Roger Rees

Highest Rated: 83% Star 80 (1983)
Lowest Rated: 8% Survivor (2015)
Birthday: May 5, 1944
Birthplace: Aberystwyth, Wales, UK
With his dark eyes and small frame, the classically trained British actor Roger Rees was perfectly cast as Nicholas Nickleby in the theatrical production of Dickens' novel. He performed this lead role with the Royal Shakespeare Company, earning him a Tony award, Olivier award, and an Emmy nomination for the televised version in the early '80s. He performed with the company since 1968, when he worked as a scenery painter. Perhaps he is most recognized for his role as Robin Colcord, Kirstie Alley's wealthy jet-set boyfriend on Cheers during the 1989 season. He also had a memorable role as Melvin, the Sheriff of Rotingham in Mel Brooks' Robin Hood: Men in Tights in 1993. Rees continued to work mainly in theater, but he also appeared in several TV movies and sitcoms. He put his crisp British pronunciation to work as a voice actor in several cartoons and books on tape. In 2002, he returned to films with a few featured roles, including Guillermo Kahlo in Julie Taymor's biography Frida. He also landed the starring role of Virginia farmer Nat Banks in the drama Crazy Like a Fox during the same year. Rees had a recurring role on The West Wing, playing the British Ambassador, and later had recurring roles on Grey's Anatomy, Warehouse 13 and Elementary. In 2012, he was nominated for a Tony award for directing Peter and the Starcatcher, and continued to work on the stage until his death. In 2015, he appeared in the musical The Visit, opposite Chita Rivera. He withdrew from the show, for health reasons, in May 2015; he passed away two months later.

Highest Rated Movies



8% Survivor Dr. Emil Balan $0.2M 2015
20% Affluenza Mr. Carson 2014
No Score Yet Almost Perfect Kai Lee 2012
27% Happy Tears Antiques Dealer 2010
25% The Narrows Professor Reyerson 2008
19% The Invasion Yorish $15.2M 2007
No Score Yet Falling for Grace Andrew Barrington Sr. 2007
76% The Prestige Owens $53.2M 2006
11% Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties Mr. Hobbs $28.3M 2006
17% Going Under Peter 2006
18% Crazy Like a Fox Nat Banks 2006
68% The Treatment Leighton Proctor 2006
60% Game 6 Jack Haskins 2005
62% The New World Virginia Company Representative $12.5M 2005
No Score Yet The Tulse Luper Suitcases Part III - From Sark to Finish Tulse Luper (Old) 2004
50% The Emperor's Club Mr. Castle $14M 2002
75% Frida Guillermo Kahlo $25.7M 2002
41% The Scorpion King King Pheron $90.4M 2002
45% Return to Never Land Edward $48.4M 2002
No Score Yet Loop Dreams: The Making of a Low Budget Movie Actor 2001
No Score Yet 3 A.M. Priest 2001
No Score Yet BlackMale Bill Fontaine 2000
No Score Yet Double Platinum Mard 1999
67% William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Peter Quince 1999
No Score Yet The Bumblebee Flies Anyway Dr. Croft 1999
No Score Yet The Crossing General Mercer 1999
75% Next Stop Wonderland Ray Thornback 1998
60% The Substance of Fire Max 1996
No Score Yet Titanic J. Bruce Ismay 1996
67% Sudden Manhattan Murphy 1996
42% Robin Hood: Men in Tights Sheriff of Rottingham 1993
No Score Yet The Tower Mr. Littlehill 1993
No Score Yet Charles and Diana: Unhappily Ever After Prince Charles 1992
8% Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot Parnell 1992
29% If Looks Could Kill Augustus Steranko 1991
69% Mountains of the Moon Edgar 1990
No Score Yet The Return of Sam McCloud Actor 1988
No Score Yet God's Outlaw: The Story of William Tyndale William Tyndale 1986
No Score Yet A Christmas Carol Fred Holywell 1984
No Score Yet The Ebony Tower Actor 1984
83% Star 80 Aram Nicholas 1983
No Score Yet Saigon: Year of the Cat Donald Henderson 1983
No Score Yet Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Actor 1982
No Score Yet A Performance of Macbeth Malcolm 1978


No Score Yet American Experience
William Bradford
  • 2015
97% Elementary
Allistair Alistair
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Middle
Mr. Glover
  • 2013
83% Warehouse 13
James MacPherson MacPherson
  • 2013
  • 2010
  • 2009
96% The Good Wife
Dr. Todd Grossman
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
  • 2009
80% Grey's Anatomy
Colin Murlow Colin Marlow
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Related
Robert George Spencer III
  • 2006
  • 2005
75% The West Wing
John Marbury Marbury Lord John Marbury
  • 2005
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Law & Order
Wyatt Scofield
  • 2003
89% Oz
Director Jack Eldridge
  • 2002
  • 2001
56% M.A.N.T.I.S.
John Stonebrake
  • 1997
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet Cheers
Guest Robin Colcord
  • 1993
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
No Score Yet Elementary
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected


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