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Steven Eckholdt (born September 6, 1961) is an American actor of German descent.
Eckholdt began his screen career in the mid-1980s. Primarily known for television roles, his main screen appearances include L.A. Law, Melrose Place, It's Like, You Know..., Providence, The West Wing and The L Word. He also appeared as Mark Robinson, a co-worker (and according to Ross, lover) of Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) in the sitcom Friends. His role in the 1997 pilot for the sitcom Dads is seen by test audiences at the Television Preview, a marketing research operation in which participants are told they are seeing a pilot for a new program. In 1997, Eckholdt also appeared in "The Puppy Episode" of Ellen, and in The Practice. He starred as Peter Albright in Santa Who in 2000. In 2003, Eckholdt starred in the CBS television sitcom My Big Fat Greek Life which was based on the blockbuster hit movie comedy, My Big Fat Greek Wedding. He starred as Ian Miller, the character originally portrayed by John Corbett in the movie version.
In 2010, he appeared in the seventh season of Two and a Half Men as Brad, a lawyer who causes the breakup of Charlie and Chelsea.