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Roger Dashmiel is a main character in Stephen King's story, Lisey's Story. In the 2021 Apple TV+ miniseries, he is portrayed by Ron Cephas Jones.


Lisey's Story (2021 Miniseries)

Roger Dashmiel confronts Lisey Landon and tells her that she needs to give him Scott Landon’s papers so they can be reviewed. He tells her that just because she shared Scott’s bed doesn’t give her the right to withhold his papers. Lisey says no and crashes into his car before speeding off.

Dashmiel calls Jim Dooley later on to request his help in obtaining the papers. Dooley claims that “Professor Dashmiel knows more about Scott Landon than everyone on earth”.

Lisey confronts Dashmiel about Jim Dooley and his threats and Dashmiel insists he told Jim “no violence”. He seems disappointed in Jim and calls him to ask him about it but Jim’s phone is disconnected. Dashmiel recalls the first time he and Jim met- at a bar to talk about Scott Landon after Dashmiel saw Jim’s comments on a fansite and wanted a few quotes for his book.

One night, Jim calls Dashmiel to tell him that Lisey gave him some of the unpublished manuscripts and that they’re amazing. Dashmiel begs Jim to stay away from Lisey and doesn’t seem to believe that Lisey just “gave” Jim the manuscripts.

In Now You Must Be Still, Lisey calls Dashmiel and threatens him with a half a million dollar lawsuit unless he does what she asks. She tells him to call the police station and tell them that Jim is backing off. She then tells Dashmiel to call Jim to tell her that she’s giving in and going to give them the manuscripts. She instructs Dashmiel to tell Jim to come to hers at 10pm that night. Dashmiel is reluctant, but fearing the lawsuit he agrees and does what she asks.

At the end of the season, Dashmiel is reading the news and sees that Jim Dooley is at large for the murder of a police officer. He shakes his head in disbelief.


"You were nothing but a restaurant hostess when you caught his eye. The fact that you slept in his bed does not give you the right to withhold his unwritten papers from the rest of the world."
―Professor Dashmiel in Blood Hunt