Bobby Roth started in Hollywood as part of the independent film scene of the mid-'70s, writing, producing, and directing his own features before moving into TV movies and series, eventually helming such popular dramas as "Lost" and "Prison Break." He was fresh out of college when he made his first feature, "Independence Day," a subtle drama about an ordinary African-American couple living in Los Angeles. He earned more attention for "Heartbreakers," the story of two struggling singles attracted to the same woman, featuring Peter Coyote, with whom Roth would collaborate on several films. Dipping into TV directing, he worked on the crime series "Miami Vice" and "Police Story" before directing a string of TV movies including "Baja Oklahoma," a country music-fueled drama with an early Julia Roberts appearance. Roth also directed the account of country music's renowned Judd family, "Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge," and the period romantic drama "The Inheritance." He later worked on a variety of intense dramatic series including "Lost," "Prison Break," and "Numb3rs."