Eric Barrett Winter
July 17, 1976
(m. 2001; div. 2005)
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).
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.
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 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. 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).
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. Winter appeared in the video game Beyond: Two Souls.
In 2013, Winter began starring in the Lifetime television series Witches of East End as Dash Gardiner. The series was canceled on November 4, 2014, after two seasons. 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.
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. Sánchez and Winter have two children.
|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|
|2015||Dead End||Short film; also producer|
|2017||Finding Santa||Ben||Television film (Hallmark)|
|2019||Taste of Summer||Caleb||Television film (Hallmark)|
|1999||Profiler||Todd||Episode: "Heads, You Lose"|
|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|
|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”|
|2013||Beyond: Two Souls||Ryan Clayton||Voice, 3D model and motion capture|
- "Eric Winter: Biography". Movies.MSN.com. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
- Ausiello, Michael (October 22, 2007). "Viva's Dead! Will Brothers & Sisters' Gay Reverend Return?". TV Guide. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
- Andreeva, Nellie (September 7, 2011). "Eric Winter Joins ABC's New Series 'Good Christian Belles' As Recurring". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
- McWhertor, Michael (July 12, 2012). "Beyond: Two Souls adds Kadeem Hardison, Eric Winter to cast". Polygon.com. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
- "Exclusive: Eric Winter Joins Lifetime's Witches of East End as Jenna Dewan-Tatum's New Beau". June 27, 2013. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
- Andreeva, Nellie (November 4, 2014). "'Witches Of East End' Cancelled By Lifetime After Two Seasons". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
- 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. people.com. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
- "PR Actress Sanchez Marries Eric Winter". The San Diego Union-Tribune. November 30, 2008. Retrieved November 29, 2008.
- "Roselyn Sánchez, Eric Winter Welcome Daughter Sebella Rose". People.com. January 4, 2012. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
- Diaz, Thatiana (November 7, 2017). "FIRST LOOK: Roselyn Sanchez and Eric Winter Introduce Baby Dylan Gabriel Winter". People.com. Retrieved November 12, 2017.