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Robert Jay "Bobby" Roth (born 1950) is a television and film director, screenwriter and producer.
Roth began his tertiary education at the University of California, Berkeley studying philosophy and creative writing before earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Cinema at the University of Southern California in 1972. He continued his education at the University of California, Los Angeles enrolling in the Master of Fine Arts program and received his graduate degree in motion picture production in 1975.
In the following year, he wrote, produced and directed his first film, Independence Day.
Since then, Roth has written, produced, and directed dozens of television and feature films and episodes. His 1984 film Heartbreakers was entered into the 35th Berlin International Film Festival. TV series he's worked on include, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Numb3rs, Commander in Chief, Without a Trace, New Amsterdam, Raising the Bar, Criminal Minds, Prison Break, Lost, FlashForward, Fringe, Life Unexpected, V, The Mentalist, Revenge, and Breakout Kings.