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Also Known As: Died:
Born: September 29, 1962 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Norwalk, Connecticut, USA Profession: singer, actor

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In his role as the villainous pharmacist George Williams on ABC's megahit "Desperate Housewives," actor Roger Bart landed the kind of juicy prime-time role many actors only dream of. But it was all in a day's work when considered alongside his outrageous performance as Carmen Ghia in Mel Brooks' Broadway smash, "The Producers" and the 2005 film it inspired. Originally from New Jersey, Bart graduated from Rutgers University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. From there he has focused mainly on the stage. On Broadway he received Tony and Drama Desk awards for best actor for his portrayal of Snoopy in the 1999 production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." He also had roles in productions such as "Triumph of Love," "King David," and "Frogs," opposite Nathan Lane. Bart appeared on a handful of television series, including "Law & Order," and it spin-off, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," (NBC). He also appeared on the short-lived series "Bram & Alice" (CBS). He provided the singing voice of Scamp in Disney's straight-to-video "Lady & the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure," as well as the singing voice for the title character in Disney's theatrically released "Hercules" (1997). He also...

In his role as the villainous pharmacist George Williams on ABC's megahit "Desperate Housewives," actor Roger Bart landed the kind of juicy prime-time role many actors only dream of. But it was all in a day's work when considered alongside his outrageous performance as Carmen Ghia in Mel Brooks' Broadway smash, "The Producers" and the 2005 film it inspired.

Originally from New Jersey, Bart graduated from Rutgers University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. From there he has focused mainly on the stage. On Broadway he received Tony and Drama Desk awards for best actor for his portrayal of Snoopy in the 1999 production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." He also had roles in productions such as "Triumph of Love," "King David," and "Frogs," opposite Nathan Lane. Bart appeared on a handful of television series, including "Law & Order," and it spin-off, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," (NBC). He also appeared on the short-lived series "Bram & Alice" (CBS). He provided the singing voice of Scamp in Disney's straight-to-video "Lady & the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure," as well as the singing voice for the title character in Disney's theatrically released "Hercules" (1997). He also appeared in "The Insider," in 1999.

In Mel Brooks' immensely popular Broadway musical version of his hit film "The Producers," Bart originated the role of the flamboyant Carmen Ghia in 2001, for which he received Tony and Drama Desk nominations (Bart would also later take on the role of Leo Bloom in the 2003 Broadway production). He reprised the role for the 2005 feature film, along with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. Bart drew raves for his portrayal of a gay housewife in theotherwise panned feature film, "Stepford Wives" in 2004, with a character based on his performance in "The Producers." That same year, he originated the role of the obsessively creepy pharmacist who becomes fixated with Bree Van de Camp on "Desperate Housewives," a role that tranformed him from an actor with a cachet among stage aficiandos to, if not a household name, a performer recognized by millions of television viewers, leaving the series with panache just after "The Producers" hit theaters. Hot off his film and TV successes, Bart was cast in comedian Jeff Garlin's independent comedy film "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With" as well as in "Doubting Thomas," both set for release in 2006.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Last Vegas (2013)
2.
 Green Story, A (2013)
3.
 Excision (2012)
4.
 Smiley (2012)
5.
6.
 Spy School (2009)
9.
 Hostel: Part II (2007)
10.
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1992:
Cast as Dickon in the national tour of "The Secret Garden"
1994:
Toured in "The Who's Tommy", playing Cousin Kevin
1994:
Made guest appearance on the season premiere of Fox's "The George Carlin Show", playing Carlin's long-lost son
1996:
Toured in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying", played Bud Frump
1997:
Cast as Jonathan in the NYC premiere of the Alan Menken-Tim Rice oratorio "King David" at the refurbished New Amsterdam Theater
1997:
Provided the singing voice of young Hercules in the Disney animated feature "Hercules"; introduced the Oscar-nominated song "Go the Distance"
1997:
Had featured role as Harlequin in the musical "Triumph of Love", directed by Michael Mayer
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Played Snoopy in the revised Broadway production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"; won Tony Award
1999:
Had small role in the Oscar-nominated drama "The Insider"
1999:
Acted in an evening of one-acts, "Fit to Print: Remotely Controlled" at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, New York
2000:
Made guest appearances on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Law & Order" (both NBC)
2000:
Played Warren, the heroine's geeky fiance, in the Encores! concert staging of "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever"; reunited with "Charlie Brown" co-star Kristin Chenoweth
2000:
Succeeded playwright-star Mark Setlock in the one-person show "Fully Committed"
2001:
Had featured role in "The Producers"; earned Tony nomination
2004:
Starred opposite Nicole Kidman and Matthew Broderick in "The Stepford Wives"
2005:
Cast in the recurring role of pharmacist George Williams in ABC's "Desperate Housewives"; became a a regular cast member in the second season
2005:
Reprised the role of Carmen Ghia in the feature "The Producers"
2006:
Will will return to "The Producers" as Leo Bloom on Broadway
2007:
Cast in Eli Roth's "Hostel: Part II," the sequel to the 2006 film about a torture ring in Europe
2007:
Cast in the titular role in Mel Brooks' Broadway musical "Young Frankenstein"
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Education

Rutgers University: New Brunswick , New Jersey -

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uncle:
Peter Bart. Editor, former executive. Editor of <i>Variety</i>.
brother:
Randy Bart.
daughter:
Alexandra Bart.
daughter:
Ella Bart.
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