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Michael D. Roberts, Scientology celebrity

Current lifetime: Born December 25, 1947 in Brooklyn
Most famous for: A character actor who had his best role as the pimp ‘Rooster’ in the series Baretta
Joined Scientology: In the mid-1970s as his acting took off.
Fun Scientology completion: Philadelphia Doctorate Course, 2013

Michael shattering suppression: “You just sit there with that and go, I am one of the most lucky, fortunate beings in the entire universe to be sitting here being given what really is a Golden Age of Knowledge.”

Says our Celebrity Centre source: “His film and TV career has waned and he is now a successful shill for the IAS. He was always well received at Celebrity Centre and was popular with everyone. He fell into getting donations for the IAS and other Scientology causes. He used his acting skills very persuasively, including on me. Another case of talent being exploited. Too bad. It has not helped his acting career.”

Michael made an appearance in one of Scientology’s wonderful testimonial videos, this one about the “Golden Age of Knowledge.” He shows up early in it and then has the final word…



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