Conrad Roberts

Conrad Roberts is an Antiguan-American actor who has appeared in several television series and films over the past forty years. His most recent film was A Wrinkle In Time.

Conrad Roberts
Antigua, West Indies
Years active1968-present
ChildrenAishah Roberts


He first began his career in 1968 when he was cast as "Edward Stark" on the series The Doctors. Roberts would appear in over one hundred episodes of the series.[1] After leaving the series in 1969, Roberts spent the next fifteen years appearing in various film productions. He also has a brief spoken word performance on the final track of Miles Davis's 1971 live/studio album Live-Evil. During the 1980s, he became best known for his appearance in the film The Mosquito Coast as well as a smaller role in the cult horror film The Serpent and the Rainbow.[2]

In 1989, Roberts was granted a recurring role in Miami Vice as "Police Commissioner Williford". He only appeared in two episodes before returning to film roles. During the 1990s, he appeared in The Mask of Zorro and also appeared as a guest star on The X-Files. In 2002, Roberts gained a higher notoriety as a film star when he appeared in The Scorpion King in a major supporting role.

In the 2000s and beyond, Roberts returned to television with guest roles on NCIS, The Unit, CSI, and most recently The River.[3]



Year Title Role
1972 Up the Sandbox Clay
1979 Firepower Lestor Wallace
1985 Streetwalkin' Steller
1986 The Mosquito Coast Mr. Haddy
1988 The Serpent and the Rainbow Christophe
1990 Green Card Taxi Driver
1991 The Hard Way Witherspoon
1998 The Mask of Zorro Black Zorro
1999 Man on the Moon College Promoter
2000 The Million Dollar Hotel Stix
2002 The Scorpion King Chieftain
2003 The Dig (Short film) Stranger
2009 Boppin' at the Glue Factory Tharin Sanders
2016 Man Rots from the Head (Short film) Mr. Z
Cardboard Boxer Methusalah
2017 Lemon Gilly
2017 And Then There Was Eve Joe
2018 A Wrinkle in Time Elegant Man


Year Title Role Notes
1968–1969 The Doctors Edward Stark Main cast
1980 Casino Inspector Ferber TV Movie
1989 Miami Vice Commissioner Henry Williford 2 episodes
1993 Ghostwriter Mr. Braithwaite 2 episodes
1999 The X-Files Primitive African Man Episode: "The Sixth Extinction"
2005 NCIS Benjamin King Episode: "Pop Life"
2007 The Unit Elder Episode: "The Outsiders"
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Palo Priest Episode: "Mascara"
2012 The River Tribal Elder Episode: "A Tribal Elder"
2016 The Get Down Uncle Johnny Episode: "Where There Is Ruin, There Is Hope for a Treasure"


  1. ^ The Doctors Episode Guide, Pocket Essentials (New York, 1972)
  2. ^ Twilight Zone Magazine (August 1989)
  3. ^ Screen Actors Guild Call Sheet - Conrad Roberts (Retrieved May 2015).

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