Mostly Credited As: Tony Roberts
Sometimes Credited As: Anthony Roberts
David Anthony Roberts
Birth Name: David Anthony Roberts
Date Of Birth: October 22, 1939 (Age 76)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New York City, New York
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
Tony Roberts is 74 years old and was born on October 22, 1939.
He was married to and has 1 child.
He is 6' 1" (1.85 m) tall and was born in New York City, New York (USA).
Tony Roberts, twice nominated for Tony Awards for his work on Broadway, came to the acting profession quite naturally. His father. Ken Roberts, is a veteran radio and TV announcer. "And my cousin is Everett Sloane, the actor. While neither pushed me into acting, I was around that environment and the bug bit early." says Roberts.
He was accepted at the New York School of Music and Art, a public school, but limited in enrollment to talented youngsters. He rounded out his education at Northwestern University in 1961, earning a bachelor of science degree in drama.
Roberts has 11 Broadway plays to his credit, including 'Play It Again, Sam' and 'How Now, Dow Jones,' for which he received Tony nominations. He won the London Critics' Poll Award as Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in Promises, Promises' in England.
He succeeded Robert Redford in "Barefoot in the Park' on Broadway and continued in the role for 17 months. Other Broadway successes were 'The Last Analysis,' 'Absurd Person Singular' and 'Sugar.'
He made his movie debut In Disney's 'Million Dollar Duck,' followed by 'Star Spangled Girl' and the film version of 'Play It Again, Sam.' He was Al Pacino's
only "friend on the force" in 'Serpico' and recently
completed 'Lovers Like Us,' with Catherine Deneuve
and Yves Montand, in Venezuela. He also starred in 'The Taking of Pelham, One, Two, Three,' and appeared in Woody Allen's film 'Annie Hall.'
Tony is not a stranger to the medium of television. In 1971 he guest-starred with Edward G Robinson in a 'Night Gallery segment. He also had a guest role on "Phyllis (1975) and played a cop in The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case.'
"Shakespeare is also in my repertoire." says Tony "I performed with Robert Brustein's Yale Repertory Theater in 1974 I did Duke Antonio in 'The Tempest.' He also played 'Hamlet at the Otterbein College (Ohio) winter drama festival in 1975.
Roberts, a native New Yorker, is an Army veteran. He maintains an apartment in New York, preferring the pace of life in the city. Though divorced, Tony enjoys frequent visits from his daughter Nicole.