Eric Salter Balfour (born April 24, 1977) is an American actor and singer. He is the lead singer of Born as Ghosts, formerly known as Fredalba. He made his film debut in the drama Shattered Image (1998), followed by roles in What Women Want (2000) and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003). His roles on television include Milo Pressman on the action-thriller TV series 24, a recurring role in the HBO drama Six Feet Under as Gabriel Dimas, and Duke Crocker in the supernatural series Haven.
Balfour in 2010
Eric Salter Balfour
April 24, 1977
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Balfour was born to a Jewish family in Los Angeles, California, the son of David Balfour, a chiropractor, and Sharon (née Salter), who works as a marriage and family counselor. He has a younger sister, Tori.
Balfour appeared on the kids TV show Kids Incorporated for one season in 1991. During the early 1990s, he had a variety of minor juvenile roles on television series such as Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Arresting Behavior, Boy Meets World and Step by Step. In 1997, he appeared in the pilot for Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Jesse McNally, one of the show's first victims. He appeared as a regular cast member in three short-lived TV shows. Veritas: The Quest was cancelled after four episodes in 2003, Hawaii was canceled after seven episodes in 2004, and Sex, Love & Secrets was canceled after four episodes. Also in 2005, Balfour starred in the sexually explicit Canadian drama Lie with Me opposite Lauren Lee Smith. In March 2006, Balfour debuted as Brian Peluso on producer Dick Wolf's short-lived NBC crime drama, Conviction, which lasted one season. Balfour was also a guest star on the hit show Dawson's Creek in the ninth episode of the first season.
He starred in the 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre opposite Jessica Biel. He played a minor character in several episodes of The O.C. as Eddie, Theresa's fiancé, and in the hit HBO show Six Feet Under as Gabriel Dimas, Claire Fisher's boyfriend.
Balfour appeared in seven episodes of the first season of 24 as computer technician Milo Pressman in 2001. Five years later, Balfour reprised the role for 19 episodes of 24's sixth season before leaving the show by his own request. Balfour appeared in Life on Mars as Eddie Carling, the brother of detective Ray Carling.
He was the face for the Valentino male fragrance Valentino V. In September 2009, Balfour appeared in an episode of Monk. In the same month, Balfour booked a recurring role on the drama show The Beautiful Life, but the show was canceled after its second episode and production was shut down immediately. In 2010, he starred in the Strause Brothers thriller film Skyline. He starred as Duke Crocker on the Syfy drama Haven. Balfour co-starred with Missy Peregrym and Jeff Roop in the creature film Backcountry, and he appeared as Spiro Dalon in an episode of Chicago P.D..
After five years of dating, Balfour married fashion designer Erin Chiamulon on May 30, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California. Balfour and his wife had a son, named Oliver Lion, on August 2, 2018.
|1998||Can't Hardly Wait||Hippie Guy|
|2000||What Women Want||Cameron|
|2001||America's Sweethearts||Security Guard|
|2003||Secondhand Lions||Sheik's Grandson|
|2003||The Texas Chainsaw Massacre||Kemper|
|2004||Face of Terror||Saleem Haddad|
|2005||Be Cool||Derek||Scenes deleted|
|2005||Lie with Me||David|
|2005||In Her Shoes||Grant|
|2006||The Elder Son||Skip|
|2008||What We Take from Each Other||Thief of Hands||Short film|
|2009||Rise of the Gargoyles||Prof. Jack Randall|
|2010||Do Not Disturb||Frank||Segment: "Rocketman"|
|2011||The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy||Will Edwards|
|2011||Cell 213||Michael Grey|
|2016||Little Dead Rotting Hood||Sheriff Adam|
|2016||Tao of Surfing||Dayne|
|2017||200 Degrees||Ryan Hinds|
|1991||Kids Incorporated||Eric||Main role (20 episodes)|
|1992||Arresting Behavior||Billy Ruskin||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|1993||Bloodlines: Murder in the Family||Matt||TV film|
|1993||Danger Theatre||Teenager #2||Episode: "An Old Friend for Dinner"|
|1993||Step by Step||Michael Fielder||Episode: "Never on Sunday"|
|1993–1994||Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman||Benjamin Avery||Episodes: "The Incident", "Just One Lullaby"|
|1994||Animaniacs||Jared||Voice roles (2 episodes)|
|1995||Boy Meets World||Tommy||Episode: "Pop Quiz"|
|1995||Kirk||Zack||Episode: "The Crush"|
|1996||Champs||Danny||Episode: "For Art's Sake"|
|1996||No One Would Tell||Vince Fortner||TV film|
|1996||Townies||Adam||Episode: "The Good Job"|
|1997||Ink||Danny||Episode: "Devil in a Blue Dress"|
|1997||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Jesse||Episodes: "Welcome to the Hellmouth", "The Harvest"|
|1997||Clueless||Pizza Boy||Episode: "Salsa, Chlorine & Tears"|
|1998||Dawson's Creek||Warren Goering||Episode: "Road Trip"|
|1999||Nash Bridges||Cliff Morehouse||Episode: "Shoot the Moon"|
|1999||The West Wing||Frat Boy #3||Episode: "Mr. Willis of Ohio"|
|2000||Chicago Hope||Jason Kerns||Episode: "Hanlon's Choice"|
|2001||FreakyLinks||Chapin Demetrius||Episode: "Subject: Live Fast, Die Young"|
|2001||The Chronicle||Mark Griffin||Episode: "Only the Young Die Good"|
|2001||NYPD Blue||Charles 'Spyder' Price / Eli Beardsley||Episodes: "Peeping Tommy", "Two Clarks in a Bar"|
|2001–2002, 2007||24||Milo Pressman||Recurring role (8 episodes, season 1)|
Main role (19 episodes, season 6)
|2001–2003||Six Feet Under||Gabe Dimas||Recurring role (12 episodes)|
|2003–2004||Veritas: The Quest||Calvin Banks||Main role (13 episodes)|
|2004||The O.C.||Eddie||Episodes: "The Telenovela", "The Goodbye Girl", "The Nana"|
|2005||Sex, Love & Secrets||Charlie Tibideaux||Main role (8 episodes)|
|2006||Conviction||A.D.A. Brian Peluso||Main role (13 episodes)|
|2008||The Ex List||Johnny Diamont||Episode: Pilot|
|2009||Fear Itself||Maxwell||Episode: "Echoes"|
|2009||Life on Mars||Eddie Carling||Episode: "The Dark Side of the Mook"|
|2009||Rise of the Gargoyles||Prof. Jack Randall||TV film|
|2009||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Max Goodwin||Episode: "Salome in Manhattan"|
|2009||Monk||Lenny Barlowe||Episode: "Mr. Monk Is Someone Else"|
|2009||Valemont||Eric Gracen||Main role (23 episodes)|
|2010||Dinoshark||Trace McGraw||TV film|
|2010||Saving Grace||Jesus||Episode: "Loose Men in Tight Jeans"|
|2010–2015||Haven||Duke Crocker||Main role (78 episodes)|
|2011||No Ordinary Family||Lucas Winnick||Episodes: "No Ordinary Love", "No Ordinary Animal"|
|2012||Christine||Daniel||Recurring role (4 episodes)|
|2013||The Eric Andre Show||Himself||Guest appearance|
|2016||Ray Donovan||Nick||Episode: "Norman Saves the World"|
|2017||A Midsummer's Nightmare||Mark|
|2018||Chicago P.D.||Spiro Dalon||Episode: "Fathers and Sons"|
|2019-2020||Charmed||Julian Shea||Recurring role (4 episodes)|
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