|Born:||March 4, 1963|
Roebuck was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and graduated from Bethlehem Catholic High School in Bethlehem.
He performed at age nine in local events and by age 13, had traveled the tri-state area as a clown in a regional circus. He continued to hone his craft by acting, directing and writing plays and performing a magic act at local area clubs that evolved into a stand-up comedy routine. Making the move to Los Angeles at age 21, Roebuck won stage roles in such presentations as the U.S. premiere of Sarcophagus at L.A.T.C., No Time for Sergeants and the world premiere stagings of Holy Toledo and Who Killed Orson Welles. He won praise for one of his first movie roles, the haunting, stoned-out teenage murderer, in Tim Hunter's searing drama, River's Edge. A familiar face to fans of the hit TV series Matlock, in which he played legal assistant Clifford Lewis for three seasons, Roebuck has logged roles in such telefilms as Caught in the Crossfire, Runaway Father, the small screen remake of The Dirty Dozen and The Killing Mind on Lifetime. . He also shared a small piece of television history with a role in the episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation which resurrected Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock and introduced the new TV series.
He appeared in his first film role in 1981. From 1992 to 1995, he played Andy Griffith's assistant, final private investigator and right-hand man, Cliff Lewis, on the television drama Matlock, replacing Clarence Gilyard, during the 1993-94 season, and he also had a recurring role opposite Don Johnson's character as the corrupt officer, Insp. Rick Bettina in Nash Bridges. He has appeared in numerous other guest roles in television programs and has appeared in many feature films including Bryan Loves You, River's Edge, Dudes, and Final Destination. He also played the role of US Marshal Bob Biggs in the films, The Fugitive and U.S. Marshals. He appeared as Mr. Banks in the film Agent Cody Banks and its sequel. One of Roebuck's more memorable roles was as Jay Leno in the HBO made-for-TV film The Late Shift. Leno has often commented positively on Roebuck's performance whenever a guest brings up the film on the show. In 2003, he acted in the production Red Riding Hood. This Randal Kleiser directed HD motion picture was shot primarily with live-on-demand 3D virtual set technology.
From 2005-2010, he had a recurring role in the television drama Lost, appearing as Dr. Arzt in nine episodes. He has been a writer and producer for the Monsterama series, and appeared in some episodes of the series. Roebuck recently starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Quints as well as the Nickelodeon original film, Shredderman Rules. In Sonny With A Chance he's playing as Mr.Condor. He guest starred in Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place.
Most recently, he has guest starred on an episode of Dark Blue and Bones. He will also be the voice of Morris Green in Rob Zombie's animated film The Haunted World of El Superbeasto and stars in the upcoming film, A Fork in the Road.
Roebuck portrayed Dave Karofsky's father in the November 23, 2010 episode of Glee, and reprised his role in the 18th episode of the second series, Born This Way (Glee) on the 26th of April 2011.
- Bears a slight resemblance to actor Lee Majors II, son of "The Six Million Dollar Man"(1974) star Lee Majors.
- Is a major Universal Monster collector.
- Profiled in "Character Kings: Hollywood's Familiar Faces Discuss the Art & Business of Acting" by Scott Voisin.