Roger Williams
Date of Birth
Jul 13, 1889
Birth Place:
Berlin, Germany


A descendant, he claimed, of famed Revolutionary War hero General "Mad Anthony" Wayne, burly Roger Williams had graduated from the Denver School of Mines and done a tour of duty in the army during World War I prior to making his screen debut with the Zelig Polyscope Company in 1917. Williams, who functioned as a bit player, technical advisor, and production assistant during the silent era, came...