As a middle schooler, Roy was painfully shy. Practically at gunpoint, his mother forced him to take speech classes to address the issue. The speech class so happened to be taught by the drama teacher. Thanks to that teacher, no one has had much success getting Roy to shut up since then. After 40 years, Roy went back on stage in the role of Sir Thomas More in A Man For All Seasons. All actors dream of a great death scene on stage, and he got his in this role. It remains his favorite today. A close second would be Don Baker in Butterflies Are Free. Roy played a blind guitar singer, but the fun part was watching his poor director work around the fact that Roy could not sing or play the guitar.