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Eric Roberts

Full / Real Name: Eric Anthony Roberts
Born: 18 April 1956 (64 years old)
Gender: Male

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Eric Roberts is an American actor best known for his role as the escaped convict Buck in the film Runaway Train, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1985.

He is also known for his recurring role as Will Butler in 26 episodes of the television sitcom Less Than Perfect, from 2002-2005.

He also had a leading role in the short-lived cop drama C-16: FBI in 1997.

Roberts has also appeared in the television shows Another World, The Drew Carey Show, Frasier, Spawn, Oz, Touched By An Angel, The Hunger, Dark Realm, Falcone, The King Of Queens, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Strange Frequency, Witchblade, Russkie v Gorode Angelov, Justice League, CSI: Miami, Danny Phantom, The L Word, and Heroes.

He has appeared in the following made-for-TV movies:

Paul's Case (1980)
Miss Lonelyhearts (1983)
Slow Burn (1986)
To Heal a Nation (1988)
The Lost Capone (1990)
Descending Angel (1990)
Vendetta: Secrets of a Mafia Bride (1991)
Fugitive Among Us (1992)
Love, Honor & Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage (1993)
Voyage (1993)
Love, Cheat & Steal (1993)
Saved by the Light (1995)
Doctor Who (1996)
Dark Angel (1996)
In Cold Blood (1996)
The Odyssey (1997)
Purgatory (1999)
Lansky (1999)
Heaven's Fire (1999)
Race Against Time (2000)
Sanctimony (2000)
Strange Frequency (2001)
Stiletto Dance (2001)
Walking Shadow (2001)
The Flying Dutchman (2001)
Rough Air: Danger on Flight 534 (2001)
Roughing It (2002)
Christmas Rush (2002)
L.A. Confidential (2003)
Southern Comfort (2006)
Fatal Desire (2006)
Pandemic (2007)

Feature films he has appeared in include Rude Awakening (1989), Final Analysis (1992), Freefall (1994), The Immortals (1995), Heaven's Prisoners (1996), Dead End (1998), The Shadow Men (1998), Luck of the Draw (2000), Cecil B. DeMented (2000), Wrong Number (2001), Mindstorm (2001), Spun (2002), National Security (2003), Break a Leg (2005), DOA: Dead or Alive (2006) and One Way (2007).

He is the brother of actress Julia Roberts as well as the father of actress Emma Roberts and stepfather of singer/songwriter Keaton Simons.


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