Dallas Roberts

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Dallas Roberts
Born Dallas Mark Roberts
(1970-05-10) May 10, 1970 (age 46)
Houston, Texas, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Christine Jones
Children 2

Dallas Mark Roberts (born May 10, 1970) is an American actor. He played Milton Mamet in season three of AMC's The Walking Dead (2012–2013). He was a regular on Seasons 2 and 3, and guest on Season 4 of Unforgettable as Eliot Delson, and has a recurring role as Owen Cavanaugh on The Good Wife since Season 2.

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 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, and supporting roles in Walk the Line and The Notorious Bettie Page, among others. He had a regular role on the Showtime drama The L Word.[6] He starred in the AMC original series Rubicon as Miles Fiedler, a genius intelligence analyst at a national think tank.[7] He has made guest appearances in twelve episodes to date on The Good Wife.[8][9] He has also made many appearances on Law & Order and its spinoff, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

From August 2012 through March 2013, Roberts was in the cast of The Walking Dead as scientist Milton Mamet, who studies "walkers" (zombies).[10][11] From 2013-15, he played Eliot Delson on Unforgettable.[12][13]

Personal life[edit]

Roberts is married to scenic designer Christine Jones; the couple have two children.[14]

Select filmography[edit]


  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. ^ "Alan Cumming Joins Cast of Showtime's "The L Word"". www.playbill.com. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "How 'Rubicon' became much more than a conspiracy thriller". www.hitfix.com. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "Exclusive: 'Good Wife' casts 'L Word' alum Dallas Roberts to play Alicia's gay bro". www.ew.com. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "Stockard Channing and Dallas Roberts Are Returning to The Good Wife". www.vulture.com. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "'Walking Dead' Postmortem: Dallas Roberts on Milton's Twisted Fate". www.hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "'The Walking Dead' Season 3 Interview: Dallas Roberts on Milton's Present & Future". screenrant.com. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  12. ^ "CBS' 'Unforgettable' Adds Dallas Roberts As Regular, Two Recurring For Season 2". deadline.com. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  13. ^ "'Walking Dead' alum Dallas Roberts talks new 'Unforgettable' role (and his hilarious 'Law & Order' guest history)". www.ew.com. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  14. ^ Napoleon, Davi (February 19, 2010). "Christine Jones: Creating "Theater for One", Designing 'American Idiot'". The Faster Times. 

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