His father, Raoul Alcala Buquor, abandoned the family when he was young. In 1968, he graduated from the UCLA School of Fine Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and later studied film under Roman Polanski (whose wife would later become a victim of the Manson Family) at the New York University under the name "John Berger".

When he was 12, he, his mother Anna Maria Gutierrez, and his sisters, Christine and Marie, had moved to suburban Los Angeles. In the summer, he worked as a counselor at a drama camp for children in New Hampshire.

Nobody at the time knew the man with the wavy long hair and toothy grin was an apparent psychopath -- an unstable, antisocial personality.

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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.

"We're going to have a great time together, Cheryl," he says with a grin.

[Morning and afternoon] are okay, but nighttime is when it really gets good.

Then you are really ready." Rodney James Alcala (born Rodrigo Jacques Alcala Buquor), a.k.a.

"The Dating Game Killer", is a convicted serial killer and rapist currently on trial for additional murders.

Alcala was born Rodrigo Jacques Alcala Buquor in Texas in 1943. After he suffered a nervous breakdown, he was medically discharged when the military psychiatrist diagnosed him with antisocial personality disorder.While he was all charm and smiles on stage, he showed a more sinister side while in the green room with the other male contestants. They think that something is wrong with that girl: 'She played me."He was quiet, but at the same time he would interrupt and impose when he felt like it," Mills said. He was a standout creepy guy in my life."Though Alcala won the date with Bradshaw, she ultimately refused to go out with him, according to reports."One wonders what that did in his mind," crime profiler Pat Brown said in an interview with CNN. She played hard to get.' "Alcala became a killer just months after his appearance on the show, prosecutors said.He is hoping to persuade the jury in Santa Ana, California, to spare his life.The crimes Alcala committed date to the late 1970s.Avery met Lori Mathiesen, then a single mother-of-one, in 1982. He was later found guilty of sexual assault, attempted murder and false imprisonment and sentenced to 32 years in prison. Avery served 12 years before his conviction was overturned in 2003.