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Roger is the secondary antagonist in the 2001 live-action film Training Day. He is a former Los Angeles Police Department Narcotics Officer-turned-drug dealer and is good friends with Alonzo Harris and is one of Jake Hoyt's enemies.

He was portrayed by Scott Glenn, who also played John "Axe" Adcox in the 1991 film Backdraft, J.P. Stiles in the 1995 film Tale Tale, and Wes in the 1980 film Urban Cowboy.


Roger is a quarrelsome, arrogant, corrupt and greedy LAPD Narcotics officer like his friend, Alonzo Harris. Roger is also loyal to drug addicts and is extremely talented at telling jokes that don't make any sense at all.


Roger has tattoos on both arms, wears earrings, has light gray hair, a beard and sometimes wears glasses while spending a majority of his time lounging around in his house dreaming about moving to the Philippines with Alonzo.


Life and career

Before beginning his career as an urban drug dealer, Roger served his career in the Los Angeles Police Department Narcotics Unit with Alonzo Harris. However, as years had passed, Roger decided to become a drug dealer for unknown reasons.

Meeting Roger

After Jake Hoyt, Alonzo's rookie officer gets intoxicated with PCP that was inside a joint of marijuana, Alonzo takes Jake over to meet Roger, one of his good friends who worked in the LAPD for a long time before deciding to become a drug dealer. Alonzo gives Roger a plastic bag full of Mexican marijuana that he had confiscated from drug addicts and Roger sniffs the marijuana to find out if it's still good. After sniffing the marijuana, Roger shows displeasure because the marijuana was apparently old and no more good. Alonzo states to Roger that the marijuana he confiscated wasn't that good and Roger agrees with Alonzo. Roger later warns Alonzo that the Russian Mafia is after him and that he is going to look out for him and make sure he gets away. Both Roger and Alonzo plan on going to the Philippines.


Alonzo orders a group of three evil cops called "The Three Wise Men" to help him hire additional evil cops and Jake to kill Roger and get the money that both officers had confiscated from the LAPD many years earlier. Alonzo also orders various tools (shovels, a chainsaw among others). to be used to find the money and dig the money out. Alonzo gets the money so he can pay the Russian Mafia since he owes them money after having shot one of their employees in Las Vegas years earlier. Jake is told to shoot Roger, but Jake refuses to kill Roger. Alonzo and his friends carry out the digging tools to get the money that he and Roger had stolen from the LAPD (and the money he made to sell drugs) before shooting him. After that, Alonzo and his friends dig up the money that he owes to the Russian Mafia. Alonzo states that Roger was killed while serving a high risk warrant and is hoping to get Jake to lose his job. Alonzo later states that Roger sold dope to kids (which isn't seen). After encountering so many hostile cops (Alonzo included), Jake has had enough and decides to go after Alonzo and take the money Alonzo and Roger had stolen back to the LAPD as evidence. After Jake confiscates the stolen money, Alonzo attempts to escape to LAX to avoid an arrest after shooting Roger and not paying the Russian Mafia. However, his escape plan backfires after getting cornered by the Russian Mafia and ends up getting shot multiple times before dying in the street.


(first lines speaking to someone on his cellphone) If it's your mess, you clean it up!
~ Roger's first lines
Here's a joke, boy. One day this man walks out of his house to go to work. He sees this snail lying on his porch. So he picks it up and chucks it over his roof, into the back yard. Snail bounces off a rock, busts its shell up all to shit, lands in the grass. Snail lies there (speaks creepily) dying. But, the snail didn't die and then after a while it can crawl again. One day the snail up and heads back to the front of the house. And then well, for about a year, the little guy crawls back on the porch. Right then, the man walks out of his house on his way to work and sees this snail again. So looks at it and he says to it, "The f*ck's your problem?"
~ Roger-Roger's most memorable quote
You figure that joke out, you'll figure the streets out.
~ Roger
You already figured the streets out?
~ Roger
(after hearing Jake reply "you gotta control your smiles and cries") Smiles and cries, I hear ya.
~ Roger
(realizing what Alonzo's men are going to do to him) F*cking vampires want my pension!
~ Roger
(looks at fake arrest warrant) What am I supposed to do with this? Wipe my a**?
~ Roger
(realizing that his floor will be cut open in order for the stolen money to be confiscated and given to the Russian Mafia) Who'll pay for my floor?
~ Roger
(disgusted) I'm really gonna stand around and let them horsef-ck me.
~ Roger
(last lines and pretends that he got shot) Boom!
~ Roger



  • It isn't explained what type of drugs Roger sells or uses, presumably marijuana or cocaine.
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