Roger began his entertainment industry journey later than most. He woke up on his 30th birthday and realized he wanted more out of life than the 9-5 work existence. So he began to study acting. In late 2002 his acting instructor, Clarence Gilyard (Top Gun, Die Hard, Matlock TV series) encouraged him to move to Los Angeles from Texas to pursue a career. So, a year later, he moved to Los Angeles with his wife. He enjoyed immediate success in Spike TV promo ads for CSI reruns as well as The Bernie Mac Show and several print ads including Mens Fitness Magazine.
After a couple of years, as acting opportunities proved more challenging, Roger began studying screenwriting and producing to diversify his talents and learned volumes through the teachings of Robert McKee. He applied those to screenplays, primarily in the horror/thriller genres.
After 10 years, Roger and his wife moved back to Texas to start a different path. Making film in Texas was more financially feasible. During this next stage in his life, his wife battled cancer three times, ultimately succumbing to the disease in 2019.
Roger then took some time off from working on film and connected with Wendy Crouse, a great friend he'd had for many years in film, who understood Roger's situation better than anyone. Roger fell in love with her and they were married in December 2020. Roger dissolved his own film company, Force of Nature Films, to work with his amazing wife Wendy on a new venture called Wenger Media (the first three letters of each of their names) and their first film together, Gilbert, was completed in June, 2022. Roger and Wendy play all of the acting roles in the film.
They work amazingly well together and they have an entire slate of original projects in the pipeline to work on. Roger and his wife moved to Los Angeles in summer 2022 to pursue film full time.