Eion Bailey

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Eion Bailey
Bailey in 2001
BornEion Francis Bailey
(1976-06-08) June 8, 1976 (age 37)
Santa Ynez Valley, California, United States
Years active1997–present
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Eion Bailey
Bailey in 2001
BornEion Francis Bailey
(1976-06-08) June 8, 1976 (age 37)
Santa Ynez Valley, California, United States
Years active1997–present

Eion Francis Hamilton Bailey (born June 8, 1976) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for appearing in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers as Pvt. David Kenyon Webster and in the films Fight Club, Center Stage, Mindhunters and Sexual Life. He had a recurring role on the USA Network series Covert Affairs, as well as on the ABC series Once Upon a Time.


Bailey struggled in school until he found his calling in his high school drama department. He was soon performing in each school play and went on to study formally at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. Bailey also briefly attended Santa Barbara City College.[citation needed]

He appeared in a cameo role in Cameron Crow's Almost Famous, portraying Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner.[citation needed] Bailey was also seen in Center Stage,[1] Fight Club,[2] Catherine Jelski's The Young Unknowns,[citation needed] The Scoundrel's Wife,[3] Seven and a Match,[citation needed] Renny Harlin's Mindhunters for Miramax,[4] and the independent feature Sexual Life for director Ken Kwapis.[5] Bailey's TV appearances include Significant Others,[6] Dawson Creek, HBO's highly acclaimed series, Band of Brothers produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg,[7] and the HBO original film And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself opposite Antonio Banderas.[8]

On stage, Bailey has appeared in Peter Schaffer's classic psychological drama, Equus, at the Pasadena Playhouse, as well as Spoon River Anthology, Look Homeward, Angel, and Dinner at Eight at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Desire and I at the Access Theatre Santa Barbara, and Icarus' Mother at the SBCC Studio Theatre.[citation needed]

In 2007, Bailey was awarded a Daytime Emmy for his performance in the television movie Life of the Party.[9][10] Bailey has also had recurring guest-starring roles on the TV series Dawson's Creek and ER.[citation needed] In 2010, Bailey had a recurring role in USA Network’s Covert Affairs as Ben Mercer, Annie's ex-boyfriend, who was being targeted by the CIA, before returning to the Agency near the end of Season 1.[11] In 2011, Bailey started recurring on ABC's fantasy-drama Once Upon a Time as Pinocchio/August Booth.[12] On May 1, 2013, Bailey guest starred on NBC’s drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Frank Patterson, an Iraq war veteran with PTSD who becomes a key witness in an investigation of a sexual assault in a nightclub.[13]


During a trip to Peru, Bailey saw a group of children travel 24 miles on foot to school. This led to the creation of Imagine This! TV, a reality TV show chronicling one week philanthropic projects for people all around the world. The network uses an open-source collaboration platform that encourages input from its viewers. Bailey is currently working on getting broadcast distribution for the TV show.[citation needed]


YearFilmRoleOther notes
1997Buffy the Vampire SlayerKyle DuFoursEpisode: "The Pack"
A Better PlaceRyan 
1998Significant OthersCambell ChasenTelevision series
Dawson's CreekBilly KonradEpisodes: "In the Company of Men" & "Escape from New York"
1999Fight ClubRicky 
2000The Young UnknownsJoe 
Center StageJim Gordon 
Almost FamousJann Wenner 
2001Band of BrothersPvt. David Kenyon WebsterMiniseries
2002The Scoundrel's WifeEnsign Jack Burwell 
2003And Starring Pancho Villa as HimselfFrank ThayerTelevision film
Seven and a MatchSid 
Without a TraceChristopher MayesEpisode: "Confidence"
2004MindhuntersBobby Whitman 
2005Life of the PartyMichaelWon - Daytime Emmy award for Outstanding Performer in a Children/Youth/Family Special
Sexual LifeDavid 
ERJake ScanlonSeason 11
2006CSI: NYDean LessingEpisode: "Charge of This Post"
Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen KingLonnie FreemanMiniseries
Orpheus Television film
2008Language of the EnemyRomi Meira.k.a. "A House Divided"
2009The CanyonNick
Cold CasePatrick 'The Rifle' LennoxEpisode: "November 22"
Numb3rs (TV series)CamSeason 5, Episode 16: "Cover Me"
2010 - 2011Covert AffairsBen Mercerrecurring season 1; 2 episodes season 2
201130 RockAndersEpisode: "It's Never Too Late for Now"
Law & Order: Criminal IntentAdam WinterEpisode: "Icarus"
Once Upon a TimeAugust Wayne Booth/Pinocchiorecurring, Seasons 1-2
(15 episodes)
2013Law & Order: Special Victims UnitFrank PattersonEpisode: "Traumatic Wound"


  1. ^ "Center Stage Takes Us Behind the Scenes". Los Angeles Sentinel. April 26, 2000. Retrieved November 6, 2013.  (subscription required)
  2. ^ Pearlman, Cindy (April 18, 1999). "The Fight Club". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved November 6, 2013.  (subscription required)
  3. ^ Leydon, Joe (March 12, 2002). "The Scoundrel's Wife". Daily Variety. Retrieved November 6, 2013.  (subscription required)
  4. ^ Koehler, Robert (May 6, 2005). "Mindhunters". Daily Variety. Retrieved November 6, 2013.  (subscription required)
  5. ^ Koehler, Robert (August 19, 2004). "Sexual Life". Daily Variety. Retrieved November 6, 2013.  (subscription required)
  6. ^ Shales, Tom (March 11, 1998). "'Significant Others': Fox's Lost Generation; Youth Is Definitely Wasted on the Young". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 6, 2013.  (subscription required)
  7. ^ Gilbert, Matthew (September 7, 2001). "'Brothers in Arms' HBO Miniseries Captures the Horrors of WWII, But Not the Faces". The Boston Globe. Retrieved November 6, 2013.  (subscription required)
  8. ^ Gallo, Phil (September 5, 2003). "And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself". Daily Variety. Retrieved November 6, 2013.  (subscription required)
  9. ^ "34th Annual Creative Arts & Entertainment Emmy Awards Presented at the Star-Studded Hollywood Gala" (Press release). Daytime Emmy Awards. June 14, 2007. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Coming Attractions". The Washington Post. April 6, 2007. Retrieved November 6, 2013.  (subscription required)
  11. ^ Bobbin, Jay (June 5, 2011). "'Affairs' returns on USA". The Buffalo News. Retrieved November 6, 2013.  (subscription required)
  12. ^ Abrams, Natalie (Oct 14, 2011). "Once Upon a Time Exclusive: Eion Bailey Heading to Storybrooke". TV Guide. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  13. ^ "'Law & Order: SVU': Eion Bailey Previews 'Respectful' Portrayal of Post-War Hardships". The Hollywood Reporter. January 5, 2013. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 

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