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Dallas Roberts

Highest Rated:   100% My Friend Dahmer (2017)
Lowest Rated:   28% Shrink (2009)
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Birthplace:   Houston, Texas, USA
Equipped with classical training as a stage actor, American thespian Dallas Roberts cut his chops on and off Broadway during the 1990s and early 2000s before transitioning to film -- a shift that represented a broad stylistic and technical leap for the dramatist. Born and raised in the Houston area, Roberts first attended a Lone Star community college with an unclear idea of how he wanted to spend his professional life. Had he never discovered Juilliard, his life might very well have forked off in another direction; instead, Roberts -- directed toward acting at the behest of a collegiate drama professor -- applied to the hallowed New York conservatory and gained acceptance. Involvement in numerous theatrical productions on the Great White Way ensued, such as the 2002 Burn This (with Edward Norton and Catherine Keener) and Adam Rapp's Nocturne, for which Roberts received a Drama Desk Award nomination.Though a couple of unremarkable independent films preceded it, the Michael Mayer-directed, Michael Cunningham-scripted 2004 picture A Home at the End of the World (an adaptation of Cunningham's beloved novel) marked Roberts' first noteworthy cinematic achievement. The picture also shot Roberts instantly to third billing -- not an unpromising start for a cinematic newcomer. It concerns the relationship triangle that develops between Jonathan (Roberts), a thirtysomething gay man desperate to act as a father to his roommate's baby; the eccentric roommate Clare (Robin Wright Penn); and Jonathan's lifelong, heterosexual best friend, Bobby (Colin Farrell), who move to a house together in rural, upstate New York. Roberts, who reportedly felt a bit thrown by the lack of advance character preparation and dramatic adjustment in film (compared to theater) nonetheless delivered a bravura performance; the film itself received mixed reviews.Over the next several years, Roberts would enjoy a sustained level of fame and respect as an actor, appearing memorably in movies like Walk the Line (2005) , 3:10 to Yuma, and on TV series like The Walking Dead, Rubicon, The Good Wife, and Unforgettable.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% My Friend Dahmer
  • Lionel DahmerLione
2017
53% Ordinary World
  • Mickey
2016
No Score Yet All the Birds Have Flown South
  • Actor
2016
94% Dallas Buyers Club
  • David Wayne
$23.8M 2013
No Score Yet Ingenious
  • Matt
2012
79% The Grey
  • Hendrick
$51.6M 2012
No Score Yet Shadow People (The Door)
  • Charlie Crowe
2012
No Score Yet The Factory
  • Gary Gemeaux
2011
No Score Yet Tell-Tale (Tell Tale)
  • Surgeon
2010
No Score Yet The River Why
  • Titus
2010
28% Shrink
  • Patrick
$93.8k 2009
89% 3:10 to Yuma
  • Grayson Butterfield
$53.6M 2007
62% Joshua
  • Ned Davidoff
$0.5M 2007
No Score Yet Lovely by Surprise
  • Actor
2007
54% Flicka
  • Gus
$21M 2006
No Score Yet Sisters
  • Dylan Wallace
2006
56% The Notorious Bettie Page
  • Scotty
$1.4M 2006
40% Winter Passing
  • Ray
2006
82% Walk the Line
  • Sam Phillips
$119.4M 2005
49% A Home at the End of the World
  • Jonathan Glover (1982)
$0.9M 2004
No Score Yet The Lucky Ones
  • Edison
2004

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
97% American Crime
2015
  • Carson Hesby
  • 2017
No Score Yet Chicago P.D.
2014
  • Yates Gregory Yates
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Unforgettable
2011-2016
  • Eliot Delson
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
98% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Owen Owen Cavanaugh
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Greg Yates Thomas Mathers Yates Gregory Yates
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2004
95% Elementary
2012
  • Dr. Richard Mantlo Richard Mantlo
  • 2012
82% The Walking Dead
2010
  • Milton
  • 2012
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Abel Hazard
  • 2010
69% Rubicon
2010
  • Miles Fiedler
  • 2010
No Score Yet The L Word
2004-2009
  • Angus Partridge Angus
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Matthew Blanchard Marty Mrs. Blanchard Mark Daltrey
  • 2009
  • 2001
  • 1995
No Score Yet Elementary
  • Dr. Richard Mantlo

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