Dallas Roberts

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Dallas Roberts
Born Dallas Mark Roberts
(1970-05-10) May 10, 1970 (age 44)
Houston, Texas, United States
Education The Juilliard School (1994)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Christine Jones

Dallas Mark Roberts (born May 10, 1970) is an American stage and screen actor. He is most recently known for playing Milton Mamet in season three of AMC's post-apocalyptic horror television series, The Walking Dead (2012–2013). He is also a regular on Seasons 2 and 3 of Unforgettable, where he plays Eliot Delson, and a recurring character on The Good Wife since Season 2, where he plays Owen Cavanaugh.

Early life and education[edit]

Roberts was born and raised in Houston, Texas, where he attended Paul Revere Middle School and Robert E. Lee High School.[1][2] He then moved to Sarasota, Florida, where he graduated from Sarasota High School in 1988 and attended Manatee Community College.[3][4] In 1990, Roberts was accepted to the Juilliard School in New York City, where he graduated in 1994[3] as a member of the Drama Division's Group 23.[5]


Roberts is primarily based in New York City, where he regularly appears in theatrical productions. Off-Broadway he has appeared in a revival of Lanford Wilson's Burn This, opposite Edward Norton and Catherine Keener; in Adam Rapp's Nocturne, for which he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award; and in Caryl Churchill's A Number, opposite Sam Shepard and later Arliss Howard, among others. He was slated to make his Broadway debut as Tom Wingfield in a revival of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie opposite Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson and Josh Lucas, but was replaced by Christian Slater during rehearsals.

Roberts' film work includes the screen adaptation of Michael Cunningham's A Home at the End of the World, opposite Colin Farrell and Robin Wright Penn, and supporting roles in Walk the Line and The Notorious Bettie Page, among others. He also had a regular role on the Showtime drama The L Word.

He starred in the AMC original series Rubicon as Miles Fiedler, a genius intelligence analyst at a national think tank. He has guest starred in twelve episodes of the CBS series The Good Wife as the brother of the character Alicia Florrick, played by Julianna Margulies.

From 21 August 2012 through 31 March 2013, Roberts was in the cast of the hit AMC television show The Walking Dead, playing scientist Milton Mamet, who studies "walkers" (zombies). From 2013 to 2014 Roberts has played Eliot Delson in the formerly-CBS and currently-A&E television crime drama Unforgettable, alongside Poppy Montgomery, Dylan Walsh, and Jane Curtin among others.

Personal life[edit]

Roberts is married to scenic designer Christine Jones; the couple have two children.[6]



  1. ^ Dansby, Andrew (January 23, 2012). "Dallas Roberts finds cold comfort in 'The Grey'". Houston Chronicle. 
  2. ^ Leydon, Joe (January 28, 2012). "Running from wolves: Houston-born actor Dallas Roberts dashes through the snow in The Grey". Culture Map: Houston. 
  3. ^ a b Huisking, Charlie (July 19, 2004). "Roberts rules". Herald-Tribune. 
  4. ^ Handelman, Jay (August 1, 2010). "Navigating the 'Rubicon'". Herald-Tribune. 
  5. ^ "Alumni News". The Juilliard School. September 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11. 
  6. ^ Napoleon, Davi (February 19, 2010). "Christine Jones: Creating "Theater for One", Designing 'American Idiot'". The Faster Times. 

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