Eric Lange

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Eric Lange
Eric Lange at the 2010 Streamy Awards.jpg
Lange at the 2010 Streamy Awards
Born (1973-02-19) February 19, 1973 (age 45)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
EducationB.F.A. from Miami University
Alma materMiami University[1]
Years active1996–present
Known forMr. Sikowitz
Stuart Radzinsky
Sam & Cat[2]

Eric Lange (born February 19, 1973) is an American television and movie actor, best known for his roles as Erwin Sikowitz, an acting teacher from the television show Victorious, as Stuart Radzinsky on the ABC television series Lost, as CIA Station Chief Bill Stechner on Narcos, and as David Tate/Kenneth Hasting on FX's The Bridge. He has also made an appearance reprising his role as Sikowitz on the crossover spin-off comedy Sam & Cat.

Personal life[edit]

Eric Lange was born in Hamilton, Ohio and graduated from Fairfield High School and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is married to Lisa Sabatino, who works as a sales rep in California. They were married on November 9, 2013, and have two children.


Lange's first film role came in 1996's High School High, where he played a singing waiter.[1] Two years later, he appeared in three episodes of the daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful. With 2001 came a guest role in the popular series Angel, and the following year he was cast in a one-episode part in Firefly. Over the next three years, he appeared in minor roles on several television shows, including CSI, The Bernie Mac Show, Without a Trace, The Shield, and The West Wing. Lange also appeared in a 2007 episode of Entourage and appeared briefly on the short-lived NBC show Journeyman. In 2008, he appeared in an episode of Criminal Minds, as well as in small roles in Bones and My Name is Earl. In 2010, he appeared in 2 episodes of Weeds.[1]

Lange portrayed Manager Erik on the television comedy Easy to Assemble. He has also guest starred on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, and My Name is Earl, and from 2010-2013 portrayed Mr. Sikowitz, an eccentric acting teacher, on Nickelodeon's teen show Victorious. He also portrayed a distraught basketball coach in the ABC television show Modern Family.[3]

In 2006, he guest starred on Cold Case, in which he played "Lyle".

In 2010, Lange portrayed John Skrzynsky in the HBO movie You Don't Know Jack, the biography of controversial doctor Jack Kevorkian.[4] He portrayed the role of Andy Beyer in the Disney film Secretariat.[3] Lange had a recurring role in Weeds as journalist Vaughn Coleman.

On June 11, 2011, Lange guest starred on iCarly in "iParty with Victorious", the first ever iCarly and Victorious crossover event.

In 2013, he played a role in Grimm in Season 2, Episode 16.

From 2016 to 2017 he had a main role on Netflix drama series Narcos as Bill Stechner.


Year Title Role Type
1996 High School High Singing Waiter Film
1998 The Bold and the Beautiful Dr. Larson T.V. Series
2001 Angel Sad-eyed Demon T.V. Series
2002 Firefly Fed T.V. Series
2004 The Shield Robert T.V. Series
2005 J.A.G. Brad Weston T.V. Series
2005 The Bernie Mac Show Tony T.V. Series
2006 NCIS William Lafferty T.V. Series
2006 Cold Case Lyle Season 3, episode 18 "Willkommen"
2007 Entourage Director T.V. Series
2007 Journeyman Sheriff T.V. Series
2007 Burn Notice Bill Reese T.V. Series
2008 Twentysixmiles Sean "Murph" Murphy T.V. Series
2008 Boston Legal[1] George Parkes T.V. Series
2008 Criminal Minds Brian Matloff T.V. Series
2008 Bones Steve Jackson Season 4, Episode 9 "The Con Man in the Meth Lab"
2008 My Name is Earl Mr. Fischer T.V. Series
2008 Law and Order Cab Driver T.V. Series
2008 Numb3rs Skipper T.V. Series
2009 Lost Radzinsky T.V. Series
2009 Monk Alien fanatic T.V. Series
2010 Modern Family Coach Stupak T.V. Series, episode: "Benched"
2010 Law and Order: SVU Bryce Kelton T.V. Series, Season 11, episode 16 "Witness"
2010 Weeds Vaughn Coleman / Ellis Tate T.V. Series
2010–13 Victorious Erwin Sikowitz 28 episodes
2010 Secretariat Andy Beyer Film
2011 iParty with Victorious Erwin Sikowitz T.V Film; Crossover of iCarly and Victorious
C.S.I. Miami Patrick Lieber T.V. Series, Season 9, Episode 14 "Stoned Cold"
Chuck[1] Colin Davis T.V. Series
2012 Blue Like Jazz The Hobo Film
Figure It Out Himself Game Show, Panelist (episode 8, 34)
Fringe Gael Manfretti T.V. Series, Season 5, Episode 2, "In Absentia"
2013 Grimm Dominick Spinner T.V. Series
2013 Touch[5] Dr. Stanley T.V. Series, Season 2, Episode 6, Broken
2013 Castle[1] Simon Warburg T.V. Series, Season 5, Episode 23, The Human Factor
2013 Sam & Cat[2] Erwin Sikowitz T.V. Series
2013 Cult[6] "Steven Rae" T.V. Series
2013–14 The Bridge David Tate / Kenneth Hasting T.V. Series
2014 Once Upon a Time Prince Leopold T.V. Series, Season 3, Episode 18
2014 Stalker Larry Meyers T.V. Series, Pilot
2014 Nightcrawler Ace Video Cameraman
2015 Danny Collins
2016 Grey's Anatomy Steven Tanner
2016 Fear, Inc. Filming
2016-2017 Narcos Bill Stechner Main Cast; 10 episodes
2017 Wind River Dr. Whitehurst Film
2018 Waco Ron Engelman Miniseries
2018 Escape at Dannemora Lyle Mitchell Miniseries


  1. ^ a b c d e f Jones, Richard (11 August 2013). "Fairfield High, Miami U. grad finds success in Hollywood". Journal News. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b Lewis, Casey (May 2013). "Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande on New Nick Comedy 'Sam & Cat'". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b Eric Lange on IMDb
  4. ^ Eric Lange at TV Guide
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  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2 November 2012). "Modern Family Casts Mom & Sister for Vergara, Cult Adds Recurring". Deadline. Retrieved 21 December 2013.

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