(born March 4, 1969) is a Canadian
actor best known for playing the always shirtless and cheeseburger-addicted assistant trailer park supervisor Randy on the cult television series Trailer Park Boys
Roach was born in Branch, a community in Newfoundland, but grew up in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The founder of his fan club, Jeremy Mooney who is also from Branch and openly gay, is a distant cousin of Roach.
Randy works as deputy for park supervisor Mr. Lahey
, with whom he shares a "relationship" in which among other things Lahey is largely dependent on his assistant for his daily functioning, care and nurturing. Roach has commented in an interview that Randy is gay
, though the show portrays the character as bisexual
. Mr. Lahey
and Randy's relationship is similar to that seen between Mr. Burns
on The Simpsons
, only involving more petty crime, foul language, role-playing, drug abuse, and large amounts of alcohol.
For the first four years he appeared on Trailer Park Boys
Roach continued to work as a regional sales manager for Sparkling Springs
, a bottled water company. He would film Trailer Park Boys
on his vacation time, but in July 2004 he quit his job (which he had held since 1993) in order to concentrate on acting, a decision he thought was risky, but worth it. While not shooting the show, he goes across the country with John Dunsworth (Lahey) at comedy clubs and other music events as a stand-up/improv act. He also appeared on a commercial... Read More