Roland Corben is the elderly bank manager of the Kingston Falls Bank and he has a really good relationship with his employee Gerald Hopkins (who hopes to take over the bank when Corben goes into retirement) while he has a less good relationship with Billy Peltzer, who is a member of the regular bank staff. He also seem gets along well with Ruby Deagle and appears to be oblivious to Hopkins' sneaky and rude behavior.
He is first seen when Billy's dog Barney, whom Billy had taken with him to work, jumps over the desk and attacks Deagle, who had approached Billy and threatened to take Barney and punish him for destroying one of her decorative snowmen. Corben and Gerald comes to Deagle's aid and both of them yells at Billy for taking his dog with him, with Corben complimenting Gerald's comment about the bank not being a pet store. Later, Corben is seen talking with Mrs. Harris who insists on getting more time for her husband to pay off their debts and asks him to speak with Deagle about it. He denied her request however. Although he seems hardnosed, he does have a sense of humanity, electing not to terminate Billy's employment over the Barney incident.
- In a deleted scene that is supposed to take place later on in the film, it is revealed that he has gotten killed by the gremlins, who apparently smashed a clock over his head. This deleted scene was considered canon, as the book stated this as well.
- He appears to be easy to manipulate and deceive.
- He was portrayed by Edward Andrews (the role became his last and final performance).