Dallas Roberts

Dallas Roberts

  • Highest Rated: 93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
  • Lowest Rated: 27% Shrink (2009)
  • Birthday: May 10, 1970
  • 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

57% Motherless Brooklyn Actor 2019
87% My Friend Dahmer Lionel Dahmer Lione $1.4M 2017
47% Ordinary World Mickey 2016
No Score Yet All the Birds Have Flown South Actor 2016
No Score Yet Geezer Actor 2016
93% 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
27% 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
53% 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
83% Walk the Line Sam Phillips $119.4M 2005
50% 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

13% Insatiable
2018
Bob Armstrong
  • 2019
63% FBI
2018
Robert Lawrence
  • 2018
97% American Crime
2015-2017
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
  • 2012
  • 2011
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Owen Owen Cavanaugh
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Guest Greg Yates Thomas Mathers Yates Gregory Yates
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2004
  • 2001
95% Elementary
2012
Dr. Richard Mantlo Richard Mantlo
  • 2012
81% The Walking Dead
2010
Milton
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Abel Hazard
  • 2010
69% Rubicon
2010
Miles Fiedler
  • 2010
54% 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 Dolly Parton's Heartstrings
2019
Aaron
No Score Yet Elementary
Dr. Richard Mantlo

QUOTES FROM Dallas Roberts CHARACTERS

Charlie Crowe
This is not a nuthouse. Please direct all your local insanity to your local psychiatrist.