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Eric Roberts is an actor. Eric has no children.

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Eric Roberts (born Eric Anthony Roberts on April 18, 1956 in Biloxi, Mississippi) is an American actor who is the older brother of actress Julia Roberts and the father of actress Emma Roberts.

Roberts' film roles include "King of the Gypsies," "Star 80," "Runaway Train," "The Pope of Greenwich Village," "Raggedy Man," "National Security," "The Dark Knight," "Cecil B. Demented", "The Expandables" and "Inherent Vice."

His television roles include starring in shows such as "Less Than Perfect," "The Young and the Restless," "Another World," "Suits, "The Finder" and "Heroes."

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  • Is of English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent
  • His parents, Betty Lou Bredemus and Walter Grady Roberts were one-time actors and playwrights who co-founded the Atlanta Actors and Writers Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia and ran a children's acting school in Decatur, Georgia
  • His younger sister, Lisa Roberts Gillan is an actress
  • His father died of cancer in 1977; his half-sister, Nancy died from an apparent drug overdose in 2014
  • Attended Grady High School in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Was seriously injured in a car accident in 1981 and spent three days in a coma
  • Was inspired to become an actor as a child after watching actor Robert Donat's performance in the 1939 film, "Goodbye, Mr. Chips."
  • Married to Eliza Simons since 1992; is the stepfather of Keaton and Morgan Simons
  • Has a daughter, Emma (who is an actress) with ex-girlfriend, Kelly Cunningham
  • In 1987, he was arrested for possession of cocaine & marijuana, and resisting arrest after he attempted to assault a New York police officer; he spent 36 hours in jail, pleaded guilty to harassment and had all other charges dropped
  • Was arrested for shoving his wife, Eliza into a wall in 1995; after that, he subsequently announced that he was giving up drug use entirely
  • Appeared on the VH1 series, "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" in 2010 for dependency on medical marijuana
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