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Martsolf in November 2008
July 27, 1971|
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Lisa Kouchak (2003–present; 2 children)|
Eric Martsolf (born July 27, 1971) is an American television actor and singer best known for his role as Ethan Winthrop in the NBC soap opera Passions from 2002 to 2008. Since November 2008, he has played the role of Brady Black on NBC's Days of Our Lives for which he won a Daytime Emmy in 2014.
Martsolf sang on a Hawaiian cruise ship for a year and has modeled for over 50 designers, companies, and businesses. He was a radio broadcaster for WDCV 88.3 FM and was a singer/dancer at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania for four years and also performed at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. He has a degree in Political Science from Dickinson College. He has been an Assistant Director and a Guest Artist for Children's Theatre Experience.
Martsolf portrayed Ethan Winthrop on NBC's Passions from July 2002 (succeeding original portrayer Travis Schuldt) until the series' cancellation in August 2008. Martsolf had auditioned for the role of Ethan before the show began. And, before he was Ethan, he was on the show for one episode as a Cop. He was voted favorite actor on Passions for more than 80 weeks in a row in Soap Opera Digest.
Days of Our Lives
Martsolf made his first appearance in the role of Brady Black on Days of Our Lives on November 13, 2008. The character had previously been portrayed by Kyle Lowder until 2005. In 2014, he won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Brady.
Between 2010 and 2012, Martsolf made three appearances as Marcus Dunne on the teen drama web series Miss Behave, which also featured former Days of Our Lives performers Jillian Clare, Darin Brooks and Patrika Darbo.
|2002–2008||Passions||Ethan Winthrop||July 8, 2002—August 7, 2008|
|2002||The Other Half||Himself||Episode date: September 10, 2002|
|2003||Spanish Fly||Brick Hauser|
|2003–2004||SoapTalk||Himself||Episode dates: December 23, 2003 and April 21–22, 2004|
|2004||Street Smarts||Episode date: November 23, 2004|
|2005||Starting Over||Episode: "Passion for the Game"|
|Diva Dog: Pit Bull on Wheels||Guest star|
|2008–||Days of Our Lives||Brady Black||November 13, 2008–present|
|2008||NCIS||Paul Harris||Episode: "Collateral Damage"|
|2010–2012||Miss Behave||Marcus Dunne|
|2011||Smallville||Michael Jon Carter/Booster Gold|
Awards and nominations
|Soap Opera Digest Award||Outstanding Newcomer||Passions||Nominated|
|Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Days of Our Lives||Won|
|2016||Indie Series Award||Best Guest Actor — Drama||The Bay||Nominated|
- "Culture Club". Soap Opera Weekly. 2007-02-13. p. 15.
- "Passions Men joining Days! Eric Martsolf and Galen Gering " Entertainment Hotline". Theentertainmenthotline.net. 2008-11-12. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2011-05-04.
- "Y&R SUMMER'S FATHER REVEALED!" Soap Opera Digest June 17, 2013 (Vol. 38, No. 24). p. 43.
- "The 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Winners". New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. June 16, 2013. Archived from the original on June 23, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
- "Nominations Announced For 7th Annual ISAs". indieseriesawards.com. February 3, 2016. Retrieved July 8, 2016.