Eric Roberts

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Eric Roberts
Eric Roberts.jpg
Roberts in Sydney, Australia, 2012
BornEric Anthony Roberts
(1956-04-18) April 18, 1956 (age 58)
Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.
EducationHenry W. Grady High School
OccupationActor
Years active1977–present
Home townAtlanta, Georgia
Spouse(s)Eliza Garrett (m. 1992)
ChildrenEmma Roberts
ParentsWalter Grady Roberts
Betty Lou Bredemus
RelativesJulia Roberts (sister)
Lisa Roberts Gillan (sister)
Keaton Simons (stepson)
Website
www.ericrobertsactor.com
 
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Eric Roberts
Eric Roberts.jpg
Roberts in Sydney, Australia, 2012
BornEric Anthony Roberts
(1956-04-18) April 18, 1956 (age 58)
Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.
EducationHenry W. Grady High School
OccupationActor
Years active1977–present
Home townAtlanta, Georgia
Spouse(s)Eliza Garrett (m. 1992)
ChildrenEmma Roberts
ParentsWalter Grady Roberts
Betty Lou Bredemus
RelativesJulia 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. His younger siblings, Julia Roberts (from whom he was estranged until 2004) and Lisa Roberts Gillan, are also actors. His parents, Betty Lou (née Bredemus) and Walter Grady Roberts, one-time actors and playwrights, 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] They 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]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1964Another WorldTed BancroftTelevision series
1974How to Survive a MarriageN/ATelevision series
1978King of the GypsiesDaveNominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Acting Debut – Male
1980Paul's CasePaulTelevision film
1981Raggedy ManTeddy
1983Star 80Paul SniderBoston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
1983Miss LonelyheartsMiss LonelyheartsTelevision film
1984The Pope of Greenwich VillagePaulie
1985Coca-Cola Kid, TheThe Coca-Cola KidBecker
1985Runaway TrainBuckNominated – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
1986Slow BurnJacob AschTelevision film
1986Nobody's FoolRiley
1988To Heal a NationJan ScruggsTelevision film
1989Best of the BestAlex Grady
1989Blood RedMarco CollogeroFilmed in 1986, but released only three years later.[23][24]
Noteworthy for featuring Julia Roberts (Eric's sister) in her film debut.[25][26]
1989Rude AwakeningFred
1990Ambulance, TheThe AmbulanceJosh Baker
1990The Lost CaponeAl CaponeTelevision film
1990Descending Angel
1991Vendetta: Secrets of a Mafia BrideSean McLearyTelevision film
1991Lonely HeartsFrank
1991By the SwordAlexander Villard
1992Fugitive Among UsCal HarperTelevision film
1992Final AnalysisJimmy Evans
1993Best of the Best 2Alex Grady
1993Love Honor & Obey: The Last Mafia MarriageJoe Bonanno Jr.Television film
1993VoyageGil FreelandTelevision film
1993Love, Cheat & StealReno Adams
1994BabyfeverAnthony
1994FreefallGrant Orion
1994Love Is a GunJack Hart
1994SensationDr. Ian Burton
1994Specialist, TheThe SpecialistTomas Leon
1994The Hard TruthDr. Chandler Etheridge
1995Nature of the Beast, TheThe Nature of the BeastAdrian
1995Immortals, TheThe ImmortalsJack
1995Saved by the LightDannion BrinkleyTelevision film
1996Power 98Karlin Pickett
1996Grave, TheThe GraveCass
1996It's My PartyNick Stark
1996Doctor WhoThe Master/BruceTelevision film
1996Heaven's PrisonersBubba Rocque
1996Cable Guy, TheThe Cable GuyHimself
1996Dark AngelWalter D'ArcangeloTelevision film
1996American StraysMartin
1996The Glass CageMontrachet
1996Past PerfectDylan Cooper
1996Drew Carey Show, TheThe Drew Carey ShowStevenTelevision episode "Drew's Other Man"
1996In Cold Blood (miniseries)Perry SmithNominated – Satellite Award for Best Actor - Miniseries or Television Film
1996Public EnemiesArthur DanlopTelevision film
1997FrasierChetTelevision episode, voice role "Roz's Krantz & Gouldenstein Are Dead"
1997Odyssey, TheThe OdysseyEurymachusTelevision miniseries
1997Most WantedAssistant Deputy Director Spencer
1997OzRichard L'ItalienTelevision episode "Capital P"
1997T.N.T.Russo
1997–98C-16: FBIJohn OlanskyTelevision series (13 episodes)
1998Prophecy II, TheThe Prophecy IIMichael
1998Shadow Men, TheThe Shadow MenBob Wilson
1998False PretenseHenry Smolenskyalso known as Dead End
1998Cucaracha, LaLa CucarachaWalter Pool
1999PurgatoryBlackjack BrittonTelevision film
1999BitterSweetMr. Venti
1999LanskyBen Siegel (age 40)Television film
1999Touched by an AngelNick StrattonTelevision episode "Made in the U.S.A"
1999Restraining OrderRobert Woodfield
1999WildflowersJacob
1999SpawnPeteyTelevision episode; voice role "The Mindkiller"
1999FaçadeColin Wentworth
1999Two Shades of BlueCalvin Stasi
1999Heaven's FireDean McConnellTelevision film
1999Hitman's RunTony Lazorka/John Dugan
1999Hunger, TheThe HungerJeanTelevision episode "The Dream Sentinel"
2000The BeatnicksMack Drake
2000SanctimonyLieutenantTelevision film
2000No AlibiVictor Haddock/Stanley Joiner
2000Luck of the DrawCarlo
2000The AlternateThe Replacement
2000FalconeRaymond 'The Madman' RicciTelevision series (4 episodes)
2000Cecil B. DementedHoney's Ex
2000TripfallMr. Eddie
2000Race Against TimeJames GabrielTelevision film
2000The King's GuardAugustus Talbert
2000Mercy StreetsRome
2001Strange FrequencyBob Henry
2001King of Queens, TheThe King of QueensStrohmeyerTelevision episode "Paint Misbehavin"
2001Law & Order: Special Victims UnitSam WinfieldTelevision episode "Victims"
2001MindstormDavid Mendez
2001Stiletto DanceKit AdrianTelevision film
2001Fast SofaRobinson
2001Walking ShadowPolice Chief DeSpainTelevision film
2001Frozen in FearSeanTelevision film
2001RaptorSheriff Jim Tanner
2001Rough Air: Danger on Flight 534First Officer Mike HoganTelevision film
2001Con GamesOfficer Hopkins
2002Endangered SpeciesPolice Lt. Mike 'Sully' Sullivan
2002Roughing ItThe ForemanTelevision film
2002Wrong NumberJosh Grey
2002SpunThe Man
2002BreakawayJimmy Scalzetti
2002Wolves of Wall StreetDyson Keller
2002–05Less than PerfectWill ButlerTelevision (59 episodes)
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor - Television Series Musical or Comedy
2002Justice League and Justice League UnlimitedMongul (voice)Television (3 episodes)
2003IntoxicatingTeddy
2003National SecurityNash
2003The Long Ride HomeSheriff Hank Bowman
2003L.A. ConfidentialPierce PatchettTV pilot
2004Killer WeekendJack Talbot
2004Miss Cast AwayMaximus Powers
2004Six: The Mark UnleashedDallas
2004Border BluesCoyote Larry
2005Final ApproachCoach Davis
2005Confessions of an Action StarPolice Chiefalso known as Sledge: The Untold Story
2005Break a LegMichael Richard Lange
2005Graves EndTarkington Alexander Graves
2005Danny PhantomDark Danny (voice)
2005CSI: MiamiKen KramerTelevision episode "Whacked"
2005Civilization of Maxwell Bright, TheThe Civilization of Maxwell BrightArlis
20068 of DiamondsCharlie Klamanski
2006Phat GirlzRobert Myer
2006Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, AA Guide to Recognizing Your SaintsOlder Antonio
2006Hollywood DreamsThomas Kurt
2006One WayNick Swell
2006DOA: Dead or AliveDonovan
2006–07L Word, TheThe L WordGabriel McCutcheonTelevision (3 episodes)
2006Fatal DesireJoeTelevision film
2006AuroraMr. Brown
2007PandemicMayor DalesandroTelevision film
2007HeroesAgent ThompsonTelevision (8 episodes)
2008Light Years AwayDr. Howard Melvin
2008Witless ProtectionWilford Duvall
2008Fear ItselfHarry Siegal/Harry BenderTelevision episode "Spooked"
2008Law & Order: Criminal IntentRoy HubertTelevision episode "Betrayed"
2008Dark HoneymoonL.A. Guy
2008Dark Knight, TheThe Dark KnightSal Maroni
2008Depth ChargeCommander KriegTelevision film
2008Cleaner, TheThe CleanerRay CrinTelevision episode "Here Comes the Boom"
2008EntourageHimselfTelevision episode "Tree Trippers"
2008CyclopsEmperor TiberiusTelevision film
2009In the Blink of an EyeCaptain Jones
2009Steam Experiment, TheThe Steam ExperimentGrant
2009Rock SlydeJake the Deliveryman
2009Royal KillDad
2009Shannon's RainbowMitchell Prescott
2009Edgar Allan Poe's LigeiaVaslov
2009The Whole TruthYaro Maroslav
2009Butcher, TheThe ButcherMerle Hench
2009Project SolitudeJohn Sola
2009CrashSeth BlanchardTelevision (13 episodes)
2009Crimes of the PastRobert Byrne
2010Westbrick MurdersJohn
2010Enemies Among UsCobbs
2010GroupieAngus
2010Expendables, TheThe ExpendablesJames Munroe
2010ClassBenjamin SheffieldTelevision film
2010Reality StarFrank
2010SharktopusDr. Nathan SandsTelevision film
2010Hunt to KillLee Davis
2010ChuckPackardTelevision episode "Chuck Versus the Couch Lock"
2010First DogPresident of the United States
2010Bed & Breakfast: Love is a Happy AccidentMr. Hopewell
2010KingshighwayFrank Monviano
2011The WayshowerParley Hinkins
2011The Young and the RestlessVance AbramsTelevision series (2010-2011)
2011Criminal Minds: Suspect BehaviorAndy ArmusTelevision episode "The Time Is Now"
2011ChilleramaGeneral BukkakeSegment "Wadzilla"[27]
2011BurnedCaptain HollowayTelevision film
2011Silver CaseSenator
2011Burn NoticeReed PerkinsTelevision episode "Fail Safe"
2011JesseChris
2011GraceMichael GraceTelevision film
2011Vegan 101Dr. Eaton WrightSeason 3
2012obSETHedEricTelevision series
2012DeadlineRonnie Bullock
2012Heal ThyselfDr. CashShort film
2012Snow White: A Deadly SummerGrant
2012The Dead Want WomenSonny Barnes
2012BloodworkN/A
2012The FinderUncle Shad
2012The Whipping ClubPriestCinematic Book Trailer
2012Femme FatalesDavid BannionTelevision series (1 episode)
2012The Night Never SleepsHector
2012Mirror ImageCaptain Fanning
2012Bullet in the FaceRackenTelevision series
2012Stealing Las VegasAlex Stratholme
2012Beyond the TrophySgt. Bachman
2012A Halloween PuppyTedTelevision film
2012L'onore e il rispetto 3Tom Di MaggioItalian Television Series
2012The MarkCooper
2012Das KindRobert Stern
2012Worth: The Testimony of Johnny St. JamesHickey
2012Christmas in ComptonTommy Maxell
2012MaryDoctor MarleyShort film
201223 Minutes to SunriseDaniel
2012This Shining NightMarc
2012The Unbreakable SwordCaptain Lockwood
2012iVOTEMcAllumShort film
2013Eric's PlaceEricTelevision series (1 episode)
2013LovelaceNat Laurendi
2013Hansel & Gretel: Warriors of WitchcraftMr. Sebastian
2013The Devil's DozenN/A
2013A Talking Cat!?!Duffy the CatVoice role
2013BetrayalTony
2013High Heels, Low StandardsSenator StarlingTelevision series (1 episode)
2013Revelation Road: The Beginning of the EndSheriff Jensen
2013This Is Our TimeBob
2013Sink HoleCutter
2013Paranormal MovieDr. Lipschitz
2013Lip ServiceMr. Esposito
2013Cool Cat Finds a GunCelebrity PSAShort film
2013Potter's FiledPeterShort film
2013Scavenger KillersAgent Guthro
2013Tainted LoveFred LucasTelevision series (4 episodes)
2013The ClothFather Tollman
2013The Hot FlashesLawrence Humphrey
2013Revelation Road 2: The Sea of Glass and FireSheriff Jensen
2013The Perfect SummerLou
2013A New York HeartbeatCasket Mike
2013Assault on Wall StreetLawyer Patterson
2013RunJeremiah
2013AbstractionAngelo Moretti
2013Self StorageWalter
2013CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationBrother Daniel LarsonEpisodes: "Skin in the Game"
"The Devil and D.B. Russell"
2013So This Is ChristmasBill
2013The Mark: RedemptionCooper
2013Assumed KillerTaxi DriverTelevision film
2013Before I SleepDavid
2013Deadtime StoriesN/ATelevision series (1 episode)
2013The Ten: VainN/A
2013All American Christmas CarolN/A
2013Bonnie & Clyde: JustifiedFrank
2013Day of the GunAbraham Tanner
2013Dante's Inferno AnimatedDanteVoice role
2013White TRicardo
2013The Wicked WithinDr. Woods
2013Jet SetDr. Brix
2013The House Across the StreetOfficer Peterson
2013Janie CharismanicMax
2013Family on BoardProsecutorShort film
2013Rumors of WarsZurn
2013Garden of EdenEarl Wild
2013Las Vegas StoryWalter
2013Before It's Too LateJackShort film
2014Good Mourning, LucilleRistori
2014Chicks Dig Gay GuysMr. Wagner
2014Love Me TrueFather Anthony
2014BlackJacksMr. Cromwell
20142 Bedroom 1 BathDr. Philip TenenbaumCompleted
2014JustifiedAgent MillerTelevision series (1 episode)
2014SuitsCharles Forstman
2014Eternity: The MovieGene WeinerCompleted
2014Road to the OpenTim GollantCompleted
2014Six Gun SurvivorThe DevilPost-Production
2014SebastienJonathanPost-Production
2014FracturedDr. Jason BallardPost-Production
2014Camp DreadJulian BarrettCompleted
2014The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)Governor HughesPost-Production
2014Zombie DreamEric
2014Thriller TownThe Boss
2014Rock StoryAndy GraniteFilming
2014StrandedWilliamPost-Production
2014Les WolfN/AFilming
2014Miracle UndergroundChilean PresidentPre-Production
2014Down AngelWarren KnoxPre-Production
2014Story of EvaDetective WoodPost-Production
2014Dante's Hell DocumentedDante (voice)Post-Production
2014Job's DaughterDetective McQueenPost-Production
2014The Beautiful OnesCarlPost-Production
2014Moments of ClarityHal SpreadumFilming
2014IntentDetective GordonCompleted
2014Spreading DarknessStu UndercofflerPost-Production
2014All American HorrorJim BlackwellPost-Production
2014Taco ShopOld School EddieCompleted
2014The FixN/AFilming
2014A Remarkable LifeJackPost-Production
2014Buddha EyesGreg MorrisonPre-Production
2014Santa's Boot CampMall SantaPost-Production
2014Golden ShoesFrankPost-Production
2014Relentless JusticeLanzetta
2014Doctor MeDr. McMillanPost-Production
2014Jake's RoadKeithPost-Production
2014RockLandMichael RossiPre-Production
2014L.A. SlasherThe MayorPost-Production
2014A Bet's a BetMr. CampbellPost-Production
2014Let the Lion RoarAugustine of HippoDocumentary
2014Dead RingerPeter BengstonPost-Production
2014The Rally 2: Breaking the CurseSantiagoFilming
2014The Best Thanksgiving EverRodPost-Production
2014Sector 4Shadow ManFilming
2014StarcrossedRommel LazarusPost-Production
2014Skin TraffikThe ExecutivePost-Production
2014Project 12: The BunkerHenderson
2014Wild Things in Europe 3DDetective NovakPre-Production
2014It's Not a DateDadPost-Production
2014Monsters of Mulberry StreetJoseph ColettiFilming
2014A Fatal ObsessionMichael RyanPost-Production
2014Cowboys vs. DinosaursTrent WalkerPost-Production
2014Lazarus RisingJames ConnellyPost-Production
2015The Confidence GameDavid
2015West EndVictor TreviCompleted
2015Kowel's VoiceKempf
2015School's OutEric Roberts
2015The UnwantedDr. Glen BennettPre-Production

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