|Born||September 29, 1962|
Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S.
Bart received his second Tony Award nomination for playing Carmen Ghia in the original production of The Producers. His other accolades include a SAG Award and three Outer Critics Circle Award nominations.
Bart was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, the son of a teacher and a chemical engineer, and grew up in Bernardsville, New Jersey. His uncle is journalist Peter Bart. He graduated from Bernards High School in 1980 and was inducted into the school's hall of fame.
Bart was close friends with Jonathan Larson: both worked as waiters between theater jobs and frequently hung out at each other's workplaces. He participated in early presentations of Larson's work including Tick, Tick... Boom! and Rent: in the latter's case, the character of Roger is named after him.
He made his Broadway debut in Big River as Tom Sawyer in 1985. Additional theatre credits include Jonathan in the Alan Menken/Tim Rice musical King David, Harlequin in Triumph of Love, Snoopy in the Broadway revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (for which he won the Drama Desk Award and a Tony), Carmen Ghia and later Leo Bloom in The Producers (earning Drama Desk and Tony nominations), and The Frogs at Lincoln Center, which reunited him with fellow Producers star Nathan Lane and Susan Stroman.
On television, Bart played George Carlin's son on The George Carlin Show (1994), and on Bram and Alice (2002) he portrayed Bram's assistant, Paul Newman. He became widely known to viewers with his portrayal of George Williams, the unhinged homicidal pharmacist in love with Bree Van de Kamp (Marcia Cross), on Desperate Housewives, which earned him a SAG Award.
Bart provided the singing voice for teenage Hercules in Disney's Hercules, as well as the singing voice of Scamp in Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure. He was featured in the 2004 remake of The Stepford Wives with Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Christopher Walken and Glenn Close, and in The Producers (2005), in which he reprised his role of "common-law assistant" Carmen Ghia.
In December 2006, Bart played Howard "The Weasel" Montague in the Sci Fi Channel miniseries The Lost Room. In June 2007, he starred as Stuart in Hostel: Part II, the sequel to 2005's Hostel. In 2007 he had supporting roles in American Gangster and Spy School. In 2008, he appeared in Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, the sequel to 2004's Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, and Midnight Meat Train.
Bart also originated the lead role of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein in the musical adaptation of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, which opened on Broadway in November 2007, following a run in Seattle. He reprised the role alongside former Broadway co-stars Shuler Hensley and Cory English in the United States national tour that launched in September 2009. He ended his run on August 8, 2010, and was succeeded by Christopher Ryan. Bart originally portrayed the role of Igor in the original workshop read-through.
Brad Oscar and Bart reprised their roles as Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom, respectively, in a production of The Producers at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. The show ran from August 23–29, 2010.
In 2021, Bart cameoed in the film adaptation of Tick, Tick... Boom!, 30 years after performing in the original show with Jonathan Larson. A character in the film played by Joshua Henry is named "Roger" after him, and is loosely inspired by Bart.
|1997||Hercules||Young Hercules (singing voice)|
|1999||The Insider||Seelbach Hotel Manager|
|2001||Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure||Scamp (singing voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2004||The Stepford Wives||Roger Bannister||remake of the 1975 film|
|2005||The Producers||Carmen Ghia||based on the 2001 musical|
|2006||I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With||Burl Cannalo|
|2007||Hostel: Part II||Stuart|
|2007||American Gangster||U.S. Attorney|
|2008||Spy School||Principal Hampton|
|2008||Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay||Dr. Beecher|
|2008||The Midnight Meat Train||Jurgis|
|2009||Law Abiding Citizen||Brian Bringham|
|2011||One Night Stand||Himself|
|2012||Freaky Deaky||Jerry Baker|
|2012||A Green Story||Johnson|
|2012||The Producers||Carmen Ghia||Direct-to-video|
|2012||The Last Man||Will||Short film|
|2013||Last Vegas||Maurice Tischler|
|2017||Speech & Debate||Principal Bellingham|
|2018||Ghost Light||Henry Asquith|
|2021||Tick, Tick... Boom!||Featured Diner|
|TBA||Broadway: The Next Generation||Himself||Documentary|
|1994||The George Carlin Show||Ron Blessington||Episode: "George Gets a Big Surprise"|
|2000||Law & Order||Alec Hughes||Episode: "Surrender Dorothy"|
|2000||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Benjy Dowe||Episode: "Closure"|
|2002||Bram & Alice||Paul||recurring role (8 episodes)|
|2005||Out of Practice||Lou Pimsky||Episode: "Losing Patients"|
|2005||International Digital Emmy Awards||Himself (host)||Television Special|
|2005–2006, 2007, 2012||Desperate Housewives||George Williams||16 episodes (Recurring guest star season 1, also starring season 2 episodes 2 – 9, special guest star season 2 episode 24, uncredited season 8)|
|2006||The Lost Room||Howard 'The Weasel' Montague||Television Miniseries (2 episodes)|
|2006||My Ex Life||Unknown role||Television Movie|
|2009||30 Rock||Brad Halster||Episode: "Cutbacks"|
|2010||CSI: Miami||Bob Starling||2 episodes|
|2010||Human Target||John Doe||Episode: "Dead Head"|
|2011||Medium||Dennis Caruso||Episode: "Me Without You"|
|2011||Traffic Light||Marty||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2011||The Event||Richard Peel||recurring role (10 episodes)|
|2011||The Life & Times of Tim||Mayor (voice role)||Episode: "Percey Davis/Boulevard/Cool Uncle Stu Balls"|
|2012||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Jeffrey Fitzgerald||Episode: "Tressed to Kill"|
|2012||Hot in Cleveland||Jimmy||Episode: "Claus, Tails & High-Pitched Males: Birthdates 3"|
|2012||Himself (uncredited)||Episode: "Some Like it Hot"|
|2012||Grimm||Constantine Brinkerhof||Episode: "Big Feet"|
|2012||Perception||IRS Agent Ethan Kendrick||Episode: "Messenger"|
|2012||Political Animals||Barry Harris||Television Miniseries
recurring role (6 episodes)
|2012||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Adam Cain||Episode: "Twenty-Five Acts"|
|2012||Easy to Assemble||Howard Friske||recurring role (9 episodes)|
|2012–2015||Revenge||Mason Treadwell||recurring role (11 episodes)|
|2013||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Rep||Episode: "The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award"|
|2013–2014||How I Met Your Mother||Curtis||recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2014||Jessie||Mr. Phil McNichol||Episode: "Krumping and Crushing"|
|2014||The Exes||Sam||Episode: "When Haskell Met Sammy"|
|2014||How to Build a Better Boy||Dr. James Hartley||Television Movie|
|2014||Celebrity Ghost Stories||Himself||Episode: "Julie White/Roger Bart/Dominique Swain/Thomas Ian Nicholas"|
|2014–2017||Episodes||Roger Riskin||recurring role (11 episodes)|
|2015||Modern Family||Anders||Episode: "Valentine's Day 4: Twisted Sister"|
|2015||Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll||Jeremy||Episode: "Supercalifragilisticjuliefriggingandrews"|
|2015||Scream Queens||Dr. Herfmann||Episode: "Chainsaw"|
|2015||You're the Worst||Jonathan R. Strasburg||Episode: "All About That Paper"|
|2015||4th International Academy of Web Television Awards||Himself (host)||Television Special|
|2016||Code Black||Hank Goldman||Episode: "What Lies Beneath"|
|2016–2017||No Tomorrow||Cory Casey||2 episodes|
|2016–2017||Graves||Lawrence Mills||recurring role (11 episodes)|
|2017||Grace and Frankie||Steve Clarrington||recurring role (3 episodes)|
|2017||There's... Johnny!||Angelo||recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2018–2019||A Series of Unfortunate Events||Vice Principal Nero||4 episodes|
|2018||Quantico||Fedowitz||Episode: "Bullet Train"|
|2018||Elementary||Kip Lowell||Episode: "You've Come a Long Way, Baby"|
|2019–present||Good Trouble||Judge Wilson||series regular (19 episodes)|
|2019||The Good Fight||Brad Cayman||Episode: "The One Where Kurt Saves Diane"|
|2021||The Blacklist||Scooter Rovenpor||2 episodes|
Awards and nominations
|Drama Desk Awards||1999||Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical||You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown||Won|
|2001||Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical||The Producers||Nominated|
|DVD Exclusive Awards||2001||Best Original Song for "A World Without Fences"||Lady and the Tramp 2: Scamp's Adventure||Nominated|
|Online Film & Television Association Awards||1998||Best Music, Original Song for "Go the Distance"||Hercules||Nominated|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards||2006||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Desperate Housewives||Won|
|Tony Awards||1999||Best Featured Actor in a Musical||You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown||Won|
|2001||Best Featured Actor in a Musical||The Producers||Nominated|
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