Eugene Roche

Eugene Roche

Highest Rated: 94% The Late Show (1977)

Lowest Rated: 33% Oh God! You Devil (1984)

Birthday: Sep 22, 1928

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Actor and original Ajax soap pitchman Eugene Roche began acting in the early 1960s with a guest appearance on the series "Naked City." Throughout that decade, he continued to guest star on TV in shows like "Route 66," "The Reporter," and "The Catholic Hour." His most notable role came in 1972 when he played POW Edgar Derby in the adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's novel "Slaughterhouse-Five." Roche furthered his career as a character actor in the late '70s and early '80s by making the guest rounds on television, landing a recurring role on the spoof series "Soap" and picking up supporting roles in films like Oliver Stone's "W," the critically acclaimed "Foul Play," and "Eternity." Viewers could also have seen him in the role of Senator Dietz on the Emmy-winning action series "Airwolf" in the mid-'80s. Roche continued his prolific career as a supporting actor in television series during the 1990s with recurring roles in "Lenny," "Julie," and "Dave's World." His roles in the 2000s grew fewer as his health declined but he did take the occasional guest spot on TV series like "7th Heaven," "The Division," and "The Guardian" before his death, after a heart attack, in 2004.

Highest rated movies

The Late Show
Slaughterhouse Five
Foul Play
When a Man Loves a Woman
The Woman Chaser
Corvette Summer
Oh God! You Devil

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dancing at the Harvest Moon Gil Finnigan (Character) - 2002
69% 71% The Woman Chaser Used Car Dealer (Character) $110.7K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files: Murder and Misdemeanors Mr. Francis (Character) - 1997
70% 77% When a Man Loves a Woman Walter (Character) $50.0M 1994
No Score Yet 57% Roswell James Forrestal (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 52% A Friend to Die For Priest (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Case for Murder Alan Nugent (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sitter Carl (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mischief Carl (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 71% Eternity Ridley/Governor (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Off Sides Police Chief Frank Brockmeyer (Character) - 1984
33% 40% Oh God! You Devil Charlie Gray (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 61% Miracle on Ice Don Craig (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case Gary Gortmaker (Character) - 1980
56% 43% Corvette Summer Ed McGrath (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Maverick Judge Austin Crupper (Character) - 1978
74% 68% Foul Play Archbishop Thorncrest (Character) - 1978
94% 80% The Late Show Ron Birdwell (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 18% The Possessed Sgt. Taplinger (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Corey: For the People District Attorney Patrick Shannon (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Never Con a Killer Schroeder (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mallory: In Circumstantial Evidence Bob Latimer (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roman Grey: The Art of Crime Detective Sergeant Harry Isadore (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Art of Crime Detective Sergeant Harry Isadore (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Survivors Prosecutor (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crime Club Daniel Lawrence (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Ricco George Cronyn (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Winter Kill Mayor Clinton Bickford (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Newman's Law Reardon (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet W Charles Jasper (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Murderers Unknown (Character) - 1973
82% 68% Slaughterhouse Five Edgar Derby (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 67% Crawlspace Sheriff Emil Birge (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 69% The Happening First Motorcycle Officer (Character) - 1967

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 0% The Guardian Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Your Love Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brother's Keeper Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dave's World Unknown (Guest Star) 1994-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Promised Land Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
76% 75% Star Trek: Voyager Jor Brel (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story George Stevens (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Julie Wooley Woolstein (Character) 1992
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1986 1988-1989 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lenny Pat Callahan (Character) 1990-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perfect Strangers Unknown (Character) 1987-1988
No Score Yet 94% Magnum, P.I. Unknown (Guest Star) 1983-1984 1988
24% No Score Yet Hotel Phil Kroger (Guest Star) 1986-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. President Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
36% No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Michael Clancy (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet 25% Night Court Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Airwolf Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gimme a Break Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Story Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet 100% Taxi Jack (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet 100% Soap Unknown (Character) 1978 1980
59% No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet 88% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1976 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Keith Murphy (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Charley Springer (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronk Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Premiere Playhouse McElheny (Character) 1968