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 being the older brother of acclaimed actress Julia Roberts and for his roles in films such as The Pope of Greenwich Village, Runaway Train (with Danny Trejo and Jon Voight), the first two Best of the Best films (with Simon Rhee), National Security, The Dark Knight (with Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman), The Expendables (with Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Jet Li and Dolph Lundgren), Lovelace and Inherent Vice.
He has had recurring or lead roles on shows such as "C-16: FBI", "Falcone", "Less Than Perfect", "The L-Word", "Heroes", "Crash", "CSI" (with Paul Guilfoyle and Joseph Patrick Kelly), "The Finder", "The Young and the Restless" and "Suits".
Roberts appeared in the Die Hard scenario films Heaven's Fire and The Alternate as the lead hero and in Christmas Rush (A.K.A. Breakaway) and Depth Charge as the lead villain. He is set to star in another Die Hard/The Hunt for Red October clone titled Rogue Strike. He also had a supporting role in 2005's Final Approach.