Eric Close Biography

Birthday: 1967-05-24
Place of Birth: Staten Island, New York USA
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Wiki Biography: Eric was born in Staten Island, New York, May 24th. His father is an orthopedic surgeon and his mother is an artist. Eric is the eldest of three brothers. His family moved to Indiana, then to Michigan and finally settled in San Diego when Eric was eight years old. He graduated with a B.A. in communications from the University of Southern California in 1989. He married Keri in 1995 and has two daughters, Katie and Ella. Eric and his family love philanthropy and traveling the world. Eric is a sportsman, preferring outdoor sports such as rock climbing, snow skiing, tennis, golf, sailing, surfing, scuba diving and fly-fishing. He also enjoys reading historical fiction. He was interested in acting and film making from a very early age, and had some stage experience in school, but didn't decide to go for an acting career until after college. His first role was in a theater production "Rat Songs" in L.A. and was offered a part in the Edward James Olmos directed film American Me (1992) and "Safe House" directed by Elena Mannes for AFI. After doing those two films he returned to theater with "Thanksgiving Cries." He had many guest appearances on TV shows, and then started landing lead roles in shows such as "Dark Skies" (1996), "The Magnificent Seven" (1998), and "Now and Again" (1999), the CBS hit "Without a Trace" (2002) and most recently "Chaos" (2011). Eric joined the DGA as a director in 2007.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
McKenna Brick McKenna 1994 Adventure
Dark Skies John Loengard 1996 - 1997 Adventure
Now and Again Michael Wiseman 1999 Adventure
Without a Trace Martin Fitzgerald 2006 - 2007 Crime
Nashville (2012) Teddy Conrad 2012
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Sky Is Falling Mike 2001 Drama, Comedy
Alvarez & Cruz Charlie 2003