Rodney Alcala (August 23rd, 1943 - ) is an American convicted rapist and serial killer who raped and murdered several women. He is known for his 1978 appearance on The Dating Game, earning the nickname The Dating Game Killer. He was sentenced to death, but had it overturned twice and will probably spend the rest of his life in prison. He was sentenced to death again for a third time in 2010. He remains on California's death row to this day.