Ethan Skip Erickson
August 5, 1973
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Ethan Skip Erickson (born August 5, 1973) is an American television and film actor and TV host.
Erickson once played the recurring role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer as jock Percy West, who actress Alyson Hannigan's character Willow Rosenberg tutors. He appeared in both season 3 and season 4 as the same character. As a gymnast since age 8, Erickson reportedly won the part after impressing director/creator Joss Whedon with a backflip during his audition. He starred in Jawbreaker (1999) with Rose McGowan and Julie Benz, as well as The In Crowd, and played as A.J. Chamberlain on Guiding Light.
In 2006, he hosted a short-lived series on UPN called Get This Party Started with Kristin Cavallari of Laguna Beach fame. That same year, he starred in Fashion House on MyNetworkTV as scheming senior designer and blackmailer John Cotter which aired in 2006 in the U.S.
In the fall of that same year, his role on CSI: NY as firefighter Brendon Walsh, boyfriend to Detective Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes), was upgraded to recurring. In December 2008 he played a doctor again on an episode of The Starter Wife. In January 2009, Erickson guest-starred on Monk as star quarterback David Gitelson. In May 2009 he was reportedly cast as Britney Spears' love interest in her video "Radar". Two months later, both Erickson and Spears were seen in an ad for Candie's, a young women's fashion line.
Later that year, Erickson was cast in the 2009 Melrose Place sequel, where he had a recurring role as executive chef and co-owner Marcello, in the restaurant where both Violet (Ashlee Simpson) and Auggie (Colin Egglesfield) work. In addition, he was also the host and narrator of Chefs vs. City on Food Network for years 2009 and 2010.
In 2010, Erickson worked on the hit ABC drama Castle opposite Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion. Later that same year he guest-starred on the TNT network's show The Closer with actress Kyra Sedgwick.
Ethan played the lead role of character Eddie Avedon opposite Jennie Garth, Fred Willard, Zack Ward and Marilu Henner in a movie of the week for Hallmark Entertainment entitled Accidentally in Love, for release in 2011. In the romantic comedy, co-written by Garth's former husband and Twilight actor Peter Facinelli, Erickson portrays a struggling, jaded actor who secretly plays a costumed character on a children's TV show. His outlook on life begins to transform as he realizes his work and life have a bigger meaning when he falls for the mother of a fan of his show. In 2011, Erickson worked with Anne Heche and Eriq LaSalle on the mini-series Blackout.
|1995||Two Bits & Pepper||Boyfriend||supporting|
|1999||Fear Runs Silent||Tim||Direct-to-DVD release|
|2000||The In Crowd||Tom||supporting|
|2001||Pact with the Devil||Louis/Dorian||starring|
|Memories of Murder||Deputy Aaron Harding||supporting|
|John Dies at the End||Sargeant Vance McElroy||supporting|
|2011||Accidentally in Love||Eddie Avedon||Hallmark Channel Original Movie|
|2012||I Married Who? aka: Always a Bride||Matt Swift|
|2013||John Dies at the End||Sheriff McElroy||Uncredited feature film|
|2013||Vendetta||Deputy Aaron Harding|
|1995||Step by Step||Bobby||1 episode|
|1996-1997||Guiding Light||Anthony James 'J' Chamberlain||Unknown episodes|
|1999-2000||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Percy West||5 episodes|
|2002||Glory Days||William||1 episode|
|2003||Friends||Dirk||1 episode, The One with the Soap Opera Party|
|2004||Joey||Sam Baxter||1 episode, Pilot|
|2006||Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door||Shawn||Movie of the Week|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Jake||1 episode|
|CSI: Miami||Sgt. Reynolds||1 episode|
|Fashion House||John Cotter||25 episodes|
|2008||General Hospital||Dr. Patrick Drake||4 episodes|
|The Starter Wife||Dr. Kassoy||1 episode|
|2008-2009||CSI: NY||Brendon Walsh||2 episodes|
|2009||Monk||David Gitelson||1 episode|
|Radar||Britney Spears Video||Music Video|
|2009-2010||Melrose Place||Marcello||4 episodes|
|Castle||Xander Doyle||1 episode|
|The Closer||Lou Wilson||1 episode|
|2013||The Santa Switch||Dan Ryebeck||TV movie|
|2014||Anger Management||Quinn||1 episode, Charlie Does Times With the Hot Warden|
|2015||Stalked By My Neighbor||Ted Wilcox||TV movie|
- "Ethan Erickson Biography". filmspot.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2009-05-21.
- Coleridge, Daniel R. (4/15/08). "A New Take on Dr. Drake", SOAPnet.com; retrieved September 5, 2008.
- Jason Thompson out as GH's Patrick, soapcentral.com; accessed June 15, 2017.
- CASTING SCOOP: ETHAN ERICKSON RETURNS TO CSI: NY! Archived February 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine