Eric Balfour

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Eric Balfour
Eric Balfour in 2008 cropped.jpg
Balfour in 2008
Born Eric Salter Balfour
(1977-04-24) April 24, 1977 (age 37)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1991–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]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Shattered Image Greg
1997 Trojan War Kyle
1998 Can't Hardly Wait Hippie Guy
1999 Scrapbook Andy Martin
2000 What Women Want Cameron
2001 America's Sweethearts Security Guard
2003 Rain Pvt. Morris
2003 Secondhand Lions Sheik's Grandson
2003 Texas Chainsaw Massacre, TheThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre Kemper
2004 Face of Terror Saleem Haddad
2005 Be Cool Derek Scenes deleted
2005 Rx Andrew
2005 Lie with Me David
2005 In Her Shoes Grant
2006 Elder Son, TheThe Elder Son Skip
2008 Hell Ride Comanche / Bix
2008 What We Take from Each Other Thief of Hands Short film
2008 Spirit, TheThe Spirit Mahmoud
2009 Spread Sean
2009 Horsemen Taylor
2010 Cell 213 Michael Grey
2010 Dinoshark Trace McGraw
2010 Do Not Disturb Frank Segment: "Rocketman"
2010 Beatdown Victor
2010 Skyline Jarrod
2011 Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy, TheThe Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy Will Edwards
2014 Manson Girls Bobby Beausoleil
2014 Tao of Surfing Dayne Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Kids Incorporated Eric Regular role
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 Fearless Ryan TV pilot
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

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