Eric Bruskotter

Eric Bruskotter

Highest Rated: 65% Starship Troopers (1997)

Lowest Rated: 5% Major League II (1994)

Birthday: Mar 22, 1966

Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

Midwestern actor Eric Bruskotter broke into television in the mid 1980s with a couple of one-offs, but his big break came in 1987 when he landed a supporting role in the high school-set romantic comedy "Can't Buy Me Love." He was soon earning more noteworthy parts, including a recurring role on the Vietnam War TV drama "Tour of Duty," on which he played Private Scott Baker for a 20-episode arc. Bruskotter's twin brother, Karl, also scored a small part on the series. In 1994, Eric landed the role of the aptly named rookie, Rube Baker, in the zany baseball comedy "Major League II." He'd later reprise this role in the sequel "Major League: Back to the Minors." While he is well remembered as Rube, Bruskotter may be best known as the oafish Breckinridge in the schlocky sci-fi film "Starship Troopers." In the film, the "big and dumb" Breckinridge is accidentally shot and killed in a training exercise, resulting in a brutal use of practical effects. Interestingly, the actress who played his inadvertent murderer, Tami-Adrian George, later became his wife. Since then the husky Midwesterner has continued to garner roles with his marketable niche, appearing in such popular programs as HBO's acclaimed funeral home-set drama "Six Feet Under" and the buddy-centered sitcom "How I Meet Your Mother."

Highest rated movies

Starship Troopers
Major League: Back to the Minors
Major League II

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 50% Black Crescent Moon Eric (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 24% The Hollywood Sign Muscle (Character) - 2001
21% 25% Major League: Back to the Minors Rube Baker (Character) $3.6M 1998
65% 70% Starship Troopers Breckinridge (Character) $54.7M 1997
5% 45% Major League II Rube Baker (Character) $29.4M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Poison JJ (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bravo Company: Tour of Duty II Pvt. Scott Baker (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 45% Three for the Road Junior (Character) $724.5K 1987

TV

Credit
70% 71% Glee Cooter Menkins (Guest Star) 2011-2012
No Score Yet 85% NCIS Lester (Guest Star) 2011
61% 91% Franklin & Bash Officer Munson (Character) 2011
83% 84% How I Met Your Mother George (Guest Star) 2008
81% 97% Six Feet Under Keith's Partner (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
90% 100% Sports Night Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Providence Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pensacola: Wings of Gold Unknown (Guest Star) 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1997 1995
40% No Score Yet Townies Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 94% Quantum Leap Beau (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet 91% The Wonder Years Football Player (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tour of Duty SP4 Scott Baker (Character),
Pvt. Scott Baker (Guest Star)
1987-1989

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