Arthur Roberts first fell in love with acting starring as Crichton in The Admirable Crichton at Fieldston, his New York City high school. The most beautiful girls in the class surrounding him after the curtain fell didn't hurt either!!! While Dean's List and on scholarship at Harvard, he found acting far more fun than studying pre-med - he thought, " if I can just get them to pay me to do this..."
So off he went to learn his craft with the Harvard Summer Players with Faye Dunaway and Jane Alexander, and then Summer Stock all over the East Coast. At the Hampton Playhouse in New Hampshire, they paid $27 a week, which covered room and board. He then played the title roles in Mr. Roberts and Poor Richard in Pennsylvania, won the Barter Theatre award in a big New York competition for the famous Barter Theatre Virginia, did Streetcar Named Desire in Connecticut and Barefoot in the Park in Michigan, and starred in Neil Simon in Winter Rep in Buffalo and Pinter in Princeton. He got his Equity