Gene Roth was an American actor born on January 8, 1903. He was born in South Dakota as Eugene Oliver Edgar Stutenroth. During his career, he acted in over 250 movies and was an active actor from 1922 to 1967. As a teenager, he attended West High School in Minnesota and graduated in 1920. After graduation, he began his acting career and appeared in many films as background characters. In the 1940s, his career really took off and he began being cast as a scruffy, heavy-set, abrasive character. One of his most memorable roles is when he did comedy short films with the Three Stooges. Roth decided to retire from acting in the 1970s and began working part-time in a drug store to pass the time. He also participated in many conventions and acted in small parts at each event. He died on July 19, 1976 after being struck by a car in a hit and run accident.