Kaj-Erik Eriksen

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Kaj-Erik Eriksen
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Born Kaj-Erik Eriksen
(1979-02-15) 15 February 1979 (age 35)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Other names Kaj-Erik Erikson
Kaj-Erik Ericksen
Occupation Actor
Years active 1987–present
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Kaj-Erik Eriksen (born 15 February 1979) is a Canadian actor. He is best known for his roles as Danny Farrell in the television series The 4400, Jeremy Peters in the television series Boston Public, and as the son of the main character in the 1990s show The Commish.

Career[edit]

Eriksen began his acting career in Vancouver, British Columbia at the age of six. After only a few jobs as an extra and a couple of small speaking roles, he got his first big break when he landed a part in the independent film Quarantine. The shoot was very low budget and the cast and crew had to climb through broken windows to get to the set that was inside an abandoned, rat-infested warehouse. Kaj-Erik loved it and was hooked on acting right away.

Shortly after Quarantine, Kaj-Erik did his first of two guest stars on the TV show MacGyver, which was his favorite show as a child.

In 1991, after working on a number of movies, and guest starring on various television series, Kaj booked the role of David Scali, the son of Michael Chiklis' character on the long-running ABC drama The Commish. The well-respected show catapulted Eriksen into the mainstream American TV world, earning him nominations for a Hollywood Reporter Youth Star Award, a Youth in Film Award, and two YTV Achievement awards.

During The Commish's five year run, Eriksen worked on numerous other projects including the re-make of the classic film Captains Courageous, and popular TV shows Goosebumps and Are You Afraid of the Dark?.

At age 17 when The Commish ended, Eriksen moved to Los Angeles and continued his career and schooling there, making guest appearances on television shows such as Home Improvement and Walker, Texas Ranger.

Kaj-Erik returned to Vancouver in 1999 to shoot two seasons of Beggars and Choosers, a short-lived series that received critical praise as well as a cult following.

In 2001 after returning to Los Angeles, Kaj landed the role of Jeremy Peters on David E. Kelley's Boston Public. What was supposed to be a four episode arc turned into a recurring role that lasted 2 seasons. It also ended up being one of Eriksen's most recognizable roles to date.

Eriksen returned to Vancouver once again in 2004 to play Danny Farrell on the hit USA Network television series The 4400, one of his favorite projects to work on to date due the close "family atmosphere" of the cast and crew.

During Eriksen's 25 years in the business, he has guest starred on many popular TV shows including Tru Calling, Stephen King's Dead Zone, Star Trek: Enterprise, NCIS, Criminal Minds and The Closer.

In 2010 he starred alongside Richard Thomas in the Hallmark movie Time After Time.

Personal life[edit]

Eriksen became an American citizen in 2001. In his spare time, he studies karate and enjoys photography.[1] He also enjoys music, and is a fan of Dave Matthews Band.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Quarantine The Kid
1990 Short Time Dougie Simpson
2002 Water Game, TheThe Water Game Clemon
2007 88 Minutes Matt Wilner
2014 See No Evil 2 Seth

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1987 After the Promise Kid in window (uncredited) TV film
1987 J.J. Starbuck Episode: "The Blimpy Who Yelled Blue"
1988 MacGyver Jacob Miller Episode: "The Outsiders"
1990 Danger Bay Stephen Walker
Sam
Episodes: "Live Wires", "Three's a Crowd"
1990 MacGyver Tommy Wiley Episode: "The Visitor"
1990 Neon Rider Boomer Episode: "Playing with Fire"
1991 Girl from Mars, TheThe Girl from Mars Ricky Swanson TV film
1991 Monkey House The Kid TV series
1991-1996 Commish, TheThe Commish David Scali Regular role (89 episodes)
1992 Neon Rider Harry Episode: "Point Blank"
1992 Miles from Nowhere Patrick Reilly TV film
1992 Odyssey, TheThe Odyssey Galileo Episode: "Galileo & the Gypsies"
1993 Liar Liar: Between Father and Daughter Jonah TV film
1993 Born Too Soon Ethan Butterfield TV film
1995 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Zeke Matthews Episode: "The Tale of the Dead Man's Float"
1995 Goosebumps Billy Harlan Episodes: "Welcome to Camp Nightmare: Parts 1 & 2"
1996 Captains Courageous Dan Troop TV film
1996 Poltergeist: The Legacy Joseph Dawkins Episode: "The Substitute"
1998 Walker, Texas Ranger Ted McGee Episode: "In God's Hands"
1998 Home Improvement Brian Episode: "The Write Stuff"
1998 Promised Land Kevin Neary Episode: "When Darkness Falls"
1998 Prey Shane Episodes: "Collaboration", "Sleeper"
1999 Heaven's Fire Jeremy McConnell TV film
1999-2001 Beggars and Choosers Carey Malone Main role (22 episodes)
2000 Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story Rick Kincaid TV film
2000 Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits Josh Dayton Episode: "Something About Harry"
2001 So Weird Inky Episode: "The Great Incanto"
2001-2002 Boston Public Jeremy Peters Recurring role (12 episodes)
2001-2002 Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! (voice) Episodes: "Gift with Purchase", "Can You Dig It?", "Bad Hair Day"
2003 Peacemakers Jack Morgan Episode: "The Perfect Crime"
2003 Tru Calling Cole Episode: "Star Crossed"
2004 Dead Zone, TheThe Dead Zone J.J. age 20 Episode: "Tipping Point"
2004 Star Trek: Enterprise Smike Episode: "Cold Station 12"
2004-2007 4400, TheThe 4400 Danny Farrell Recurring role (16 episodes)
2005 NCIS Frank Smith Episode: "Red Cell"
2006 Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York Joey Walsh TV film
2006 Saved Elliot Episode: "Family"
2007 Criminal Minds Henry Frost Episode: "Identity"
2008 Triple Eight, TheThe Triple Eight Adolf Hitler Episode: "Heil Filters"
2009 Closer, TheThe Closer Allan Summers Episode: "Blood Money"
2009 Ice Twisters Eric TV film
2011 Time after Time Richard Krem TV film
2011 Perfect Couples Guy Episode: "Perfect Exes"
2012 12 Disasters of Christmas Aaron TV film
2014 Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas Rob Casey TV film

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