Eric Winter

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Eric Winter
Born Eric Barrett Winter
(1976-07-17) July 17, 1976 (age 38)
La Mirada, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Allison Ford (m. 2001; div. 2005)
Roselyn Sánchez (m. 2008)
Children 1

Eric Barrett Winter (born July 17, 1976) is an American actor and former fashion model. He is best known for his television roles as Rex Brady in the NBC daytime soap opera, Days of Our Lives (2002-2005), and well for recurring roles on Brothers & Sisters, The Mentalist and GCB. In 2013, Winter began starring as Dash Gardiner in the Lifetime fantasy-drama series, Witches of East End.

Career[edit]

Before his acting roles, Winter was a male model and had some high-profile campaigns, such as one print campaign for Tommy Hilfiger. He also appeared in a television commercial ad with Britney Spears for her fragrance called "Curious". Winter is best known for playing the role of Rex Brady on the daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives.[1] He joined the show from July 8, 2002 until his final appearance on July 26, 2005.

After leaving Days of our Lives, he had many small roles in television shows, such as CSI, Love, Inc., Charmed, and Just Legal. He guest-starred on ABC Family's Wildfire for five episodes. His character, R.J. Blake, a bull-rider who dated the character of Dani Davis (played by Nicole Tubiola), was killed in the episode "Heartless" which aired originally on February 28, 2007. Winter also appeared on The Parkers in the episode "The Boomerang Effect". Winter appeared in an episode of the CBS series The Ex-List, and a recurring role of Jason McCallister, the brother of Senator Robert McCallister (Rob Lowe) and love interest of Kevin Walker (Matthew Rhys) on the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters.[2] He was a regular on the short-lived CBS series Viva Laughlin and Moonlight. Winter starred in the films Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) and The Ugly Truth (2009).

From 2010 t0 2012, Winter appeared in the CBS crime drama The Mentalist as FBI agent Craig O'Laughlin, the boyfriend and later fiancé of Amanda Righetti's character Grace Van Pelt. The character turned out to be a murderous operative of serial killer Red John; O'Laughlin was shot dead by Van Pelt. In 2012, he had the recurring role as Luke Lourd on ABC comedy-drama, GCB.[3] Winter guest starred in New Girl and appeared in the Playstation 3 game Beyond: Two Souls.[4]

In 2013, Winter began starring in the Lifetime series Witches of East End as Dash Gardiner, one of the main characters.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Winter was married to actress Allison Christine Ford from 2001 until 2005. He dated actress Roselyn Sánchez for two years prior to their engagement on January 1, 2008 during a holiday vacation on the island of Vieques, just east of mainland Puerto Rico. The couple wed on November 29, 2008 at a historic San Juan fort in Puerto Rico.[6] In August 2011, Sánchez announced she and Winter were expecting their first child together.[7] Their daughter, Sebella Rose Winter, was born on January 4, 2012.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Profiler Todd Episode: "Heads, You Lose"
1999 Undressed Eric 2 episodes
1999 Parkers, TheThe Parkers Anthony Episode: "The Boomerang Effect"
2002 Andy Dick Show, TheThe Andy Dick Show N/A Episode: "Andy's Tinseltown Chow-House"
2002–2005 Days of Our Lives Rex Brady Role held: July 2, 2002 – August 1, 2005
2002 Charmed Trevor Episode: "Sam, I Am"
2004 Back When We Were Grownups Hunk Television film
2005 Magic of Ordinary Days, TheThe Magic of Ordinary Days Walter Television film
2006 Break-In Cameron Television film
2005–2006 Love, Inc. Mike Smith 2 episodes
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Julian Harper Episode: "Room Service"
2006 South Beach Ford Davenport III Episode: "Every Day Above Ground Is a Good Day"
2006 Pepper Dennis Connor Blanchard Episode: "Heiress Bridenapped: Film at Eleven"
2006 Just Legal Jared Kale Episode: "The Rainmaker"
2007 Viva Laughlin Peter Carlyle Main cast
2007 Wildfire R.J. Blake 5 episodes
2007–2008 Brothers & Sisters Jason McCallister 5 episodes
2008 Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay Colton Graham
2008 Single with Parents Charlie Unsold ABC pilot
2008 Moonlight ADA Benjamin Talbot 4 episodes
2008 Ex List, TheThe Ex List Jake Turner Episode: "Climb Every Mountain Biker"
2009 Ugly Truth, TheThe Ugly Truth Colin Anderson
2010 Sundays at Tiffany's Michael Friend Television film
2010–2012 Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist Craig O'Laughlin 8 episodes
2011 Weekends at Bellevue Jared Knox Unsold Fox pilot
2011 CSI: Miami Joe Grafton Episode: "Stiff"
2012 Scent of the Missing Jake Unsold TNT pilot
2012 GCB Luke Lourd 5 episodes
2012 Fire with Fire Adam
2013 Rizzoli & Isles B.T. Cerrone Episode: "Built for Speed"
2013 Beyond: Two Souls Ryan Clayton Video game, Voice
2013–present Witches of East End Dash Gardiner Main cast
2014 Comet Josh

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