Eric Winter

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Eric Winter
Winter attending an award ceremony
Eric Barrett Winter

(1976-07-17) July 17, 1976 (age 47)
Occupation(s)Actor, model
Years active1999–present
Allison Ford
(m. 2001; div. 2005)
(m. 2008)

Eric Barrett Winter (born July 17, 1976) is an American actor and former fashion model. He has appeared in the television roles of Rex Brady on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives, FBI Special Agent Craig O'Laughlin on the CBS drama series The Mentalist (2010–2012), Dash Gardiner on the Lifetime fantasy-drama series Witches of East End (2013–2014), and Sergeant Tim Bradford on the ABC drama The Rookie. His film appearances include Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) and The Ugly Truth (2009).

Early life[edit]

Winter was born on July 17, 1976, in La Mirada, California. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in psychology. To pay for college, he began modeling, and his career goal, which was to become a doctor, changed as he decided to pursue acting.[citation needed]



Before his acting roles, Winter was a model and had some high-profile campaigns, such as one print campaign for Tommy Hilfiger. He appeared in a television commercial with Britney Spears for her fragrance, Curious.


Winter played the role of Rex Brady on the daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives[1] from July 8, 2002, until July 26, 2005. After leaving Days of Our Lives, he had many small roles in television shows, such as CSI; Love, Inc.; Charmed; and Just Legal. He guest-starred on ABC Family's Wildfire for five episodes. His character, R.J. Blake, a bull-rider who dated the character of Dani Davis (played by Nicole Tubiola), was killed in the episode "Heartless", which aired originally on February 28, 2007. Winter also appeared on The Parkers in the episode "The Boomerang Effect". He appeared in an episode of the CBS series The Ex-List, and in the recurring role of Jason McCallister, the brother of Senator Robert McCallister (Rob Lowe) and love interest of Kevin Walker (Matthew Rhys) on the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters.[2] Winter was a regular on the short-lived CBS series Viva Laughlin and Moonlight. He appears in the feature films Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) and The Ugly Truth (2009).

In 2010, Winter starred as the character Michael Friend, the imaginary friend of Jane (Alyssa Milano) in the Lifetime television movie Sundays at Tiffany's.

From 2010 to 2012, Winter appeared in the CBS crime drama The Mentalist as FBI agent Craig O'Laughlin, the boyfriend and later fiancé of Amanda Righetti's character Grace Van Pelt. In 2012, he had a recurring role as Luke Lourd on the ABC comedy-drama series GCB.[3] Winter appeared in the video game Beyond: Two Souls.[4]

In 2013, Winter began starring in the Lifetime television series Witches of East End as Dash Gardiner.[5] The series was canceled on November 4, 2014, after two seasons.[6] In October 2018, he began starring in the ABC drama The Rookie as Sergeant Tim Bradford.


Winter is the co-author with his wife, Roselyn Sánchez, of the children's book Sebi and the Land of Cha Cha Cha, published in 2017. The book was inspired by their daughter, Sebella 'Sebi' Rose Winter.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Winter was married to actress Allison Ford from 2001 until 2005.

He dated actress Roselyn Sánchez for two years prior to their engagement on January 1, 2008, during a holiday vacation on Vieques, an island just east of mainland Puerto Rico. The couple wed on November 29, 2008, at a historic fort in San Juan, Puerto Rico.[8] Sánchez and Winter have two children.[9][10]


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Back When We Were Grownups Hunk Television film (Hallmark Hall of Fame)
2005 The Magic of Ordinary Days Walter Television film (Hallmark Hall of Fame)
2006 Break-In Cameron Television film (Lifetime)
2008 Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay Colton Graham
2009 The Ugly Truth Colin Anderson
2010 Sundays at Tiffany's Michael Friend Television film (Lifetime)
2012 Fire with Fire Adam
2014 Comet Josh
2015 Dead End Short film; also producer
2017 Finding Santa Ben Television film (Hallmark)
2019 Taste of Summer Caleb Television film (Hallmark)
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Profiler Todd Episode: "Heads, You Lose"
Undressed Eric 2 episodes
The Parkers Anthony Episode: "The Boomerang Effect"
2002 The Andy Dick Show Episode: "Andy's Tinseltown Chow-House"
Charmed Trevor Episode: "Sam, I Am"
2002–2005 Days of Our Lives Rex Brady Role held: July 2, 2002 – August 1, 2005
2005–2006 Love, Inc. Mike Smith 2 episodes
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Julian Harper Episode: "Room Service"
2006 South Beach Ford Davenport III Episode: "Every Day Above Ground Is a Good Day"
Pepper Dennis Connor Blanchard Episode: "Heiress Bridenapped"
Just Legal Jared Kale Episode: "The Rainmaker"
2007 Viva Laughlin Peter Carlyle Main cast; 2 episodes
Wildfire R.J. Blake 5 episodes
2007–2008 Brothers & Sisters Jason McCallister 5 episodes
2008 Single with Parents Charlie Main cast; rejected ABC pilot
Moonlight ADA Benjamin Talbot 4 episodes
The Ex List Jake Turner Episode: "Climb Every Mountain Biker"
2010–2012 The Mentalist Craig O'Laughlin 8 episodes
2011 Weekends at Bellevue Jared Knox Main cast; rejected Fox pilot
CSI: Miami Joe Grafton Episode: "Stiff"
2012 Scent of the Missing Jake Main cast; rejected TNT pilot
GCB Luke Lourd 5 episodes
2013 Rizzoli & Isles Brandon Thomas 'B.T.' Sarron Episode: "Built for Speed"
2013–2014 Witches of East End Dash Gardiner
Main cast: 23 episodes
1 episode
2016 Secrets and Lies Neil Oliver 8 episodes
2016–2017 Rosewood Adrian Webb 9 episodes
2017 Las Reinas Robert Ellison Main cast; rejected ABC pilot
2017–2018 The Good Doctor Dr. Matt Coyle 2 episodes
2018–present The Rookie Tim Bradford Main cast
2021 Fantasy Island Brian Cole Episode: “The Romance & The Bromance”
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Beyond: Two Souls Ryan Clayton Voice, 3D model and motion capture


  1. ^ "Eric Winter: Biography". Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  2. ^ Ausiello, Michael (October 22, 2007). "Viva's Dead! Will Brothers & Sisters' Gay Reverend Return?". TV Guide. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 7, 2011). "Eric Winter Joins ABC's New Series 'Good Christian Belles' As Recurring". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  4. ^ McWhertor, Michael (July 12, 2012). "Beyond: Two Souls adds Kadeem Hardison, Eric Winter to cast". Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  5. ^ "Exclusive: Eric Winter Joins Lifetime's Witches of East End as Jenna Dewan-Tatum's New Beau". June 27, 2013. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 4, 2014). "'Witches Of East End' Cancelled By Lifetime After Two Seasons". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  7. ^ Juneau, Jen. "Eric Winter Reads from His New Book – Inspired by Daughter Sebi!Eric Winter Reads from His New Book – Inspired by Daughter Sebi!". People. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  8. ^ "PR Actress Sanchez Marries Eric Winter". The San Diego Union-Tribune. November 30, 2008. Retrieved November 29, 2008.
  9. ^ "Roselyn Sánchez, Eric Winter Welcome Daughter Sebella Rose". January 4, 2012. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  10. ^ Diaz, Thatiana (November 7, 2017). "FIRST LOOK: Roselyn Sanchez and Eric Winter Introduce Baby Dylan Gabriel Winter". Retrieved November 12, 2017.

External links[edit]