Eric Anthony Roberts is an American film and television actor, best known for his roles as Sal Maroni in the smash-hit Batman film The Dark Knight, a villainous turn as James Munroe in The Expendables and in the 1996 Doctor Who TV film as The Master.
His career began with King of the Gypsies in 1978, earning a Golden Globe nomination for best actor debut. He earned both a Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination for his supporting role in Runaway Train. Through the 1990s and 2000s he maintained dramatic film and TV-movie roles while appearing in TV series. His TV work includes three seasons with the sitcom Less than Perfect and a recurring role on the NBC drama Heroes as Thompson. Voice roles have included the voice of intergalactic conqueror Mongol in Justice League: The Animated Series and Dark Danny in Nickelodeon’s Danny Phantom.
His sisters Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan, and daughter Emma Roberts, also have acting careers.
Roberts recently starred in LA Slasher, which had a special advanced screening at Salt Lake Comic Con 2014’s Film Festival.