ERIC ROBERTS received Academy Award and Golden Globe
nominations for his performance in "Runaway Train," as well as Golden Globe
nominations for "King of the Gypsies" and "Star 80." Roberts recently
received critical acclaim for his starring role in the motion picture "It's My
Party" and in the Emmy nominated television film remake of Truman Capote's "In
Roberts can be seen in the independent feature film "La Cucaracha," for which
his performance has won wide acclaim from critics. Written by Jim McManus and
directed by Jack Perez, "La Cucaracha" received the "Best Film" award at the
1998 Austin Film Festival.
Recently Roberts starred in the HBO Pictures' original film "Lansky." In the
film, based on the true story of mobster Meyer Lansky (Richard Dreyfuss),
Roberts plays the role of notorious gangster ''Bugsy'' Siegel.
Additionally, Roberts starred in the TNT original film ''Purgatory,'' which
garnered ratings that have made the film the most-watched original movie on
basic cable. The film follows a band of outlaws who descend upon a defenseless
Western outpost and come to question their path when they discover that the
town's ghostly inhabitants are not who they appear to be.
Roberts appeared in the Emmy nominated mini-series "The Odyssey" for director
Andrei Konchalovsky ("Runaway Train") and starred in ABC's critically
acclaimed dramatic television series "C-16."
Born in Biloxi, Mississippi and raised in Atlanta, Roberts received his early
stage training from his father, who ran a touring theatre company. At 17 years
old, Roberts went to London to train at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and
later at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. Having appeared in
nearly 100 plays, Roberts distinguished his theatre career with a Theatre World
Award for his role in "Burn This."
Additional film credits include "The Pope of Greenwich Village,'' ''Raggedy
Man," "The Coca Cola Kid," "Nobody's Fool," "Miss Lonely Hearts," "Final
Analysis," "Heaven's Prisoners," "The Nature of the Beast" and "The
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