Eric Roberts has decades of experience as an actor. He was born in Biloxi, Mississippi and he began his acting career in Atlanta at age 5 in a local theater company called the “Actors and Writers Workshop”. It was founded by his late father, Walter Roberts. He studied drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, and at the American Academy in New York. Eric made his NY stage debut in “Rebel Women” in 1976.
Eric’s unconventional talent occasionally meshed with the perfect role. He received critical applause for his starring role as a man dying of AIDS in the uplifting and emotional film “It’s My Party in 1996 at the Sundance Film Festival. He earned more honors as a writer marked for murder in the mob-themed story “La Cucaracha” in 1998.
He was perfectly cast as one of the cold-blooded killers in the Emmy-nominated TV adaptation of Truman Capote‘s “In Cold Blood”.
Eric continues to appear in guest starring roles on several TV dramatic series such as “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and sometimes Eric would show up in various sitcoms like “The King of Queens”, and “Less Then Perfect”. More recently he appeared in the cult program “Heroes” among several others.
The Golden Globe nominated actor’s film roles include a streetwise hustler in “The Pope of Greenwich Village”, a soda sales exec in the comedy the “Coca Cola Kid”, and the romantic comedy “Nobody’s Fool”. Roberts won an Academy Award nomination as a young prison escapee hiding out with Jon Voight aboard an out-of-control train in the violent, action adventure “Runaway Train”.
In the course of his long running career Eric has appeared in over 185 feature films and TV Series.
Eric Roberts as Senatorial Candidate James Connelly:
James Connelly is a good looking politician, complete with a plastic smile and fake exterior. He hides his rage and self centered need to control everything. He has sold out his allegiances to the mob in order to get elected.
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