Roy has played with several big bands throughout his career: Stan Kenton – Woody Herman – Xavier Cugat – Urbie Green – Kai Winding – the Bands at the Copacabana and Plaza Hotel in New York – the Johnny Haig Big Hotel Band in Las Vegas – Ken Poston Jazz Festivals, L.A., since 1995 – Steven Harris concerts since 2001 – Tours throughout U.S. with the “Stan Kenton Alumni Orchestra”, since 1993.
Roy can be seen and heard in many films. Just to name a few; JFK, My Fellow Americans, Dead Again, Lush Life, Coneheads, School Ties, Elizabethtown, For The Boys, Presidio, Naked Gun 33 1/3, and Police Academy VI. Some television film credits include: Sinatra mini series, Star Trek-The Next Phase, T.V. Movie of the Week: Seduced By Madness, and I Desire. Roy has recorded with over 100 artists and now has four releases as a bandleader.
Between 1968 and 1974 in Miami, Florida, Roy Wiegand played in the Jackie Gleason Show, as well as 6 annual Miss America and Miss Universe Shows. In addition, he had a steady 6 night a week job at the Americana Hotel. From 1974 to 1978 in his hometown, New Orleans, Louisiana, he played at the Fairmont Hotel Show Orchestra, with Band Leader, Dick Stabile, where his very close friend, Frank Trapani, was the lead trumpet player. In between 1978 and 1982, Roy worked in Las Vegas, Nevada in the Johnny Haig’s Great Relief Band. In 1982, he returned back to Los Angeles, where he now resides.