Roscoe Born (born November 24, 1950) is an American actor born in Topeka, Kansas, who is best known for his varied roles on television. He played arch-villain Mitch Laurence on One Life to Live in six separate stints (1985, 1986, 1987, 2002-2003, 2009-2010, 2012).
Born has appeared most often in daytime television, first appearing on Ryan's Hope as troubled mob heir Joe Novak from 1981-83 and again in 1988. He next portrayed villain Mitch Laurence on One Life to Live from 1985-87 then again from 2002-03, reprising the role once again starting in November 2009. Born appeared on Santa Barbara in his best known roles Robert Barr (1989–91) and his twin Quinn Armitage (1990-91), a role that earned him an Emmy Award-nomination. He was also a regular on the primetime soap Paper Dolls as Mark Bailey in 1984. From April 2005 to January 2006 and again in March 2009, Born was on The Young and the Restless in the critically acclaimed role of the evil Tom Fisher. Many of his daytime roles showcased him in evil roles, with the exception of Nick Rivers on the 1995-1997 ABC series The City. Born played the dastardly Jim Thomasen on All My Children. In late 1997, he abruptly left the role and did not appear on daytime for the next several years (save bit parts on As the World Turns and Guiding Light). Born was working outside of the industry when One Life to Live rehired him from 2002- 03 to reprise the role of Mitch. Born portrayed an evil prison warden on Passions in 2007, and played the contract role of Dean Trent Robbins on the soap opera Days of Our Lives from May 29, 2008 to September 26, 2008.
Born died on March 3, 2020, at the age of 69. He died by suicide; his family issued a statement which said, "Roscoe has long struggled with bipolar disorder, a shadow that he succumbed to when he took his own life".