told Alcala when Cheryl picked him as the lucky winner.
A disorder characterized by a pervasive pattern of disregard for, or violation of, the rights of others.
Despite this, he enrolled in UCLA’s School of Fine Arts and earned his bachelor degree in 1968, the same year he raped his first known victim Tali Shapiro.
"We're going to have a great time together, Cheryl," he says with a grin.
Host Jim Lange introduces Alcala as "a successful photographer who got his start when his father found him in the darkroom at the age of 13, fully developed.