True Underdog
True Underdog
Jul 1, 2021
#77: Finding Love and Purpose with Eric and Eliza Roberts
Play • 39 min

Today on the show Jayson is talking with Eric and Eliza Roberts, both are actor and actress, casting directors, and media personalities starring in best of the best, Animal House, Dark Knight, and more. Appearing in music videos by The Killers, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, and more. Eric was nominated for Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Buck in Runaway Train.

Eric’s family all grew up bit by the acting bug as his parents ran an acting and writing school right out of their home. This would eventually inspire both him and his sisters, Julia and Lisa Roberts, to pursue acting careers later in their lives. He grew up with a severe stutter, it was when he landed his first acting role as a kid that he slowly overcame his impediment.

Eliza was raised an only child in Los Angeles by her father David Rayfiel who was a writer, known for having worked on the mystery thriller movie Three Days of the Condor and the romantic comedy Sabrina. Her mother Lila Garrett, was a film screenwriter, producer and director, known for her works on the romantic comedy The Other Woman, and the action adventure comedy Get Smart.




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2:10 - Eric’s Childhood

3:49 - Eliza’s Childhood

6:49 - Eric Learning How to Speak Again

9:23 - Being Free From a History of Drug Use

15:02 - What Made Eric Make a Change in His Life

19:27 - Eric’s Secret For Career Longevity

26:37 - Incorporating Inclusion in the Entertainment Industry

31:12 - Eric and Eliza’s Podcast

33:25 - Our  Youth is the Future

35:18 - Teach Our Children Lessons From Our Past Mistakes

36:28 - Thoughts About Solar Energy

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