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Eric Roberts
Eric Roberts.jpg
Roberts in Sydney, Australia, 2012
Born Eric Anthony Roberts
(1956-04-18) April 18, 1956 (age 58)
Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.
Education Henry W. Grady High School
Occupation Actor
Years active 1977–present
Home town Atlanta, Georgia
Spouse(s) Eliza Garrett (m. 1992)
Children Emma Roberts
Parents Walter Grady Roberts
Betty Lou Bredemus
Relatives Julia Roberts (sister)
Lisa Roberts Gillan (sister)
Keaton Simons (stepson)
Website
www.ericrobertsactor.com

Eric Anthony Roberts (born April 18, 1956) is an American actor. His career began with King of the Gypsies (1978), earning a Golden Globe nomination for best actor debut. He earned both a Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination for his supporting role in Runaway Train (1985). Through the 1990s and 2000s he maintained dramatic film and TV-movie roles while appearing in TV series. His TV work includes three seasons with the sitcom Less than Perfect and a recurring role on the NBC drama Heroes. His sisters Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan, and daughter Emma Roberts, also have acting careers.

Early life[edit]

Roberts was born in Biloxi, Mississippi to Betty Lou (née Bredemus) and Walter Grady Roberts, one-time actors and playwrights, who met while touring a production of George Washington Slept Here for the armed forces.[1] In 1963, they co-founded the Atlanta Actors and Writers Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia, off Juniper Street in Midtown. They ran a children's acting school in Decatur, Georgia while they were expecting Julia. Roberts' mother became a church secretary and real estate agent, and his father, Walter Grady Roberts, a vacuum cleaner salesman.[2] Roberts' younger siblings, Julia Roberts (from whom he was estranged until 2004) and Lisa Roberts Gillan, are also actors.

Roberts' parents filed for divorce in 1971 and it was finalized early in 1972.[3] Eric stayed with his father Walter in Atlanta, estranged from his sisters.[1] Father Walter died of cancer in March 1977.[1] [4] Lisa, Julia and mother Betty moved to Smyrna, Georgia, after the divorce.[1] In 1972, mother Betty married Michael Motes, who was abusive and often unemployed. In 1983, Betty divorced Motes, citing cruelty and stating that marrying him was the biggest mistake of her life.[5] Michael Motes and Betty had a daughter in 1976,[1] Nancy Motes, who died February 9, 2014, at age 37, of an apparent drug overdose.[6]

Roberts is of English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent.[7][8]

Career[edit]

Roberts got his start on the now-defunct NBC daytime soap opera Another World originating the role of Ted Bancroft from February 14, 1977, to June 17, 1977.

Roberts received Golden Globe nominations for his early starring roles in King of the Gypsies (1978) and Star 80 (1983). He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1985 for his role as the escaped convict Buck in the film Runaway Train; the award went to Don Ameche in Cocoon. In 1987, he won the Theatre World Award for his Broadway debut performance in Burn This.

Roberts's other starring roles included Raggedy Man (1981), The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), The Coca-Cola Kid (1985), Nobody's Fool (1986), Best of the Best (1989), By the Sword (1991), Best of the Best 2 (1993), The Immortals (1995), La Cucaracha (1998), Purgatory (1999), and Stiletto Dance (2001). He also had major supporting roles in the films Final Analysis (1992), The Specialist (1994), and Shannon's Rainbow (2009). He played the Archangel Michael in The Prophecy II (1997).

In 1996, he appeared in the Doctor Who Television film in the role of the Master. As of 2011, he is the only American actor to play the role. When SFX listed previous Masters in Doctor Who, the magazine said of Roberts: "Out-acted by a CGI snake in the same production." In a darkly comic touch, the onscreen wife of Roberts' human character, who is killed by her newly possessed husband (who is taken over by the Master in the form of the above-mentioned CGI snake), is played by his real-life wife.

His recent projects include A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, DOA: Dead or Alive and Royal Kill. He appeared in The Dark Knight as Sal Maroni, a Gotham City Mafia boss who hires The Joker to kill the titular superhero and a renegade mob accountant.[9]

Roberts co-starred on the ABC situation comedy Less than Perfect. He appeared in an episode of CSI: Miami as Ken Kramer, a murderer on death row convicted of killing a young couple. Another notable TV appearance was the episode "Victims" of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit where he played Sam Winfield, a former cop turned vigilante. In the same year, he was also guest starred on The L Word as Gabriel McCutcheon, the father of Shane McCutcheon. In early January 2007, Roberts starred in the two-part mini-series Pandemic as the mayor of Los Angeles.

Roberts voiced the Superman villain Mongul in the animated series Justice League, and reprised his role in Justice League Unlimited in the episode "For the Man Who Has Everything". He performed the voice of Dark Danny in Nickelodeon's Danny Phantom. He appeared in the first season of Heroes as Thompson, an associate of Mr. Bennet.[10] He then reprised the role in the third-season episode "Villains" and in the fourth-season "The Wall".

Roberts appeared in The Killers music video for their song "Mr. Brightside" and "Miss Atomic Bomb" as well as in the music videos for Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" and "It's Like That". In 2006, he appeared in the video for Akon's "Smack That", featuring Eminem. In 2007, he appeared in the video for Godhead's "Hey You". He appeared as a panelist on the television game show Hollywood Squares. In February 2009, Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke, who starred with Roberts in The Pope of Greenwich Village, said he hoped that Roberts would soon be offered a role which would resurrect his career in the way that The Wrestler rejuvenated Rourke's.[11]

He portrayed Seth Blanchard on the second season of the Starz series, Crash, from 2009. In 2009, Roberts appeared as himself in "Tree Trippers", a season five episode of Entourage. He is portrayed as a mushroom and drug fanatic as he gives the boys mushrooms and joins them to Joshua Tree National Park to trip as they contemplate Vince's next movie decision. It was announced in June 2010 that he would be joining the cast of the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless starting July 12.[12] In 2010, he appeared in the action film The Expendables. Later that year, he appeared alongside Steve Austin and Gary Daniels, his co-stars from The Expendables, in the 2010 action film Hunt to Kill. December 2010 saw the premiere of the fourth season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, which documented Roberts' struggle with dependency on medical marijuana. Roberts starred in the 2012 mystery thriller Deadline, playing the role of politically incorrect reporter Ronnie Bullock.

Personal life[edit]

Roberts's daughter Emma Roberts, with his then-girlfriend Kelly Cunningham,[13] was born on February 10, 1991. Emma eventually became an actress as well, making her major-film debut at age 10 in the 2001 drama Blow.[13]

On January 12, 2001, Roberts visited The Howard Stern Radio Show with his wife during a segment called "The Gossip Game" with Mike Walker of the National Enquirer. He confirmed that he and his sister Julia Roberts had been estranged for several years. The source of the estrangement had been his past drug abuse and her siding with his ex-girlfriend over the custody of his daughter, Emma. In 2004, he told People magazine that he and his sister were reconciled when he visited her in the hospital after she gave birth to twins.[14]

Roberts is a vegan and supporter of animal rights.[15][16][17][18]

Arrests and drug problems[edit]

In 1987, Roberts was arrested for possession of cocaine and marijuana, and resisting arrest after he tried to assault a New York police officer.[19] He spent 36 hours in jail, pleaded guilty to harassment, and had all other charges dropped.[20]

In February 1995, Roberts was arrested for shoving his wife, Eliza Garrett, into a wall.[19] He subsequently announced that he was giving up drug use entirely.[20]

In 2010, Roberts appeared as a cast member in the fourth season of the VH1 reality television series Celebrity Rehab, for dependency on medical marijuana.[21] His wife, Eliza, and his stepson, Keaton Simons, appeared in Episode 6 to discuss the effects of his addiction on their lives.[22]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1964 Another World Ted Bancroft Television series
1974 How to Survive a Marriage N/A Television series
1978 King of the Gypsies Dave Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Acting Debut – Male
1980 Paul's Case Paul Television film
1981 Raggedy Man Teddy
1983 Star 80 Paul Snider Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
1983 Miss Lonelyhearts Miss Lonelyhearts Television film
1984 The Pope of Greenwich Village Paulie
1985 Coca-Cola Kid, TheThe Coca-Cola Kid Becker
1985 Runaway Train Buck Nominated – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
1986 Slow Burn Jacob Asch Television film
1986 Nobody's Fool Riley
1988 To Heal a Nation Jan Scruggs Television film
1989 Best of the Best Alex Grady
1989 Blood Red Marco Collogero Filmed in 1986, but released only three years later.[23][24]
Noteworthy for featuring Julia Roberts (Eric's sister) in her film debut.[25][26]
1989 Rude Awakening Fred
1990 Ambulance, TheThe Ambulance Josh Baker
1990 The Lost Capone Al Capone Television film
1990 Descending Angel
1991 Vendetta: Secrets of a Mafia Bride Sean McLeary Television film
1991 Lonely Hearts Frank
1991 By the Sword Alexander Villard
1992 Fugitive Among Us Cal Harper Television film
1992 Final Analysis Jimmy Evans
1993 Best of the Best 2 Alex Grady
1993 Love Honor & Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage Joe Bonanno Jr. Television film
1993 Voyage Gil Freeland Television film
1993 Love, Cheat & Steal Reno Adams
1994 Babyfever Anthony
1994 Freefall Grant Orion
1994 Love Is a Gun Jack Hart
1994 Sensation Dr. Ian Burton
1994 Specialist, TheThe Specialist Tomas Leon
1994 The Hard Truth Dr. Chandler Etheridge
1995 Nature of the Beast, TheThe Nature of the Beast Adrian
1995 Immortals, TheThe Immortals Jack
1995 Saved by the Light Dannion Brinkley Television film
1996 Power 98 Karlin Pickett
1996 Grave, TheThe Grave Cass
1996 It's My Party Nick Stark
1996 Doctor Who The Master/Bruce Television film
1996 Heaven's Prisoners Bubba Rocque
1996 Cable Guy, TheThe Cable Guy Himself
1996 Dark Angel Walter D'Arcangelo Television film
1996 American Strays Martin
1996 The Glass Cage Montrachet
1996 Past Perfect Dylan Cooper
1996 Drew Carey Show, TheThe Drew Carey Show Steven Television episode "Drew's Other Man"
1996 In Cold Blood (miniseries) Perry Smith Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actor - Miniseries or Television Film
1996 Public Enemies Arthur Danlop Television film
1997 Frasier Chet Television episode, voice role "Roz's Krantz & Gouldenstein Are Dead"
1997 Odyssey, TheThe Odyssey Eurymachus Television miniseries
1997 Most Wanted Assistant Deputy Director Spencer
1997 Oz Richard L'Italien Television episode "Capital P"
1997 T.N.T. Russo
1997–98 C-16: FBI John Olansky Television series (13 episodes)
1998 Prophecy II, TheThe Prophecy II Michael
1998 Shadow Men, TheThe Shadow Men Bob Wilson
1998 False Pretense Henry Smolensky also known as Dead End
1998 Cucaracha, LaLa Cucaracha Walter Pool
1999 Purgatory Blackjack Britton Television film
1999 BitterSweet Mr. Venti
1999 Lansky Ben Siegel (age 40) Television film
1999 Touched by an Angel Nick Stratton Television episode "Made in the U.S.A"
1999 Restraining Order Robert Woodfield
1999 Wildflowers Jacob
1999 Spawn Petey Television episode; voice role "The Mindkiller"
1999 Façade Colin Wentworth
1999 Two Shades of Blue Calvin Stasi
1999 Heaven's Fire Dean McConnell Television film
1999 Hitman's Run Tony Lazorka/John Dugan
1999 Hunger, TheThe Hunger Jean Television episode "The Dream Sentinel"
2000 The Beatnicks Mack Drake
2000 Sanctimony Lieutenant Television film
2000 No Alibi Victor Haddock/Stanley Joiner
2000 Luck of the Draw Carlo
2000 The Alternate The Replacement
2000 Falcone Raymond 'The Madman' Ricci Television series (4 episodes)
2000 Cecil B. Demented Honey's Ex
2000 Tripfall Mr. Eddie
2000 Race Against Time James Gabriel Television film
2000 The King's Guard Augustus Talbert
2000 Mercy Streets Rome
2001 Strange Frequency Bob Henry
2001 King of Queens, TheThe King of Queens Strohmeyer Television episode "Paint Misbehavin"
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Sam Winfield Television episode "Victims"
2001 Mindstorm David Mendez
2001 Stiletto Dance Kit Adrian Television film
2001 Fast Sofa Robinson
2001 Walking Shadow Police Chief DeSpain Television film
2001 Frozen in Fear Sean Television film
2001 Raptor Sheriff Jim Tanner
2001 Rough Air: Danger on Flight 534 First Officer Mike Hogan Television film
2001 Con Games Officer Hopkins
2002 Endangered Species Police Lt. Mike 'Sully' Sullivan
2002 Roughing It The Foreman Television film
2002 Wrong Number Josh Grey
2002 Spun The Man
2002 Breakaway Jimmy Scalzetti
2002 Wolves of Wall Street Dyson Keller
2002–05 Less than Perfect Will Butler Television (59 episodes)
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor - Television Series Musical or Comedy
2002 Justice League and Justice League Unlimited Mongul (voice) Television (3 episodes)
2003 Intoxicating Teddy
2003 National Security Nash
2003 The Long Ride Home Sheriff Hank Bowman
2003 L.A. Confidential Pierce Patchett TV pilot
2004 Killer Weekend Jack Talbot
2004 Miss Cast Away Maximus Powers
2004 Six: The Mark Unleashed Dallas
2004 Border Blues Coyote Larry
2005 Final Approach Coach Davis
2005 Confessions of an Action Star Police Chief also known as Sledge: The Untold Story
2005 Break a Leg Michael Richard Lange
2005 Graves End Tarkington Alexander Graves
2005 Danny Phantom Dark Danny (voice)
2005 CSI: Miami Ken Kramer Television episode "Whacked"
2005 Civilization of Maxwell Bright, TheThe Civilization of Maxwell Bright Arlis
2006 8 of Diamonds Charlie Klamanski
2006 Phat Girlz Robert Myer
2006 Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, AA Guide to Recognizing Your Saints Older Antonio
2006 Hollywood Dreams Thomas Kurt
2006 One Way Nick Swell
2006 DOA: Dead or Alive Donovan
2006–07 L Word, TheThe L Word Gabriel McCutcheon Television (3 episodes)
2006 Fatal Desire Joe Television film
2006 Aurora Mr. Brown
2007 Pandemic Mayor Dalesandro Television film
2007 Heroes Agent Thompson Television (8 episodes)
2008 Light Years Away Dr. Howard Melvin
2008 Witless Protection Wilford Duvall
2008 Fear Itself Harry Siegal/Harry Bender Television episode "Spooked"
2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Roy Hubert Television episode "Betrayed"
2008 Dark Honeymoon L.A. Guy
2008 Dark Knight, TheThe Dark Knight Sal Maroni
2008 Depth Charge Commander Krieg Television film
2008 Cleaner, TheThe Cleaner Ray Crin Television episode "Here Comes the Boom"
2008 Entourage Himself Television episode "Tree Trippers"
2008 Cyclops Emperor Tiberius Television film
2009 In the Blink of an Eye Captain Jones
2009 Steam Experiment, TheThe Steam Experiment Grant
2009 Rock Slyde Jake the Deliveryman
2009 Royal Kill Dad
2009 Shannon's Rainbow Mitchell Prescott
2009 Edgar Allan Poe's Ligeia Vaslov
2009 The Whole Truth Yaro Maroslav
2009 Butcher, TheThe Butcher Merle Hench
2009 Project Solitude John Sola
2009 Crash Seth Blanchard Television (13 episodes)
2009 Crimes of the Past Robert Byrne
2010 Westbrick Murders John
2010 Enemies Among Us Cobbs
2010 Groupie Angus
2010 Expendables, TheThe Expendables James Munroe
2010 Class Benjamin Sheffield Television film
2010 Reality Star Frank
2010 Sharktopus Dr. Nathan Sands Television film
2010 Hunt to Kill Lee Davis
2010 Chuck Packard Television episode "Chuck Versus the Couch Lock"
2010 First Dog President of the United States
2010 Bed & Breakfast: Love is a Happy Accident Mr. Hopewell
2010 Kingshighway Frank Monviano
2011 The Wayshower Parley Hinkins
2011 The Young and the Restless Vance Abrams Television series (2010-2011)
2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Andy Armus Television episode "The Time Is Now"
2011 Chillerama General Bukkake Segment "Wadzilla"[27]
2011 Burned Captain Holloway Television film
2011 Silver Case Senator
2011 Burn Notice Reed Perkins Television episode "Fail Safe"
2011 Jesse Chris
2011 Grace Michael Grace Television film
2011 Vegan 101 Dr. Eaton Wright Season 3
2012 obSETHed Eric Television series
2012 Deadline Ronnie Bullock
2012 Heal Thyself Dr. Cash Short film
2012 Snow White: A Deadly Summer Grant
2012 The Dead Want Women Sonny Barnes
2012 Bloodwork N/A
2012 The Finder Uncle Shad
2012 The Whipping Club Priest Cinematic Book Trailer
2012 Femme Fatales David Bannion Television series (1 episode)
2012 The Night Never Sleeps Hector
2012 Mirror Image Captain Fanning
2012 Bullet in the Face Racken Television series
2012 Stealing Las Vegas Alex Stratholme
2012 Beyond the Trophy Sgt. Bachman
2012 A Halloween Puppy Ted Television film
2012 L'onore e il rispetto 3 Tom Di Maggio Italian Television Series
2012 The Mark Cooper
2012 Das Kind Robert Stern
2012 Worth: The Testimony of Johnny St. James Hickey
2012 Christmas in Compton Tommy Maxell
2012 Mary Doctor Marley Short film
2012 23 Minutes to Sunrise Daniel
2012 This Shining Night Marc
2012 The Unbreakable Sword Captain Lockwood
2012 iVOTE McAllum Short film
2013 Eric's Place Eric Television series (1 episode)
2013 Lovelace Nat Laurendi
2013 Hansel & Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft Mr. Sebastian
2013 The Devil's Dozen N/A
2013 A Talking Cat!?! Duffy the Cat Voice role
2013 Betrayal Tony
2013 High Heels, Low Standards Senator Starling Television series (1 episode)
2013 Revelation Road: The Beginning of the End Sheriff Jensen
2013 This Is Our Time Bob
2013 Sink Hole Cutter
2013 Paranormal Movie Dr. Lipschitz
2013 Lip Service Mr. Esposito
2013 Cool Cat Finds a Gun Celebrity PSA Short film
2013 Potter's Filed Peter Short film
2013 Scavenger Killers Agent Guthro
2013 Tainted Love Fred Lucas Television series (4 episodes)
2013 The Cloth Father Tollman
2013 The Hot Flashes Lawrence Humphrey
2013 Revelation Road 2: The Sea of Glass and Fire Sheriff Jensen
2013 The Perfect Summer Lou
2013 A New York Heartbeat Casket Mike
2013 Assault on Wall Street Lawyer Patterson
2013 Run Jeremiah
2013 Abstraction Angelo Moretti
2013 Self Storage Walter
2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Brother Daniel Larson Episodes: "Skin in the Game"
"The Devil and D.B. Russell"
2013 So This Is Christmas Bill
2013 The Mark: Redemption Cooper
2013 Assumed Killer Taxi Driver Television film
2013 Before I Sleep David
2013 Deadtime Stories N/A Television series (1 episode)
2013 The Ten: Vain N/A
2013 All American Christmas Carol N/A
2013 Bonnie & Clyde: Justified Frank
2013 Day of the Gun Abraham Tanner
2013 Dante's Inferno Animated Dante Voice role
2013 White T Ricardo
2013 The Wicked Within Dr. Woods
2013 Jet Set Dr. Brix
2013 The House Across the Street Officer Peterson
2013 Janie Charismanic Max
2013 Family on Board Prosecutor Short film
2013 Rumors of Wars Zurn
2013 Garden of Eden Earl Wild
2013 Las Vegas Story Walter
2013 Before It's Too Late Jack Short film
2014 Good Mourning, Lucille Ristori
2014 Chicks Dig Gay Guys Mr. Wagner
2014 Love Me True Father Anthony
2014 BlackJacks Mr. Cromwell
2014 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Dr. Philip Tenenbaum Completed
2014 Justified Agent Miller Television series (1 episode)
2014 Suits Charles Forstman
2014 Inherent Vice Mickey Wolfmann Completed
2014 Eternity: The Movie Gene Weiner Completed
2014 Road to the Open Tim Gollant Completed
2014 Six Gun Survivor The Devil Post-Production
2014 Sebastien Jonathan Post-Production
2014 Fractured Dr. Jason Ballard Post-Production
2014 Camp Dread Julian Barrett Completed
2014 The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) Governor Hughes Post-Production
2014 Zombie Dream Eric
2014 Thriller Town The Boss
2014 Rock Story Andy Granite Filming
2014 Stranded William Post-Production
2014 Les Wolf N/A Filming
2014 Miracle Underground Chilean President Pre-Production
2014 Down Angel Warren Knox Pre-Production
2014 Story of Eva Detective Wood Post-Production
2014 Dante's Hell Documented Dante (voice) Post-Production
2014 Job's Daughter Detective McQueen Post-Production
2014 The Beautiful Ones Carl Post-Production
2014 Moments of Clarity Hal Spreadum Filming
2014 Intent Detective Gordon Completed
2014 Spreading Darkness Stu Undercoffler Post-Production
2014 All American Horror Jim Blackwell Post-Production
2014 Taco Shop Old School Eddie Completed
2014 The Fix N/A Filming
2014 A Remarkable Life Jack Post-Production
2014 Buddha Eyes Greg Morrison Pre-Production
2014 Santa's Boot Camp Mall Santa Post-Production
2014 Golden Shoes Frank Post-Production
2014 Relentless Justice Lanzetta
2014 Doctor Me Dr. McMillan Post-Production
2014 Jake's Road Keith Post-Production
2014 RockLand Michael Rossi Pre-Production
2014 L.A. Slasher The Mayor Post-Production
2014 A Bet's a Bet Mr. Campbell Post-Production
2014 Let the Lion Roar Augustine of Hippo Documentary
2014 Dead Ringer Peter Bengston Post-Production
2014 The Rally 2: Breaking the Curse Santiago Filming
2014 The Best Thanksgiving Ever Rod Post-Production
2014 Sector 4 Shadow Man Filming
2014 Starcrossed Rommel Lazarus Post-Production
2014 Skin Traffik The Executive Post-Production
2014 Project 12: The Bunker Henderson
2014 Wild Things in Europe 3D Detective Novak Pre-Production
2014 It's Not a Date Dad Post-Production
2014 Monsters of Mulberry Street Joseph Coletti Filming
2014 A Fatal Obsession Michael Ryan Post-Production
2014 Cowboys vs. Dinosaurs Trent Walker Post-Production
2014 Lazarus Rising James Connelly Post-Production
2015 The Confidence Game David
2015 West End Victor Trevi Completed
2015 Kowel's Voice Kempf
2015 School's Out Eric Roberts
2015 The Unwanted Dr. Glen Bennett Pre-Production

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