He attended Cherokee High School in Evesham Township, New Jersey.
lieutenant was there Ruccolo first discovered his love of acting while starring as the lead in the high school"s production of Oklahoma! After graduating he moved to Los Angeles to find work as an actor. Throughout his auditions, Ruccolo slept on his friend"s sofa until he found work. Gradually Ruccolo began to find guest roles in such dramas as Beverly Hills, 90210 and The X-Files.
He starred in nationally televised commercials for Wendy"s, Skittles and 7 Up.
However, it was not until 1998 that Ruccolo became recognized. Ruccolo found fame as Pete Dunville in the sitcom Two Guys and a Girl.
When the series was canceled in 2001, Ruccolo starred in All Over the Guy, The One, Missing in the United States of America, and Anacardium. In 2005, he guest starred in three episodes of Joey as Glen.
In 2008 and 2009, Ruccolo starred in the Lifetime sitcom Rita Rocks.