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|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
"I had a lot of friends in the theater, but Tony wouldn't let me contact any of them. He wanted to make it by himself. I did, however--and he doesn't know this--write a letter to my friend Dore Schary, who was producing a play called 'Something About a Soldier'. I said that if a young man named Roberts comes to see you, he's my son and I'd appreciate it if you would be gentle. Well, the very day I put the letter in the mail, Tony came home and said, "Dad, I got a part in a new play called 'Something About a Soldier'. Since then, it seems like he's never been out of work." --Roberts' father Ken Roberts quoted in Daily News, April 21, 1996.
"I know he thinks I've never been out of work, but that's not really true. I've had a wonderful, fortunate career, but I went through my unemployment insurance two times, and there have been long stretches when the phone hasn't rung and I've had to go into the hinterlands to do plays."
But I never look down on work. I remember doing "The Million Dollar Duck". In my first scene, I was on my hands and knees barking at ducks to get one to lay an egg. I remember thinking, 'My God, I went to college for this? I studied Shakespeare, I've been in 10 Broadway plays, and I'm barking at ducks?' Well, it was a properly humbling experience." --Tony Roberts in Daily News, April 21, 1996.
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