Eric Anthony Roberts is an eminent American actor, who is one of the finest actors known for playing more fascinating roles in his movies. He gained recognition with his outstanding work in the film King of the Gypsies. As a result, he was rewarded with plenty of nominations in precious awards like Golden Globe Award. His films like Star 80 and Runaway Train was also the blockbuster hits of that time, and his work was highly appreciated by films critics.
The success of these films also earned him his second nomination in like Golden Globe Awards. Keep reading to know more about Eric Roberts’s net worth in 2018.
Eric Roberts Early Life
Eric Roberts was born on April 18, 1956, in Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S. Roberts belongs to a family packed with superstars. He is the son of famous actress and acting coach Betty Lou Bredemus and actor Walter Grady Roberts. His parents also used to run a children’s acting school in Decatur, Georgia. He has two younger sisters Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan, both are also known to be a great actress. After his parents divorced, Eric lived with his father in Atlanta where his sisters moved to Smyrna, Georgia with his mother.
Eric took his first steps toward stardom when he joined the “Actors and Writers Workshop” in Georgia at a very tender age of 5. To pursue his acting career, Eric went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. After two years, he continued his studies at the American Academy in New York. In 1976, he made his first stage debut was with regional productions play “Rebel Women.” Apart from that, he also appeared in a production named “A Streetcar Named Desire.”
Eric was in a long-term relationship with Kelly Cunningham. On February 10, 1991, Kelly gave birth to their daughter Emma Roberts. Kelly also chooses his father’s footstep, as she is also a great actress. After splitting up from his girlfriend, Eric married to actress and casting director Eliza Roberts in 1992.
Eric Roberts Career
Eric Roberts started his acting career with small roles in theatre. He got his first break with the NBC’s television soap opera named Another World in 1977. After that Eric was presented by a variety of roles in various movies and a television sitcom. He has given many successful hits to film business. His everlasting list of remarkable movies includes
Star 80, Runaway Train, It’s My Party, Raggedy Man, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Saved by the Light, The Nature of the Beast and many more. He is best known for playing villain roles in his movies. He also appeared in many television series. His role of the Master in the TV series named “Doctor Who” was appreciated by the audience. His role of Perry Smith in the mini television series “In Cold Blood,” also gained his huge success in the television world. As a result, he was rewarded with many awards and nominations.
Awards & Achievements
Eric Roberts is one of the hard-working actors in the film industry. He has given a lot of successful hits; as a result, he had bagged 15 awards for his terrific performances. He had won “Action on Film International Film Festival Award” in 2016, “Back in the Box Award” in 2014, “Boston Society of Film Critics Awards” in 1984, “Film Independent Spirit Awards” in 2015, “Satellite Awards” in 2003, “Western Heritage Awards” in 2000 and list goes on. He was also awarded with Lifetime Achievement Award by “CineRockom International Film Festival” in 2013.
Net Worth of Eric Roberts
Eric Roberts’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million. His main source of income is his acting in different movies and television series. After being a part of commercially successful hits like King of the Gypsies and Star 80, he became one of the successful actors in Hollywood. His movie “King of the Gypsies” gross income was around $7.3 million in the USA, where his movie “Star 80” gross income was $6,472,990. In his past 15 years, he appeared in around 200 movies and many television series which also add to his Net Worth.
Eric Roberts is not only a great actor, but he is also known as a great fighter. He fought against his drug addiction and came clear after giving up drugs completely. Eric also has been an active participant in several charity events. He supports over 13 charity originations. He is well known for his vegetarian way of living. He always promotes animal rights campaign. So, it is hence proved that Eric Roberts is a wonderful actor as well as a great human being also.