Steven Eckholdt

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Steven Eckholdt
Born Steven A. Eckholdt[1]
(1961-09-06) September 6, 1961 (age 57)[2]
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1985–present

Steven A. Eckholdt[1] (born September 6, 1961)[2] is an American actor of German descent.[citation needed] He is primarily known for television roles.

Career[edit]

Eckholdt began his screen career in the mid-1980s. He began with appearances on TV shows like The Love Boat and 21 Jump Street. He landed recurring roles on WIOU (a short-lived CBS series in 1991) and Life Goes On.[2] His main screen appearances include L.A. Law, Melrose Place, It's Like, You Know..., Providence, The West Wing and The L Word.

He appeared as Mark Robinson, a co-worker (and according to Ross, lover) of Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) in the sitcom Friends. His role in the 1997 TV pilot for the sitcom Dads is seen by test audiences at the Television Preview, a marketing research operation in which participants are told they are seeing a pilot for a new program. In 1997, Eckholdt also appeared in "The Puppy Episode" of Ellen, and in The Practice.

In the 1986 film The Wraith, Eckholdt played the character George in the film's opening sequence.

He starred as Peter Albright in Santa Who (2000), a TV movie featuring Leslie Nielsen.[3]

In 2003, Eckholdt starred in the CBS television sitcom My Big Fat Greek Life which was based on the blockbuster comedy feature film, My Big Fat Greek Wedding. He starred as Thomas Miller, the character originally portrayed as Ian Miller by John Corbett in the movie version. In 2003 he appeared in Secret Santa with Jennie Garth. In 2003 he appeared in Comfort and Joy with Nancy McKeon. In 2008 he appeared in Our First Christmas with Julie Warner and Dixie Carter.

In 2010, he appeared in the seventh season of Two and a Half Men as Brad, a lawyer who causes the breakup of Charlie and Chelsea.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Between the Darkness and the Dawn Student in Jack Parrish's Class television debut

Television Movie

1986 The Love Boat Eric Matthews Episode: "Hippies and Yuppies/Frat Wars/Return of the Lambdas"
1986 St. Elsewhere Dino Perelli Episode: "Brand New Bang"
1988 The Charmings Mike Episode: "Birth of a Salesman"
credited as Steve Eckholdt
1988 14 Going on 30 Adult Danny O'Neil/Harold Forndexter Television Movie
credited as Steven Eckholdt
1988 The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story Robert Stethem Television Movie
1988 Go Toward the Light Jeff Television Movie
1988-1989 Day by Day Dennis 2 episodes
1989 She's the Sheriff Jonathan Gagen recurring role; 3 episodes
1989 Hunter Brian Lander Episode: "Investment in Death"
credited as Steve Eckholdt
1989 Baywatch Andrew Garrison Episode: "Cruise Ship"
credited as Steve Eckholdt
1990 Matlock Mark Carter Episode: "The Student"
credited as Steve Eckholdt
1990 21 Jump Street Lance Schalin Episode: "Shirts and Skins"
1990 Working Girl unknown Episode: "It's Only Love"
1990 The Bakery Lyle 'Buck' Buchanan Television Movie
1990-1991 WIOU Rick Singer recurring role; 4 episodes
1991 Jake and the Fatman Richard Episode: "It Never Entered My Mind"
1991-1994 L.A. Law Patrick Flanagan/Cleland recurring role; 9 episodes
1992 Life Goes On Kenny Stollmark Jr. recurring role; 6 episodes
1992 Grapevine Thumper Klein recurring role; 6 episodes
1992 Condition: Critical Tommy Cox Television Movie
1993 Wings Connor Episode: "Exit Laughing"
1993 Message from Nam Peter Wilson Television Movie
1993-1994 Melrose Place Robert Wilson recurring role; 10 episodes
1995 The Stranger Beside Me Detective Bill Rounder Television Movie
1995 The Monroes James Monroe recurring role; 8 episodes
1996 The Naked Truth Daniel Episode: "Woman Loses Space Alien, Finds God!"
1996 Daytona Beach Gavin Travers Television Movie
1996 Champs David 2 episodes
1997 Ellen Richard Episode: "The Puppy Episode"
1997 The Practice Assistant District Attorney Chris Kelton 3 episodes
1997 George & Leo Chip Episode: "The Thanksgiving Show"
1997 Dads Tom Television Short
1997-2004 Friends Mark Robinson recurring role; 6 episodes
1998 I Know What You Did Detective Richard Younger Television Movie
1998 Maximum Bob Dr. Kevin MIchaels Episode: "A Little Tail"
1998 Family Blessings Chris Television Movie
1999 Love American Style Guy Television Movie
segment "Love And the Blind Date"
1999-2001 It's Like, You Know... Robbie Graham series regular; 26 episodes
2000 Grapevine David Klein 5 episodes
2000 That's Life Professor Dwyer 2 episodes
2000 The Wonderful World of Disney Peter Albright Episode: "Santa Who?"
2001 Family Law Alex 3 episodes
2001 And Never Let Her Go Colm Connolly Television Movie
2001 Providence Congressman Joe Connelly recurring role; 9 episodes
2003 My Big Fat Greek Life Thomas Miller recurring role; 7 episodes
2003 Comfort and Joy Sam Television Movie
2003 Secret Santa John Martin Carter Television Movie
2003-2006 The West Wing Doug Westin recurring role; 6 episodes
2004 Desperate Housewives Officer Rick Thompson Episode: "Come in, Stranger"
2005 Las Vegas Senator Billy Cole Episode: "One Nation, Under Surveillance"
2005 NCIS Dr. Brad Pitt Episode: "SWAK"
2005 CSI: Miami Dale Livingston Episode: "From the Grave"
2005-2006 Half & Half Gus Mason recurring role; 3 episodes
2006 Boston Legal Assistant District Attorney Richard Kelton Episode: "Word Salad Days"
2006 Split Decision Ted Brennan Television Movie
2006 Shark Dr. Mitchell Sterling Episode: "Dr. Feelbad"
2006 Twenty Good Years Doug McDowell Episode: "They Shoot Turkeys, Don't They?"
2006-2007 The L Word Henry recurring role; 8 episodes
2006-2007 Smith Steve 2 episodes
2008 Our First Christmas Tom Baer-Noll Television Movie
2009 Cold Case Ben Feldman/Foster Episode: "Witness Protection"
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation John Dudek Episode: "Long Ball"
2010 Two and a Half Men Brad Howe/Brad Harlow 2 episodes
2010 Southland Rich Ryerson Episode: "Butch & Sundance"
2011 Big Mike Trent McCauley Television Movie
2012 Undercover Bridesmaid Cousin Eldridge Television Movie
2012 Bunheads Grant Episode: "Inherit the Wind"
2012 Warehouse 13 Gil Moorpark Episode: "Endless Wonder"
2012 Castle Michael Case Episode: "Secret Santa"
2013 Bones Charlie McCord Episode: "The Lady on the List"
2014 Maron Gary Ryan Episode: "Marc on Talking Dead"
2015 Rizzoli & Isles Ronald Wallace Episode: "Family Matters"
2016 Wild Seeds Sherman Television Short

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 About Last Night... Man in Bar film debut
1986 The Wraith George in Daytona
1988 For Keeps? Ronald credited as Steve Eckholdt
1989 The Runnin' Kind Shaun
1997 Just in Time Jake Bedford credited as Steve Ekholdt
1998 Making Sandwiches Steve Short Film
1999 Message in a Bottle David
2000 Leaving Drew Oliver Short Film
2012 Arcadia Mr. Acres
2015 The Paper Boat Doctor Goldberg
2016 A Taylor Story David Short Film

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "California Birth Index, 1905-1995". Ancestry.com. Sacramento, California: Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  2. ^ a b c "Steven Eckholdt". Hollywood.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  3. ^ Santa Who at the Internet Movie Database

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