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Ethan Skip Erickson (born August 5, 1973) is an American television and film actor and TV host.

Ethan Erickson
Ethan Skip Erickson

(1973-08-05) August 5, 1973 (age 45)
OccupationActor, model
Years active1995-present



Erickson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has a degree in English literature from UC Santa Barbara.[citation needed]


Erickson once played the recurring role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer as jock Percy West, who actress Alyson Hannigan's character Willow Rosenberg tutors. He appeared in both season 3 and season 4 as the same character. As a gymnast since age 8, Erickson reportedly won the part after impressing director/creator Joss Whedon with a backflip during his audition.[1] He starred in Jawbreaker (1999) with Rose McGowan and Julie Benz, as well as The In Crowd, and played as A.J. Chamberlain on Guiding Light.

In 2006, he hosted a short-lived series on UPN called Get This Party Started with Kristin Cavallari of Laguna Beach fame. That same year, he starred in Fashion House on MyNetworkTV as scheming senior designer and blackmailer John Cotter which aired in 2006 in the U.S.[citation needed]

In April 2008, he briefly stepped into the role of Dr. Patrick Drake on the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital, while actor Jason Thompson had to take a medical leave of absence.[2][3]

In the fall of that same year, his role on CSI: NY as firefighter Brendon Walsh, boyfriend to Detective Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes), was upgraded to recurring.[4] In December 2008 he played a doctor again on an episode of The Starter Wife. In January 2009, Erickson guest-starred on Monk as star quarterback David Gitelson. In May 2009 he was reportedly cast as Britney Spears' love interest in her video "Radar".[5] Two months later, both Erickson and Spears were seen in an ad for Candie's, a young women's fashion line.[6]

Later that year, Erickson was cast in the 2009 Melrose Place sequel, where he had a recurring role as executive chef and co-owner Marcello, in the restaurant where both Violet (Ashlee Simpson) and Auggie (Colin Egglesfield) work. In addition, he was also the host and narrator of Chefs vs. City on Food Network for years 2009 and 2010.

In 2010, Erickson worked on the hit ABC drama Castle opposite Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion. Later that same year he guest-starred on the TNT network's show The Closer with actress Kyra Sedgwick.[citation needed]

Ethan played the lead role of character Eddie Avedon opposite Jennie Garth, Fred Willard, Zack Ward and Marilu Henner in a movie of the week for Hallmark Entertainment entitled Accidentally in Love, for release in 2011.[citation needed] In the romantic comedy, co-written by Garth's former husband and Twilight actor Peter Facinelli, Erickson portrays a struggling, jaded actor who secretly plays a costumed character on a children's TV show.[citation needed] His outlook on life begins to transform as he realizes his work and life have a bigger meaning when he falls for the mother of a fan of his show. In 2011, Erickson worked with Anne Heche and Eriq LaSalle on the mini-series Blackout.[citation needed]


Year Film Role Notes
1995 Two Bits & Pepper Boyfriend supporting
1998 New Testament unknown unknown
1999 Fear Runs Silent Tim Direct-to-DVD release
Jawbreaker Dane Sanders supporting
2000 The In Crowd Tom supporting
2001 Pact with the Devil Louis/Dorian starring
2007 Leo Reporter cameo
Memories of Murder Deputy Aaron Harding supporting
John Dies at the End Sargeant Vance McElroy supporting
2011 Accidentally in Love Eddie Avedon Hallmark Channel Original Movie
2012 I Married Who? aka: Always a Bride Matt Swift
2013 John Dies at the End Sheriff McElroy Uncredited feature film
2013 Vendetta Deputy Aaron Harding
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Step by Step Bobby 1 episode
1996-1997 Guiding Light Anthony James 'J' Chamberlain Unknown episodes
1999-2000 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Percy West 5 episodes
2002 Glory Days William 1 episode
2003 Friends Dirk 1 episode, The One with the Soap Opera Party
2004 Joey Sam Baxter 1 episode, Pilot
2006 Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door Shawn Movie of the Week
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jake 1 episode
CSI: Miami Sgt. Reynolds 1 episode
Fashion House John Cotter 25 episodes
2008 General Hospital Dr. Patrick Drake 4 episodes
The Starter Wife Dr. Kassoy 1 episode
2008-2009 CSI: NY Brendon Walsh 2 episodes
2009 Monk David Gitelson 1 episode
Radar Britney Spears Video Music Video
2009-2010 Melrose Place Marcello 4 episodes
Castle Xander Doyle 1 episode
The Closer Lou Wilson 1 episode
2011 Blackout unknown Mini-Series
2013 The Santa Switch Dan Ryebeck TV movie
2014 Anger Management Quinn 1 episode, Charlie Does Times With the Hot Warden
2015 Stalked By My Neighbor Ted Wilcox TV movie


  1. ^ "Ethan Erickson Biography". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2009-05-21.
  2. ^ Coleridge, Daniel R. (4/15/08). "A New Take on Dr. Drake",; retrieved September 5, 2008.
  3. ^ Jason Thompson out as GH's Patrick,; accessed June 15, 2017.
  4. ^ CASTING SCOOP: ETHAN ERICKSON RETURNS TO CSI: NY! Archived February 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
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