Eric Roberts

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Date of Birth April 18, 1956
Place of Birth Biloxi, Mississippi
Age 64 years old
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Eric Roberts

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 again recognized by the Golden Globes for his interpretation of Paul Snider in Bob Fosse's Star 80. Roberts' performance in Runaway Train, as prison escapee Buck McGeehy, earned him a nomination for a third Golden Globe and a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He is the older brother of actress Julia Roberts. In a career spanning over 40 years, Roberts has amassed more than 561 credits, including Raggedy Man, The Pope of Greenwich Village, The Specialist, Cecil B. Demented, National Security, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, The Dark Knight, The Expendables and Inherent Vice.

Born: Eric Anthony Roberts, April 18, 1956, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.
Education: Henry W. Grady High School
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1977–present
Home town: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Children: Emma Roberts
Parent(s): Walter Grady Roberts, Betty Lou Bredemus
Relatives: Julia Roberts (sister), Lisa Roberts Gillan (sister), Keaton Simons (stepson), David Rayfiel (father-in-law), Lila Garrett (mother-in-law)
Website: Eric Roberts's Official site
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About Eric Roberts

American actor known for his roles in thrillers such as Star 80, The Dark Knight, and The Expendables. His role in the 1985 film, Runaway Train, earned him nominations for Golden Globe and Academy Awards.

Before Fame

He debuted on NBC's daytime soap opera, Another World, in 1977. The following year, he earned a Golden Globe nomination for his starring role in King of the Gypsies.


He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his role in the 1983 film, Star 80.

Family Life

His mother Betty Lou and father Waiter Grady Roberts worked as actors and and playwrights. His younger sister is actress Julia Roberts. In 1992, he married Eliza Roberts. Their daughter is actress Emma Roberts.


He had a role in the film Bloodwork, which starred Tricia Helfer.

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Latest information about Eric Roberts updated on March 04, 2021.