Was once a professional race car driver and boxer. Although he was married, he never had any children.
Was the original choice for the role of Major Templeton in the segment "Sanatorium" of the film Trio (1950). Ironically, he was diagnosed with the very disease, tuberculosis, which was the background to the story and lost almost a year's work at a critical point in his career. He also lost out on a role in The Egyptian.
Is most famous for the role of Andre Toulon in the Puppet Master (1989) sequels Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991), Puppet Master 4 (1993), Puppet Master 5 (1994) and Retro Puppet Master (1999). Rolfe also appears in Puppet Master: The Legacy (2003) in archive footage taken from previous installments.
He was a direct descendant of John Rolfe, the man who married Pocahontas in 1614.
Lived in Spain for many years.
He appeared with first wife, actress Jane Aird in the film Dance Little Lady (1954).
Holds the record of being in more Puppet Master films than any other actor.