A gifted actor, ROGER BART’s (Jurgis) tremendous presence extends to both the small and big screens, as well as to the stage.
Bart can currently next be seen on Broadway in the musical “Young Frankenstein” as the title character, ‘Dr. Frederick Frankenstein.’ Based on the smash hit 1974 film, “Young Frankenstein” is the wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. Co-starring Megan Mullally, Sutton Foster, Shuler Hensley, Fred Applegate and Christopher Fitzgerald, the show is directed by Susan Stroman.
Bart most recently appeared in HAROLD & KUMAR ESCAPE FROM GUANTANAMO, the highly anticipated follow-up to the cult comedy hit.
Previous film roles include ‘Carmen Ghia’ for Universal’s film version of THE PRODUCERS directed by Susan Stroman and the role of the prosecuting attorney in Ridley Scott’s AMERICAN GANGSTER starring Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington. Bart also starred in Paramount Pictures’ THE STEPFORD WIVES as the gay Stepford wife. The role was created for Bart based on his flamboyant role in the Broadway production of “The Producers.” Additional films include HOSTEL PART II, the sequel to the hit horror film; Jeff Garlin’s independent comedy I WANT SOMEONE TO EAT CHEESE WITH; THE INSIDER starring Al Pacino and Russell Crowe; Disney’s HERCULES (singing voice of ‘Young Hercules’), and THE LADY AND THE TRAMP II (singing voice of ‘Scamp’).
On Broadway, Bart originated the role of ‘Carmen Ghia’ in “The Producers,” the smash hit musical by Mel Brooks and Director Susan Stroman. Bart received Tony and Drama Desk nominations for the role. In 1999, Bart received Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Featured Actor in a Musical as ‘Snoopy’ in the revival of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” directed by Michael Mayer. Other Broadway credits include “The Frogs,” starring opposite Nathan Lane, and “Triumph of Love.”
On television, portrayed ‘George Williams,’ the menacing pharmacist on ABC’s hit “Desperate Housewives” and starred in “The Lost Room,” Sci Fi’s hit miniseries event. Other television credits include the CBS comedy “Bram and Alice,” directed by James Burrows, “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “The George Carlin Show.”
A native of New Jersey, Bart currently divides his time between New York and Los Angeles.