Eric Balfour

Eric Balfour

  • Highest Rated: 92% Backcountry (2015)
  • Lowest Rated: 10% Hell Ride (2008)
  • Birthday: Apr 24, 1977
  • 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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet 7 Days to Vegas Director 2019
No Score Yet Agenda: Payback Peter Farrell 2018
No Score Yet 200 Degrees Ryan Hinds 2017
No Score Yet Little Dead Rotting Hood Sheriff Adam 2016
No Score Yet Caperucita Muerta Sheriff Adam 2016
90% Fashionista Randall 2016
92% 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 $7.5K 2011
17% Cell 213 Michael Grey 2011
No Score Yet Do Not Disturb Director Frank (Rocketman) 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 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
37% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Kemper $80.2M 2003
60% 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

57% Haven
2010-2015
Duke Crocker
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
73% No Ordinary Family
2010-2011
Lucas Winnick
  • 2011
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2010
86% 24
2001-2014
Milo Pressman
  • 2010
  • 2007
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Maxwell Goodwin
  • 2009
72% Life on Mars
2008-2009
Eddie Carling
  • 2009
90% Monk
2002-2009
  • 2009
No Score Yet Valemont
2009
Eric
  • 2009
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Guest
  • 2005
No Score Yet Sex, Love & Secrets
2005
Charlie
  • 2005
72% The O.C.
2003-2007
Eddie
  • 2005
  • 2004
20% Hawaii
2004
Christopher Gains
  • 2004
83% Six Feet Under
2001-2005
Gabriel Dimas Gabe
  • 2002
  • 2001
25% Freakylinks
2000-2001
Chapin
  • 2001
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Eli Charles "Spyder" Price
  • 2001
No Score Yet Chicago Hope
1994-2000
Jason Kern
  • 2000
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Frat No. 1
  • 1999
No Score Yet Dawson's Creek
1998-2003
Warren
  • 1998
81% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
Jesse
  • 1997
No Score Yet Clueless
1996-1999
Pizza Boy
  • 1997
38% Ink
1996-1997
Danny
  • 1997
No Score Yet Boy Meets World
1993-2000
Tommy
  • 1995
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Ben
  • 1995
No Score Yet Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
1993-1998
Benjamin Avery
  • 1994
No Score Yet Christine
2012
Daniel

QUOTES FROM Eric Balfour CHARACTERS

Jarrod
They're not beat... they're just really, REALLY pissed off!
Erin Hardesty
I didn't go to Mexico to watch you get s**t-faced for four days.
Kemper Hardesty
That's what you do in Mexico!
Will Edwards
"...and I will go through the gates of Hell before I let those Indians take me down."
Will Edwards
...and I will go through the gates of Hell before I let those Indians take me down.
Terry
Their in the F***ing building
Terry
Their in the f***ing building
Jarrod
(the blids open) Terry?
Terry
Its the timer ..... Hide
Terry
It's the timer. Hide.
Kemper Hardesty
We're not gonna drive around this town with a dead girl in the back of our van!
Luda May
Young man...what you do is your own business.
Luda May
Young man, what you do is your own business.
Kemper Hardesty
I'll tell you this much...the next hitchhiker is shi*t out of luck.
Morgan
What are we gonna do?
Kemper Hardesty
I don't know...uh...we gotta call the cops, I guess.
Morgan
Um, yeah, on a list of bad ideas, that one goes, way up there. Oh, police officers, please, as you inspect a crime scene, which is now our van, please, ignore the colorful pinata, filled with marijuana, in case you happen to come across it, because it played no part, you know, whatsoever in the demise of this unfortunate, young, woman.
Erin Hardesty
Baby, will you please tell me that we did not go to Mexico to buy pot?
Kemper Hardesty
We did not go to Mexico to buy pot.
Morgan
Ok, the fact that 33,000 Americans each day are infected with a sexually-transmitted disease, and two-thirds of them are just about your age.
Kemper Hardesty
Hey, Morgan. How are you the expert on the dumbest shit?
Jarrod
Scaffolding! It's the only way down! C'mon, go!
Jarrod
What are you going to do when all the blinds fall down? It's not exactly like we have a lot more bedsheets!