DANIEL WILL BE SIGNING ALL WEEKEND FOR FREE!
Having made his feature film debut starring in the teen comedy CAVEGIRL Daniel Roebuck quickly realized that there was only one direction to travel in his career. Up!
Soon after CAVEGIRL, Roebuck established himself as one of the industry’s youngest character actors with his haunting portrayal as the teenage killer, Samson in THE RIVER’S EDGE.
Since then Daniel Roebuck has continually challenged himself with each new role he undertakes. He has appeared in The Fugitive and it’s sequel, U.S. Marshals, as well as films such as Money Talks, Final Destination, Bubba Ho Tep, The Devil’s Rejects, Trail of the Screaming Forehead, The Lost Skeleton Returns Again, John Dies At The End, and Phantasm: Ravager.
His fearlessness was readily apparent as Roebuck took on the guise of Jay Leno in THE LATE SHIFT, HBO’s critically acclaimed telefilm, written by Bill Carter, directed by Betty Thomas, and executive produced by Ivan Reitman. THE LATE SHIFT detailed the “late night wars” as NBC jockeyed for the services of Jay Leno and David Letterman following Johnny Carson’s retirement from “The Tonight Show.” Roebuck described the task of playing such a high-visibility entertainer as “the hardest thing I’ve ever done.” However, after driving past Leno while on his way to an initial make-up test for the role, Roebuck believes there is a “definite serendipity” to his involvement in the project.
Never one to be satisfied, Daniel stepped into another set of famous shoes when he was asked to play Garry Marshall in BEHIND THE CAMERA; MORK AND MINDY, THE UNAUTHORIZED STORY. A long time fan of Marshall’s oeuvre, Roebuck was thrilled to yet another leap into the world of Bio pics.
Aside from his numerous on camera projects, Daniel has recently lent his voice to two animated films. In the first, CHRISTMAS IS HERE AGAIN, Daniel plays an elf named Paul Rocco. Roebuck is also producing the 2007 release.
The second film is THE HAUNTED WORLD OF ELSUPERBEASTO. In it, Daniel reprises his role of Morris Green, from Rob Zombie’s THE DEVIL’S REJECTS. Although many actors have played the same character in 2 different movies, this may be the first time that one project was live action and the second film was animated!
In 2005 Roebuck settled back into series television when he joined the cast of LOST in the last three episodes of the acclaimed series’ first season. Daniel played the misunderstood Dr. Leslie Arzt and made TV history when he exploded on camera in the season finale!
Roebuck has been a familiar face on television over the last 20 years, he was a regular for three seasons on the evergreen hit drama, MATLOCK, portraying attorney ‘Cliff Lewis,” the junior partner of the law firm headed by Andy Griffith’s beloved character, ‘Ben Matlock.’ Interestingly, his landing the role was the fulfillment of a promise made several years earlier with his first appearance on “Matlock” in its inaugural season. At that time, Roebuck was told that Griffith had been so impressed with his work that he would be back as a regular on the show. It took five seasons, two more guest shots as different characters, and a change of networks, but Griffith kept his promise and Roebuck indeed became a series regular.
In the fall of 2003 Mr. Roebuck returned to series television as Pete Peterson in A MINUTE WITH STAN HOOPER, Fox TV’s comedy starring Norm MacDonald. In the series Roebuck portrayed a gay owner of the local diner where much of the action took place.
Audiences will also remember Daniel for his many unforgettable guest star roles on television over the years. Grateful that he’s never been typecast Roebuck has played cops to crooks and everything in between.
Some of his memorable characters include a super villain attempting world domination on LOIS AND CLARK, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, a Romulan on STAR TREK, an Army lieutenant on THE WEST WING, a Catholic Priest on ANY DAY NOW, a sex addict on SIX FEET UNDER, a distraught husband on ER and a fleeing mob accountant on MONK. Other recent credits include NAVY NCIS, GHOST WHISPERER, CSI, BOSTON LEGAL, LAW AND ORDER and DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and CLOSE TO HOME.
However it was a turn as the gun wielding crazy, Dave Burgess, on NYPD BLUE that earned Roebuck some of the best reviews of his career. In an episode touted by ABC publicity as “One of the best NYPD Blues ever! ”, Roebuck took Emmy winner Dennis Franz hostage in a nail biter that kept the audience on the edge of their seats.
Currently Daniel can be seen co-starring in Amazon’s The Man In The High Castle, based on the Philip K. Dick book of the same name as well as several upcoming feature films. He’s also a HUGE monster kid and collector, and a great guy.
Thanks for coming to Monsterama this year, Dan!