Eric Christian Olsen
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Eric Christian Olsen
Olsen in 2013
Eric Christian Olsen
May 31, 1977
Eugene, Oregon, U.S.
Sarah Wright (m. 2012)
Eric Christian Olsen (born May 31, 1977) is an American actor and producer. He is known for his portrayals of Detective Marty Deeks on the CBS television series NCIS: Los Angeles, and of Austin in the film Not Another Teen Movie.
Olsen was born in Eugene, Oregon, the son of Jeanne (née Donstad), a non-denominational chaplain, and Paul V. Olsen, a professor of English, and head track and cross country coach of Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. He has an older brother, David, who acts as his stunt double; David is married to actress Daniela Ruah. Olsen is of Norwegian descent. Olsen spent most of his childhood in Bettendorf, Iowa and attended Bettendorf Middle and High School, where he pursued interests such as sports, Japanese, and Chinese. In addition to many local theatre performances, Olsen trained in improv with ComedySportz Quad Cities and later joined the cast.
Olsen's first starring role was the titular role in the 1999 TV movie Arthur's Quest, soon after he gave an Emmy submitted portrayal of a dying burn victim on NBC's ER. His next role was a small one in HBO's Black Cat Run. Eric soon landed a starring role in the Fox TV series Get Real, playing Cameron Green. The series lasted for a year before Eric made his transition onto the big screen when he played Ben Affleck's gunner in Pearl Harbor, that was quickly followed by a leading role as Austin "The Cocky Blond Guy" in the teen send up feature film Not Another Teen Movie.
Olsen next played Jake in the teen comedy The Hot Chick. In 2003, he won the role of Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, the prequel to the hit movie Dumb and Dumber. Olsen followed that up by playing opposite Chris Evans for a second time in Cellular. He starred in the yet to be released Mojave and then joined the final season of Fox's Tru Calling. He claimed three highly contrasting roles in 2006 and 2007 with the release of Beerfest, License to Wed and Zach Braff's The Last Kiss.
Olsen appeared on Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's streaming video website Funny or Die, with a small series of segments featuring a character called Perry Hilton, a parody of Paris Hilton. He starred in the 2011 science-fiction horror film The Thing.
He is a part of the cast of Mortal Enemy Audio Book by Nicholas Ryan Howard from 2018.
Olsen is a producer of a short film "Bald" from 2014 and executive producer of a documentary "Andy Irons: Kissed by God" from 2018.. He has his own production company Cloud Nine Productions. In 2019 he started his first show as an executive producer picked up in production for Hulu called "Woke".
Olsen became engaged to actress Sarah Wright in October 2011. They were married near Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on June 23, 2012. Their first child, a son, Wyatt Oliver Olsen was born on August 16, 2013 and their second child, a daughter, Esmé Olivia Olsen was born on August 9, 2016. Olsen and Wright were featured in a 2015 episode of the HGTV series House Hunters buying a vacation home near Jackson Hole. Olsen works with the charity Hats Off for Cancer as an Honorary Board Member and Spokesperson, featured on their Public Service Announcement video.. He and his wife Sarah are members of Board of Directors of Environmental Media Awards.
|2001||Mean People Suck||Nick||Short film|
|2001||Not Another Teen Movie||Austin|
|2002||Local Boys||Randy Dobson|
|2002||The Hot Chick||Jake|
|2003||Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd||Lloyd Christmas|
|2006||The Last Kiss||Kenny|
|2007||License to Wed||Carlisle Myers|
|2007||The Comebacks||Foreign Exchange Student|
|2008||Sunshine Cleaning||Randy Clever|
|2008||Eagle Eye||Craig Bolston|
|2009||Fired Up||Nick Brady|
|2009||The Six Wives of Henry Lefay||Lloyd Wiggins|
|2010||The Back-Up Plan||Clive Bennett|
|2011||The Thing||Adam Finch|
|2012||Celeste and Jesse Forever||Steve Tucker|
|2014||Warning Labels||Thad||Short film|
|2015||Band of Robbers||Sid Sawyer|
|2016||The Relationtrip||Chippy (voice)|
|2017||Battle of the Sexes||Lornie Kuhle|
|2019||The Place of No Words|
|1997||Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction||Adam||1 episode: "The Viewing, The Subway, Kid in the Closet, Justice is Served & The Tractor"|
|1998||Black Cat Run||Gas Station Attendant||TV Movie - Credited as Eric Olsen|
|1999||Arthur's Quest||Artie/King Arthur||TV Movie|
|1999||Turks||Kevin Williams||Episode: "Friends & Strangers"|
|1999||ER||Travis Mitchell||Episode: "Responsible Parties"|
|1999–2000||Get Real||Cameron Green||Main cast - 22 episodes|
|2000||Lessons Learned||Jack||TV Movie|
|2001||Ruling Class||Bill Olszewski||TV Movie|
|2001||Smallville||Young Harry Bollston||Episode: "Hourglass"|
|2001||Marilyn Manson: Tainted Love||Austin||Video short|
|2002||24||John Mason||Episode: "Day 2: 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m."|
|2005||Tru Calling||Jensen Ritchie||5 episodes|
|2006–07||The Loop||Sully Sullivan||Main cast|
|2007||Not Another High School Show||Mason Atkins||TV Movie|
|2007||The Hill||Matt O'Brien||TV Movie|
|2007||Write & Wrong||Jason 'Krueger' Langdon||TV Movie|
|2008||Will.i.am: Yes We Can||Eric Christian Olsen||Video Short|
|2008–09||Brothers & Sisters||Kyle DeWitt||6 episodes|
|2009–10||Community||Vaughn Miller||4 episodes|
|2010||Neighbors from Hell||Wayne (voice)||3 episodes|
|2010||Lego Hero Factory: Rise of the Rookies||William Furno||Voice|
|2011||Lego Hero Factory: Savage Planet||William Furno||Voice|
|2010–present||NCIS: Los Angeles||LAPD Detective Marty Deeks||Recurring cast; (season 1)|
Main cast; (season 2–present)
|2010–12||Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil||Wade||Recurring character|
|2010 - 2012||Hero Factory||William Furno||07 Episodes|
|2015||House Hunters||Himself||Appeared in an episode with his wife Sarah and mother Jeanne looking for a vacation home in the Jackson Hole area|
|2015||Geeks Who Drink||Himself||Episode: Eric Christian Olsen vs. Scott Porter|
|2016||Star vs. the Forces of Evil||Rock / Whale / Additional Voices||02 Episodes|
|2017||Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television||Eric Christian Olsen||Season 1, 2 episodes|
|2018||Robot Chicken||Martin Brody / Basil of Baker Street / Logan 5||Episode: "Things Look Bad for the Streepster"|
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- "Mortal Enemy Book the Audio Experience". mortalenemybook.com.
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- "Eric Christian and Sarah Wright Olsen Welcome Daughter". People.com. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
- "'NCIS: LA' Star Eric Christian Olsen and Wife Sarah Wright Hunt for Homes on HGTV".
- "Hats Off For Cancer Board of Directors". Hats Off For Cancer. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
- "Hats Off For Cancer PSA". YouTube. YouTube. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
- "Board of Directors of Environmental Media Awards". Board of Directors. Retrieved October 13, 2019.