Eric Roberts (born April 18, 1956) is a Golden-Globe nominated actor who has starred in over 300 motion pictures and television shows. He is best known for his roles in the films The Pope of Greenwich Village, The Dark Knight (with Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman), The Expendables (with Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger). He is the older brother of acclaimed actress Julia Roberts.
Eric Roberts has had recurring or lead roles on many TV shows including C-16: FBI, Falcone, Less Than Perfect, The L-Word, Heroes, Crash, CSI, The Finder, The Young and the Restless, and Suits. Roberts has also guest-starred on shows such as Oz, Touched by an Angel, CSI: Miami, Chuck, Burn Notice, Femme Fatales, Glee, and Justified. He also played an incarnation of The Master in the American Doctor Who television movie aired in 1996.
In his book Movie Megacheese, Michael J. Nelson notes that the 1991 Bruce Willis film The Last Boy Scout not only was flat-out awful but has Willis speaking dialogue more at home in an Eric Roberts movie. He is also referenced by the SOL crew during Experiment 202's The Side Hackers and by the Mads in Experiment 909's Gorgo.