Roger Imhof began his performing career with a circus, then went on to tour in vaudeville with his wife Marcelle Coreine. An established stage performer, Imhof made his first film appearance in 1930. While under contract to Fox, he showed up in several films starring his friend Will Rogers. Elsewhere, he was generally cast as tight-lipped military officers or domineering fathers. In 1940's Little Old New York, he had a cute opening bit as millionaire-to-be John Jacob Astor. Roger Imhof remained in films until 1945.