Close at the 16th Annual MovieGuide Faith and Values Awards in 2008
|Born||Eric Randolph Close
May 24, 1967
Staten Island, New York, United States
|Spouse(s)||Keri Close (1995–present)|
Eric Close (born May 24, 1967) is an American actor, best known for his roles in television series.
Close graduated with a B.A. in Communications at the University of Southern California in 1989. 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.
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. 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. He later had recurring role on Suits, and was series regular on another CBS show Chaos. In 2012, Close began starring as Teddy Conrad, Connie Britton’s husband, in ABC drama series Nashville.
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.
|1991||Keeping Secrets||Young Michael (uncredited)||TV movie|
|1991||MacGyver||Guard||Episode: "The Prometheus Syndrome"|
|1992||American Me||Juvie Hall Attacker|
|1992||Major Dad||Jim||Episode: "The 'L' Word"|
|1992–1993||Santa Barbara||Sawyer Walker||Series regular
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Male Newcomer (1993)
|1994||Hercules and the Lost Kingdom||Telamon||TV movie|
|1994||Without Consent||David Mills||TV movie|
|1994||McKenna||Brick McKenna||Episode: "Splendor in the McKenna Grass"
Episode: "The Pony"
|1995||McKenna||Brick McKenna||Episode: "Racing in the Streets"|
|1995||Long Island Fever||Scott Parks||TV movie|
|1995||Stranger Beside Me, TheThe Stranger Beside Me||Chris Gallagher||TV movie|
|1995–1996||Sisters||William 'Billy' Griffin||12 episodes|
|1996–1997||Dark Skies||John Loengard||Series regular, 19 episodes
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television (1997)
|1997||Hercules: The Legendary Journeys||Telamon||Episode: "The Lost City"|
|1998–2000||Magnificent Seven, TheThe Magnificent Seven||Vin Tanner||Series regular, 22 episodes|
|1999–2000||Now and Again||Michael Wiseman||Series regular, 22 episodes
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television (2000)
|2001||Follow the Stars Home||Mark McCune||TV movie|
|2001||Sky Is Falling, TheThe Sky Is Falling||Mike|
|2002–2009||Without a Trace||Martin Fitzgerald||Series regular, 160 episodes
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2004)
|2003||Alvarez & Cruz||Charlie|
|2004||NTSB: The Crash of Flight 323||N'Tom Price||TV movie|
|2005||Kim Possible||Crash Cranston (voice)||Episode: "Team Impossible"|
|2007||Saving Angelo||Dad||Short film|
|2010||Seven Deadly Sins||Jack Powell||Episode: "1.1"
|2010||Criminal Minds||Det. Mark Spicer||Episode: "Our Darkest Hour"|
|2010||Unanswered Prayers||Ben Beck||TV movie|
|2011||Chaos||Michael Dorset||Series regular, 13 episodes|
|2011–2013||Suits||Travis Tanner||6 episodes|
|2011||American Horror Story||Hugo||Episode: "Murder House"
Episode: "Rubber Man"
|2012–present||Nashville||Teddy Conrad||Series regular|
- "Eric Close Biography". Tvguide.com. Retrieved 2013-12-08.
- 2 YEARS (2012-03-15). "Eric Close Set to Reprise Role on USA's 'Suits' (Exclusive)". Hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 2013-12-08.
- "Eric Close boards ABC pilot 'Nashville' - US TV News". Digital Spy. 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2013-12-08.
- 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.
- By sammie323 (2008-10-22). "Cele|bitchy | Eric Close of Without a Trace visits Africa". Celebitchy.com. Retrieved 2013-12-08.