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Character actor Roger Aaron Brown received his first credit in 1950 when he was only a year old, in the Julio Bracho film "Inmaculada." He began his professional career many years later, however, by performing in Shakespearean plays on various stages around the country, including "Hamlet" at the New York Public Theatre and "Romeo and Juliet" on the other side of the country at the Los Angeles Shakespeare Theatre. His first on-screen credit came in 1972, playing Bellerose, the stage manager, in a television movie production of "Cyrano de Bergerac." From there, he began to appear regularly on television, establishing himself as a powerful supporting player. He could be seen on the crime show "The Rockford Files" in 1976, the anthology series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" in 1985, and the plastic surgery drama "Nip/Tuck" in 2009, to name a few. In 1988, he had a memorable small part in the sci-fi film "Alien Nation," playing Detective Bill Tuggle, who is killed in a shoot out. He reprised the role the next year in a flashback scene in the pilot for the TV series based on the film.