Date of Birth : May 14th 1961
Academy Award-nominated English film actor and director.
As a young man, Roth wanted to be a sculptor and studied at London’s Camberwell School of Art. After some time there, he tried acting and made his debut at the age of 21 playing a racist skinhead in a TV movie entitled Made in Britain.
Another dazzling addition to a roster of chameleonlike British actors, Roth has quickly established his ability to disappear into almost any kind of role (and dialect). Originally interested in studying sculpture, he chose acting instead and gained notice in public theater and British TV movies, including Meantime by Mike Leigh and Made in Britain by David Leland.
He has become familiar to American audiences as the bleeding Mr. Orange in Reservoir Dogs (1992), the bored appliance salesman Nick in Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993), and a truly chilling Charles Starkweather (with expert Midwestern drawl) in the TV miniseries “Murder in the Heartland” (1993). Recent credits include Heart of Darkness (1994, telefilm), Pulp Fiction (also 1994, as Pumpkin), Little Odessa and Rob Roy (both 1995).