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John Roche

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Roche (February 6, 1893 – November 10, 1952) was an American actor of the stage and screen. Roche was born in the small village of Penn Yan, New York, on February 6, 1893. He graduated from the University of Rochester, after which he began his acting career touring with stock companies during the 1910s and early 1920s. In 1922, he broke into the film industry with a featured role in The Good Provider. During the 1920s, he acted in both films and on stage, including several roles in Broadway productions. He acted steadily in films until 1936, in both featured and supporting roles. In the mid-1930s he took a break from films, focusing on the stage, including directing the play, Mackerel Skies, which had a short run at the Playhouse Theatre in New York in 1936. Roche returned to films in 1941, with a small role in the Norma Shearer vehicle, We Were Dancing (1942), based on the Noël Coward play of the same name. Over the course of his career he was involved in over half a dozen Broadway productions and appeared in over 50 films. His final screen appearance was in 1946's The Brute Man. Roche died on November 10, 1952, in Los Angeles, California.

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Feb 6, 1893 In Penn Yan, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Bag and Baggage 1923-11-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Spider Woman 1943-12-24
Known For
Poster of The Unholy Night
Poster of Recompense
Poster of K - The Unknown
Poster of Lucretia Lombard
Movie The Spider Woman Casino Croupier (uncredited) 1943-12-24
Movie The Falcon Takes Over Nightclub Patron (Uncredited) 1942-05-29
Movie Just My Luck R.H. Nelson 1935-12-30
Movie Beauty for Sale Robert Abbott 1933-09-01
Movie Lady with a Past Carl 1932-02-19
Movie The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood Gregory Gordon 1932-03-27
Movie Prosperity Holland's Cohort Knapp 1932-11-18
Movie Winner Take All Roger Elliott 1932-07-16
Movie Monte Carlo Paul, the 'Real' Hairdresser 1930-08-27
Movie The Unholy Night Lieutenant Savor 1929-09-13
Movie Diamond Handcuffs Jerry Fontaine 1928-05-05
Movie Don Juan Leandro 1926-08-06
Movie The Man Upstairs Unknown 1926-01-22
Movie Midnight Lovers Owen Ffolliott 1926-10-25
Movie The Clinging Vine House Guest 1926-09-06
Movie The Return of Peter Grimm Frederick Grimm 1926-12-07
Movie My Wife and I Unknown 1925-05-16
Movie A Broadway Butterfly Unknown 1925-03-29
Movie Recompense Unknown 1925-04-26
Movie Kiss Me Again Maurice 1925-08-01
Movie Bobbed Hair Saltonstall Adams 1925-10-24
Movie Cornered Unknown 1924-08-01
Movie The Tenth Woman Barry Compton 1924-08-24
Movie K - The Unknown Unknown 1924-11-17
Movie Bag and Baggage 1923-11-01
Movie Lucretia Lombard Fred Winship 1923-12-07