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Martsolf in November 2008
July 27, 1971 |
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Lisa Kouchak (2003–present)
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. He currently plays the role of Brady Black on NBC's Days of Our Lives.
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.
Days of Our Lives
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.
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.
|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|
|2008–||Days of Our Lives||Brady Black||November 13, 2008–present|
|2008||NCIS||Paul Harris||Episode: "Collateral Damage"|
|2010–||Miss Behave||Marcus Dunne|
|2011||Smallville||Michael Jon Carter/Booster Gold|
Awards and nominations
||Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Newcomer||Passions||Nominated||
||Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Days of our Lives||Won||
- "Culture Club". Soap Opera Weekly. 2007-02-13. p. 15.
- "Passions Men joining Days! Eric Martsolf and Galen Gering " Entertainment Hotline". Theentertainmenthotline.net. 2008-11-12. Retrieved 2011-05-04.
- "Y&R SUMMER'S FATHER REVEALED!" Soap Opera Digest June 17, 2013 (Vol. 38, No. 24). p. 43.
- "Event: Soap Opera Digest Awards (2003)". Internet Movie Database. February 27, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 1993.
- "The 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Winners". New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. June 16, 2013. Archived from the original on June 23, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
- Official website
- Official Passions biography
- Eric Martsolf Photo Gallery
- Eric Martsolf at the Internet Movie Database