Eric Close

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Eric Close
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Close at the 16th Annual MovieGuide Faith and Values Awards in 2008
BornEric Randolph Close
(1967-05-24) May 24, 1967 (age 46)
Staten Island, New York, United States
OccupationActor
Years active1991–present
Spouse(s)Keri Close (1995–present)
 
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Eric Close
Eric Close.JPG
Close at the 16th Annual MovieGuide Faith and Values Awards in 2008
BornEric Randolph Close
(1967-05-24) May 24, 1967 (age 46)
Staten Island, New York, United States
OccupationActor
Years active1991–present
Spouse(s)Keri Close (1995–present)

Eric Close (born May 24, 1967) is an American actor, best known for his roles in television series.

Early life[edit]

Close graduated with a B.A. in Communications at the University of Southern California in 1989.[1] His father is an orthopedic surgeon, and Close is the eldest of three brothers. His family moved to Indiana, then to Michigan, and finally settled in San Diego when Close was seven years old.

Career[edit]

Close was interested in acting from an early age and had some stage experience in school, but did not decide to pursue an acting career until after college. His first role was in a theater production Rat Songs in L.A., after which he was offered a part in the film American Me (1992) and Safe House directed by Elena Mannus. He had a brief stint in daytime television when he played Sawyer Walker on NBC's daytime soap Santa Barbara from 1992 to 1993. He received a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Male Newcomer for his role as Sawyer Walker on Santa Barbara.[1] Close later had leading roles on short-leved primetime shows as McKenna (1994–1995), Dark Skies (1996–1997), The Magnificent Seven (1998–1999), Now and Again (1999–2000), and the Steven Spielberg produced miniseries Taken (2002).

Close is best known for his fole on CBS series Without a Trace as FBI agent Martin Fitzgerald. He starred in show from 2002 to 2009.[1] He later had recurring role on Suits, and was series regular on another CBS show Chaos.[2] In 2012, Close began starring as Teddy Conrad, Connie Britton’s husband, in ABC drama series Nashville.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Close married his wife Keri in 1995. They have two daughters Katie (born October 1998) and Ella (born April 2001). They are members of the Brentwood Presbyterian Church.[5]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1991Keeping SecretsYoung Michael (uncredited)TV movie
1991MacGyverGuardEpisode: "The Prometheus Syndrome"
1992American MeJuvie Hall Attacker
1992Major DadJimEpisode: "The 'L' Word"
1992–1993Santa BarbaraSawyer WalkerSeries regular
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Male Newcomer (1993)
1993Taking Liberty
1994Hercules and the Lost KingdomTelamonTV movie
1994Without ConsentDavid MillsTV movie
1994McKennaBrick McKennaEpisode: "Splendor in the McKenna Grass"
Episode: "The Pony"
1995McKennaBrick McKennaEpisode: "Racing in the Streets"
1995Long Island FeverScott ParksTV movie
1995Stranger Beside Me, TheThe Stranger Beside MeChris GallagherTV movie
1995–1996SistersWilliam 'Billy' Griffin12 episodes
1996–1997Dark SkiesJohn LoengardSeries regular, 19 episodes
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television (1997)
1997Hercules: The Legendary JourneysTelamonEpisode: "The Lost City"
1998–2000Magnificent Seven, TheThe Magnificent SevenVin TannerSeries regular, 22 episodes
1999–2000Now and AgainMichael WisemanSeries regular, 22 episodes
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television (2000)
2001Follow the Stars HomeMark McCuneTV movie
2001Liberty, Maine
2001Sky Is Falling, TheThe Sky Is FallingMike
2002TakenJohnTV miniseries
2002–2009Without a TraceMartin FitzgeraldSeries regular, 160 episodes
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2004)
2003Alvarez & CruzCharlie
2004NTSB: The Crash of Flight 323N'Tom PriceTV movie
2005Kim PossibleCrash Cranston (voice)Episode: "Team Impossible"
2007Saving AngeloDadShort film
2010Seven Deadly SinsJack PowellEpisode: "1.1"
Episode: "1.2"
2010Criminal MindsDet. Mark SpicerEpisode: "Our Darkest Hour"
2010Unanswered PrayersBen BeckTV movie
2011ChaosMichael DorsetSeries regular, 13 episodes
2011–2013SuitsTravis Tanner6 episodes
2011American Horror StoryHugoEpisode: "Murder House"
Episode: "Rubber Man"
2012–presentNashvilleTeddy ConradSeries regular

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Eric Close Biography". Tvguide.com. Retrieved 2013-12-08. 
  2. ^ 2 YEARS (2012-03-15). "Eric Close Set to Reprise Role on USA's 'Suits' (Exclusive)". Hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 2013-12-08. 
  3. ^ "Eric Close boards ABC pilot 'Nashville' - US TV News". Digital Spy. 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2013-12-08. 
  4. ^ James Hibberd (May 11, 2012). "ABC orders 10 shows: Connie Britton, Alyssa Milano, Sarah Chalke, Terry O'Quinn star". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  5. ^ By sammie323 (2008-10-22). "Cele|bitchy | Eric Close of Without a Trace visits Africa". Celebitchy.com. Retrieved 2013-12-08. 

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