May. 31st, 1977
Eugene, Oregon, USA
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Eric Christian Olsen (born May 31, 1977) in Eugene, Oregon, the son of Jeanne, a non-denominational chaplain, and Paul V. Olsen, a professor of English and head track and cross country coach of Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. He spent most of his childhood in Bettendorf, Iowa and attended Bettendorf Middle and High School, where he pursued interests such as sports and Japanese. In addition to many local theatre performances, Olsen trained in improv with ComedySportz Quad Cities and later joined the cast.
- His senior year (1995), he was a staff writer for the Bettendorf High School's monthly newspaper, "The Growl."
- His first acting job was in a Whitey's ice cream parlor TV commercial.
- Was a highly regarded hockey player in high school and a pre-med student at Pepperdine University.
- He did a sketch playing "Perry Hilton" as a parody of 'Paris Hilton' (qv)'s infamous sex tape on 'Will Ferrell' (qv)'s website, funnyordie.com.
- He attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan his first year out of high school and left to pursue his acting career.
- He had a principal role in nearly every high school play and musical for 4 years and even some of the high school plays when he was in elementary school.
- Is the son of Dr. Paul Olsen, an English professor and head track coach of Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.
- Has an older brother