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Biographical Information
Name Roger
Last Recorded Age 1601
Family  :
Unknown Mother (deceased)
Unknown father (deceased, eaten by Roger)
One Child via Betsy White
Occupation Bartender of Roger's Place. Multiple professions for his various personas.
Voice actor Seth MacFarlane

Roger is one of the main characters in the animated comedy series American Dad!. He is a space alien whose appearance resembles that of the greys living with the Smith family. Roger is sarcastic, surly, amoral, self-centered, hedonistic, alcoholic, and speaks with a swish. Spending his time watching trash TV, eating junk food, doing drugs, and dressing up a variety of personas, Roger is considered to be the breakout character of the show.

Roger came to live with the Smith family after saving Stan Smith's life in Area 51. He has lived with the Smiths for four years. Seth MacFarlane provides Roger's flamboyant speech pattern in a parody of Paul Lynde.

Biography

Little is known about Roger's past; Stan recounts how he landed on Earth sixty years ago at Roswell in "Roger Codger". His planet is never seen or described in-depth, though according to him, it sounds fairly similar to Earth, although Roger claims the climate of his home world is 400 degrees colder than most ecosystems of Earth, with the possible exception of Antarctica in "The Most Adequate Christmas Ever". In "Of Ice and Men" he mentions that snow reminds him of his home planet, and figure skating apparently exists there; he has also commented that the planet has stores like Wal-Mart and colleges, in fact, Roger's mothership is revealed to be a giant shopping mall in "Lost in Space". For a long time, his reasons for coming to Earth were a mystery as well: he does claim that the reason he came was to collect a sample of hepatitis, although since arriving he seems to mostly be mooching, and seems in no hurry to go back home. In the pilot he was supposed to try to contact his home world, but got distracted by an "I Love The 80s" marathon. It was revealed in "Weiner of Our Discontent" that he believes he came to earth to be "The Decider", seeing if the planet was worth saving or to destroy it. This belief was crushed horribly when he discovered in his spaceship a note that stated that the ship was a test model and he was in it as a "crash test dummy", meaning his own species had abandoned him on the planet. It is also known that Roger "invented" disco and became a millionaire in the 1970s after he discovered a cassette tape from the future in "The Best Christmas Story Never", thereby creating a time paradox, but he lost his fortune after disco died.

Four years prior to the series, he was incarcerated by the CIA in Area 51, when Stan Smith, then an intelligence officer, was on duty at the base. Tired of living in a laboratory, he escaped his holding cell, thus triggering a lockdown investigation. Stan tracked him down in a kitchen and was about to kill him before Roger pleaded for mercy, but the security team threw a grenade into the room, from which Roger pulled Stan to safety. They slid down a laundry chute into a waiting truck. Grateful to Roger for saving his life, Stan offered to repay him in any way at all, leading to his addition to the Smith family. As a means of convincing the family to let him stay, Stan presented him as a birthday present to Steve for his tenth birthday. While Hayley, Francine and Klaus were initially horrified of him, Steve was delighted to have his own alien. By the start of the series, however, the whole family seems to have come to terms with him.

Family

Almost nothing is known of Roger's natural family. It was revealed in "The Best Christmas Story Never" that he has a mother who is apparently deceased, since Roger looks upward while speaking to her, indicating she is in heaven or the afterlife. Either that or she is in space, which would also be above. In "Joint Custody", Roger reveals that his mother suffered from arthritis. In "Family Affair", it is seen that Roger can never stay with one human family, this turned out because of first human family that took him in, The Logan Family, abandoning him. After he comes to terms with this, Roger decides to stay with the Smith family for ever more. He is replaced, however, by Andy Dick in "You Debt Your Life" when the life-debt Stan owed Roger was repaid and thus Roger was kicked out. However, Stan realizes that he misses Roger despite his annoying, selfish, and greedy actions and the alien and the Smith family were reunited once more.

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Profession

On Earth he creates different jobs for his various personas, such as a psychologist, a bounty hunter, a surgeon, etc. His only stable job, however, is as a bartender in Roger's Place, his bar in the attic, where various members of the Smith family usually congregate. Mostly Roger just deals with the boredom of being cooped up in the attic all day by dressing up in various costumes and creating pretend jobs for him to go to.

Personality

Roger describes himself in "You Debt Your Life" as a "fey pansexual alcoholic non-human". Roger's flamboyant and dramatic nature is enhanced by his alcohol dependency. Roger is frequently childish, showing an affinity for character role-playing, tantrums, and pranks, as well as being quite petty, spiteful, greedy, and cruel. In "Stannie Get Your Gun", he convinced Steve he was adopted in retaliation for Steve having eaten the last cookie, and in "Dope & Faith" he threatened Steve's life by having him employed in a meth lab and convincing him he is at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from the Harry Potter novels. In "Tears of a Clooney" he adopted a group of foster children with the intent to use them as slave labor on his vineyard, and when he becomes dictator of a Caribbean island named General Juanito Pequeño in "Moon Over Isla Island", he demanded extravagant and vain services from the populace, such as painting the island yellow.

It is explained in "Frannie 911" that acting in a spirit of human courteousness and general niceness is poisonous to Roger, and he needs to clear his system of unpleasantness or risk death. Roger also has a history of holding grudges as shown in "Great Space Roaster", as he tried to kill the Smith family for insulting him at his Comedy roast, by starting a gas leak causing an explosion, hiring a hitman to shoot them, removing the brakes from Stan's vehicle, and writing death threats to Merlin Olsen for seven years after Father Murphy was canceled. Roger has a weak nature and will change sides in an argument almost immediately if he feels threatened. Instead of taking responsibility Roger will often deny making mistakes.

Despite his faults, Roger genuinely cares about the Smith family and in the episode "Roger Codger" he was willing to allow Stan to kill him when they were cornered by the CIA, in order to prevent them from torturing him into telling them which family had been hiding him. In the same episode it was revealed that Roger had risked being blown up in order to save Stan even though he'd only just met him. Roger also once admitted that he wasn't a fighter, indicating that he was aware of his own weakness.

Roger is also shown to be a dangerous sociopath committing theft, various drug offenses and many counts of murder throughout the series. In "Virtual In-Stanity", he kills five people plus a planeload of innocent victims for twenty dollars and mentions killing six others for nineteen dollars.

Alter Egos/Disguises

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Main Article: Roger's Disguises

Roger has a large book in his attic room filled with the names of all the people he knows and the aliases they know him as, as well as a seemingly never-ending carousel of outfits. Almost everyone besides the Smith family cannot tell one of Roger's disguises from another although "Stanny Tendergrass" shows that even among the family there are disguises that fool the Smiths. In "Joint Custody", he says he hates disguises, then a few scenes later says he loves disguises, and introduces the "Roger Fashion Montage!". In "Oedipal Panties" his carousel of thousands of outfits is shown. In addition, in the opening sequences of episodes, Roger will appear in the car in one of his disguises from past episodes and then be pushed back down in the car by Stan. Some of his disguises are:

Season 1

Season 2

  • Dr Jordan Edilstein - "Camp Refoogee" - College professor: IQ = 140, Near sighted, once spent an experimental weekend with Alex Ginsberg. A Hebrew who had a successful selling book. Head of the Political Science Department at Harvard and later the Economics Department. Married to Amanda Lane (played by Francine) for 17 years.
  • Chinese Delivery Guy - "Camp Refoogee"
  • Lestat de Lioncourt - "The American Dad After School Special" ("Interview with a Vampire")
  • Professor Baxter - "Iced, Iced Babies" - College professor at Groff Community College teaching literature. He is highly respected by his students, especially Ethan, who later turns psychotic and tries to kill the professor and Hayley.
  • Female Figure Skater - "Of Ice and Men" - Roger competed in a local figure skating competition and ends up winning the prize, which is a set of wigs.
  • Mary Tyler Moore - "Irregarding Steve"
  • Krispy Kreme McDonald - "American Dream Factory" - Apparently, because Roger has no bones in his arms, he is a natural on the drums. When Steve looks for a new drummer for his band, Roger auditions as this alter ego. Later, Roger kicks Steve out of the band and becomes lead singer, covering public domain songs with Steve's band.
  • Jacob - "An Apocalypse to Remember"
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Roger as Kevin Bacon.
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  • Kevin Bacon - "Four Little Words" - Roger pretends to be Kevin Bacon when Hayley and Steve give him a replica of Bacon's nose. He abuses his star power to get as much free stuff as he can. Roger is forced to give up this disguise after being involved in a hit-and-run. Luckily, police mistake him for the real Kevin Bacon, who is subsequently arrested.
  • Rashid - "When a Stan Loves a Woman" - A "sexy Persian wingman" who accompanies Stan to nightclub DÜSH to pick up women when Francine temporarily divorces him. He is very abusive to a group of girls he picked up from the club, and mentioned that when he had to escape Tehran he had to leave behind his house, his cars, and his little brother.
  • Boba Fett - "Joint Custody" - A Star Wars bounty hunter disguise Roger considers in his fashion montage when trying to pick the right persona.
  • Greedo - "Joint Custody" - Another Star Wars alien bounty hunter who Roger considers dressing up as during his fashion montage to go after Jeff.
  • Predator - "Joint Custody" - Roger considered dressing as this when going after Jeff. Unfortunately, Stan left while he was still deciding, so he was forced to seek an alternative.
  • Horse Renoir - "Joint Custody" - Roger's bounty hunter persona he used when going after Jeff. It resembles Duane Chapman from the television series Dog the Bounty Hunter.

Season 3

  • Betty Bea Getty McClanahan - "The Vacation Goo" - A woman who Roger creates to audition for the role of Ms. Fiona in an attempt to become the greatest actor in the world. She gets the part, and is rather rude to the other women auditioning before and after Roger is given the role. However, enraged because of his inability to cry on cue, Roger insults the script and quits the production. She is thrown on the cruise the Smith family is on for stealing silverware and finds herself as a stripper in Puerto Rico. The name is derived from the cast of the Golden Girls: Betty White, Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty, Rue McClanahan.
  • Painter - "Meter Made" - Roger paints a picture of Hayley nude, which she is horrified to discover despite saying that she has nothing to be afraid of as a nude subject of a painting. Upon discovering both Steve and Hayley want to buy the painting, Roger holds an auction in which Klaus, Steve, and Hayley bid on the painting, named by Roger "Headless Naked Whore", lot 247. It is bought by Francine for $5,000 and shown in the Parade of Homes. As well as the painting of nude Hayley, Roger also painted a sad clown. In the Parade, Roger says that his influences as a painter are Rembrant, Tino Sehgal, and huffing a garbage bag of gasoline.
  • Evel Knievel - "Big Trouble in Little Langley"
  • Braf Zachland - "Haylias"
  • Chilly - "42-Year-Old Virgin" - Roger uses this persona at a poker night with Stan and some of his co-workers. He never seems to get much luck and his best hand is a pair of threes.
  • Lance - "Frannie 911" (from "Pulp Fiction")
  • Alfalfa - "Frannie 911"
  • Native American Girl - "Frannie 911"
  • Hostage - "Frannie 911"
  • Lumberjack - "Frannie 911"
  • Tearjerker - "Tearjerker" - The main antagonist of the episode, Tearjerker is a business tycoon who has been abducting celebrities from his spa and replacing them with robots that will star in his horrible movies. Stan Smith goes to stop Tearjerker from premiering his tragedy film in cinemas worldwide, making those who watch it cry to death literally. Tearjerker attempts to flee in an escape pod in order to create an even sadder film. Shortly into the air though, his pod malfunctions and falls into a volcano. After Stan and Sexpun are married, Tearjerker's hand rises from the lava pit briefly but then falls back in.
  • College Graduate - "Tearjerker"
  • Cousin Phil - "Oedipal Panties" - Number 302 of Roger's disguises, Roger disguises himself as this persona when Stan's mother Betty comes to visit. He is usually drunk in this persona.
  • Lederhosen - "Oedipal Panties" - This disguise appears in a picture of Roger eating chocolate in Solvang. When Francine tries to show Stan evidence of his mother's past boyfriends going missing, she shows Stan the picture of Roger in his lederhosen disguise, which turns out not to be of much help in persuading Stan.
  • Black Woman - "Oedipal Panties" - A disguise Roger uses to spy on Betty and her date Hercules to see how everyone Betty dates disappeared. She has diabetes and had to get home because she had term papers to grade. She acts as a stereotypical obese black woman who enjoys soufflé and rolls slathered in honey butter.
  • Phone Operator - "Widowmaker"
  • Parker Peters - "Office Spaceman" - Roger pretends to be a photographer in order to sell pictures of himself to a newspaper. He is eventually hired by the CIA. (a parody of Peter Parker).
  • Laura Vanderbooben - "Stanny Slickers 2: The Legend of Ollie's Gold" - Roger pretends to be a woman so he can be sexually harassed and then paid off by the company at which he gains employment.
  • Scotch Bingington - "Spring Break-Up" - Roger creates the character of Scotch Bingington in order to throw the best spring break party and thus become the "king of spring break".

Season 4

  • Mexican - "The One That Got Away" - One of Roger's personas that arrives at the Smith house drunk on tequila. He has a black mustache and is similar in appearance to a mariachi.
  • Aristocrat Woman - "The One That Got Away" - One of Roger's personas that is a high society French aristocrat or 19th century Viennese woman (the latter is probably correct judging by her use of a dance card). She wears a dark emerald green ball gown decorated with jewels and necklaces. Her one line is "I regret my dance card is filled for the evening, but there's always the Spring Cotillion".
  • Sholanda Dykes - "The One That Got Away - One of Roger's personas that works at AT&T. When Francine asks why the credit for her friends and family plan still hasn't shown up on her bill, "Sholanda" replies "That credit was generated after your last statement, it'll show up on your next bill. Thank you for choosing AT&T".
  • Sikh Man - "The One That Got Away" - One of Roger's personas that is late for his daughter's arranged wedding. He says that the daughter will learn to love her forced husband.
  • Canadian Mountie - "The One That Got Away" - Goes to a convenient store and asks the clerk for a case of whiskey and a Modern Bride. While he is drawing a Hitler mustache on the cover of the Modern Bride, the woman informs him that is credit card has expired.
  • Charles Bronson - "The One That Got Away" - A persona Roger uses when he is going to dish out revenge on the person who maxed out his credit card, Sidney Huffman (actually another one of Roger's personas). This persona has two black gloves that Roger uses so he can leave no fingerprints.
  • Sidney Huffman - "The One That Got Away - One of Roger's personas that became independent and developed a separate life. Roger originally created him to steal a pair of gloves from a store. He is a devout Christian who never drinks or smokes, works as a Bible manufacturer, and is in a loving, committed relationship with Judy Panawitz. Roger ends up killing him, his reasoning being that he was "a good egg, and that cramps my style."
  • Jester - "Choosy Wives Choose Smith" - One of Roger's personas as he runs Roger's Place.
  • Helicopter Pilot - "Choosy Wives Choose Smith" - Roger's disguise when he goes flying with Stan to find Travis, Francine's ex-fiancé. Roger also wears this outfit when Stan and him go flying to the secret CIA to wait to see if Francine chooses to move on to Travis once she learns Stan is "gone".
  • Seagull Feather Disguise - "Choosy Wives Choose Smith" - A disguise Roger made out of seagull feathers when Stan and him are trapped on a desert island with a seagull he named Ira on his head. He says he made it so he has a disguise when they're rescued because his feeling optimistic, but then hits Stan with a log screaming that their situation is all Stan's fault.
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Roger as "The Phantom of the Telethon"
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  • The Phantom of the Telethon - "Phantom of the Telethon" After Stan steal's Roger's idea to use a telethon to raise money for the CIA Torture Program, Roger becomes "The Phantom of the Telethon" to wreak havoc and sabotage the telethon until Stan reveals it was Roger's idea. In this disguise he sabotages the teleprompter, cuts down stage lights, crushes Jeff Fischer with a fishing boat, cuts the motorbike brakes causing Sergei Kruglov's Boris the Russian Circus Bear to crash, and even kidnaps Steve and dresses him up as Christine Daae. Eventually, when Stan doesn't tell the family the truth about Roger's idea, Roger beats Stan with his keyboard.
  • Tony - "Family Affair"
  • Charles Logan - "Family Affair" - Part of the first Family Roger ever lived with, "Charles" was abandoned during a family vacation after threats to the family and freeloading.
  • Cockney Londoner - "Live and Let Fry"
  • Roy Rogers McFreely - "Roy Rogers McFreely" - Chairmen of the Homeowners Association abusing his power to get back at Stan for not picking up grenadine at the grocery store.
  • Tommy Calhoun - "Jack's Back" - A southern man who goes to Roger's Place to ask the interning Hayley for a shot of bourbon. Mr. Calhoun was his father, and Mr. Epstein was his grandfather, but the name was changed to hide the Jewish. Roger uses this disguise to tell Hayley to clean rat feces out of the air vents, remove the rats that made the feces, and then clean Roger's pants cause he "Mr. Belvedered".
  • Dimitri Garabedian - "Jack's Back" - A high-ranking member of the Armenian Mafia. Roger's Place pays us for protection. Roger used this persona to kill Hayley's persona of Constance Mathers, who Hayley was using to get less work in Roger's bar.
  • Captain Francois Dubonet - "Jack's Back" - A French Interpol. He devoted ten years of his life to toppling the Armenian criminal empire. His wife is Marie Dubonet (Hayley), neglected due to Francois's obsession with the Armenians and driven her to her lover Raul.
  • Raul - "Jack's Back" - A bullfighting Spaniard who left Marie Dubonet, as she was too old and barren, for a real woman who can bare him a son. However, Raul's doctor (Hayley) informs him that the bull's horn has done too much damage and that Raul's testicle cannot be saved, thus Raul will never have a son.
  • Toro - "Jack's Back" - Raul's half-bull son from the future. Raul's other testicle became stronger, and he mated with a bull to conceive Toro.
  • Hayley Smith - "Jack's Back" - Imitating Hayley, Roger yells at Roger (Hayley) to sign his internship form. When Roger (Hayley) refuses, Hayley (Roger) decides to forge Roger's signature himself. Roger, forging his own signature, thus signed the internship form and Hayley leaves Roger wondering what happened.
  • French Costume - "Delorean Story-an"
  • Park Ranger - "Every Which Way But Lose"

Season 5

  • General Juanito Pequeño - "Moon Over Isla Island" - Roger impersonates the dictator of a small island nation tricked by Stan into having a treaty signed. When Roger figures out he has been used by Stan, he decides to stay as the dictator, banishing Stan and making radical changes to the country, such as renaming it "Bananarama", changing the national anthem to "Venus", and ordering the entire country (including children) to be painted yellow and then repainted turquoise. After Stan saved Roger from an impending revolution, Roger left the country and his position was succeeded by General Hector Aldozar.
  • Caitlyn Miracle Smith - Home Adrone - Pretends to be Stan and Francine's daughter in order to get on a plane with them and go to look at a College with Hayley. In this persona, Roger claims that his middle name is due to the fact he was born with a dead twin who had an extra butt instead of a face.
  • Stan Smith - Home Adrone - When he realizes he can't drink in his little girl disguise, he dresses as Stan since he left the plane and wasn't allowed back on
  • Dr. Penguin - "Man in the Moonbounce" & "Dr. Klaustus" - A prison psychologist who also paid $75 by Francine to talk to Stan about why he hasn't stopped bouncing in the moonbounce for two days. Klaus would later send "Sgt. Pepper" off to Iraq, forcing Dr. Penguin to go stay with his aunt Evelyn.
  • Jeannie Gold - "Shallow Vows" - Jeannie Gold is a wedding planner who helped Stan and Francine plan to renew their vows. Her handbag has everything she thinks will be useful for last-minute wedding crises: needle and thread, band-aids for sore heels, and fake hymens for those not-so-well-behaved Middle Eastern brides. She has two sons, Alex & Ron, in Columbia Film School, despite the persona being totally fabricated. About her lifestyle, Jeannie said, "Alex Trebek, a chamomile tea, and a chapter of Little Women and I'm out by 8:15." Blowing the budget on Stan and Francine's first two renewing vow ceremonies, and having the third in a pizza parlor, she states that her business is ruined. In addition to being a wedding planner, she is also a planner of prostitution in Argentina.
  • Valik - "Shallow Vows" - Valik is a thug that threatens to kill Steve and Hayley if they don't find the perfect gift for Stan and Francine's 20th Anniversary. Steve and Hayley ran away to Argentina so Valik will never find them, but Valik somehow follows them because of Jeannie Gold (another one of Roger's personas) having one of her wedding planning offices in Argentina.
  • Chex LeMeneux - "The Return of the Bling" - Played in the gold medal winning 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team
  • Gollum (From Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King) - "The Return of the Bling" - Roger pays homage to the Lord of the Rings character as he goes on an enraged rampage to get his medal back.
  • Clive Trotter - "Cops and Roger" - Roger gives his name as Clive Trotter when he and Francine are robbed.
  • Police Officer - "Cops and Roger"
  • Miles Raymond - "Merlot Down Dirty Shame" - Roger dresses as Paul Giamatti's character from "Sideways" when he goes wine tasting with Francine and ends up kissing her.
  • Cat - "Merlot Down Dirty Shame" - Roger is inexplicably in a cat costume when Stan is beating him viciously for kissing his wife, lying about it, and then burying him alive in a coffin underground.

Season 6

  • Sweeps McCullough - "White Rice" A talent manager. He used to represent every sitcom neighbor and sidekick in the '80s. He discovered Mindy Cohn, Willie Aames, and "the slow kid from Life Goes On". After Francine's television show White Rice was cancelled, he hung himself.
  • Uncle Kappy - "There Will Be Bad Blood" - A fake uncle of Steve's. He gives Steve a butterfly knife and a Hustler magazine as gifts. Even when he has his full costume on, he still says he isn't truly Uncle Kappy until he is drunk.
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Martin Sugar about to put on trial
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  • Martin Sugar - "The People vs. Martin Sugar" - Put on trial for manufacturing and distributing millions of dollars worth of counterfeit handbags. Along with the counterfeiting, he subjected illegal workers to inhumane working conditions. Roger's charm almost got the jury to let him off, but Stan made sure Roger was arrested for his crimes. Roger later escapes going to jail, and though eventually it looks like Stan has cornered him, Roger once again escapes and ends up being a jury member of Stan's trial.
  • Dr. Lawrence Feldman - "The People vs. Martin Sugar" - A persona Roger uses to report to jury duty in an attempt to have Stan not imprison him. Eventually, Stan is arrested for his earlier crime of assaulted in U.S. Marshall and Roger, though displeased about having to come to jury at 8:00 in the morning, (as Feldman) is on the jury of Stan's trial, already charming the other jury members into finding Stan guilty.
  • Bob Danelou - "The People vs. Martin Sugar" - An alter ego Roger uses when the U.S. Marshall arrives to arrest Stan. The marshal, who had been tracking down Roger's other disguise (Martin Sugar) after his escape from the prison transport truck, can't tell the difference between the two (despite Roger still wearing a prison uniform) and let's Roger go. Bob makes gluten free deserts, though Roger admits the business is struggling at the moment.
  • Pete Pendelman - "Fartbreak Hotel" - A concrete salesman out of Sheboygan. A recovering alcoholic, he began drinking after his wife died during breast-reduction surgery he made her get. Pete Pendelman's wife was pregnant at the time of her death. He later specifies that two years ago his wife was killed by a plastic surgeon in Ecuador who he found on Yelp. Roger gave the surgeon two stars, and further said that he wife's breasts looked amazing during the open casket. He also has stage two diabetes.
  • Reaganomics Lamborghini - "Fartbreak Hotel" - A persona of Roger's from 1981 who Steve meets when he goes back in time. He is a jacuzzi dealer who invites Steve to smoke crack from a pipe Roger made from a Rubix Cube. However, Roger's hair catches on fire when he tries to smoke his pipe and he jumps into a waterbed, cooling of his burnt head. When a hotel attendant arrives, Roger claims the water bed exploded and demands a week of free rooms at the hotel or he will file a lawsuit. Steve, thus, witnessed Roger getting the week of free rooms the Smith family was using in the present day.
  • The Tender Vigilante - "Fartbreak Hotel" - A superhero Roger created after he made a cape out of Francine's clothes: "This city's in pain, and it needs my tender justice". He jumps off a balcony thinking he can fly, but ends up injured and reveals he doesn't have any insurance.
  • Irwin Beyer, Junior - "A Piñata Named Desire" - An acting coach who teaches a few people, Stan among them. He doesn't give refunds even if he is gone for a long time, and doesn't seem to care about his pupils, but does succeed in teaching Stan to act.
  • Cleshawn Montegue - "A Piñata Named Desire" - A female actress who usurps the position of leading lady in the play "Piñata Man" (knowing the all the lines by heart) when the actual actress, Jacinda, and her understudy are injured in a "freak" accident.
  • Ace Chapman - "I Am the Walrus" - An alter-ego Roger took on to help Steve have sex to assert dominance over Stan. When Steve mentioned it had to be consensual sex, Roger decided Ace was not a very good persona to help him. Ace carries around a bottle pills that paralyze the taker for the intent of date rape, which prove to be helpful to Jeff in order to paralyze Principal Lewis so he and Hayley don't have to work.
  • Bing Cooper - "I Am the Walrus" - A popular teenage kid who throws lots of parties when his parents are out of the house. He lived in Wisconsin until he was five then his dad, who worked for Toyota, was transferred (which is apparently how he learned to speak Japanese, though all he seems to know is "moo shu pork"). He seems to have lived in the house all his life (as there are pictures of his childhood and adolescence on the wall) and lied to a girl he that would go to Arizona State with her.
  • Josh Bycel - "License to Till" - A transfer student from the poor part of Santa Barbara. Roger took on this persona to make Steve cool in order to win a bet the Roger made with Klaus.
  • Jenny Fromdabloc - "Jenny Fromdabloc" - An teenage girl and a fake cousin of Steve. Roger was supposed to cheer up Snot after Hayley rejects him, but ends up having fake sex with Snot. In the end, Roger fakes the death of this persona and reveals he has a power that allows him to move really fast. Roger mentions that she was one of his "greatest characters ever."
  • Cuss Mustard - "Gorillas in the Mist" - Roger assumes that country music is easy and assumes the persona of county singer Cuss Mustard but is booed off the stage. Hayley tells him county music comes from suffering so he marries a girl at the bar named Naydern.
  • Calypso Banana Puffy-Sleeves - "Gorillas in the Mist" - When he abandons Naydern, Roger tries to adopt the persona of a calypso singer but Naydern tracks him down and drags him back with her.

Season 7

  • Roger Smith, Ward - "A Ward Show" - Roger presents himself as a respectable ward for Steve Smith.
  • Limo Driver - "Virtual In-Stanity" - Roger steals a limo and tarts a business. When when five guys stiff him on a ride, he extracts deadly revenge.
  • Dan Ansom Handsome - "The Scarlett Getter" - a suave ladies man that tries to make a move on Stan's first crush, only to find out she's an alien hunter.
  • Nigerian Medical Student - "The Scarlett Getter" - Roger poses as a Nigerian Medical student at Coughy's Coffee Shop when Stan tries to warn him when an alien hunter is brought in by the CIA.
  • Roland Chang - "Season's Beatings" - Stan insists Roger adopt a persona that is enthusiastic and on board and Roger comes up with Roland Chang, super-positive Asian.
  • Mr. Vanderhill - "Stanny Tendergrass" - A rich member of the Havercamp Country Club.
  • Elisha Wilkner - "Stanny Tendergrass" - Roger's persona that successfully fooled Steve.
  • Demitri Krotchliknioff - "The Wrestler - Russian wrestler transfer student from a rival high shool Stan uses to beat Barry Robinson and protest his state high school wrestling record. But Roger turns the tables and uses Dimitri to capture the record for himself.
  • Sgt. Pepper - "Dr. Klaustus". Gung-ho army sergeant sent to Iraq by Klaus in order to "fix" Roger's Dr. Penguin's therapy.
  • Dr. Gerald Ya Ya - "The Kidney Stays in the Picture" - Inventor of the drug ecstasy using a formula Roger gave to Stan in the present that Stan gives him in 1996.
  • Luiz Valdez - "The Kidney Stays in the Picture" - Valdez is a Facebook friend of Francine's who announces Perry lost fifteen pounds at basketball camp. A picture of Perry and another "child" follows.
  • Ricky Spanish-"Ricky Spanish" -  Roger's most despised persona is a low-life thief who ruined the lives of everyone in town. Steve tries to change Ricky by having him apologize to everyone only have Ricky team up with Daniel in order to commit the same heist they tried to commit years before and frame Steve for the crime.

Season 8

  • Tom Yabo - "American Stepdad" - Yoga instructor that marries Betty Smith only to find that she plans on killing him for the life insurance. After bonding with Stan he falls to his apparent death at Niagara Falls giving Betty the money but reappears as a tour guide.
  • The Prince of Mardi Gras - "Finger Lenting Good" - Cinderella-like prince of Mardi Gras who falls in love with a woman at Mardi Gras. He and Klaus try to find her after finding her pastie and in the end, it reveals that Roger fell in love with a cow.
  • Twill Ongenbone - "The Adventures of Twill Ongenbone And His Boy Jabari" - Archeologist who receives a degree in archeology but is revealed to be a fraud. Later he tries to trick Francine into thinking that he found a lost tribe.
  • Marathon Runner - "The Adventures of Twill Ongenbone And His Boy Jabari"
  • Edna - "Blood Crieth Unto Heaven" - House maid who falls madly in love with Bullock. When he sees a baby, he guesses it was Edna's but he reveals it was Hayley's. Edna ends up killing the baby, to Hayley and Bullocks horror.
  • Max Jets - "Max Jets" - Elderly and wealthy prisoner who enjoys showering the family in cash. He stops showering the family after he falls in love with Gina and gets engaged to her. The family try to murder him so they can get his money in his will but fail. He is then murdered by Gina, who poisoned the wedding cake.
  • Jerry Jets - "Max Jets" - Max Jets son who has an affair with Gina and he collects everything in Max's will. He then reveals in the end of the episode that Gina murdered Jerry with an oar, to which he found sexy.

Season 9

  • Skyler Montesori - "Steve and Snot's Test-Tubular Adventure"- Founder of Rainbow Unicorn Gardens Daycare. Steve and Snot take Glitter and Honey there when they have trouble coping with the infants.
  • Madelyn Carpal-Tunnel - "Steve and Snot's Test-Tubular Adventure" - Proprietor of a girls finishing school in Roger's attic and the sister of Skyler. Steve and Snot take the girls there after they become too big for Roger's daycare.
  • Ghost Hunter - "Poltergasm"
  • Ruby Zeldastein - "Poltergasm" - Psychic medium engaged by the Smith's to help when they are haunted by Francine's repressed sexual desire.
  • Trevor - "Kung Pao Turkey" - Nerd Squad electronics troubleshooter.
  • Kevin Ramage - "Faking Bad" - The kingpin of the Langley Falls fake ID business. He lives with his mother and brother Brandon, also Roger.

Wheels and the Legman

"Wheels and the Legman" are the recurring alter-egos of Steve and Roger respectively. They are a crime-solving duo created by the two while watching Tex and Mex, about a crime-solving duo with conflicting personalities but work well together. However, upon the creation of the characters, initially, both Roger and Steve wanted to be "Wheels". They settle on Steve when he notes something suspicious about Roger's "angel" partner. They later re-team to search for Hayley's iPod. In "100 A.D.", Klaus notes that every single "mystery" follows this formula:

1. They see a mystery to solve 2. They bicker and argue for the entire episode 3. The culprit always turns out to be Roger

At that point, the two become stuck for a plotline, until they hear about Hayley and Jeff Fischer eloping and Stan giving away $50,000 to whoever can find them.

  • Appearances of Wheels and the Legman

Notes

  • In "All About Steve " it is shown that Roger can typically sleep in a state of suicidal hanging.
  • The original idea for Roger was that he was like the T.V. character ALF, where he spent all day in the Smith residence and comments on the world, but the staff thought it would be funnier to have him wear disguises and have his own stories out in the real world. [1]
  • He is an accomplished drummer in "American Dream Factory" due to the fact that he has no bones in his arms.
  • In "Frannie 911", Roger's species "needs to get their bitchyness out" or it poisons them, causing symptoms and sickness which get worse the longer an alien of Roger's species is nice. These include:
    • Cramps and pains
    • Headaches
    • Vomiting
    • Releasing gunk through the side of the head
    • Weakness and severe skinniness
    • Pale, flaking skin
  • He claims never to have eaten a vegetable in his life, but in "Fartbreak Hotel", he not only eats okra, he knows what eating it will do to him - namely, cause him to fart toxic gas.
  • In the "Meet the Quagmires" episode of Family Guy, Peter Griffin alters history. At the end of the episode when he thinks that the timeline has been repaired, he finds that Roger now lives with the Griffin family instead of the Smith family. He is also seen at the bar in "Blue Harvest". Roger was also member of the cast of "Its a Trap!" along with Klaus. Roger also appears in Rallo's belt buckle in "Ain't Nothin' But Mutton Bustin'" in The Cleveland Show.
  • When under the influence of cocaine in "Dope & Faith", he becomes incredibly focused and displays Matrix-like fighting moves. And while under the influence of marijuana in "Joint Custody", he has been known to become as light as air. The former's effects are very brief.
  • Roger is shown in "Deacon Stan, Jesus Man" to enter a reproductive cycle in which:
    • He produces breast milk, which chokes him if too much is harvesting.
    • He lays an egg inside a host, male or female, through oral contact. The host can pass the egg onto another through the same method.
  • He can survive in the vacuum of space in "Great Space Roaster".
  • In the "Pilot" episode it is stated and showed that ooze called xenoplasm shoots out of his body every seven hours. This is shown again in "Roger Codger", where he does it whenever he feels stressed before entering hibernation, and once again in "Office Spaceman", where he does it deliberately.
  • It is shown in "Big Trouble in Little Langley" that Roger's skin is fireproof, although he was still able to feel shock or pain when Stan sets him on fire at the adoption agency, and it did leave his skin darkened. He also reacted with shock and/or pain when he burned his hands on hot turkeys in "Four Little Words". He also showed no sign of pain in "Stan's Food Restaurant" when Stan accidentally held a blowtorch to close to his face, but it did manage to blacken his face.
  • Roger is shown in "Roger 'n' Me" to be able to record people's memories through sexual fingering.
  • Roger stated in "Threat Levels" that his species is immune to all human ailments. However, this was most likely false, as Stan stated in the same episode that he still got a cold sore.
  • His heart is in his left buttock, and his genitals are located under his left armpit.
  • In "One Little Word" and "There Will Be Bad Blood", Roger's blood is shown to be purple. However, in Klaus' fantasy in "Irregarding Steve", it is yellow, and in "Season's Beatings", "Ricky Spanish" and "Faking Bad", it is red like human blood.
  • He is shown in "Oedipal Panties" to be able to swallow an entire banana whole, implying he has no gag reflex.
  • It is shown in "A Smith In The Hand" that Roger has 'pockets' in his flesh that he can keep things in and through which his internal organs can be accessed. Also in the same episode, it is shown that when Roger's pancreas is removed, it becomes a vicious beast.
  • He was part of the 1980 US Olympic hockey team in "The Return of the Bling".
  • At the age of 1601, his species will go through puberty as shown in "Great Space Roaster" which is strange as he could already reproduce as per "Deacon Stan, Jesus Man".
  • In "Choosy Wives Choose Smith", Roger has the ability to float on water even when weighed down by Stan. He demonstrates this ability again in "Hurricane!".
  • In "Homeland Insecurity," "Failure is not a Factory-Installed Option" and "Rapture's Delight," Roger is shown to poop golden, gem-encrusted turds after eating certain foods such as tacos.
  • In "I Am the Walrus", Roger says he ate his own father at 14 and still keeps bits of his leg.
  • Roger said that he once fought for the Viet Cong in "42-Year-Old Virgin".
  • His favorite movie is "Miller's Crossing" as revealed in "Roger 'n' Me".
  • In "Failure is not a Factory-Installed Option", he accidentally creates a drive-in cinema and enjoys watching films on the old-fashioned projector that he finds in 'his' attic.
  • Roger is shown in "A.T. The Abusive Terrestrial" to have a long, frog-like tongue, but in "Great Space Roaster" his tongue is forked and more snake-like, and in "Family Affair" and "A Piñata Named Desire", it is more of a long, pointed tongue.
  • Roger appears to have 4 fingers on each hand and 3 toes on each foot.
  • Jesus stated in "Rapture's Delight" that Roger's species was one of God's "side-projects".
  • It is shown in "The Wrestler" that Roger's legs are strong enough to push a tree across a yard.
  • Roger points out that his species has six stages of grief, instead of the established human five in "Spelling Bee My Baby".
  • He's shown in "Lost in Space" as the one that ruined Emperor Zing's love life by cheating on him.
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