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Neil Roberts was a secondary character, in "The O.C." . He was portrayed by Michael Nouri.

Neil Roberts is the adored father of Summer Roberts. He loves his daughter more than anything, and could everything to protect her, and is very respected by his daughter, who considers him, her best friend. Dr. Roberts was married to Summer's mother until his daughter was 13 years old, when Summer's mother left for unexplained reasons.

Story of the Character[]

Season 1[]

Neil Roberts was in one episode of the first season, he was the reason for a temporary break-up between Seth and Summer, as Seth embarrasses himself in front of Neil, and Neil doesn't see him as appropriate dating material for Summer.

Season 2[]

Neil is seen only once, getting very cozy with Summer's new boyfriend, Zach Stevens, which devastates Seth when he discovers the three laughing at a table at the yacht club. Eventually, he will come to accept Seth, like his daughter's boyfriend, despite the two being very different. 

Season 3[]

Neil is seen by the middle of the third season beginning to develop a somewhat cozy friendship with the (effectively) widowed and newly economically-challenged Julie (Marissa's his daughter's best friend, mother), as he alludes to an unraveling marriage to Gloria. He eventually asks Julie to marry him.

Season 4[]

After the death of Marissa, Julie becomes addicted to medication pills and Neil is seen by Kaitlin Cooper with his ex-wife (the so-called stepmonster). Neil and Julie break up. Neil moves to Seattle, but lets Julie and Kaitlin stay in his house.  

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