Eric Winter

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Eric Winter
Born Eric Barrett Winter
(1976-07-17) July 17, 1976 (age 42)
La Mirada, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, model, author, producer
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s)
Allison Ford
(m. 2001; div. 2005)

Roselyn Sánchez (m. 2008)
Children 2

Eric Barrett Winter (born July 17, 1976) is an American actor, producer, author and former fashion model. He is known for his television roles as Rex Brady on the NBC daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives (2002–2006), FBI Special Agent Craig O'Laughlin on CBS drama series The Mentalist (2010–2012), and Dash Gardiner on the Lifetime fantasy-drama series Witches of East End (2013–2014). He is known for his film roles in 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. Winter 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.

Career[edit]

Modeling[edit]

Before his acting roles, Winter was a male 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.

Acting[edit]

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". Winter appeared in an episode of the CBS series The Ex-List, and a 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] He was a regular on the short-lived CBS series Viva Laughlin and Moonlight. Winter appears in the feature films Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) and The Ugly Truth (2009).

In 2010 Winter starred in the character Michael Friend, the imaginary friend of Jane (Alyssa Milano) in 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 PlayStation 3 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]

Book[edit]

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 San Juan fort in Puerto Rico.[8] In August 2011, Sánchez announced she and Winter were expecting their first child together.[9] Their daughter, Sebella Rose Winter, was born on January 4, 2012.[10] The couple welcomed their second child, son Dylan Gabriel Winter, on November 3, 2017.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film
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)
Television
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 N/A Episode: "Andy's Tinseltown Chow-House"
Charmed Trevor Episode: "Sam, I Am"
2002-05 Days of Our Lives Rex Brady Role held: July 2, 2002 – August 1, 2005
2005-06 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
2007-08 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"
2010-12 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"
2013-14 Witches of East End Dash Gardiner
Dan
Main cast; 23 episodes
1 episode
2016 Secrets and Lies Neil Oliver 8 episodes
2016-17 Rosewood Adrian Webb 9 episodes
2017 Las Reinas Robert Ellison Main cast; Rejected ABC pilot
2018 The Rookie Tim Bradford
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Beyond: Two Souls Ryan Clayton Voice, 3D model and motion capture

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eric Winter: Biography". Movies.MSN.com. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Viva's Dead! Will Brothers & Sisters' Gay Reverend Return?". TV Guide. Retrieved 7 July 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 (12 July 2012). "Beyond: Two Souls adds Kadeem Hardison, Eric Winter to cast". Polygon.com. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Exclusive: Eric Winter Joins Lifetime's Witches of East End as Jenna Dewan-Tatum's New Beau". Retrieved 7 July 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. people.com. Retrieved 16 March 2018. 
  8. ^ "PR Actress Sanchez Marries Eric Winter". AP. 2008-11-29. Retrieved 2008-11-29. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Roselyn Sánchez, Eric Winter Expecting First Child". People.com. August 12, 2011. Retrieved August 14, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Roselyn Sánchez, Eric Winter Welcome Daughter Sebella Rose". People.com. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  11. ^ Juneau, Jen (November 7, 2017). "Roselyn Sanchez and Eric Winter Welcome Son Dylan Gabriel". People.com. Retrieved November 12, 2017. 

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