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Eric Anthony Roberts, commonly known as Eric Roberts, is a famous actor born in Mississippi. Eric Roberts’ debut in the film industry was in 1978, in a drama directed by Frank Pierson called “King of the Gypsies”. The movie also starred Sterling Hayden, Shelley Winters and Susan Sarandon. For his portrayal of one of the main characters named Dave, Eric Roberts received a nomination for a Golden Globe Award in the category of Best Motion Picture Acting Debut. Throughout his career, Eric Roberts has played numerous characters, yet he is perhaps best known for his appearances in such television series as “Less than Perfect” and “Heroes”. The latter series created by Tim Kring debuted on television screens in 2006 and finished its four season run in 2010. The first season of “Heroes” attracted an audience of 14.3 million viewers, while the second season enjoyed an average of 13.1 million viewers in the United States alone. The show, starring David Anders, Kristen Bell, Santiago Cabrera and Jack Coleman, was so popular that it inspired the release of a digital extension under the name of “Heroes Evolutions”, a mini-series called “Heroes: Reborn”, and the publication of numerous novels and comic books. In “Heroes”, Eric Roberts played the role of Agent Thompson, who was a recurring character in the series. Over the years, “Heroes” managed to gather a variety of awards, such as Primetime Emmy Awards, People’s Choice Awards, and Golden Globe Awards to name a few.

Eric Roberts Net Worth $8 Million

More recently, Eric Roberts has starred in such television productions as “Justified” developed by Graham Yost, “Suits” starring Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams, “Inherent Vice” and “Six Gun Savior”.

A well-known actor, how rich is Eric Robert? According to sources, Eric Roberts’ net worth is estimated to be $8 million, most of which comes from his acting career.

Eric Roberts was born in 1956, in Biloxi, Mississippi, to a family of actors, as both of his parents, as well as his sisters Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillian were all involved in the film industry. One of Roberts’ first acting roles came in 1977, where he landed an opportunity to appear alongside David Ackroyd, Doris Belack, and Jacqueline Brooks in a soap opera called “Another World”, where he starred as Ted Bancroft for several months. A year later in 1978, he made his film debut in “King of the Gypsies”, which showcased Roberts’ acting skills. In the 1980s and 1990s, Eric Roberts was a frequent face on television screens, as he starred in numerous film productions, including “Runaway Train” with Jon Voight, Rebecca De Mornay and Danny Trejo, for which he received a nomination for an Academy Award, “Raggedy Man”, “The Coca-Cola Kid”, “The Immortals” with Tia Carrere and Chris Rock, and “Purgatory” to name a few.

Over the years, Eric Roberts has established himself as a talented actor, while his contributions to film industry have been acknowledged with numerous awards and nominations.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Redux 2015 Short Tailored Man
Falcone 2000 TV Series Raymond 'The Madman' Ricci
The Fix 2015
The Alternate 2000 The Alternate
Stalked by My Doctor 2015 TV Movie Dr. Beck
Luck of the Draw 2000 Carlo
Relentless Justice 2015 Lanzetta
No Alibi 2000 Victor Haddock / Stanley Joiner
The Condemned 2 2015 Video Frank Tanner
Tripfall 2000 Mr. Eddie
Lost Girl 2015 TV Series Hades / Jack
Dirk and Betty 2000 Customer
Love Me True 2015 Father Anthony
The Hunger 1999 TV Series Jean
The Wicked Within 2015 Dr. Woods
Hitman's Run 1999 Tony Lazorka / John Dugan
The Player 2015 TV Series Pauly Agostino
Heaven's Fire 1999 TV Movie Dean McConnell
Golden Shoes 2015 Frank
Facade 1999 Colin Wentworth
Maul Dogs 2015 Jack
Spawn 1999 TV Series Petey
Moments of Clarity 2015 Hal Spreadum
Wildflowers 1999 Jacob
Zombie Dream 2015 Eric
Restraining Order 1999 Robert Woodfield
Sicilian Vampire 2015 Detective Louis Marshall
Touched by an Angel 1999 TV Series Nick Stratton
Dead Saturday 2015 Short Pastor Malcolm
Two Shades of Blue 1999 Calvin Stasi
Suits 2014-2015 TV Series Charles Forstman
Lansky 1999 TV Movie Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel
Rock Story 2015/I Andy Granite
BitterSweet 1999 Video Mr. Venti
Rihanna: Bitch Better Have My Money 2015 Video short
Purgatory 1999 TV Movie Blackjack Britton
L.A. Slasher 2015 The Mayor
Dead End 1998/I Henry Smovinsky
Charlie, Trevor and a Girl Savannah 2015 Dr. Mc Millan
Making Sandwiches 1998 Short Julia
The Way It Melts 2015 Short Dr. Thornwood
C-16: FBI 1997-1998 TV Series John Olansky
Hungry 2015/I Short Congressman Dennis Thicke
La Cucaracha 1998 Walter Pool
The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) 2015 Governor Hughes
The Prophecy II 1998 Video Michael
Cowboys vs Dinosaurs 2015 Trent Walker
T.N.T. 1997 Russo
Deadly Sanctuary 2015 Tugg
Most Wanted 1997 Assistant Deputy Director Spencer
The Epic of Hershey 2015 Short Ted
The Shadow Men 1997 Bob Wilson
The Code of Cain 2015 Parker
Oz 1997 TV Series Richard L'Italien
Silver Case: Director's Cut 2015 Senator
The Odyssey 1997 TV Series Eurymachus
No Deposit 2015 Gerry Gaci
Frasier 1997 TV Series Chet
Fractured 2015/II Dr. Jason Ballard
In Cold Blood 1996 TV Mini-Series Perry Smith
No Solicitors 2015 Lewis Cutterman
The Drew Carey Show 1996 TV Series Steven
Dark Moon Rising 2015 Henrick
Past Perfect 1996 Dylan Cooper
Ktown Cowboys 2015 Al
American Strays 1996 Martin
A Fatal Obsession 2015 Michael Ryan
The Glass Cage 1996 Montrachet
Skin Traffik 2015 The Executive
Dark Angel 1996 TV Movie Walter D'Arcangelo
Las Vegas Story 2015 Walter
The Cable Guy 1996 Eric Roberts
Amityville Death House 2015 Video The Warlock
Heaven's Prisoners 1996 Bubba Rocque
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2013-2015 TV Series Daniel Larson Brother Daniel Larson
Power 98 1996 Karlin Pickett
American Sharia 2015 Officer Richardson
Doctor Who 1996 TV Movie The Master Bruce
Dead Ringer 2015 Peter Bengtson
Public Enemies 1996 Video Arthur Dunlop
The Wrath 2015/I The Mayor
It's My Party 1996 Nick Stark
Story of Eva 2015 Detective Wood
The Grave 1996 Cass
Hawaii Five-0 2015 TV Series Richard Sheridan
Saved by the Light 1995 TV Movie Dannion Brinkley
Halloween Hell 2014 Dracula
The Immortals 1995 Jack
Rogue Strike 2014 Captain Novakov
The Nature of the Beast 1995 Adrian (Dusty)
Minutes with Max Amini 2014 TV Series 2014
End of the Icon 1995 Short Jack Spain
West End 2014 Victor Trevi
Love Is a Gun 1994 Jack Hart
Mile Marker Seven 2014
The Hard Truth 1994 Dr. Chandler Etheridge
The Opposite Sex 2014 Mr. Campbell
The Specialist 1994 Tomas Leon
Janie Charismanic 2014 Max
Sensation 1994 Dr. Ian Burton
Inherent Vice 2014 Michael Z. Wolfmann
Freefall 1994 Grant Orion
Starcrossed 2014 Rommel Lazarus
Babyfever 1994 Anthony
Jake's Road 2014 Keith
Love, Cheat & Steal 1993 Reno Adams
Pen of Mirrors 2014 Short Old Man
Voyage 1993 TV Movie Gil Freeland
Let the Lion Roar 2014 Augustine of Hippo
Love, Honor & Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage 1993 TV Movie Bill Bonanno
2 Bedroom 1 Bath 2014 Dr. Philip Tenenbaum
Best of the Best II 1993 Alex Grady
It's Not a Date 2014 Dad
Final Analysis 1992 Jimmy Evans
Powdered Donuts 2014 Short Steve
Fugitive Among Us 1992 TV Movie Cal Harper
Sector 4: Extraction 2014 Black Knight CEO
By the Sword 1991 Alexander Villard
Bigfoot vs. D.B. Cooper 2014 Older Bernie (voice)
Lonely Hearts 1991 Frank
Scavenger Killers 2014 Agent Guthro
Descending Angel 1990 TV Movie Michael Rossi
Scenes from Powned 2014 Short Gary Weist
The Lost Capone 1990 TV Movie Al Capone
Trust Me 2014/II Short Jeff
The Ambulance 1990 Josh Baker
Doc Holliday's Revenge 2014/II William
Vendetta: Secrets of a Mafia Bride 1990 TV Mini-Series Sean McLeary
Rumors of Wars 2014 Zurn
Best of the Best 1989 Alex Grady
Glee 2014 TV Series Fundraiser Coordinator
Blood Red 1989 Marco Collogero
Camp Dread 2014 Julian
Rude Awakening 1989 Fred Wook
Deadly Famous 2014 Eric Roberts
Options 1989 Donald Anderson (in telefilm epilogue)
A Cry from Within 2014 Jonathan
To Heal a Nation 1988 TV Movie Jan Scruggs
Road to the Open 2014 Tim Gollant
Nobody's Fool 1986 Riley
Justified 2014 TV Series Agent Miller
Slow Burn 1986 TV Movie Jacob Asch
Eternity: The Movie 2014 Gene Weiner
Runaway Train 1985 Buck McGeehy
SEAL Patrol 2014 Mr. Cromwell
The Coca-Cola Kid 1985 Becker
Headshots & Handcuffs 2014 TV Series short
The Pope of Greenwich Village 1984 Paulie
Chicks Dig Gay Guys 2014 Mr. Wagner
Star 80 1983 Paul Snider
Family on Board 2014 Short Prosecutor
American Playhouse 1983 TV Series Miss Lonelyhearts
Good Mourning, Lucille 2014 Ristori
Raggedy Man 1981 Teddy
Lose-Lose 2014 Short Charles
Paul's Case 1980 TV Movie Paul
The Accidental President 2014 TV Series Vice President Barker
King of the Gypsies 1978 Dave
Before It's Too Late 2013 Short Jack
How to Survive a Marriage 1974 TV Series
Dante's Hell Animated 2013 Short Dante (English version, voice)
Another World 1964 TV Series Ted Bancroft #1 (1977)
Spanners 2013 Jonathan
Brutality Earl
Day of the Gun 2013 Abraham Tanner
Revelations Doctor Greene
All American Christmas Carol 2013 Constantine / Ghost of Christmas Present
Bonnie & Clyde: Justified 2013 Video Frank Hamer
In the Name of God 2013 Wallace
Deadtime Stories 2013 TV Series Crazy Merlin
Before I Sleep 2013 David
Assumed Killer 2013 Taxi Driver
So This Is Christmas 2013 Bill
Self Storage 2013/I Walter
Abstraction 2013 Angelo Moretti
Run 2013/I Jeremiah
Assault on Wall Street 2013 Lawyer Patterson
A New York Heartbeat 2013 Casket Mike
The Perfect Summer 2013 Lou
Revelation Road 2: The Sea of Glass and Fire 2013 Sheriff Jensen
The Hot Flashes 2013 Laurence Humphrey
The Cloth 2013 Father Tollman
Tainted Love 2013 TV Series Fred Lucas
White T 2013 Ricardo
Potter's Field 2013 Short Peter
Cool Cat Finds a Gun 2013 Video short Celebrity PSA
Pop Star 2013 Mr. Esposito
The House Across the Street 2013 Officer Peterson
Paranormal Movie 2013 Dr. Lipschitz
Sink Hole 2013 Cutter
The Mark: Redemption 2013 Cooper
Revelation Road: The Beginning of the End 2013 Sheriff Jensen
High Heels, Low Standards 2013 TV Series Senator Starling
This Is Our Time 2013 Bob
Betrayal 2013/II Tony
A Talking Cat!?! 2013 Duffy (voice)
The Devil's Dozen 2013
Hansel & Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft 2013 Mr. Sebastian
Lovelace 2013 Nat Laurendi
Wrong Cops 2013 Bob
Eric's Place 2013 TV Series Eric
Jet Set 2013 Dr. Brix
23 Minutes to Sunrise 2012 Daniel
iVOTE 2012 Short Mcallum
Mirror Image 2012 Captian Fanning
This Shining Night 2012 Marc
Mary 2012/I Short Doctor Marley
Christmas in Compton 2012 Tommy Maxell
Worth: The Testimony of Johnny St. James 2012 Hickey
The Child 2012 Robert Stern
The Mark 2012/I Cooper
L'onore e il rispetto 2012 TV Mini-Series Tom Di Maggio
The Great Halloween Puppy Adventure 2012 TV Movie Ted
Stealing Las Vegas 2012 Alex Stratholme
Beyond the Trophy 2012 Sgt. Bachman
Bullet in the Face 2012 TV Mini-Series Racken
The Night Never Sleeps 2012 Hector
Femme Fatales 2012 TV Series David Bannion
The Whipping Club 2012 Short Brother Ryder
The Finder 2012 TV Series Uncle Shadrack
Bloodwork 2012
The Dead Want Women 2012 Video Sonny Barnes
Snow White: A Deadly Summer 2012 Grant
Heal Thyself 2012 Short Dr. Cash
Someone Dies Tonight 2018 filming Niko Dukakis
Deadline 2012/I Ronnie Bullock
Pontius Pilate 2018 filming Rafial - Roman Guard
Silver Case 2012 Senator
Induced Effect 2017 post-production Boss
obSETHed 2012 TV Series Eric
The Immortal Wars 2017 post-production Dominion Harvey
Grace 2011 TV Movie Michael Grace
The Bobby Roberts Project 2017 filming Eric Roberts
Burn Notice 2011 TV Series Reed Perkins
Executor 2017 post-production Richard
Burned 2011 TV Movie Captain Holloway
Inferno by Dante 2017 post-production Dante (voice)
Chillerama 2011 General Bukakke (segment "Wadzilla")
Can't Go Home 2017 TV Series pre-production Paulo Santana
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior 2011 TV Series Andy Armus
Nat Turner: Story of A Prophet 2017 pre-production Captain Hunt
The Young and the Restless 2010-2011 TV Series Vance Abrams
Las Vegas Vietnam: The Movie 2017 post-production Mob Boss
The Wayshower 2011 Parley Hinkins
The Downside of Bliss 2017 post-production Benny
Jesse 2011/I Chris
Fearless Heart 2017 pre-production Walter Monroe
Vegan 101 2011 TV Series Dr. Eaton Wright
Beautifully Broken 2017 post-production Larry
Bed & Breakfast: Love is a Happy Accident 2010 Mr. Hopewell
Unbridled 2017 post-production Roger Donigal
First Dog 2010 President of the United States
Actors Anonymous 2017 post-production Sonny
Chuck 2010 TV Series Packard
The Institute 2017 completed Dr. Torrington
Hunt to Kill 2010 Lee Davis
#Speedball 2017 pre-production Louie
Sharktopus 2010 TV Movie Nathan Sands
Billboard 2017 post-production Rick
Reality Star 2010 Frank
Black Wake 2017 post-production Dr. Frank
Class 2010 TV Movie Benjamin Sheffield
Charlie Charlie 2017 completed Judge
The Expendables 2010 James Munroe
Fatties: Take Down the House 2017 Video post-production Morgan O'Shea
Groupie 2010 Angus
Frank and Ava 2017 filming Harry Cohn
Enemies Among Us 2010 Cobbs
Monsters of Mulberry Street 2017 post-production Joseph Coletti (rumored)
Westbrick Murders 2010 John Barrow
Naked People Every Where 2017 post-production The Governor
Heroes 2007-2010 TV Series Thompson
Osprey 2017 completed Apollos
Kingshighway 2010 Frank Monviano
Running with Fear 2017 post-production Dr. Mattson
In the Blink of an Eye 2009 Video Captain Jones
Steele Justice 2017 post-production John Waters
Pinkville 2009 Johnny Pies
The Legacy of Avril Kyte 2017 pre-production Ben
Crash 2009 TV Series Seth Blanchard
The Reliant 2017 post-production Mr. Jones
The Tomb 2009 Vaslov
The Terror 2017 post-production Ed
The Butcher 2009 Merle Hench
30 Days to Say Goodbye 2016 Short completed Alex's Dad / Jim Walsh
Project Solitude 2009 John Sola
Almost Amazing 2016 post-production Zane
Crimes of the Past 2009 Robert Byrne
Bleach 2016/II post-production Matthew
The Whole Truth 2009 Yaro Maroslav
Bluebird 2016/II Short completed Man
Royal Kill 2009 Dad
Bluebird 2016/I Short post-production Man
Shannon's Rainbow 2009 Mitchell Prescott
Deported 2016 post-production Coast Guard Lancing
Rock Slyde 2009 Jake the Deliveryman
Devil Dogs 2016 Short completed Col. Armstrong
The Steam Experiment 2009 Grant
Father 2016/I post-production Dr. Eric Owens
Light Years Away 2008 Dr. Howard Melvin
Henri 2016 post-production Jenkins Chesney
Cyclops 2008 TV Movie Emperor Tiberius Caesar
Hometown Hero 2016 completed Gunnar Hansen
Entourage 2008 TV Series Eric Roberts
Oiled Up 2016 Short completed Loan Shark
The Cleaner 2008 TV Series Ray Crin
Q-4: Dream Corporation 2016 post-production Systems Analyst Farraday
Depth Charge 2008 TV Movie Cdr. William Krieg
Six Matches 2016 Short completed Fischer
Dark Honeymoon 2008 Video L.A. Guy
The Beautiful Ones 2016/I completed Carl
The Dark Knight 2008 Maroni
The Wind Walker 2016 post-production Mr. Jacobsen
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2008 TV Series Roy Hubert
Victory by Submission 2016 completed Leon 'The Neon' Harris
Fear Itself 2008 TV Series Harry Siegel
You're Gonna Miss Me 2016 completed Lawrence Graves
Contamination 2008 Dimitry
Five Grand 2015 completed Marshal Denton J Cartwright
The Cookie Thief 2008 Short Cookie Thief
There IS Many Like Us 2015 Documentary completed LT. Rauder
Witless Protection 2008 Wilford Duvall
Before I Do announced Chuck Steevers
Blizhniy Boy: The Ultimate Fighter 2007 Ivan
Dark Cupid post-production G
Sister's Keeper 2007/II Malikai
Night Walk post-production Jude
The L Word 2006-2007 TV Series Gabriel McCutcheon
Past Due pre-production Ray Weaver
Killer Weekend 2007 Video Mason
Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel completed Augur
Pandemic 2007 TV Movie Mayor Richard Dellasandro
The Dark Return of Time filming Dennis Bennett
Avrora 2006 Mr. Brown
The Epidemic pre-production Ralph
One Way 2006/II Nick Swell
The Unbreakable Sword post-production Captain Lockwood
DOA: Dead or Alive 2006 Donovan
Wild Things in Europe 3D pre-production Detective Novak
Comedy Hell 2006 The Sheriff
Wrong Number announced Dad
Hollywood Dreams 2006 Thomas Kurt
But Deliver Us from Evil 2017 Leigh Warring
Phat Girlz 2006 Robert Myer
Sangre Negra 2016-2017 TV Series Lee Mondrian
Fatal Desire 2006 TV Movie Joe
Spreading Darkness 2017 Stu Undercoffler
8 of Diamonds 2006 Charlie Klamanski
Days of Power 2017 Nick
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints 2006 Antonio
Changelings 2017 TV Series Father Martin Mordicai
Southern Comfort 2006 TV Movie Ray
The Summoning 2017 Chief Lubbock
Geppetto's Secret 2005 Jack Hammer (voice)
The Matadors 2017 CIA Director
Chains 2005/I Jack
After School Special 2017 Eric Roberts
Danny Phantom 2005 TV Series Dark Danny
Intent 2017 Detective Gordon
The Double 2005 Short Steven Edwards
Lore 2017 Sheriff
The Civilization of Maxwell Bright 2005 Arlis
A Husband for Christmas 2016 TV Movie Mr. Rawlings
CSI: Miami 2005 TV Series Ken Kramer
Uploaded 2016/III Bobby
Graves End 2005 Tarkington Alexander Graves / Tag
Santa's Boot Camp 2016 Mall Santa
Spit 2005 Short Jack
The Best Thanksgiving Ever 2016 Rod
Less Than Perfect 2002-2005 TV Series Will Butler
Code Black 2016 TV Series Vincent Savetti / Vince Savetti
Break a Leg 2005 Michael Richard Lange
Sorority Slaughterhouse 2016 Dean Whitman
Confessions of an Action Star 2005 Police Chief
Leaves of the Tree 2016 Patrick
Final Approach 2005 Video Coach Davis
Lux in Tenebris 2016 Pokerboss Dean Deus
Border Blues 2004 Video Coyote Larry
Swedish Dicks 2016 TV Series Chip
The Last Shot 2004 Eric Roberts (uncredited)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2016 TV Series Jimmy 'The Butcher' Figgis
Justice League Unlimited 2004 TV Series Mongul
Gender Bender 2016 Kent Skillman
Six: The Mark Unleashed 2004 Dallas
Enemy Within 2016/II Jack #2
Miss Castaway and the Island Girls 2004 TV Movie Maximus Powers
Snare 2016/II Vito
Killer Weekend 2004 Jack Talbot
The Red Maple Leaf 2016 Secret Service Agent
Endangered Species 2003 Sully
Stalked by My Doctor: The Return 2016 Dr. Beck
L.A. Confidential 2003 TV Movie Pierce Patchett
Star Trek: Captain Pike 2016 Doctor Lee Parsons
The Long Ride Home 2003 Sheriff Hank Bowman
Boomer Hogs 2016/I Short Ed Borats
National Security 2003 Nash
Six Gun Savior 2016 The Devil
Intoxicating 2003 Teddy
The Sector 2016 Senator Allen
Russkie v Gorode Angelov 2003 TV Series Larry 'Coyote' Maklovski
Neron 2016 Priest
Wolves of Wall Street 2002 Dyson Keller
Hunting Season 2016/II William
Christmas Rush 2002 TV Movie Jimmy Scalzetti
'79 Parts 2016 Douglas Anderson
Witchblade 2002 TV Series Lupo
1959 2016 Jim Blackwell
Spun 2002 The Man
Evil Exhumed 2016 The Shaman (voice)
Wrong Number 2002/II Josh Grey
Joker's Wild 2016 James Jenning
Roughing It 2002 TV Movie The Foreman
A Remarkable Life 2016 Jack
Justice League 2002 TV Series Mongul
Non è stato mio figlio 2016 TV Series Giovanni Geraldi
Fool Proof 2002 Boris
The Rally-LA 2016 Santiago
Con Games 2001 Video Officer Hopkins
Beyond the Game 2016/II
Rough Air: Danger on Flight 534 2001 TV Movie First Officer Mike Hogan
Compadres 2016 Dalton
Raptor 2001 Video Sheriff Jim Tanner
Scorpion 2016 TV Series Mick
Strange Frequency 2001 TV Series Bob Henry
Prayer Never Fails 2016 Judge Bolden
The Flying Dutchman 2001 TV Movie Sean
Eyes of the Roshi 2016 Booker
Walking Shadow 2001 TV Movie Police Chief DeSpain
Than All Else Ever 2016 Short Captain George Sigler
The Andy Dick Show 2001 TV Series Prisoner
Project 12: The Bunker 2016 Henderson
The Beatnicks 2001 Mack Drake
The Wrong Roommate 2016 TV Movie Floyd
Fast Sofa 2001 Robinson
EuroClub 2016 Uncle Nicky
Stiletto Dance 2001 TV Movie Kit Adrian
Euro Kings 2016 Uncle Nicky
Mindstorm 2001/I David Mendez
JOB's Daughter 2016 Detective McQueen
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2001 TV Series Sam Winfield
Juvie 2016 Jack
The King of Queens 2001 TV Series Strohmeyer
Maximum Impact 2016 Secretary of State Robert Jacobs
Strange Frequency 2001 TV Movie Bob Henry (segment "My Generation")
Medinah 2016 TV Series Randall
Mercy Streets 2000 Rome
Paradise Club 2016 Earl Wild
Sanctimony 2000 Lieutenant
The Last Wizard 2016 Short Andy Warhol
The King's Guard 2000 Augustus Talbert
Through a Class Darkly 2016 Professor Turner
Race Against Time 2000 TV Movie James Gabriel
Lazarus Rising 2015 James Connelly
Cecil B. DeMented 2000 Honey's Ex

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hide in the Light 2016 executive producer
Vegan 101 2009 TV Series executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In Cold Blood 1996 TV Mini-Series performer: "Parrots", "Race of Men", "Flowers"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Changelings 2017 TV Series the producers wish to thank - 1 episode
The Devil's Dozen 2013 special thanks
The Legends of Nethiah 2012 special thanks
Guns, Drugs and Dirty Money 2010 very special thanks
Making Witless: The Cast on the Cast 2008 Video short special thanks
One Way 2006/II special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Corsi: The World's First Super Model 2018 Documentary post-production Norman Rockwell
American Kickboxer TV Movie pre-production Himself - Host
Geraldine Page: Stages of a Dream Documentary post-production Himself (rumored)
King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen Documentary post-production Himself
Hollywood Health Report 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Cinerockom 2015 TV Series Himself - Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Reef Madness 2015/II TV Series Himself - Panelist
Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2014 TV Series Himself
Mystical Traveler 2014 Documentary Himself
Celebrity Wife Swap 2014 TV Series Himself
Battling Darkness 2013 Documentary Himself
Teens Wanna Know 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Studio 3 Hollywood Up Close 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Making of 'Das Kind' 2013 Video documentary short Himself / Robert Stern
Marie 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Out in the Open 2013 Documentary Himself
The Jeff Probst Show 2012 TV Series Himself
Actor's Day in LA 2012 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew 2010-2011 TV Series Himself - Patient
Icon News 2011 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Red Carpet Guest / Himself - Celebrity Guest
15th Annual Prism Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
The Truth Is Out There 2011 Documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2000-2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Before the Battle: The Making of' 'The Expendables' 2010 Video documentary short Himself
MKP Celebrity Talk 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Biography 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables' 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2010 TV Series Himself
Behind the Scenes with Interviews of Ninja's Creed 2010 Video short Himself
Rock Slyde: Behind the Scenes 2010 Video short Himself
The Brian McKnight Show 2010 TV Series Himself
Munchie the Agent 2010 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Shock List 2009 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Joy Behar Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Fox Reality Really Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Starz Inside: Unforgettably Evil 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Secrets of Life 2009 Documentary Himself
The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
The Dark Side of Fame with Piers Morgan 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Making Witless: The Cast on the Cast 2008 Video short Himself
The 2007 World Magic Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Heroes Unmasked 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Loose Women 2007 TV Series Himself
Howard Stern on Demand 2007 TV Series Himself
Premiya Muz-TV 2007 2007 TV Special Himself - Special Guest Presenter
The Bronx Bunny Show 2007 TV Series Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
The John Kerwin Show 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Corazón de... 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
The 2005 World Music Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Presenter
MTV Video Music Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Ballbreakers 2005 TV Series Himself
Only in LA 2005 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Beat 2005 TV Series Himself
Forever in Our Hearts: The Making of Documentary 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
ALF's Hit Talk Show 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Making of 'Six' 2004 Video short Himself
Hollywood Squares 2002-2004 TV Series Himself - Panelist
SoapTalk 2003-2004 TV Series Himself
My Date with Drew 2004 Documentary Himself
Pyramid 2004 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant
The Great American Celebrity Spelling Bee 2004 TV Mini-Series Himself
The Sharon Osbourne Show 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Bruce W. Cook: Interviews 2004 TV Series Himself
The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade 2002 TV Special Himself
Dark Realm 2000-2001 TV Series Himself - Host
The Test 2001 TV Series Himself - Panelist
The Andy Dick Show 2001 TV Series Himself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Making of 'Mercy Streets' 2001 Video documentary short Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2000 TV Series Himself - Guest
Walking After Midnight 1999 TV Series
Tonight at the House of Blues 1998 TV Movie Himself
1998 VH1 Fashion Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
Howard Stern 1994-1997 TV Series Himself - Guest
Showbiz Today 1996 TV Series Himself
Legends in Light: The Photography of George Hurrell 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993 TV Series Himself - Guest
Night of 100 Stars III 1990 TV Movie Himself
The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress & Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam 1987 TV Movie documentary voice
The 58th Annual Academy Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (uncredited)
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1984 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
But Deliver Us from Evil: The Making 2017 TV Movie documentary completed
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films 2014 Documentary Buck McGeehy (uncredited)
Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Bruce / The Master
Doctor Who: Season 26B 2009 TV Series The Master
Doctor Who Confidential 2005-2009 TV Series documentary Himself / The Master
Heroes Unmasked 2007-2008 TV Series documentary Thompson
The Ties That Bind Us 2008 Video documentary short The Master
Biography 1999-2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Video on Trial 2005-2006 TV Series Detective / Himself
Femmes Fatales: Sharon Stone 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Action on Film Award Action on Film International Film Festival, USA Outstanding Cast Performance - Feature The Red Maple Leaf (2016) · Frank D'Angelo (producer)
· James Caan
· Robert Loggia
· Martin Landau
· Michael Paré
· Paul Sorvino
· Mira Sorvino
· Kris Kristofferson
· Marina Anderson
· Armand Assante
· Daniel Baldwin
· Marc Blucas
· Alex Caan
· Rain Clews-Fehr
· Ellen Dubin
· Laurie Fortier
· Addison Holley
· Margot Kidder
· Robert Mangiardi
· Tony Nardi
· Doris Roberts
· Romy Weltman
2016 Special Jury Award International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration and Equality Hungry (2015)
2015 Lifetime Achievement Diamond Award CineRockom International Film Festival Best Acting Career in 392 Films
2015 Robert Altman Award Independent Spirit Awards Inherent Vice (2014) · Paul Thomas Anderson (director)
· Cassandra Kulukundis (casting director)
· Josh Brolin (ensemble cast)
· Hong Chau (ensemble cast)
· Martin Donovan (ensemble cast)
· Jena Malone (ensemble cast)
· Joanna Newsom (ensemble cast)
· Joaquin Phoenix (ensemble cast)
· Sasha Pieterse (ensemble cast)
· Maya Rudolph (ensemble cast)
· Martin Short (ensemble cast)
· Serena Scott Thomas (ensemble cast)
· Benicio Del Toro (ensemble cast)
· Katherine Waterston (ensemble cast)
· Owen Wilson (ensemble cast)
· Reese Witherspoon (ensemble cast)
· Michael Kenneth Williams (ensemble cast)
2015 Gold Remi Award WorldFest Houston Best Actor Leaves of the Tree (2016)
2014 Best Actor in a Supporting Role Back in the Box, California Spanners (2013)
2014 Festival Award Northeast Film Festival, US Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film Rock Story (2015)
2013 Festival Award Hoboken International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award
2012 L.A. Indie Award L.A. Indies Awards Lead Actor Silver Case (2012)
2012 Jury Prize Long Island Film Festival Frank Currier Actor's Award Silver Case (2012)
2012 Award of Excellence The IndieFest Film Awards Leading Actor Silver Case (2012) · Brian Keith Gamble
2003 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Comedy or Musical Less Than Perfect (2002)
2000 Bronze Wrangler Western Heritage Awards Television Feature Film Purgatory (1999) · David A. Rosemont (executive producer)
· Daniel Schneider (producer)
· Uli Edel (director)
· Gordon T. Dawson (writer)
· Sam Shepard (actor)
· Randy Quaid (actor)
· Brad Rowe (actor)
1984 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Actor Star 80 (1983)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Action on Film Award Action on Film International Film Festival, USA Best Supporting Actor Lazarus Rising (2015)
2015 Maverick Movie Award Maverick Movie Awards Best Ensemble Acting: Feature Moments of Clarity (2015) · Kristin Wallace (actress)
· Lyndsy Fonseca (actress)
· Mackenzie Astin (actor)
· Saxon Trainor (actress)
· Xander Berkeley (actor)
· Luis Chávez (actor)
· A.J. Trauth (actor)
· Bitty Schram (actress)
· Bill Kottkamp (actor)
· Marguerite Moreau (actress)
· Jonathan Lajoie (actor)
· David J. Phillips (actor)
· Mikayla Gibson (actress)
· Sophie Turner (actress)
· Corbin Timbrook (actor)
· Fay DeWitt (actress)
· Don Creech (actor)
· Angela McEwan (actress)
· Peter Oldring (actor)
· Ronnie Racquelle (actress)
2013 Action on Film Award Action on Film International Film Festival, USA Outstanding Cast Performance Abstraction (2013) · Hunter Ives
· Korrina Rico
· Ken Davitian
· Natalie Victoria
· Richard Manriquez
· James Arthur Lewis
· Sam Puefua
· Mindy Robinson
2013 Action on Film Award Action on Film International Film Festival, USA Best Supporting Actor - Feature Abstraction (2013)
2013 Bonehead Award Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival Best Actor So This Is Christmas (2013)
2005 AOF/WAB Award Action on Film International Film Festival, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role Graves End (2005)
1997 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries The Odyssey (1997)
1997 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television In Cold Blood (1996)
1986 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role Runaway Train (1985)
1986 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Runaway Train (1985)
1984 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Star 80 (1983)
1979 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Motion Picture Acting Debut - Male King of the Gypsies (1978)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1983 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Star 80 (1983)


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#Fact
1 He has played a Cop in the music video B... Better have my money from the singer Rihanna.(2015).
2 He has English, German, Swedish, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry.
3 He is the only Oscar-nominated actor to play the role of The Master in 'Doctor Who'.
4 Nominated for "Best Supporting Actor" in Abstraction (2013) at the 2013 Action On Film International Film Festival.
5 Quit drinking alcohol in 1995.
6 He played the villain in the music video for Mr. Brightside by The Killers.
7 Has worked with Mickey Rourke in three films: they co-starred in 1984's The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), in 2002's Spun (2002), Roberts had a glorified cameo in Rourke's film and in 2010's The Expendables (2010), Rourke had more of a glorified cameo to Roberts' bad-guy role, but they had no scenes together in this one.
8 The only actor to play a villain in both the Batman and Doctor Who franchises.
9 He is the only non-British actor to play The Master, the Doctor's greatest enemy in ''Doctor Who''.
10 Eric and his stepson Keaton Simons have had no contact with each other since 1994. Keaton cited that the reason why he never had any contact with Eric or his mother was because of Eric's drug abuse problems.
11 Son-in-law of David Rayfiel and Lila Garrett.
12 Lives in Los Angeles, California.
13 Good friends with Stone Cold Steve Austin.
14 To date he has filmed movies in over 17 countries (2010).
15 Was trained in Tae Kwon Do and Jujitsu for a short time.
16 Was attached to co-star in Dolph Lundgren's Command Performance (2009).
17 As a child he was inspired to become an actor after watching Robert Donat's performance in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939).
18 In Doctor Who (1996), he became the sixth actor to portray the Master. The evil renegade Time Lord had previously been played in the BBC's science-fiction series Doctor Who (1963) by Roger Delgado from 1971 until 1973, Peter Pratt in 1976, Geoffrey Beevers in 1981 and Anthony Ainley from 1981 until 1989. In the 1996 TV movie, the Master was played briefly by Gordon Tipple, then by Eric Roberts while in a human body. He was succeeded in the role by Sir Derek Jacobi and John Simm in Doctor Who (2005).
19 Made just one movie - Blood Red (1989) - with sister Julia Roberts.
20 Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2008 Razzie Award nominating ballot. He was suggested in the Worst Supporting Actor category for his performance in the film DOA: Dead or Alive (2006), he failed to receive a nomination however.
21 Some of Eric Roberts' boxing moves were once choreographed by actor Danny Trejo.
22 Has a niece named Hazel Moder (aka Hazel Patricia Moder) and nephews Phinnaeus Moder (aka Phinnaeus Walter Moder) and Henry Daniel Moder.
23 Was chosen to act in Royal Kill (2009) when the Wrestling Choreographer, Ranjan Chhibber, a big "Doctor Who" fan, suggested to the director Roberts be hired because he loved his performance as "The Master" in the "Doctor Who" made-for-TV movie on Fox.
24 His left hand ring finger is permanently disfigured, as a result of a 1980s car accident.
25 Attended Grady High School in Atlanta, Georgia.
26 Appeared with actor Clarence Williams III in Ja Rule music video "Down ass chick".
27 Step-father of Keaton Simons and Morgan Simons
28 Brother-in-law of Tony Gillan and Daniel Moder.
29 Became a father for the 1st time at age 34 when his [now ex] girlfriend Kelly Cunningham gave birth to their daughter Emma Rose Roberts, aka Emma Roberts, on February 10, 1991.
30 He was seriously injured in a car accident and spent three days in a coma. [1981]
31 Before he became a movie star, he appeared in at least two soap operas. Another World (1964) and How to Survive a Marriage (1974).
32 Older brother of Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan.

#Quote
1 [2013, on Less Than Perfect (2002)] You know, I was not a big fan of my work in that. Don't get me wrong, I'm not humble. I'm probably one of my three biggest fans on the planet. But I didn't like me in that. I didn't think I was very good in that kind of comedy. In fact, we had a read-through of the new scripts on Monday mornings, and I walked in there one Monday morning after having a thought. I said, "You know, I had a thought over the weekend: Patrick Warburton should play my part." And they brought in Patrick the next week! And he basically replaced me, so... I don't think anybody disagreed with me that I was not up to my usual standards in my portrayal of that role. But I've got to say, I met Sherri Shepherd, who I love dearly, and Andy Dick is one of my true friends. I love him with all of my heart.
2 [2013, on making Cecil B. DeMented (2000)] Well, that was just having fun as an actor. That's all that was... You know, it was not weird, weirdly enough. It was very cut and dried, very 9 to 5 and "let's go to work and knock it out." It was not very odd or peculiar or even particularly unique. It was a day's work, but it was a blast.
3 [on It's My Party (1996)] The performance was heralded, which was certainly great, but the movie wasn't a big-enough hit for my tastes. I thought It's My Party was what Philadelphia (1993) should've been. Now, that's not positive-sounding, I realize, and I'm not knocking down Philadelphia. I am, however, saying that It's My Party is better than Philadelphia, in that... it doesn't deal with the issue in a drastic visual way, like with sores on my skin. It deals with the issue emotionally, and it deals with it in a way that everyone can relate to and everybody can understand. You know, we're only here once, and we're only here for a minute, and if you have to go, you might as well celebrate it. I was so proud to be in that movie because of all the great actors in the cast. I mean, Lee Grant playing my mother? Oh, my God, she was perfect. As an actor, for me to have her play my mother, that was an event. And for her to be brilliant playing my mother, it was a gift. And I will love her 'til my last breath.
4 [2013, on Entourage (2004)] Well, you know, I played myself only by name. That's hardly me. And I've never sold mushrooms. But how I got on Entourage is a great story. I loved that show, and I watched that show, and after about the fourth time I heard them say my name on the show, I called my lawyer, who handles all those writers, and I said, "If they're gonna talk about me all the time, have them write me in the show!" And he called back in five minutes and said, "They want you on the show! But there's one hitch." "What?" "Will you sell mushrooms?" "That's not a hitch! I'll sell mushrooms!" So that's how it came about.
5 Heaven's Prisoners (1996) was probably one of the best location shoots I've ever had because it was down in New Orleans, and we were down there for probably 10 or 12 weeks, and it was just a blast. Oh, and one little story that people might like: It was my first night there, I wasn't shooting but I was on the set to say hello to Phil Joanou, our director. Alec (Baldwin) had this scene where he had to jump into the water-pond, really-and swim across it. They're getting ready, they're all set up, Phil says, "Here we go! Alec, you ready?" "Yeah!" And suddenly alligator eyes appear on the water. Everybody freezes. "There's a gator! Oh, my God!" Alec says, "It's cool. I'm going in." The stuntman goes, "You're not going in!" Alec says, "Roll the camera!" They roll the camera, Alec jumps in, crosses the pond, gets out. "Okay, we got the shot?" And we moved on. I couldn't believe it. He's got the balls of a dinosaur, dude. It was wild. True story! He really did that. It was cool!
6 [on Star 80 (1983)] That was the most difficult experience of my acting life. I went out for that part because Bob Fosse and Hal Ashby were my idols, so I really went after that because I wanted to work with Bob Fosse. And after half a dozen auditions, he says to me, "Will you walk around the room for me?" So I walked around the room. I said, "What's up with that?" He said, "I was told you were a cripple." I said, "Who would've told you that?" He goes, "Well, I heard that's why you dropped out of the Broadway production of Mass Appeal you were doing." I said, "No, I dropped out because of artistic differences." He said, "Oh, well, they're saying you're a cripple. Since you're not, though, you wanna play this part?" "Yeah, dude!" So after six auditions and a walk around the room to apparently prove I could walk, he gave me that part. And it was probably the hardest, most intense, most emotional, most strenuous, most satisfying experience of my life.
7 [2013, on Sharktopus (2010)] I was offered that script, and from the title alone, I said, "I'm not even gonna read it. Are you kidding?" And they said, "But you said you always wanted to work for this man (Roger Corman)!" And I said, "Yes, but I'm not gonna make something quite this bad!" And then he called me, and he made me an offer I couldn't refuse and, believe me, it was not money. He does not give money. Corman said to me, "How many friends do you have?" I said, "I dunno, half a dozen." "How many family members do you got?" "I don't know, 10." "Okay, they can all bring a friend, and they can all stay in Puerto Vallarta while you make this movie for a month. Everybody's free while you're down there working." So I brought everybody I ever met, everybody I've ever been related to, and we all had a great time in Puerto Vallarta while I made a bad movie. That's the long and short of it.
8 [2013, on Best of the Best trilogy] That was maybe the most fun physically I've ever had making movies. It was like boys' camp. I got to go work out the body at the gym every morning, then you'd go do the goju and get ready for the moves of the day, and then you'd go to the set and shoot a karate movie. It ended up being a wonderful movie about triumph. And I'm very proud of that first film, Best of the Best (1989). It's a really good movie... The only thing I was really sad about was Best Of The Best 3 and 4. They're like home movies. They're really bad. We had a really good franchise going. I would've loved to have stayed with the kind of quality we had on the first film... and a little bit on the second film. I wish we could've stayed up there.
9 [2013, on The Dark Knight (2008)] That was a dream come true. I'm the only actor in that movie who's in a main part who had to audition. I auditioned for Chris Nolan, and then two months later I get a call. I thought I didn't get the part, 'cause it took two months to hear from him, but he calls me and tells me he wants me in his movie, and it was a dream come true. I got to work at Pinewood Studios, which I'd always wanted to go to, and we shot the exteriors in Chicago. It was just such a groovy experience. Gary Oldman and I are old, dear friends, and I love him dearly. He's one of my three favorite actors in this planet. I just love him.
10 [on The Specialist (1994)] That was just pure, unadulterated fun. I got to play a badass, I got to work with Rod Steiger as my father, I got to work with Sylvester Stallone, and it was really cool. Sly says to me one day, "Hey, Eric, I realized we don't have a scene together in this!" I say, "Yeah." He says, "Okay, I'm gonna write a scene. How 'bout this? It's gonna be a scene about a knife. You're gonna put a knife to my eye." I said, "Cool, dude!" He wrote that scene overnight, and we shot it the next day, just out of the blue. It was just... I mean, who wouldn't want to have a scene written by Rocky with Rocky right there? And that's what happened. I was in heaven.
11 [on The Ambulance (1990)] That was... I put myself in Larry Cohen's hands for that, because I liked the script. It was kind of like The Whole Truth, actually, because I said, "Since this is kind of an action-comedy, I need you to guide me. And I'm gonna do what you tell me and how you tell me to do it, so if there are any mistakes, they're gonna be yours." And he goes, "Okay, here we go!" So he just told me what he wanted, where he wanted it, and how he wanted it, and we had a great time making that movie. That movie was a huge hit in France. It made a lot of money in France. It, uh, didn't do well in the U.S., though. Not until it had been out on DVD for about five years, at which point it became kind of a cult classic.
12 [on The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)] The greatest acting experience of my life, as far as character work. I took every chance an actor could, and I think I made him work. I'm very proud of that piece. Mickey Rourke and I became lifelong friends. I love him. It was probably the most fun I've ever had playing a character... Yeah, they offered me that part. After Tennessee Williams died, I was in Hartford doing a production of The Glass Menagerie, playing Tom Wingfield, and I get this script called The Pope Of Greenwich Village, based on the book. I read it, and... my character was a tough guy. He's a not-too-smart, not-too-educated tough guy. A badass. You don't want to mess with him, because he wasn't very smart, and he might hit you. And I realize, "Hmm, that character has been portrayed like that in a thousand movies. I've done it five times already myself! I have to approach it differently." Since I was up there doing the play, I had lots of time to think about it, lots of time to read and re-read it, and I finally realized, "Ah, here's what I'll do! I'll play a mama's boy who wants to be a tough guy but isn't." So I used all the same dialogue. I didn't change any of the dialogue. I just changed how he dressed, how he looked, how he talked, and how he walked. And I permed my hair and lost 30 pounds, so I'd be a string-bean walking spaz attack. And the result was one of the most satisfying experiences of my career.
13 [on Star 80 (1983)] I discovered what I thought was the core of his (Paul Snider) kind of energy, by my talking with people who liked, and also disliked, him. Also, through photographs - how he stood, whether his shoulders were up or down, and stuff like that. Small stuff, which I could see through pictures of when he was at the Playboy Mansion. I realized that he was wound very tightly, and he was very self-conscious, and he was very....from another era, almost. Once I got that, that was the core of his physicality, I just had to find his morality. And once I had that, I had this very pathetic man, and I popped him out there. I went to a screening at a regular movie theatre and I was on my way out and, of course, everybody knew who I was, because I didn't look that different in the movie, and somebody said, "God, what an awful man!" It was such an awful story that people got me confused with the character. It was a bomb in movie theaters because it was so dark and so real. Bob Fosse was one of the greatest filmmakers ever and he made everybody who watched the movie have to go through that experience, and it was hard. Obviously it was a big loss financially because it should've been a mega-hit, but it was ahead of its time. It has since become a cult classic so I am satisfied by that, but Bob Fosse never saw that. He died. And I love him like I love my life. He became my second father, and he was great to me. We had a great relationship, and we spent a lot of time on the road together, doing press, and we bonded.
14 [on working with Sterling Hayden on King of the Gypsies (1978)] It ended up being one of the best experiences of my life because it became a relationship. We became very good friends, and we stayed friends right up until his death. Sterling was just a winner as a human being. He loved you if you were whatever you were. And if you pretended to be whatever you were, he had nothing for you. I'd already been shooting on the film for about three weeks, and we went into night shoots in the fourth week. My first night working with him was his first day on the film. I'm in my trailer and I get a knock on the door and the second assistant director says, "Mr Hayden would like to meet you and talk to you about the scene tonight." I'm like, "Cool! I can't wait!" So I go over to his trailer and knock on the door, and I hear him say, "Come in, come in!" I open the door and - whoosh! - big cloud of hashish! He says, "Have a seat, young man!" I have a seat. He asks me if I want to get high. I say, "No, because I can't talk when I get high and I have to act tonight." He goes, "Okay, okay. So let's talk about what we're doing tonight! What are we shooting?" I said, "That would be scene 87, sir." He goes, "Oh I know the number. But what the fuck happens?" And it's a very pivotal scene. I've run away, and he comes and nabs me off the street and takes me home, blah, blah, blah. It's a big-deal scene. So I told him that and he goes, "How are you at improvisation, young man?" I said, "I'm okay with it." He said, "Okay, 'cause that's what we're doing tonight." So all our stuff together is all improv, and it's all extraordinary, because he was extraordinary.
15 I'm not going to be the next thing. I don't have hope, I just have patience. [2008]
16 This past 15 years, I made 120 movies, and I probably haven't seen 60 of them. But I've had a great time. I also don't have to die for my work anymore. I have never been more miserable or unhappy as when I shot Star 80 (1983) - as a person, just because of where I had to go every day. [2008]
17 I had a perfect track record up to Rude Awakening (1989). Then the track record goes bumpy, then it goes bad and I'm ruining myself with B movies. I've done a lot of shit. But I have reinstated myself.
18 I've had people say to me, "It's such a shame what happened to your career." I just smile and say I've had a blast. I really have.
19 My life is going to kill me. We all get angry when we realize that. But the anger is fear.
20 I do like the idea of putting something comical into an intense drama, and being intense in absurd circumstances within a comedy.

#Trademark
1 Gravelly smoke burnished voice
2 Frequently plays villains

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