Apr. 24th, 1977
Los Angeles, California, USA
Eric Balfour's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - Beatdown
2010 - Skyline
2009 - Horsemen
2009 - Spread
2008 - Hell Ride
2008 - The Spirit
2008 - Hell Ride
2005 - In Her Shoes
2005 - Rx
2005 - Be Cool
2003 - Secondhand Lions
2003 - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
2001 - America's Sweethearts
2000 - What Women Want
1998 - Can't Hardly Wait
1997 - Trojan War
Guest TV Roles
Balfour was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Sharon (née Salter), who works as a marriage and family counselor, and David Balfour, a chiropractor. He has a younger sister, Tori. His family is Jewish.
Eric Balfour's career in entertainment began at the age of fifteen when a talent scout cast him as a series regular on the hit dancing and singing show Kids Incorporated. He has since established himself as a creative force for both the television and film communities, playing a range of eclectic characters.
Balfour is currently in production on the independent Sci fi thriller, Skyline. And he was most recently seen in films that include: Dimension's Hell Ride, and Mandate Film's The Horsemen opposite 'Dennis Quaid', and Lionsgate Film's The Spirit alongside 'Eva Mendes'. In addition to his film career, Balfour was seen in the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning Fox TV drama 24, reprising his season one role as Milo, the smart and eccentric resident computer expert at the CTU.
He has also appeared in an extensive list of television and big screen appearances throughout his career. Of late Balfour has taken on the roles of writer, director and producer for his production company OFF THE GRID ENTERTAINMENT. Balfour, like his "Haven castmates", resides in Los Angeles.
- Went to High School in Burbank, California, USA.
- Eric was originally intended for just the _"Six Feet Under" (2001)_ (qv) pilot episode (where he's listed in the credits as "Claire's Meth Date"), but 'Alan Ball (I)' (qv) liked the chemistry between Balfour and 'Lauren Ambrose' (qv), so he made Gabriel Dimas a regular part of the program.
- Is the lead singer of the soulful Los Angeles-based rock band Born as Ghosts, formerly known as Fredalba.
- He was cut from the 'John Travolta' (qv) movie _Be Cool (2005)_ (qv), although at least some of his work appears among the deleted scenes on the DVD.
- Eric and his family used to hold Lakota Indian sweat lodges in their backyard.
- Played Satan in a car commercial in 2002. He punished a man by forcing him to drive a minivan.
- Was engaged to actress 'Moon Bloodgood' (qv) (April 24, 2005). The two parted ways early 2007. Eric is now in a relationship Chilean actress Leonor Varela. They both met on set of the movie "Hell Ride" (2007).
- Was in a band called Blessed with Soul with 'Brittany Murphy' (qv) during the early 1990s.