Dallas Roberts

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Dallas Roberts
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Roberts in 2018
Dallas Mark Robert

(1970-05-10) May 10, 1970 (age 50)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)Christine Jones

Dallas Mark Roberts (born May 10, 1970) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Milton Mamet in the third season of AMC's The Walking Dead (2012-2013), Eliot Delson on Unforgettable, and Owen Cavanaugh on The Good Wife. He also starred in the Netflix comedy Insatiable.

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 State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota.[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 appeared in twelve episodes of The Good Wife as Alicia Florrick's (Julianna Margulies) gay brother, Owen.[8][9] He has also made many appearances on Law & Order and its spinoff, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He also appeared in a crossover arc between SVU, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Fire as serial killer Gregory Yates.[10]

From August 2012 through March 2013, Roberts was in the cast of The Walking Dead as scientist Milton Mamet, who studies "walkers" (zombies).[11][12] From 2013 to 2015, he played Eliot Delson on Unforgettable.[13][14]

Personal life[edit]

Roberts is married to scenic designer Christine Jones; the couple have two sons.[15]

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. ^ Ausiello, Michael (August 3, 2010). "Exclusive: 'Good Wife' casts 'L Word' alum Dallas Roberts to play Alicia's gay bro". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  9. ^ Martin, Denise (March 13, 2013). "Stockard Channing and Dallas Roberts Are Returning to The Good Wife". www.vulture.com. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  10. ^ Stanhope, Kate (December 22, 2015). "'Chicago P.D.' Boss Teases Dallas Roberts' (Final?) Return for 'Intense' 'SVU' Crossover". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  11. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (March 31, 2013). "'Walking Dead' Postmortem: Dallas Roberts on Milton's Twisted Fate". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  12. ^ "'The Walking Dead' Season 3 Interview: Dallas Roberts on Milton's Present & Future". screenrant.com. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  13. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "CBS' 'Unforgettable' Adds Dallas Roberts As Regular, Two Recurring For Season 2". deadline.com. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  14. ^ Bierly, Mandi (July 28, 2013). "'Walking Dead' alum Dallas Roberts talks new 'Unforgettable' role (and his hilarious 'Law & Order' guest history)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  15. ^ Napoleon, Davi (February 19, 2010). "Christine Jones: Creating "Theater for One", Designing 'American Idiot'". The Faster Times.

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