Eric Stromer

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Eric Antony Stromer (born April 28, 1961) was a co-host for the canceled motoring television series, Top Gear, on NBC.[1] He was raised in Evanston, Illinois.

Stromer started acting at the age of 7 doing a Kit-Kat commercial. He lost out of the role of Henry Desmond to Peter Scolari in the Tom Hanks sitcom Bosom Buddies.[2] He is the host of Over Your Head, the primary carpenter on Clean Sweep, also making appearances on Trading Spaces.[3][4] He is also an occasional guest on Adam Carolla's home improvement podcast, Ace on the House, dispensing home improvement advice to callers.[2]


On February 28, 2011, Stromer related, on an episode of The Doctors, that radiography following a car accident in which he was involved uncovered a tumor on his thyroid gland. He was diagnosed with papillary cancer and had his entire thyroid removed. He is in remission. [5]


Stromer is married to Amy Tinkham. They have three children.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Tycus Phillers
1999 Valerie Flake Adonis Plumber
1996 Grace of My Heart Doris' L.A. Boyfriend
1996 The Acting Thing Eric
Year Title Role Notes
2012-2013 Marie himself 3 episodes
2012 Today himself 1 episode
2012 Hideous Houses himself 8 episode
2011 The Doctors himself 1 episode
2009-2011 Over Your Head himself 24 episodes
2007-2010 Home Improvement with Eric Stromer Himself - Host 32 episodes
2010 Cut It in Half: Airplane himself TV Movie
2008 Home for the Holidays himself TV Movie
2008-2009 HGTV Showdown himself 2 episodes
2008 Top Gear Himself - Presenter Unaired Pilot
2007 Rachael Ray himself 1 episode
2006 The Megan Mullally Show himself 2 episodes
2006 The Tony Danza Show himself 1 episode
2005 Three Wishes himself 10 episodes
2003-2005 Clean Sweep himself 14 episodes
1990 Freddy's Nightmares Otto 1 episode
1984 Santa Barbara Michael Adams 7 episodes


  1. ^ Wert, Ray (2008-06-16). "Top Gear Officially Coming To NBC!". Jalopnik. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  2. ^ a b c "Ray and Eric ‘Chicken Juice’ Stromer". 2015-03-06. Retrieved 2015-03-08. 
  3. ^ Jackson, Kimberly L. (2008-03-15). "Eric Stromer on the fix-it family". Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  4. ^ "TLC: Clean Sweep: Meet the Team". TLC. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  5. ^ "Benefits of "Naked" Floors". 2011-02-28. Retrieved 2015-03-08. 

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