Eric Stoltz

Eric Stoltz

Sep. 30th, 1961
Born in
Whittier, California, USA

Eric Stoltz's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Caprica TV Show
The Triangle TV Show
The Triangle

Main Movie Roles

2015 - 5 to 7
2015 - Back In Time
2015 - Back In Time
2015 - Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant
2014 - Fort McCoy
2009 - He's Just Not That Into You
2006 - The Lather Effect
2005 - The Honeymooners
2005 - Childstar
2004 - The Butterfly Effect
2003 - Happy Hour
2002 - The Rules of Attraction
2001 - Harvard Man
2000 - The House of Mirth
1998 - A Murder of Crows
1998 - Mr. Jealousy
1998 - Mr. Jealousy
1997 - Highball
1997 - Anaconda
1996 - 2 Days in the Valley
1996 - Jerry Maguire
1995 - Kicking and Screaming
1995 - Rob Roy
1995 - The Prophecy
1995 - Fluke
1994 - Little Women
1994 - Killing Zoe
1994 - Pulp Fiction
1993 - Bodies, Rest & Motion
1993 - Naked in New York
1992 - Singles
1992 - The Waterdance
1990 - Memphis Belle
1989 - Say Anything...
1989 - The Fly: 2
1989 - The Rachel Papers
1988 - Haunted Summer
1987 - Some Kind of Wonderful
1985 - Mask
1984 - Surf II
1984 - The Wild Life

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Dr. Robert Yeats
August Dimitri
Mark Colm
Alan Tofsky
William Dunn
Eddie Carson
Will Adams
Tom Cassidy
The Grim Avenger (Voiced)
[Complete List]


Eric Stoltz (born September 30, 1961) is an American actor, director and producer.

Born in Whittier, California, the son of Evelyn B. (née Vawter), a violinist and schoolteacher who died in 1994, and Jack Stoltz, an elementary school teacher. He has two sisters, mezzo soprano Catherine Stoltz and writer Susan R. Stoltz. He was raised in both American Samoa and Santa Barbara, California, where as a child, he once earned money playing piano for local musical theatre productions. He attended the University of Southern California, but dropped out after his junior year. When he moved to New York for his studies in 1981, he met Stella Adler and Peggy Feury.

In the 1980s he garnered attention and a Golden Globe Nomination starring as Rocky Dennis in Mask (1985), and in 'John Hughes' Some Kind of Wonderful (1987).

In 1988, he made his Broadway debut in Our Town (1989), for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. In the 1990's he went back and forth from stage to film, building up an eclectic resume that included studio films Pulp Fiction (1994), independent films, Sundance Festival Winner The Waterdance (1992)), and films that he himself produced Mr. Jealousy (1997). He also continued to appear on the New York Stage both on Broadway (Three Sisters, Two Shakespearean Actors) and off-Broadway (The Importance of Being Ernest, The Glass Menagerie).

He continues to work in television as well, doing a recurring role as 'Helen Hunt' ex on Mad About You (1992), a year on Chicago Hope (1994), and in the tv and cable movies Inside (1996) directed by 'Arthur Penn', A Killer in the Family (1983) with 'Robert Mitchum' and The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999) with 'Helen Mirren'.

Stoltz lives in New Mexico, and has been romantically linked to 'Ally Sheedy', 'Jennifer Jason Leigh', 'Lili Taylor', 'Bridget Fonda', and in the summer of 1999 during the shooting of The House of Mirth (2000) the Australian actress 'Rachel Griffiths'.

  • (1990-1998) Lived with 'Bridget Fonda' (qv). They both starred in _Singles (1992)_ (qv), _Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)_ (qv), _Grace of My Heart (1996)_ (qv) and _Mr. Jealousy (1997)_ (qv).
  • Director 'Cameron Crowe (I)' (qv) promised him a role, however small, in every film he makes. Though Crowe hasn't cast him in any of his films since _Jerry Maguire (1996)_ (qv).
  • Member of the Actors Studio.
  • (1980-1983) Lived with 'Ally Sheedy' (qv) (they met in college). They both appeared in _Our Guys: Outrage at Glen Ridge (1999) (TV)_ (qv).
  • (1985-1989) Dated 'Jennifer Jason Leigh' (qv). They both appeared in _Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)_ (qv) and _Sister, Sister (1987)_ (qv).
  • Is a vegetarian.
  • Spent three months in a wheelchair in preparation for his role in the film "The Waterdance".
  • He was cast as Marty McFly in _Back to the Future (1985)_ (qv) after 'Robert Zemeckis' (qv) and 'Bob Gale' (qv) were unable to get 'Michael J. Fox (I)' (qv), their first choice for the part due to scheduling conflicts. After filming for six weeks, he was let go from the film because 'Robert Zemeckis' (qv) and 'Bob Gale' (qv) felt he was "too intense" for the character. 'Michael J. Fox (I)' (qv), who was then available, took over the part.

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