Eric was among the celebrities lobbying officials in Los Angeles in July 2008 to restrict the increasingly (in their view) aggressive tactics of the paparazzi.
Eric appeared on Broadway in the 1987-1988 Season in Burn This, earning a Theatre World Award (1988).
Eric appears as a detective in the music video for Ja Rule's Down Ass Chick.
While Eric was born in Biloxi, MS and raised in Altanta, GA, his sisters Lisa was born in Decatur, GA and Julia born in Syma, GA.
Eric Roberts was seriously injured in a car crash in 1981 and spent several days in a coma. His left hand was permanently damaged and that is why he wears a ring on his right hand.
Eric appeared in the late 2006 video "Smack That", sung by Akon featuring Eminem.
Eric thoroughly enjoys Michael Moore movies.
As of 2006, his most recent major gig is A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints.
Cosmo Kramer, a character in popular television show Seinfeld once commented Eric's acting in The Other Side of Darkness was "unforgettable".
In 1984, Eric won a Boston Society of Film Critics award for his portrayal in the movie Star 80.
Interestingly, Eric and Patrick Warburton have acted together before "Less Than Perfect". They also starred together in "The Civilization of Maxwell Bright".
Eric won a Golden Satellite Award in 2002 for his portrayal of Will Butler in "Less Than Perfect".
Eric is right-handed. He also wears a ring on his right hand, but the reason is disputed.
Eric has starred in 13 movies with his wife.
His favourite food is KooKooRoo chicken served with butternut frozen yogurt. He also eats a lot of broccoli, beans, and other greens.
His favorite colours are blue and gray.
His daughter, Emma, is making a name for herself. She landed a role in popular teen Nickelodeon show Unfabulous and she starred in the 2006 film Aquamarine. His stepson, Keaton Simons has released an album, and is establishing himself as a singer-songwriter.
Eric is the brother of extremely famous Hollywood star Julia Roberts. Although they don't have a close relationship.
He features in The Killers music video "Mr. Brightside".
Roberts was nominated an Academy Award and a Golden Globe award in 1985 for his role as Buck in Runaway Train. The category was Best Supporting Actor.
Eric Roberts joined the long list of celebrities lampooned by South Park. It happened in South Park episode 15 entitled "Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut."
Eric plays the jilted groom in Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" music video.
Roberts: You improve your chances of having what you love by the practice of loving what you have.
(on filming his episode of "Fear Itself")
Roberts: It was like being at a really hard, hard camp and it was really fun, and it was all thanks really to the crew because they are there every week and they know what they're doing and they know why they're doing it, and they have fun doing so. And it was just - it was such a pleasure every day to arrive on the set. It really was. I can't emphasize that enough with this crew.
Roberts: I've always found one-man shows comical. Although I'd never do one myself.
Roberts: Violence clones itself. Don't hit your kids.
Roberts: I've become what I'm up against.
Roberts: I don't give. I indebt.
Roberts: (on his acting talents) I have none to talk about.