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Eric Roberts

Eric Roberts
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Eric Roberts Biography

Eric Anthony Roberts (born on April 18, 1956, in Biloxi, Mississippi) is an American film actor. He was raised in Smyrna, Georgia, and is the older brother of actress Julia Roberts. 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. His other starring roles include Star 80 (1983), The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), Best of the Best (1989), The Specialist (1994) and The Immortals (1995). In 1996 he appeared in the Doctor Who television movie in the role of the Master. He has also appeared in the music videos for "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers and "It's Like That" and "We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey. In an episode of South Park, he was parodied as a fading character actor who was eaten by cannibals. He also appears in the 2002 film "Spun" as "The Man" alongside Mickey Rourke and Jason Schwartzmann. He also did the voice of Dan Phantom, Danny Phantom's evil future self. Most recently, Roberts has co-starred on the ABC sitcom Less Than Perfect. His daughter Emma has joined her father and aunt in the acting business. Recently, Emma Roberts gained a starring role on the Nickelodeon series Unfabulous. Apart from the aforementioned jobs, he has also appeared in many B Movies, and continues to do so. It is widely recognised that, barring his Oscar nomination, the role he played in the 1989 epic "Best of the Best", was his most highly thought of role. Read Full Bio >>

Eric Roberts Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
2013 Bare Bones International Film Festival Best Actor So This Is Christmas (2013). Nominated
2013 Hoboken International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award Won
2012 Long Island Film Festival Frank Currier Actor's Award Silver Case (2011). Won
2012 L.A. Indies Awards Lead Actor Silver Case (2011). Won
2003 Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Comedy or Musical "Less Than Perfect" (2002). Won

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Eric Roberts Trivia

  • Brother of Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan
  • He has a daughter with Kelly Cunningham.
  • Before he became a movie star, he appeared in at least two soap operas. "Another World" and "How To Survive a Marriage."
  • He was seriously injured in a car accident and spent three days in a coma. [1981]
  • Father of Emma Roberts
  • Brother in law of Tony Gillan
  • Step-father of Keaton Simons and Morgan Simons
  • Appeared with actor Clarence Williams III in Ja Rule music video "Down ass chick".
  • Attended Grady High School in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • His left hand ring finger is permanently disfigured, as a result of a 1980s car accident.
  • In Doctor Who (1996) (TV), he became the fifth actor to portray the Master. The evil character had previously been played in the series "Doctor Who" (1963) by Roger Delgado from 1971 until 1973, Peter Pratt in 1976, Geoffrey Beevers in 1981 and Anthony Ainley from 1981 until 1989.
  • Was chosen to act in "Princess" when the Wrestling Choreographer, Ranjan Chhibber, a big "Doctor Who" fan, suggested to the director Roberts be hired because he loved his performance as "The Master" in the "Doctor Who" made-for-tv movie on Fox.


Eric Roberts Photos

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    "The Hot Flashes" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

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    6th Annual Toscars Awards - Arrivals

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    2013 Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards - Arrivals

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    G Tom Mac "Untame the Songs" CD Release Party - Arrivals

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    5th Annual Cops 4 Causes Fallen Heroes Benefit Concert - Arrivals

  • Travie McCoy, Eric Roberts, Matt McGinley and Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo

    Z100's Jingle Ball 2011 - Press Room

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