Eric Anthony Roberts is an American actor. He is the older brother of actress Julia Roberts. Roberts got his start on the now-defunct NBC daytime soap opera Another World originating the role of Ted Bancroft from February 14, 1977, to June 17, 1977. He has been nominated for three Golden Globes and two Academy Awards.
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Eric Anthony Roberts is an American actor. He is the older brother of actress Julia Roberts. Roberts got his start on the now-defunct NBC daytime soap opera Another World originating the role of Ted Bancroft from February 14, 1977, to June 17, 1977. Roberts received Golden Globe Award nominations for his early starring roles in King of the Gypsies and Star 80. 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. Roberts’ other starring roles included Paul’s Case, The Pope of Greenwich Village, The Coca-Cola Kid, Nobody’s Fool, Best of the Best and The Expendables. He also had major supporting roles in the films Final Analysis, The Specialist and Inherent Vice. In 1996, he appeared in the Doctor Who television film in the roles of the Master and the Master’s wife. Roberts is of English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent. He appeared in an episode of CSI: Miami as a convicted murderer on a young couple of death row. Another notable appearance was the episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit where he played Sam Winfield, a former cop turned vigilante. He starred in the 1997 television miniseries Made in C-16 for its entire run. He played the Archangel Michael Ritter in the movie Tripfall in 1998. Roberts co-starred on the ABC comedy Less than Perfect on the same year he was also guest-starring on The Word with Shane Lutcheon as the father of Shane McCutcheon, Shane McCredy.
He has been nominated for three Golden Globes and two Academy Awards for his roles in Star 80, Raggedy Man and The Pope Of Greenwich Village. He won the Theatre World Award for his Broadway debut performance in Burn This in 1987. Roberts was nominated as Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television for the film C- 16 for the entire run of the film Tripfall. In 1997, he starred in a TV miniserie version of In Cold Blood, in which he played a young man on death row who kills a young woman. His role in the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie, The Master, was played by his real-life wife, who is killed by her newly possessed husband taken over by the Master, is played by Roberts’ onscreen wife. The Master is the only non-UK actor to play as The Master in the television movie. Roberts has appeared in more than 596 credits, including RaggedY Man, The Specialist, Cecil B. Demented, National Security, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, The Dark Knight, The Expendable and In inherent Vice. He received a nomination for a third Golden Globe and a nominations for an Academy Award for Best supporting Actor for his portrayal of Buck McGeehy in Runaway Train in 1985. His younger siblings, Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan, are also actors.