Eric Balfour

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Eric Balfour
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Balfour in 2008
BornEric Salter Balfour
(1977-04-24) April 24, 1977 (age 36)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActor, singer
Years active1991–present
 
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Eric Balfour
Eric Balfour in 2008 cropped.jpg
Balfour in 2008
BornEric Salter Balfour
(1977-04-24) April 24, 1977 (age 36)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActor, singer
Years active1991–present

Eric Salter Balfour (born April 24, 1977) is an American actor and singer. He is the lead singer of Born As Ghosts, formerly known as Fredalba. His roles include Milo Pressman on the action-thriller TV series 24 and Duke Crocker in the supernatural series Haven.

Life[edit]

Balfour was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Sharon (née Salter), who works as a marriage and family counselor, and David Balfour, a chiropractor.[1] He has a younger sister, Tori.[2] His family is Jewish.[3][4]

Career[edit]

Balfour appeared on the kids TV show Kids Incorporated for one season in 1991. In 1997, he appeared in the pilot for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as one of the show's first victims, Jesse McNally. He appeared as a regular cast member in three short-lived TV shows. NBC's Hawaii was canceled after seven episodes in 2004, UPN's Sex, Love & Secrets was canceled after four episodes. Also in 2005, Balfour starred in the sexually explicit Canadian drama Lie with Me opposite Lauren Lee Smith. In March 2006, Balfour debuted as Brian Peluso on producer Dick Wolf's short-lived NBC crime drama, Conviction, which lasted one season. Balfour was also a guest star on the hit show Dawson's Creek, in the ninth episode of the first season.[5]

Balfour in 2010

He starred in the 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre opposite Jessica Biel. He played a minor character in several episodes of The O.C., as Eddie, Theresa's fiancé, and in the hit HBO show Six Feet Under, as Claire's troubled boyfriend, Gabriel Dimas, during most of the show's first two seasons.

Balfour appeared in seven episodes of the first season of 24 as computer technician Milo Pressman in 2001. Five years later, Balfour reprised the role for nineteen episodes of 24's sixth season before leaving the show by his own request. Balfour appeared in ABC's Life on Mars as Eddie Carling, the brother of detective Ray Carling, as played by Michael Imperioli.

He was the face for the new Valentino male fragrance, Valentino V. In September 2009, Balfour appeared in an episode of Monk. In that same month, Balfour booked a recurring role on the new CW drama show The Beautiful Life, but the show was canceled after its second episode and production was shut down immediately. In 2010, he starred in the Strause Brothers thriller film Skyline.[6] He stars as Duke Crocker on the Syfy drama Haven.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1996Shattered ImageGreg
1997Trojan WarKyle
1998Can't Hardly WaitHippie Guy
1999ScrapbookAndy Martin
2000What Women WantCameron
2001America's SweetheartsSecurity Guard
2003RainPvt. Morris
2003Secondhand LionsSheik's Grandson
2003Texas Chainsaw Massacre, TheThe Texas Chainsaw MassacreKemper
2004Face of TerrorSaleem Haddad
2005Be CoolDerekScenes deleted
2005RxAndrew
2005Lie with MeDavid
2005In Her ShoesGrant
2006Elder Son, TheThe Elder SonSkip
2008Hell RideComanche / Bix
2008What We Take from Each OtherThief of HandsShort film
2008Spirit, TheThe SpiritMahmoud
2009SpreadSean
2009HorsemenTaylor
2010Cell 213Michael Grey
2010DinosharkTrace McGraw
2010Do Not DisturbFrankSegment: "Rocketman"
2010BeatdownVictor
2010SkylineJarrod
2011Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy, TheThe Legend of Hell's Gate: An American ConspiracyWill Edwards
2014Manson GirlsBobby Beausoleil
2014Tao of SurfingDayneFilming

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1991Kids IncorporatedEricRegular role
1992Arresting BehaviorBilly RuskinRecurring role (5 episodes)
1993Bloodlines: Murder in the FamilyMattTV film
1993Danger TheatreTeenager #2Episode: "An Old Friend for Dinner"
1993Step by StepMichael FielderEpisode: "Never on Sunday"
1993Dr. Quinn, Medicine WomanBenjamin AveryEpisode: "The Incident"
1994Dr. Quinn, Medicine WomanBenjamin AveryEpisode: "Just One Lullaby"
1994AnimaniacsJared (voice)2 episodes
1995Boy Meets WorldTommyEpisode: "Pop Quiz"
1995KirkZackEpisode: "The Crush"
1996ChampsDannyEpisode: "For Art's Sake"
1996No One Would TellVince FortnerTV film
1996TowniesAdamEpisode: "The Good Job"
1997InkDannyEpisode: "Devil in a Blue Dress"
1997Buffy the Vampire SlayerJesseEpisodes: "Welcome to the Hellmouth", "The Harvest"
1997CluelessPizza BoyEpisode: "Salsa, Chlorine & Tears"
1998Dawson's CreekWarren GoeringEpisode: "Road Trip"
1999Nash BridgesCliff MorehouseEpisode: "Shoot the Moon"
1999West Wing, TheThe West WingFrat Boy #3Episode: "Mr. Willis of Ohio"
2000Chicago HopeJason KernsEpisode: "Hanlon's Choice"
2001FreakyLinksChapin DemetriusEpisode: "Subject: Live Fast, Die Young"
2001Chronicle, TheThe ChronicleMark GriffinEpisode: "Only the Young Die Good"
2001NYPD BlueCharles 'Spyder' Price / Eli BeardsleyEpisodes: "Peeping Tommy", "Two Clarks in a Bar"
2001–200224Milo PressmanRecurring role (8 episodes)
2001–2003Six Feet UnderGabe Dimas(12 episodes)
2003–2004Veritas: The QuestCalvin Banks(13 episodes)
2004FearlessRyanTV pilot
2004O.C., TheThe O.C.EddieEpisodes: "The Telenovela", "The Goodbye Girl", "The Nana"
2005Sex, Love & SecretsCharlie Tibideaux(8 episodes)
2006ConvictionA.D.A. Brian Peluso(13 episodes)
200724Milo Pressman(20 episodes)
2008Ex List, TheThe Ex ListJohnny DiamontEpisode: "Pilot"
2009Fear ItselfMaxwellEpisode: "Echoes"
2009Life on MarsEddie CarlingEpisode: "The Dark Side of the Mook"
2009Rise of the GargoylesProf. Jack RandallTV film
2009Law & Order: Criminal IntentMax GoodwinEpisode: "Salome in Manhattan"
2009MonkLenny BarloweEpisode: "Mr. Monk Is Someone Else"
2009ValemontEric GracenMain role (23 episodes)
2010DinosharkTrace McGrawTV film
2010Saving GraceJesusEpisode: "Loose Men in Tight Jeans"
2010–presentHavenDuke Crocker(52 episodes)
2011No Ordinary FamilyLucas WinnickEpisodes: "No Ordinary Love", "No Ordinary Animal"
2012ChristineDanielEpisodes: "Daniel", "Matthew", "Max", "Boy Magnet"
2012Untitled Eric Balfour ProjectBluffysTV series, pre-production

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