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Eric Balfour

Lowest Rated:   10% Hell Ride (2008)
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Birthplace:   Los Angeles, California, USA
While his standout performance as Gabe, the troubled boyfriend of Claire Fisher (Lauren Ambrose), on the acclaimed HBO series Six Feet Under may have made a striking first impression on many viewers, the truth is that Eric Balfour had been acting in television for nearly a decade following his small-screen debut as a member of Kids Incorporated in 1991. A Los Angeles native whose spiritual family used to hold Lakota Indian sweat lodges in their backyard, Balfour is also a talented musician who once took to the stage with fellow actor Brittany Murphy as members of the band Blessed With Soul. Rising through the television ranks after his debut on Kids Incorporated, Balfour made his feature debut in the 1996 film Shattered Image. A high-profile role in the pilot epsiode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, plus supporting roles in such teen-oriented films as Trojan War (1997) and Can't Hardly Wait (1998) were quick to follow, and a key performance in the 1999 family drama Scrapbook gave audiences their first true look at his dramatic abilities. Though subsequent supporting roles in What Women Want (2000) and America's Sweethearts (2001) didn't find Balfour climbing the credits as much as he may have deserved, his breakthrough role in Six Feet Under gave his feature career a notable shot in the arm. After appearing in the short-lived television series Veritas: The Quest and the feature Secondhand Lions, Balfour could be seen running scared in the Hollywood horror remake The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003). He continued to make supporting appearance in films, but really focused more on television; Balfour had a recurring guest spot on The O.C. and a major arc on 24, plus appearances on shows like Life on Mars and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. In 2010, he joined the cast of the SyFy supernatural series Haven.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Caperucita Muerta
  • Sheriff Adam
2016
No Score Yet Little Dead Rotting Hood
  • Sheriff Adam
2016
No Score Yet Fashionista
  • Actor
2016
88% Backcountry
  • Brad
2015
No Score Yet The Legend of Hell's Gate
  • Will Edwards
2012
92% Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel
  • Eric Balfour
$0.1M 2011
17% Cell 213
  • Michael Grey
2011
No Score Yet Do Not Disturb
  • Frank (Rocketman)
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet Dinoshark
  • Trace McGraw
2011
16% Skyline
  • Jarrod
$12.1M 2010
No Score Yet Beatdown
  • Victor
2010
No Score Yet Rise of the Gargoyles
  • Jack
2009
14% The Spirit
  • Mahmoud
$19.8M 2008
10% Hell Ride
  • Comanche
$0.2M 2008
No Score Yet The Elder Son
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet The Elder Son
  • Skip
2006
75% In Her Shoes
  • Grant
$32.9M 2005
No Score Yet Rx
  • Producer
  • Andrew
2005
38% Lie with Me
  • David
2005
No Score Yet Face of Terror
  • Saleem Haddad
2003
36% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • Kemper
$80.2M 2003
59% Secondhand Lions
  • Sheik's Grandson
$41.5M 2003
32% America's Sweethearts
  • Security Guard
$93.1M 2001
54% What Women Want
  • Cameron
$181.5M 2001
No Score Yet Scrapbook
  • Andy Martin
1999
40% Can't Hardly Wait
  • Hippie Boy
1998
No Score Yet Trojan War
  • Kyle
1997
No Score Yet No One Would Tell
  • Vince
1996
No Score Yet Silver Cord
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Haven
2010-2015
  • Duke Crocker
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
68% No Ordinary Family
2010-2011
  • Lucas Winnick
  • 2011
87% 24
2001-2014
  • Milo Pressman
  • 2010
  • 2007
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Maxwell Goodwin
  • 2009
No Score Yet Monk
2002-2009
  • Actor
  • 2009
No Score Yet Valemont
2009
  • Eric
  • 2009
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest
  • 2005
No Score Yet The O.C.
2003-2007
  • Eddie
  • 2004
No Score Yet Six Feet Under
2001-2005
  • Gabriel Dimas Gabe
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Frat No. 1
  • 1999
No Score Yet Dawson's Creek
1998-2003
  • Warren
  • 1998
No Score Yet Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
  • Jesse
  • 1997
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Ben
  • 1995

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