Eric Roth Biography ((?)-)

Born in New York, NY; son of Leon (a film producer and university teacher) and Miriam "Mimi" (a radio writer, studio executive, and teacher) Roth; children: six. Addresses: Agent: David O'Connor, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1804.

Writer, actor

Famous Works

  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Creator, The Heights, Fox, 1992
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Olive Loaf, "Veronica's Drag," Veronica's Closet, NBC, 1998
  • Sales guy, "Love Plus One," Will & Grace, NBC, 2000
  • Also appeared as a waiter in an episode of Providence, NBC.
  • Other
  • Pour une poignee d'herbes sauvages (also known as Les sauvagines), 1973
  • Film
  • To Catch a Pebble (also known as Please Whisper My Name), WorldWide Pictures, 1970
  • The Nickel Ride, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975
  • The Drowning Pool, Warner Bros., 1975
  • The Concorde: Airport '79 (also known as Airport '79, Airport '80: The Concorde, The Concorde, and S.O.S. Concorde), 1979
  • The Onion Field, Avco-Embassy, 1979
  • Wolfen, Orion, 1981
  • Suspect, TriStar, 1987, published as Suspect: The Screenplay, Harvest Moon, 2000
  • (With Billy Crystal) Memories of Me, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1988
  • (With Michael Cristofer) Mr. Jones (based on a story by Roth), TriStar, 1993
  • Forrest Gump (based on a novel by Winston Groom), Paramount, 1994
  • (Contributor, according to some sources) Apollo 13, Universal, 1995
  • (With Brian Helgeland) The Postman, Warner Bros., 1997
  • The Horse Whisperer (based on a novel by Nicholas Evans), Buena Vista, 1998
  • (With Michael Mann) The Insider (based on an article by Marie Brenner, "The Man Who Knew Too Much"), Buena Vista, 1999
  • (Contributor) Ali, Columbia, 2001
  • Also author of Slow Waltz at Cedar Bend (based on a novel by Robert James Waller).
  • Television
  • (As Eric R. Roth) Strangers in 7A (movie), CBS, 1972
  • Hearts Are Wild (pilot; also known as Jack of Hearts and Jack's House), CBS, 1992
  • Jane's House (movie), CBS, 1994
  • Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 2000
  • Other
  • Ali: The Movie and the Man, photographs by Frank Connor, NewmarketPress, 2001

User Contributions:

Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic: