Eric Roberts

Eric Roberts

Movie Actor

Eric Anthony Roberts is an American actor. His career began with a leading role in King of the Gypsies for which he received his first Golden Globe Award nomination. He was nominated again at the Golden Globes for his role in Bob Fosse's Star 80.

Full Name
Apr 18, 1956
5′ 10″
Net Worth


Eric Anthony Roberts was born on April 18, 1956, in Biloxi, Mississippi. His zodiac sign is Aries, and his ethnicity is Irish-American. He is the son of Betty Lou Bredemus and Walter Grady Roberts, and he has five siblings: Julia Roberts, Lisa Roberts Gillan, Nancy Motes, Kelly Cunningham and Barry Roberts. 

    Roberts started his career in 1976 with a small part in the movie King of the Gypsies as well as a minor role in the television series Baretta. In 1981 he had a star-making turn in Raggedy Man where he played an abusive husband opposite Sissy Spacek's character. His performance earned him a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture and the following year he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Star 80. 

    Throughout his career, Roberts has worked with many of Hollywood's biggest stars such as Bruce Willis, Danny Glover and Christian Slater among others. He has also starred in films such as The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), Runaway Train (1985) and The Dark Knight (2008). In addition to his film work he has also guest starred on several television shows including Friends, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and House M.D.. Eric currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Eliza Garrett Roberts.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1956</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Eric Roberts is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On April 18, 1956, Eric Roberts was born in Biloxi, Mississippi to Betty Lou Bredemus and Walter Grady Roberts.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1975</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Eric Roberts Begins Acting Career</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Eric Roberts begins his acting career with a minor role in the television series 'Kojak'.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1985</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">1st Academy Award Nomination</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Eric Roberts was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Runaway Train.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1990</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starred in The Dark Knight</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Eric Roberts starred as Sal Maroni in the superhero movie The Dark Knight.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Played in The Expendables</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Eric Roberts played James Munroe in the action film The Expendables.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starred in Heroes</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Eric Roberts starred as Sylar's father in the television series Heroes.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Earns Golden Globe Nomination</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Eric Roberts earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series for his role in Heroes.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Accomplished Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Eric Roberts is a highly accomplished actor with over 140 film and TV credits. He has been nominated for numerous awards including Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Emmy Awards and even a Grammy Award.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> His Acting Range is Impressive</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Eric Roberts is known for his range in his acting roles. He can play both dramatic and comedic roles as well as characters that are both heroic and villainous. He isn't afraid to take risks with his roles and this makes him an exciting actor to watch.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's An Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Eric Roberts is an inspiration to many actors and aspiring actors. Despite his tumultuous personal life, he has consistently worked hard to hone his craft and create great work. His resilience and dedication serve as an inspiration to all who pursue their dreams.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Older Brother of Julia Roberts</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Eric Roberts is the older brother of actress Julia Roberts. He was her mentor when she first started out in the business, and has acted alongside her in several movies.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Academy Award Nominated Actor</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Eric Roberts received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Runaway Train in 1986.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Starred in Over 500 Films</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Eric Roberts has appeared in over 500 films and television shows throughout his career, beginning with King of the Gypsies in 1978.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Appeared in DC Comics Films</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Eric Roberts has had roles in several DC Comics films, including Batman and The Dark Knight, as well as Smallville and Supergirl.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Played a Villain in The Expendables</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Eric Roberts played the villainous James Munroe in The Expendables, a 2010 action film starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, and Dolph Lundgren.</p></div>


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