Biography

PortraitOriginally from New York City, Roger attended the High School of Performing Arts, where he appeared in the film "Fame". After receiving his BFA in Acting from Emerson College in Boston, Roger returned to NYC to study with teachers such as: Stella Adler, Uta Hagen, Herbert Berghof, Ernie Martin, Elaine Aiken, Gene Frankel and George Morrison (Juilliard). Theatre credits include: Cominius in "Coriolanus", Petruchio in "The Taming of The Shrew" at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, "An Enemy Of The People" at the Lyric Stage in Boston, Edmund in "Long Day's Journey Into Night" at the Ensemble Studio Theatre (off-broadway), Lee in "True West" and Danny in "Danny And The Deep Blue Sea" at the Actors Studio in NYC. He performed the title role in the National tour of "Don Quixote" in both English and Spanish. Other credits include the US Premiere of "Made In Buenos Aires" at the Old Globe Theatre, "Our Lady Of The Tortilla" at the INTAR Theatre (off-broadway, "Waiting For Lefty" at the Harold Clurman Theatre (off-broadway), "Hurlyburly" at The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, "American Buffalo" at the Tamarind Theatre. Roger has performed with several improv groups including Manhattan Punch Line in NYC and The Groundlings in Los Angeles. Roger is also a stand-up comic; among the clubs he has performed are: The Improv, Laugh Factory, Ice House, and a regular at The Comedy Store in Hollywood. He has also done numerous national commercials and voice overs. Roger is developing a one-man show with Mark Travis and Fred Johntz. A writer as well, Roger has written a completed screenplay; an adaptation inspired by true events that occurred while training combat fighter pilots during WWII. He has also written spec scripts for CBS-TV's “Everybody Loves Raymond” and ABC-TV's “According To Jim”. His next project is an original screenplay. Roger studied with Robert McKee, Chris Huntley (Dramatica), Skip Press and at UCLA Extension.

Public Relations Firm:
DeWaal & Associates
Contact:
Lori DeWaal
Lori.DeWaal@DeWaalPR.com
323-462-4122

Trivia:
Played baseball in the Philadelphia Phillies organization.

Lead singer in a rock band.

Went to Emerson College with Mario Cantone, Gina Gershon, and Denis Leary.

Went to High School of Performing Arts with Esai Morales and Steven Weber.

Highlights

Television How To Get Away With Murder (ABC), Marvin Marvin (Nickelodeon), Mad Men (AMC), Dexter (Showtime), The Middle (ABC), Providence (NBC), Saturday Night Live (NBC), General Hospital (ABC), Star Trek: The Next Generation (UPN).

Film Janked (Cannes Film Festival)
Friends and Enemies (Winner Best Actor - Deauville Film Festival)
True Love - Grand Prize Winner at Sundance Film Festival.
Crimes And Misdemeanors - Woody Allen, Dir.

Stage Currently in development for his one-man show, US Premiere of "Made In Buenos Aires" at the Old Globe Theatre, "Our Lady Of The Tortilla" at the INTAR Theatre (off-broadway), "Coriolanus" at the Classical Theatre Lab (LA), World Premiere: Dr. Frankinscense and the Christmas Monster" (LA).

Commercial Multiple National and Regional commercials and voice overs. Industrials, Internet, and print.
CBS Super Bowl Promo. Progressive Insurance print ad with Flo.

Training Acting: Stella Adler, Uta Hagen, Tony Abeson, Jason Alexander, George Morrison (Juilliard), Gene Frankel
Private Coach: John Kirby
Improv/Sketch Comedy: The Groundlings, Comedy on the Lot at CBS (Paul Ryan), LA Connection Comedy Theatre (Kent Skov).
Classical: Alfred Molina, Classical Theatre Lab
Stand Up: Judy Carter, Greg Dean


Statistics

Height: 6' 2"   Weight: 225
Hair: Dark Brown   Eyes: Brown

Powered By NowCasting