Eric Roberts


Born in Biloxi, Mississippi, and grew up in and around the Atlanta area, Eric Roberts began his career in theatre in New York City where he won the Theatre World Award for his role on Broadway in “Burn This.”

He made his big debut in Hollywood in 1978 with the feature film KING OF GYPSIES for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best New Male Star. Two more Golden Globe Nominations would follow; Best Actor for STAR 80 and Best Supporting Actor for RUNAWAY TRAIN, for which he also received an Academy Award Nomination.

In addition, Roberts received acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival for his role in A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS and IT'S MY PARTY.

He also starred in LA CUCARACHA, which won Best Film at the Austin Film Festival, and for which Roberts won Best Actor at the New York Independent Film Festival that same year.

Other notable performances include his roles in Christopher Nolan’s THE DARK KNIGHT, FINAL ANALYSIS, and Paul Thoman Anderson's INHERENT VICE. He also played the main villain in Sylvester Stallone’s THE EXPENDABLES as well as Linda Lovelace’s doctor in LOVELACE.

On television, Roberts' memorable recurring roles include USA's “Suits,” “CSI,” and “Code Black” for CBS, NBC's “Heroes,” and “Crash” for Starz (he played the lead). He has appeared in guest star roles on ABC's “Greys Anatomy,” NBC's “Will & Grace,” Fox's “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” CBS' “Hawaii Five-O,” HBO's “Entourage,” and so much more.