Eric Martsolf

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Eric Martsolf
Martsolf in November 2008
Born (1971-07-27) July 27, 1971 (age 43)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Actor/Singer
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Lisa Kouchak (2003–present)
2 children

Eric Martsolf (born July 27, 1971) is an American television actor and singer best known for his role as Ethan Winthrop in the NBC soap opera Passions from 2002 to 2008.[1] He currently plays the role of Brady Black on NBC's Days of Our Lives.[2]


Martsolf sang on a Hawaiian cruise ship for a year and has modeled for over 50 designers, companies, and businesses. He was a radio broadcaster for WDCV 88.3FM and was a singer/dancer at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania for four years and also performed at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. He has a degree in Political Science from Dickinson College. He has been an Assistant Director and a Guest Artist for Children's Theatre Experience.



Martsolf portrayed Ethan Winthrop on NBC's Passions from July 2002 (succeeding original portrayer Travis Schuldt) until the series' cancellation in August 2008. Martsolf had auditioned for the role of Ethan before the show began. And, before he was Ethan, he was on the show for one episode as a Cop. He was voted favorite actor on Passions for more than 80 weeks in a row in Soap Opera Digest.[citation needed]

Days of Our Lives[edit]

Martsolf made his first appearance in the role of Brady Black on Days of Our Lives on November 13, 2008. The character had previously been portrayed by Kyle Lowder until 2005. In 2014, he won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Brady.

Miss Behave[edit]

Since 2010, Martsolf has starred as Marcus Dunne on Miss Behave, a webseries, that also has fellow DOOL stars, like Jillian Clare, who played Abigail "Abby" Deveraux but plays Victoria "Tori" Archer and Darin Brooks, who played Max Brady, also stars, but as Mr. Blake Owens.

Personal life[edit]

Martsolf and Lisa Kouchak met doing musical theater together, and married on October 10, 2003.[3] His twin sons, Mason Alan and Chase Evan, were born on April 7, 2006.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Cheater Brad
2002–2008 Passions Ethan Winthrop July 8, 2002—August 7, 2008
2002 The Other Half Himself Episode date: September 10, 2002
2003 Spanish Fly Brick Hauser
2003–2004 SoapTalk Himself Episode dates: December 23, 2003 and April 21–22, 2004
2004 Street Smarts Episode date: November 23, 2004
2005 Starting Over Episode: "Passion for the Game"
Diva Dog: Pit Bull on Wheels Guest star
2007 The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
Passions Live!
2008– Days of Our Lives Brady Black November 13, 2008–present
2008 NCIS Paul Harris Episode: "Collateral Damage"
2009 Four Steps Clive
2010– Miss Behave Marcus Dunne
2011 Smallville Michael Jon Carter/Booster Gold
2014 Extant B.E.N. Voice only

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of acting awards and nominations
Year Award Category Title Result Ref.
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Newcomer Passions Nominated
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Days of Our Lives Won


  1. ^ a b "Culture Club". Soap Opera Weekly. 2007-02-13. p. 15. 
  2. ^ "Passions Men joining Days! Eric Martsolf and Galen Gering " Entertainment Hotline". 2008-11-12. Retrieved 2011-05-04. 
  3. ^ "Y&R SUMMER'S FATHER REVEALED!" Soap Opera Digest June 17, 2013 (Vol. 38, No. 24). p. 43.
  4. ^ "Event: Soap Opera Digest Awards (2003)". Internet Movie Database. February 27, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 1993.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ "The 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Winners". New York: and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. June 16, 2013. Archived from the original on June 23, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 

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