M.I.A. serviceman whom Hawke rescues
Roche-once a hero
J. W. Smith as Roach in Once a Hero (episode).
First appearance Once a Hero (episode)
Last appearance n/a. Single appearance.
Portrayed by J. W. Smith
Nickname(s) *
Aliases *
Gender male
Occupation soldier
Title *
Status rescued by Hawke and returned to the United States
Nationality American

Roach is a character who makes a one-time appearance in the Season 2 episode titled "Once a Hero".


Hawke and his friends raid a P.O.W. camp in Laos looking for Saint John Hawke. During the firefight, they notice some prisoners being loaded onto a truck. Hawke pursues in Airwolf and forces the truck to stop and drives off its guards. He boards the truck and finds three M.I.A. prisoners and asks if anyone knows where Saint John is. No one really knows but Roach, one of the M.I.A.s, tells him that some other prisoners were taken away earlier on.

Portrayed By

Roach is played by J. W. Smith.[1]


  1. Imdb entry for J. W. Smith

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