Michael D. Roberts

Michael D. Roberts

Highest Rated: 90% A Star Is Born (2018)

Lowest Rated: 17% The Ice Pirates (1984)

Birthday: Dec 25, 1947

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Supporting actor Michael D. Roberts has sustained a lengthy career, most visibly throughout the 1970s and 1980s in roles such as a pimp informant on "Baretta." Moving from New York to Los Angeles as a young boy, Roberts developed an interest in acting and studied the craft under the tutelage of actress Barbara Bosson (before she made her name on "Hill Street Blues"). After his first TV appearance on the sitcom "Good Times," he landed his regular role on the popular crime series "Baretta," featuring Robert Blake. He also found small parts in feature films, including Steve McQueen's final picture, "The Hunter." After "Baretta" finished, he played in guest spots on such series as "Knight Rider" and "The Fall Guy" before earning a regular spot on "Manimal," the short-lived, quirky shape-shifting drama. In the goofy space comedy "The Ice Pirates," Roberts held a key part, right behind fellow pirate, and lead, Robert Urich. As a caregiver to the autistic Dustin Hoffman, he had a brief appearance in the highly successful, "Rain Man." Other roles have included such diverse shows as the sports agent comedy "Arli$$" and the Bruce Willis action picture "Hostage."

Highest rated movies

A Star Is Born
Rain Man
The Ice Pirates




90% 80% A Star Is Born Matty (Character) $215.3M 2018
No Score Yet 70% Suckers Eddie (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 23% Hitman's Run FBI Director Dean Harris (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 28% Sleepstalker: The Sandman's Last Rites The Preacher (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Shadows, Someone's Watching Driscolle (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mysterious Affair at Styles Tindermans (Character) - 1990
89% 90% Rain Man Vern (Character) $171.2M 1988
17% 50% The Ice Pirates Roscoe (Character) - 1984


No Score Yet 87% Girl Meets World Coach Gleason (Guest Star) 2014
93% 89% Parks and Recreation Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
40% No Score Yet The Loop Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 88% The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
79% 93% Friends The Head Librarian (Guest Star) 2000
20% No Score Yet City of Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brooklyn South Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 94% Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
89% 92% Seinfeld Ipswich (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sparks Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 85% Quantum Leap Willis Tyler (Guest Star) 1989 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Commish Franklin Sharpe (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 75% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1989 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Theo White (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Airwolf Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Trouble Mr. Arrechia (Character) 1984-1985
22% No Score Yet Manimal Tyrone C. Earl (Character) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet 90% Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
80% No Score Yet Bosom Buddies Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.J. and the Bear Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet 76% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baretta Rooster (Character) 1975-1978
No Score Yet 100% Good Times Neck Bone, Sylvester (Guest Star) 1974