Eric Roberts

Eric Roberts

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Eric Roberts is a popular American actor. Eric Roberts is also famous as the celebrity brother of actress Julia Roberts and celebrity father of actress Emma Roberts.

Early Life

Eric Roberts was born on 18 April 1956 and he is currently 65 years old. He hails from Biloxi, Mississippi, and his zodiac sign is Aries. Talking about his parents, his mother is Betty Lou Bredemus, and his father is Walter Grady Roberts. His parents are one-time actors and playwrights and met each other while touring the production of George Washington Slept Here for the armed forces.

Moreover, he has two younger siblings namely Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan. Also, both of his siblings are also actors. He was estranged from Julia until 2004 due to his past drug abuse and Julia siding with his ex-girlfriend over the custody of his daughter. They reconciled after he visited Julia in the hospital after her twins’ birth. Further, this personality is of English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent. Also, the actor is a vegan and supports animal rights.

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Caption: Eric Roberts in an old photograph with his sisters. Source: PNGkey

Career

Eric Roberts is a professional actor and the celebrity brother of actress Julia Roberts. Talking about his journey in acting, he started off with a lead role in King of the Gypsies back in 1978. For this role, this actor received his 1st Golden Globe Award nomination. He received another Golden Globe Award nomination for his role in Star 80 in 1983.

He also received recognition once again at the Golden Globes for his performance in Runaway Train in 1985. For the same role, he also received a nomination for the Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actor”. His acting career spans over 40 years. Throughout these years, this veteran actor has amassed more than 609 credits. Some of them include The Expendables, Raggedy Man, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, The Pope of Greenwich Village, The Specialist, Cecil B. Demented, National Security, The Dark Knight, Inherent Vice, The Institute, Runaway Train, and Head Full of Honey.

This actor has also worked equally on a variety of TV projects like the three seasons with Less than Perfect, Heroes, and The Young and the Restless. The actor has also appeared in Saved by the Light, Suits, The Finder, and Doctor Who.

Since the 1970s, this veteran actor is one of few actors in history who has more than 600 credits. These credits include blockbusters, animated films, animated series, independent films, TV series, short films, and student films. People often remember this actor for his roles as manipulative villains in most of his projects.

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Caption: Eric Roberts and Julia Roberts in an old photograph. Source: E! Online

Personal Life

Eric Roberts is happily married to Eliza Rayfiel. He tied the knot with Eliza on 16 August 1992. His wife is the daughter of famous actors David Rayfiel and Lila Garrett. She is also an actress and a casting director. From this marriage, he has a stepson named Keaton Simons and a stepdaughter named Morgan. His stepson is a singer-songwriter whereas his stepdaughter is a chef.

Talking about his past relationships, he was in a live-in relationship with actress Sandy Dennis as per her 1989 profile in People. They were in a live-in relationship for five years at a seven-bedroom house the actress rented in Connecticut.

Later on, after ending things with Sandy, he was in a live-in relationship with Kelly Cunningham. With Kelly, he has a daughter named Emma Roberts born on 10 February 1991. His daughter Emma is also an actor who is married to actor Garrett Hedlund. He became a grandfather for the 1st time when Emma gave birth to her son Rhodes in December 2020.

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Caption: Eric Roberts poses for a photo with his wife Eliza Roberts at an event. Source: HollywoodMask

Body Measurements

Eric Roberts stands tall at an approximate height of 5 feet 11 inches or 180 cm. Likewise, the actor has a bodyweight of 165 lbs or 75 kgs. Other than this, the American actor’s other body measurement details like his chest-waist-hip measures, dress size, biceps, etc. are still under review. Moreover, the American actor has dirty blonde hair that has turned grey with aging and hazel blue eyes.

Social Media and Net worth

Talking about his social media presence, Eric Roberts joined Twitter in March 2009 and so far has over 47.9K followers. His username on this platform is @EricRoberts. Likewise, he is available on Instagram as @ericrobertsactor.

While writing this biography, the actor has earned more than 21.7k followers on his Instagram profile. The actor also has a Facebook profile with 447K followers as of March 2022. Moving on, the veteran actor has a net worth of $2 million US dollars.