Michael Roberts made two guest appearances on the "Quantum Leap" TV series.
|Born:||December 25, 1947|
|Birthplace:||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Spouse(s):||Pamela Frey (1976–present)|
|Appeared on:||Quantum Leap|
|Episodes appeared in:||"The Color of Truth" in Season 1 and "The Leap Between The States" in Season 5|
|Character played:||Willis Tyler/Issac King|
Roberts played the role of "Rooster" in the 1970s television series Baretta. Roberts starred in the short-lived 1980s television series Manimal, appearing in five of the eight episodes which aired, as Tyrone C. Earl. His first television role was a guest appearance on the 1970s television series Good Times. In 1977, he moved to feature films when he played "Deputy Johnson" in Herowork.
Roberts went on to appear in many other TV shows and films. He starred in the final Steve McQueen film The Hunter (1980). Later on, he starred in the 1984 science fiction film The Ice Pirates as Roscoe. In 1988, Roberts played the role of Vern in the hit film Rain Man. More recently, he appeared in the 2006 film American Dreamz and the 2008 film Street Kings.
Roberts has made many guest appearances in television shows. In the 1980s TV series Knight Rider, he appeared in the pilot episode "Knight of the Phoenix" as Jackson, one of the two car thieves who end up stealing KITT. His other appearances include Bosom Buddies, Quantum Leap, The Incredible Hulk, Double Trouble, Friends, MacGyver and Seinfeld. Roberts has made appearances in several made-for-TV films.
Roberts is married to Pamela Frey and has two children.
Roberts is the founder of a non-profit organization called "Right Track", a program to help youth stay away from drugs. In 1985, Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley gave Roberts a proclamation for outstanding contributions to the community and the city.
|1980||The Hunter||Poker Player|
|1984||The Ice Pirates||Roscoe|
|1988||Back to Freedom||Sammy Samson|
|1991||The Last Holloween||Accountant||Television movie|
|1997||Most Wanted||Homeless Man|
|1999||Hitman's Run||FBI Director Dean Harris|
|2008||Street Kings||Older Black Man|
|1974||Good Times||Neck-Bone||Episode "The Gang: Part 1"|
|1975||Lucas Tanner||Lonnie||Episode "What's Wrong with Bobbie?"|
|1976||Jigsaw John||Episode "Eclipse"|
|1979||The Incredible Hulk||D.J.||Episode "Like a Brother"|
|1979||Vega$||Chickie||Episode "Demand and Supply"|
|1979||Quincy, M.E.||Police Officer Ed Waters||Episode "Dark Angel"|
|1980||B.J. and The Bear||Shades||Episode "The 18-Wheel Rip-Off"|
|1981||Sanford||Sam||Episode "Cal the Coward"|
|1981||Bosom Buddies||Mr. Norton||Episode "Amy's Career"|
|1981||Jessica Novak||Jack||Episode "Closeup News"|
|1982||Knight Rider||Jackson||Episode "Knight of the Phoenix"|
|The Fall Guy||Jackson||Episode "The Reluctant Traveling Companion"|
|1983||Manimal||Tyrone C. Earl||Four episodes|
|1984–85||Double Trouble||Mr. Arrechia||15 episodes|
|1985||Airwolf||Glen Carson||Episode "Half-Pint"|
|1986||Crazy Like a Fox||Episode "A Fox at the Races"|
|1987||Cagney & Lacey||Eddie Hanks||Episode "The City Is Burning"|
|1987||Night Court||Moody||Episode "Constitution: Part 2"|
|1988||227||Lee Wilton||Episode "Best Friends"|
|1988||Hunter||Theo White||Episode "Dead on Target: Part 1"|
|1989–91||MacGyver||Various roles||Two episodes|
|1989–93||Quantum Leap||Willis Tyler/Issac King||Two episodes, "The Color of Truth" and "The Leap Between The States"|
|1990||Agatha Christie: Poirot||Tindermans||Episode "The Mysterious Affair at Styles"|
|1991||Doogie Howser, M.D.||Mr. Alexander||Episode "A Kiss Ain't Just a Kiss"|
|1992||The Commish||Franklin Sharpe||Episode "True Believers"|
|1995||Live Shot||Episode "What Price Episode?"|
|1996||Renegade||Police Detective||Episode "Mr. Success"|
|1996||Sparks||Walter||Episode "Goode for the Gander"|
|1996||Seinfeld||Ipswich||Episode "The Chicken Roaster"|
|1997||Beverly Hills, 90210||Marton Burns||Two episodes|
|1998||Brooklyn South||Lieutenant Dandridge||Episode "Cinnamon Buns"|
|1999||Wasteland||Lester||Episode "Indian Summer"|
|2000||City of Angels||Commander Milton Archer||Episode "Assume the Position"|
|2000||Friends||Head Librarian||Episode "The One with Ross' Library Book"|
|2000||The Michael Richards Show||Bert||Episode "The Nursing Home"|
|2001||Family Law||Morgan||Episode "The Quality of Mercy"|
|2001||Arli$$||Tony||Episode "Question of Character"|
|2003||The District||Anderson Henderson||Episode "Ella Mae"|
|2006||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Henry||Episode "Free Tippy"|
|2007||The Loop||Hibbert||Episode "Crazy Goat"|
|2009||Make It or Break It||Pastor Harold||Episode "Sunday, Bloody Sasha, Sunday"|
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