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Roger Bart
Roger Bart
Character George Williams
Season(s) 1, 2, 8
 
Date of Birth September 29, 1962
 
Origin Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
 
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Roger Bart portrays the role of George Williams on Desperate Housewives.

Biography

Roger Bart (born September 29, 1962) is an American Tony Award-winning actor.

Bart was born in Norwalk, Connecticut and grew up in New Jersey. He attended Rutgers Unniveristy and achieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He made his Broadway debut in Big River as Tom Sawyer in 1987. Additional theatre credits include Jonathan in the Alan Menken/Tim Rice musical King David, Harlequin in Triumph of Love, Snoopy in the Broadway revival of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (for which he won the Drama Desk Award and a Tony), Carmen Ghia and later Leo Bloom in The Producers (earning Drama Desk and Tony nominations), and The Frogs at Lincoln Center, which reunited him with fellow Producers star Nathan Lane and Susan Stroman.

On television, Bart played George Carlin's son on The George Carlin Show (1994), and on Bram and Alice (2002) he portrayed Bram's assistant Paul Newman. He became widely known to viewers with his portrayal of George, the murderous pharmacist in love with Bree Hodge (Marcia Cross), on Desperate Housewives, which earned him a SAG Award. Roger has commented on how much he enjoyed playing George Williams due to it being a very different role.

Bart provided the singing voice for Hercules in Disney's Hercules, as well as the singing voice of Scamp in Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure. He was featured in the 2004 remake of The Stepford Wives with Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Christopher Walken and Glenn Close, and in The Producers (2005), in which he reprised his role of "common-law assistant" Carmen Ghia.

In December 2006, Bart played Howard "The Weasel" Montague in the Sci Fi Channel miniseries The Lost Room. In June 2007, he starred in Hostel: Part II, the sequel to 2006's Hostel. In 2007 He had supporting roles in American Gangster, and Doubting Thomas. In 2008, he appeared in Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, the sequel to 2004's Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, and Midnight Meat Train.

Bart also originated the lead role of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein in the musical adaptation of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, which opened on Broadway in November 2007, following a run in Seattle. Bart also has two daughters Alexandra (or Ali) who is 21 and Eller who is 7. Eller was born during The Producers first preview in Chicago in 2001.

Career

Films

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Hercules Young Hercules Singing Voice (First Credited Movie)
1999 The Insider Seelbach Hotel Manager First Movie Appearance
2001 Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure Scamp Singing Voice (Went Straight to Video) 2001 DVD Exclusive Awards Nominated for a Video Premiere Award
2004 The Stepford Wives Roger Bannister
2005 The Producers Carmen Ghia
2006 My Ex Life Television Movie
2006 I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With Burl Cannalo
2007 Hostel: Part II Stuart
2007 American Gangster U.S. Attorney
2008 Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay Dr. Jack Beecher
2008 Doubting Thomas Principal Hampton
2008 The Midnight Meat Train Jurgis


Television

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Benjy Dowe 1 episode
2000 Law & Order Alex Hughes 1 episode
2002 Bram and Alice Paul 8 episodes
2005-2006 Desperate Housewives George Williams 15 episodes (Season 1: 6 episodes, Season 2: 9 episodes) 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards Won for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2008 Late Show with David Letterman Dr. Frederick Frankenstein 1 episode
2009 30 Rock Brad Halster 1 episode
2012 Revenge Mason Treadwell

2 episodes

2012 Grimm Konstantin Brinkerhof 1 episode

Broadway

Year Title Role Notes
2007- Young Frankenstein Dr. Frankenstein
2004 The Frogs Xanthias co-starring Nathan Lane and directed by Susan Stroman of The Producers
2001-2007 The Producers Carmen Ghia (Original)/ Leo Bloom (Replacement) Drama Desk & Tony Award nominations
1999 You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown Snoopy Drama Desk & Tony Award wins
1997-1998 Triumph of Love Harlequin
1997 King David Jonathon
1987 Big River Tom Sawyer (Replacement) Broadway Debut

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