Balfour in 2008
|Born||Eric Salter Balfour
April 24, 1977
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
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.
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. He has a younger sister, Tori. His family is Jewish.
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. ABC's Veritas: The Quest was cancelled after four episodes in 2003, 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.
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. He stars as Duke Crocker on the Syfy drama Haven. Balfour co-starred in Missy Peregrym and Jeff Roop, in the creature film Backcountry.
|1998||Can't Hardly Wait||Hippie Guy|
|2000||What Women Want||Cameron|
|2001||America's Sweethearts||Security Guard|
|2003||Secondhand Lions||Sheik's Grandson|
|2003||The Texas Chainsaw Massacre||Kemper|
|2004||Face of Terror||Saleem Haddad|
|2005||Be Cool||Derek||Scenes deleted|
|2005||Lie with Me||David|
|2005||In Her Shoes||Grant|
|2006||The Elder Son||Skip|
|2008||What We Take from Each Other||Thief of Hands||Short film|
|2010||Cell 213||Michael Grey|
|2010||Do Not Disturb||Frank||Segment: "Rocketman"|
|2011||The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy||Will Edwards|
|2014||Manson Girls||Bobby Beausoleil|
|2014||Tao of Surfing||Dayne||Filming|
|1991||Kids Incorporated||Eric||Regular role (20 episodes)|
|1992||Arresting Behavior||Billy Ruskin||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|1993||Bloodlines: Murder in the Family||Matt||TV film|
|1993||Danger Theatre||Teenager #2||Episode: "An Old Friend for Dinner"|
|1993||Step by Step||Michael Fielder||Episode: "Never on Sunday"|
|1993||Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman||Benjamin Avery||Episode: "The Incident"|
|1994||Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman||Benjamin Avery||Episode: "Just One Lullaby"|
|1994||Animaniacs||Jared (voice)||2 episodes|
|1995||Boy Meets World||Tommy||Episode: "Pop Quiz"|
|1995||Kirk||Zack||Episode: "The Crush"|
|1996||Champs||Danny||Episode: "For Art's Sake"|
|1996||No One Would Tell||Vince Fortner||TV film|
|1996||Townies||Adam||Episode: "The Good Job"|
|1997||Ink||Danny||Episode: "Devil in a Blue Dress"|
|1997||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Jesse||Episodes: "Welcome to the Hellmouth", "The Harvest"|
|1997||Clueless||Pizza Boy||Episode: "Salsa, Chlorine & Tears"|
|1998||Dawson's Creek||Warren Goering||Episode: "Road Trip"|
|1999||Nash Bridges||Cliff Morehouse||Episode: "Shoot the Moon"|
|1999||West Wing, TheThe West Wing||Frat Boy #3||Episode: "Mr. Willis of Ohio"|
|2000||Chicago Hope||Jason Kerns||Episode: "Hanlon's Choice"|
|2001||FreakyLinks||Chapin Demetrius||Episode: "Subject: Live Fast, Die Young"|
|2001||Chronicle, TheThe Chronicle||Mark Griffin||Episode: "Only the Young Die Good"|
|2001||NYPD Blue||Charles 'Spyder' Price / Eli Beardsley||Episodes: "Peeping Tommy", "Two Clarks in a Bar"|
|2001–2002||24||Milo Pressman||Recurring role (8 episodes)|
|2001–2003||Six Feet Under||Gabe Dimas||(12 episodes)|
|2003–2004||Veritas: The Quest||Calvin Banks||(13 episodes)|
|2004||O.C., TheThe O.C.||Eddie||Episodes: "The Telenovela", "The Goodbye Girl", "The Nana"|
|2005||Sex, Love & Secrets||Charlie Tibideaux||(8 episodes)|
|2006||Conviction||A.D.A. Brian Peluso||(13 episodes)|
|2007||24||Milo Pressman||(20 episodes)|
|2008||Ex List, TheThe Ex List||Johnny Diamont||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2009||Fear Itself||Maxwell||Episode: "Echoes"|
|2009||Life on Mars||Eddie Carling||Episode: "The Dark Side of the Mook"|
|2009||Rise of the Gargoyles||Prof. Jack Randall||TV film|
|2009||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Max Goodwin||Episode: "Salome in Manhattan"|
|2009||Monk||Lenny Barlowe||Episode: "Mr. Monk Is Someone Else"|
|2009||Valemont||Eric Gracen||Main role (23 episodes)|
|2010||Dinoshark||Trace McGraw||TV film|
|2010||Saving Grace||Jesus||Episode: "Loose Men in Tight Jeans"|
|2010–present||Haven||Duke Crocker||(52 episodes)|
|2011||No Ordinary Family||Lucas Winnick||Episodes: "No Ordinary Love", "No Ordinary Animal"|
|2012||Christine||Daniel||Episodes: "Daniel", "Matthew", "Max", "Boy Magnet"|
|2012||Untitled Eric Balfour Project||Bluffys||TV series, pre-production|
- Eric Balfour Biography (1977-)
- Eric Balfour Biography | TVGuide.com
- Moore, Frazier (2006-02-28). "Balfour courts stardom with ‘Conviction’". TODAY Television. Retrieved 2010-11-25.
- "Cast of the Strause Brothers' Skyline Expands by One". DreadCentral.
- "Backcountry". DreadCentral.
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