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John Roche (I) (1893–1952)

John Roche was born on February 6, 1893 in Penn Yan, New York, USA as John C. Roche. He is known for his work on Lady with a Past (1932), The Awful Truth (1929) and A Lost Lady (1924). He died on November 10, 1952 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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The Awful Truth Jimmy Kempster
A Lost Lady Frank Ellinger
The Return of Peter Grimm Frederick Grimm


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 1946 The Brute Man
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1946 The Dark Horse
Man (uncredited)
 1946 Idea Girl
Street Guard (uncredited)
 1945 State Fair (uncredited)
 1945 Where Do We Go from Here? (uncredited)
 1945 It's a Pleasure
Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
 1944 Atlantic City
Specialty Act (uncredited)
 1944 Her Primitive Man
Croupier (uncredited)
 1943 The Spider Woman
Casino Croupier (uncredited)
 1942 Springtime in the Rockies (uncredited)
 1942 My Gal Sal
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1942 Klondike Fury
Brad Rogers
 1942 We Were Dancing
Mr. Fox - Bridge Player (uncredited)
 1936 Nobody's Fool
Assistant Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1935 Just My Luck
R.H. Nelson
 1935 Redheads on Parade
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1933 Beauty for Sale
Robert Abbott
 1932 Prosperity
Knapp, Holland's Cohort
 1932 Winner Take All
Roger Elliott
 1932 The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood
Gregory Gordon
 1932 Polly of the Circus
Jim - Parish Board Member (uncredited)
 1932 Lady with a Past
 1930 Sin Takes a Holiday
 1930 Monte Carlo
 1929 This Thing Called Love
De witt
 1929 The Unholy Night
Lieut. Savor
 1929 The Awful Truth
Jimmy Kempster
 1929 The Donovan Affair
Jack Donovan
 1929 The Dream Melody
Richard Gordon
 1928 Diamond Handcuffs
Jerry Fontaine
 1928 Their Hour
 1927 Uncle Tom's Cabin
Augustine St. Claire
 1926 The Return of Peter Grimm
Frederick Grimm
 1926 Midnight Lovers
Owen Ffolliott
 1926 Her Big Night
Allan Dix
 1926 The Clinging Vine
House Guest (uncredited)
 1926 The Blue Boy (Short)
 1926 Don Juan
 1926 The Vision (Short)
 1926 The Man Upstairs
Captain Fraser-Freer
 1925 Bobbed Hair
Saltonstall Adams
 1925 The Love Hour
Ward Ralston
 1925 Kiss Me Again
 1925 Marry Me
John Smith #1
 1925 Scandal Proof
Herbert Wyckoff
 1925 My Wife and I
Spencer Hobart
 1925 Recompense
Dr. Sampson
 1925 A Broadway Butterfly
Crane Wilder
 1924 A Lost Lady
Frank Ellinger
 1924 K - The Unknown
Dr. Max Wilson
 1924 The Tenth Woman
Barry Compton
 1924 Cornered
George Wells
 1924 Her Marriage Vow
Ted Lowe
 1924 Flowing Gold
Buddy Briskow
 1923 Lucretia Lombard
Fred Winship
 1923 Bag and Baggage
Hal Tracy
 1922 The Good Provider
Max Teitlebaum
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Stage Play: Deburau. Comedy/tragedy. Written by Harley Granville-Barker. Based on the French of Sacha Guitry. Directed by David Belasco. Belasco Theatre: 23 Dec 1920- Jun 1921 (closing date unknown/189 performances). Cast: Lionel Atwill (as "Jean-Gaspard Deburau"), St. Clair Bayfield (as "A Journalist"), Sallie Bergman (as "Maid"), ... See more »

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