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Eric Roberts, an American actor born on April 18, 1956, in Biloxi, Mississippi, has had a prolific career in the entertainment industry. His journey into acting began with a leading role in "King of the Gypsies" (1978), earning him his first Golden Globe Award nomination.


This early success was followed by another Golden Globe nomination for his role in "Star 80" (1983). Roberts' performance in "Runaway Train" (1985) as the character Buck McGeehy garnered him significant acclaim, resulting in a third Golden Globe nomination and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.


Over the years, Eric Roberts has displayed remarkable versatility, appearing in a wide array of films and television series. His notable film appearances include roles in "Raggedy Man" (1981), "The Pope of Greenwich Village" (1984), "Final Analysis" (1992), "The Specialist" (1994), and "The Cable Guy" (1995). His work extends to independent films, blockbusters, television series, animation, and even short and student films.

Roberts' TV career is equally extensive, with a standout role in the 1996 "Doctor Who" television film where he played the Master.  He also had a main role in the sitcom "Less than Perfect" (2002–2005) and recurring roles in series like "Heroes" (2007–2010), "The Young and the Restless" (2010–2011), "Suits" (2014–2019), and "The Righteous Gemstones" (2022). 


Beyond the screen, Roberts has also featured in various music videos, including those for The Killers, Chris Cornell, and Mariah Carey.

Roberts' marriage to Eliza Garrett in 1992 has been a cornerstone of his personal life, with Eliza also serving as his manager and supporter. Together, they have navigated the challenges and successes of his career.  With a career spanning over four decades, Eric Roberts has accumulated more than 700 credits, making him one of the most prolific actors in Hollywood.


Follow Eric Roberts on Instagram: @ericrobertsactor


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