Birth Date: April 18, 1956 / Age: 59
Birth Place: Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
Biography: Eric Anthony Roberts (born on April 18, 1956 in Biloxi, Mississippi) is an American film actor. He was raised in Atlanta, Georgia and is the older brother of actress Julia Roberts.
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1985 for his role as the escaped convict Buck in the film Runaway Train.
His other starring roles include Star 80 (1983), The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), and Best of the Best (1989). In 1996 he appeared in the Doctor Who television movie in the role of the Master. He has also appeared in the music videos for "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers and "It's Like That" and "We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey. In an episode of South Park, he was parodied as a worthless character actor who was eaten by cannibals.
Most recently, Roberts has co-starred on the ABC sitcom Less Than Perfect. His daughter Emma has joined her father and aunt in the acting business. Recently, Emma Roberts gained a starring role on the Nickelodeon series Unfabulous.
Eric Roberts has been the subject of some articles on tabloid magazines for, among other things, allegedly committing some acts while drunk.
Apart from the aforementioned jobs, he has also appeared in many low budget movies.
Brother of Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan
He has a daughter with Kelly Cunningham.
Before he became a movie star, he appeared in at least two soap operas. "Another World" and "How To Survive a Marriage."
He was seriously injured in a car accident and spent three days in a coma. 
Father of Emma Roberts
Brother in law of Tony Gillan
Step-father of Keaton Simons and Morgan Simons
Appeared with actor Clarence Williams III in Ja Rule music video "Down ass chick".
Attended Grady High School in Atlanta, Georgia.
His left hand ring finger is permanently disfigured, as a result of a 1980s car accident.
In Doctor Who (1996) (TV), he became the fifth actor to portray the Master. The evil character had previously been played in the 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.