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Encyclopedia > Eric Roberts
Eric Roberts
Born Eric Anthony Roberts
April 18, 1956 (1956-04-18) (age 52)
Biloxi, Mississippi
Spouse(s) Eliza Garrett (1992-)

Eric Anthony Roberts (born on April 18, 1956, in Biloxi, Mississippi) is an Academy Award-nominated American film and stage actor. He was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, attended Grady High School, and is the older brother of actresses Lisa Roberts Gillan and Julia Roberts as well as the father of actress Emma Roberts and stepfather of singer/songwriter Keaton Simons. Roberts also has a half sister named Nancy Motes who was born in 1976 from his mother's second marriage. is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Biloxi redirects here. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Biloxi redirects here. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... Atlanta redirects here. ... Lisa Roberts Gillan (born as Lisa Roberts January 1, 1965 in Decatur, Georgia) is an American actress. ... Julia Fiona Roberts (born October 28, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress and former fashion model. ... Emma Rose Roberts (born February 10, 1991) is an American actress, the daughter of actor Eric Roberts and the niece of actresses Lisa Roberts Gillan and Julia Roberts. ...

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Awards

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. In 1987, he won the Theatre World Award for his Broadway debut performance in Burn This. The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Runaway Train is a 1985 film which tells the story of two escaped convicts and a female train worker who are stuck on a runaway train as it barrels through snowy desolate Alaska. ... The Theatre World Award is an American honor given annually to an actor or an actress in recognition of an outstanding breakout performance in their New York City stage debut. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Burn This is a play by Lanford Wilson. ...


Roles

His other starring roles include King of the Gypsies (1978), Star 80 (1983), Raggedy Man, The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), The Coca-Cola Kid (1985), Rude Awakening (1988), Best of the Best (1989), By the Sword (1991),Best of the Best 2 (1993), The Specialist (1994), The Immortals (1995), La Cucaracha (1998), Purgatory (1999), and Con Games (2001). In 1996, he appeared in the Doctor Who TV movie in the role of the Master. He also appears in the 2000 film Race Against Time as a father who sells his organs to pay for hospital treatment for his son and in the 2003 film Spun as "The Man" alongside Mickey Rourke and Jason Schwartzmann. He also performed the voice of Dark Danny in Nickelodeon's Danny Phantom. He also made a cameo appearance in The Cable Guy. Star 80 is a 1983 film about the true story of Playboy playmate of the year Dorothy Stratten who was murdered by her estranged husband (Paul Snider) in 1980. ... Raggedy Man is a 1981 film starring Sam Shepard and Sissy Spacek. ... The Pope of Greenwich Village is a 1984 American film starring Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts, Daryl Hannah, Geraldine Page, Kenneth McMillan and Burt Young. ... The Coca Cola Kid is a romantic comedy film, released in 1985. ... Rude Awakening can refer to the following films: 1908 silent film by French director Georges Méliès. ... Best of the Best is a 1989 martial arts film. ... By the Sword is a 1991 film starring F. Murray Abraham and Eric Roberts as world-class fencers. ... Best of the Best 2 is a 1993 martial arts movie. ... For the modification for the game Half-Life, see The Specialists. ... The Immortals is a 1995 action/thriller/drama movie produced by Elie Samaha and directed by Brian Grant. ... // An outlaw band led by Blackjack Britton and second man Gavin Guthrie (played by prison breaks Peter Stormare) flees a posse and rides into Refuge, a small town where no one carries a gun, drinks, or swears. ... Doctor Who (film) redirects here. ... This article is about the character. ... For the Florida rock band, see SPÜN. Spun is a 2002 independent movie directed by Jonas Åkerlund and written by Creighton Vero and Will de los Santos. ... Philip Andre Mickey Rourke, Jr. ... Jason Schwartzman (born June 26, 1980) is an American actor. ... Dark Danny is a villain in Danny Phantom, created by the fusion of the ghost-halves of the shows protagonist, Danny Phantom and his arch-enemy, Vlad Plasmius. ... This article is about the TV channel. ... Danny Phantom is an animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon, produced by Billionfold Studios. ... For the comedian, see Larry the Cable Guy. ...


Roberts recently starred in Royal Kill, a psychological thriller that also stars Pat Morita, Lalaine, and Gail Kim and is directed by Babar Ahmed. Royal Kill is a 2007 psychological thriller starring Academy Award nominees Pat Morita and Eric Roberts along with Lalaine and professional wrestler Gail Kim. ... Noriyuki Pat Morita (June 28, 1932 – November 24, 2005) was an American actor who is probably best known for playing the roles of Arnold on the TV show Happy Days and Mr. ... Lalaine Ann Vergara-Paras (born June 3, 1987[1][2] in Burbank, California), also known as Lalaine, is an American actress, singer and Spokesperson. ... Gail Kim (born February 20, 1976) [1][2]) is a Korean Canadian professional wrestler, valet, and actress. ... Babar Ahmed is the writer/director of the psychological thriller Royal Kill starring Academy Award nominee Pat Morita (Mr Miyagi from The Karate Kid), Academy Award Nominee Eric Roberts, Gail Kim, and Lalaine. ...


Roberts appeared as a panelist on the television game show Hollywood Squares. Most recently, Roberts has co-starred on the ABC sitcom Less Than Perfect. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Less Than Perfect was an American television sitcom television program that began airing on ABC on October 1, 2002 and ended on June 6, 2006. ...


In 2006, Roberts appeared in the film A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. In the same year, he was also guest starred on The L Word as Shane McCutcheon's father, Gabriel. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints is a 2006 crime/drama film written and directed by Dito Montiel and based on his memoir of the same name. ... This article is about the TV series. ... Information Gender Female Occupation Hairdresser Family Gabriel McCutcheon (Father) Shay McCutcheon (Brother) Portrayed by Katherine Moennig Created by Ilene Chaiken Shane McCutcheon is a fictional character on the Showtime television network series The L Word, shown nationally in the United States. ...


He also appeared in the 2007 action film DOA: Dead or Alive. Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Roberts appeared in The Killers' music video for their song "Mr. Brightside" 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. And in 2007, he appeared in the video for Godhead's "Hey You". The Killers are an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, most famous for their hit singles Somebody Told Me, Mr. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Mr. ... This article is about the singer. ... We Belong Together is a pop–R&B song recorded by Mariah Carey for her ninth studio album The Emancipation of Mimi (2005) and released as the albums second single in 2005 (see 2005 in music). ... The Emancipation of Mimi track listing Its like That is a song written by Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal, and Johnta Austin, and produced by Carey, Dupri, and Seal for Careys tenth studio album, The Emancipation of Mimi (2005). ... Kishan Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Badara Akon Thiam,[1][2] often going by the shorter Aliaune Thiam[3] (born October 14, 1981),[4] and better known by his stage name Akon, is an American R&B singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, and record executive. ... Smack That is the first single from Akons second album Konvicted and features Eminem. ... Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known as Eminem or Slim Shady, is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning American rapper, record producer and actor from the Detroit, Michigan area. ... Godhead is an industrial rock band that originated in the Washington D.C.-area in the 1990s. ...


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 community activist. CSI: Miami is a spinoff of the popular CBS network series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. ... For information about the Record company see Death Row Records For information about the computer game see Deathrow (game) Death Row is a term that refers to the section of a prison that houses individuals awaiting execution. ... Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 5 DVD Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU) is the first of three spin-offs of Law & Order (the other two being Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Trial by Jury; all series are presented on the NBC...


In early January 2007, Roberts starred in the two-part mini-series Pandemic as the mayor of Los Angeles. Pandemic is a 2007 Hallmark production starring Tiffani Thiessen and Faye Dunaway. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


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" Mongul is a DC Comics supervillain created by Jim Starlin and Len Wein. ... Justice League is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network. ... Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) was the name of an American animated television series that was produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. ... For the Man Who Has Everything is both a comic book story and a Justice League Unlimited episode // For the Man Who Has Everything is a story by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons published in Superman Annual #11. ...


He has recently joined the cast of Heroes as Thompson, an associate of Mr. "Horn-Rimmed Glasses" Bennet.[1] Heroes is an American science fiction serial drama television series created by Tim Kring, which premiered on NBC on September 25, 2006. ... This is a list of fictional characters in the television series Heroes. ... Mr. ...


Roberts has joined the Batman Begins sequel, The Dark Knight, as Sal Maroni, an organized crime boss.[2] For the video game based on the film, see Batman Begins (video game). ... The Dark Knight is an upcoming 2008 American superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman. ... Salvatore Vincent The Boss Maroni is a fictional character, owned by DC Comics, who exists in that companys DC Universe. ...


Satire/spoofs

An episode of the satiric cartoon series South Park featured Roberts as a star in a re-enactment of America's Most Wanted. He plays the genetically engineered half-man, half-monkey sidekick of the character Mephisto, where he overacts his part. During the re-enactment's taping, a snowstorm forces a group of characters to resort to cannibalism. Roberts is the first casualty because, as the mayor of South Park puts it, "No one gives a shit about Eric Roberts." Cartmans Mom Is Still a Dirty Slut is the 15th episode of South Park which aired on April 22, 1998. ... This article is about the TV series. ... For the professional wrestling tag team, see Americas Most Wanted (professional wrestling). ... Cannibal redirects here. ...


He was also name-checked in an episode of Seinfeld; after giving away the ending of the film, Kramer tells George that Roberts' performance as the husband in the film The Other Side of Darkness was "unforgettable." Seinfeld is an Emmy Award-winning American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from July 5, 1989 to May 14, 1998, running a total of 9 seasons. ... Cosmo Kramer is a fictional character on the American television sitcom Seinfeld (1989–1998), played by Michael Richards. ... George Louis Costanza is a fictional character in the United States-based television sitcom Seinfeld (1989–1998), played by Jason Alexander. ...


He was portrayed as a clay figure on MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch where he fought alongside his sister, Julia, against Donny and Marie Osmond. This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Celebrity Deathmatch is a claymation parody television show that pits celebrities against each other in a wrestling ring, almost always ending in the losers gruesome death. ... Donald Clark Donny Osmond (born December 9, 1957) is an American entertainer. ... Olive Marie Osmond (born October 13, 1959 in Ogden, Utah) is an American actress, singer, and a member of the show business family, The Osmonds. ...


Roberts was parodied in the web cartoon series College University, participating in a martial arts competition for washed-up action stars. He never got to compete, though, as the Transformer Optimus Prime knocked him out and stole his name tag. It should be noted that although in writing he was dubbed Eric Roberts, throughout the entire episode everybody referred to him as "Julia Roberts' Brother." The cartoon can be viewed at College University Character Bios.[3] College University, often abbreviated as CU, is a Flash cartoon series revolving around the comedic exploits of two high school friends attending the less than prestigious College University. ... Optimus Prime (known as Convoy in Japan) is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Transformers universes. ...


Also, SFX when listing previous Masters in Doctor Who, put in Roberts' category: "Out-acted by a CGI snake in the same production." SFX is a British science fiction magazine, published every four weeks. ... This article is about the character. ... This article is about the television series. ... Computer-generated imagery[1] (also known as CGI) is the application of the field of computer graphics or, more specifically, 3D computer graphics to special effects in films, television programs, commercials, simulators and simulation generally, and printed media. ...


Personal life

Roberts had his daughter Emma Roberts on February 10, 1991 with his then-girlfriend Kelly Cunningham. The relationship ended. Then, he married Eliza Garrett in 1992. He was arrested for allegedly shoving his wife into the wall in a domestic dispute in 1995, but his wife later refused to press charges. [4] His daughter Emma has joined her father and aunts in the acting business. She has a starring role on the Nickelodeon series Unfabulous and has appeared in the films Blow (2001), Aquamarine (2006) and starred in Nancy Drew (2007) as the title character. Emma Rose Roberts (born February 10, 1991) is an American actress, the daughter of actor Eric Roberts and the niece of actresses Lisa Roberts Gillan and Julia Roberts. ... This article is about the TV channel. ... Unfabulous is an American childrens television series on Nickelodeon about an unfabulous junior high school student, played by Emma Roberts. ... A strike may be referred to as a blow. ... Aquamarine is a 2006 film starring Joanna JoJo Levesque, Emma Roberts and Sara Paxton. ... Nancy Drew is a feature film released on June 15, 2007 in the U.S., loosely based on the popular series of mystery novels about the titular teen detective. ...


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 on the telephone and shared a bit of personal information. He confirmed that he and his more famous sister Julia Roberts were estranged for several years. The source of the estrangment had been Eric's past drug abuse, and Julia's siding with his ex-girlfriend over the custody battle over Emma Roberts. In 2004, he told People magazine, that he and Julia reconciled when he went to visit her in the hospital after she gave birth to twins.[5] is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is a biography of Howard Stern as an individual; for information regarding his radio show see The Howard Stern Show. ... Mike Walker is the name of several people: Mike Walker (radio dramatist) is a dramatist for BBC radio Mike Walker (columnist) is a gossip columnist for the National Enquirer. ... The National Enquirer is a national American supermarket tabloid. ... Julia Fiona Roberts (born October 28, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress and former fashion model. ... Emma Rose Roberts (born February 10, 1991) is an American actress, the daughter of actor Eric Roberts and the niece of actresses Lisa Roberts Gillan and Julia Roberts. ...


External links

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References

  1. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Dale, Cohen, Roberts get casting calls", The Hollywood Reporter, January 23, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-01-26. 
  2. ^ HEROIC SAVE. NYPost.com. Retrieved on 2007-05-14.
  3. ^ College University Character Bios. Coggeuniv.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-08.
  4. ^ http://crime.about.com/library/blrobertseric.htm, http://www.absolutecelebrities.com/mugshot/eric_roberts.html
  5. ^ Michael Fleeman (December 15, 2004) Julia Roberts, Brother Eric Reunited People. Accessed 2008-01-30.
Preceded by
Anthony Ainley
The Master
1996
Succeeded by
Derek Jacobi
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