Roger Watkins

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Roger Michael Watkins
Roger Watkins.jpg
Watkins in the early 1970s
BornSeptember 17, 1948
Binghamton, New York, USA
DiedMarch 6, 2007(2007-03-06) (aged 58)
Apalachin, New York, USA
Other namesClaude Armand, Ray Hicks, Victor Janos, Richard Joseph, Norman F. Kaiser, Brian Laurence, Richard Mahler, Steven Morrison, Brian Newett, Bernard Travis, Bernie Travis
OccupationFilm director
Years active1977-1988

Roger Michael Watkins (September 17, 1948 – March 6, 2007) was a film director best known for the notorious 1970s grindhouse movie Last House on Dead End Street. He also directed several porn films. He worked with famous porn actors like Jamie Gillis and Vanessa del Rio.

The Internet Movie Database lists a number of Watkins' aliases (see the information box at right), most of which he seems to have used in Last House on Dead End Street to conceal the fact that he worked in several technical capacities on that film - director, actor, cameraman, etc.

He was married to Marcia Elliott.[1][2]

Partial filmography[edit]

Year Film Function Notes
Director Screenwriter Producer Actor Role
1976 The Doctors (TV series) Yes Doctor Slocombe Guest appearance
1977 Last House on Dead End Street Yes Yes Yes Yes Terry Hawkins
1979 Mystique Yes Uncredited
1980 The Pink Ladies Yes Yes
1980 Shadows of the Mind Yes Yes Uncredited as screenwriter
1980 Her Name Was Lisa Yes Yes
1981 Spittoon Yes Yes
1981 A Day in the Life of... The Cosmopolitan Girls Yes Yes Uncredited
1983 Corruption Yes Yes Yes
1983 Midnight Heat Yes Yes
1984 Driller: A Sexual Thriller Production manager
1986 Avenged Yes
1986 Scorpion Yes
1986 Spine Yes At Police Headquarters
1987 American Babylon Yes Yes
1988 Decadence Yes Yes


  1. ^ Dalmas, John (April 18, 1973). "He knows audiences want violence". The Journal News. Rockland County, NY. p. 10A – via Free to read
  2. ^ "Couples recite vows". The Journal News. White Plains, New York. July 11, 1972. p. 9A. Free to read

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