Eric Stoltz

Eric Stoltz

  • Highest Rated: 100% Things Behind the Sun (2001)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% A Murder of Crows (1999)
  • Birthday: Sep 30, 1961
  • Birthplace: Whittier, California, USA
  • Eric Stoltz has appeared in a number of major and minor features and on television. While growing up, the pale, slender, and red-haired Stoltz spent time in American Samoa. His interest in acting began in high school where he not only acted in productions, but also occasionally accompanied them on piano. While attending U.S.C., Stoltz studied theater arts but left the program to study under Stella Adler, William Taylor, and Peggy Feury. Afterward, Stoltz spent a season in Edinburgh performing with an American repertory company. Upon his return stateside, Stoltz appeared in the television movie version of humorist Erma Bombeck's novel The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank (1978). He would appear in three more television films before making his film debut in Amy Heckerling's Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) alongside such other would-be stars as Sean Penn, Anthony Edwards, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. From there, Stoltz appeared in a series of low-budget films such as Running Hot (1982) and Surf 2 (1984), and he might well have remained at that level had he not been cast as Rocky Dennis in Peter Bogdanovich's Mask (1986). Playing a young teen suffering from lionitis, a terminal disease that drastically deforms the skull, Stoltz had to wear pounds of makeup and prosthetics (the makeup won Oscars for designers Zoltan Elek and Michael Westmore) that left him with only his voice, his eyes, and his body with which to convey emotions. Starring opposite Cher, who played his drug-addicted biker-chick mother, Stoltz gave a moving performance that earned him critical and audience acclaim. But though it made Stoltz popular, full-fledged stardom eluded him and he continued appearing in moderately successful and low-budget films, including John Hughes' romantic drama Some Kind of Wonderful (1987). In addition to his film work, Stoltz has had a busy Broadway career that began in 1988 with a Tony-nominated starring role in a revival of Thornton Wilder's Our Town, and a sporadic television career making guest appearances on such series as Mad About You and in TV movies. Stoltz has occasionally produced films such as Mr. Jealousy (1997). In 2002 Stoltz reteamed with Killing Zoe director Rogery Avery for the pitch-black college comedy The Rules of Attraction, and the following decade found him increasingly active on the small screen with roles in Will & Grace, Close to Home, Grey's Anatomy, and the 2009 Battlestar Galactica spin-off Capricia. Meanwhile, back on the silver screen, Stoltz earned accolades for his leading role as a conflicted barber of German heritage forced to suppress his American patriotism after moving his family to a post-World War II military base which houses a German POW camp.

Photos

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

83% Her Smell Howard Goodman 2019
86% Class Rank Director 2018
69% 5 to 7 Galassi $0.2M 2015
50% Fort McCoy Frank Stirn Producer $78.7K 2014
No Score Yet Sparks Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Lather Effect Mickey 2006
78% Childstar Fresno Burnbaum 2005
13% The Honeymooners William Davis $12.9M 2005
No Score Yet Hello Actor 2005
No Score Yet Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde Actor 2004
38% Happy Hour Levine 2004
33% The Butterfly Effect Mr. Miller $57.3M 2004
No Score Yet When Zachary Beaver Came to Town Otto Wilson 2003
No Score Yet Out of Order Actor 2003
33% Harvard Man Teddy Carter 2002
43% The Rules of Attraction Mr. Lance Lawson $6.5M 2002
No Score Yet American Experience Ray Baker 2002
No Score Yet My Horrible Year! Uncle Charlie Director 2001
100% Things Behind the Sun Dan 2001
No Score Yet Highball Darien 2000
81% The House of Mirth Lawrence Selden 2000
No Score Yet Common Ground Johnny Burroughs 2000
22% The Simian Line Sam 2000
No Score Yet One Kill Capt. Walker Randall 2000
No Score Yet The Last Dance Todd Cope 2000
No Score Yet Jesus and Hutch Actor 2000
83% The Passion of Ayn Rand Nathaniel Branden 1999
0% A Murder of Crows Thurman Parks III 1999
No Score Yet Our Guys: Outrage in Glen Ridge Robert Laurino 1999
83% Hi-Life Jimmy 1998
71% Mr. Jealousy Executive Producer Lester Grimm 1998
40% Anaconda Dr. Steven Cale 1997
No Score Yet Highball Actor 1997
No Score Yet Pitch Actor 1997
83% Jerry Maguire Ethan Valhere 1996
59% 2 Days in the Valley Wes 1996
75% Grace of My Heart Howard 1996
No Score Yet Inside Peter Martin Strydom Jr. 1996
No Score Yet Don't Look Back Jesse Parish 1996
10% Keys to Tulsa Richter Boudreau 1996
55% Kicking and Screaming Chet 1995
43% The Prophecy Angel Simon 1995
27% Fluke Jeff Newman 1995
73% Rob Roy McDonald 1995
29% Roommates Actor 1995
67% Night of Love Actor 1995
91% Little Women John Brooke 1994
15% Sleep with Me Joseph Producer 1994
92% Pulp Fiction Lance 1994
36% Killing Zoe Zed 1994
No Score Yet Woman At War, A Franz Boehler 1994
42% Naked in New York Jake Briggs 1994
No Score Yet Foreign Affairs Fred 1993
52% Bodies, Rest & Motion Sid Producer 1993
No Score Yet The Heart of Justice David 1993
79% Singles Mime 1992
93% The Waterdance Joel Garcia 1992
No Score Yet Money Franck Cimballi 1991
67% Memphis Belle Danny Daly 1990
98% Say Anything... Vahlere 1989
27% The Fly II Martin Brundle 1989
No Score Yet Manifesto Christopher 1989
No Score Yet Haunted Summer Percy Bysshe Shelley 1988
No Score Yet Hermana, Hermana Matt Rutledge 1988
No Score Yet Lionheart Nerra 1987
81% Some Kind of Wonderful Keith Nelson 1987
No Score Yet Code Name: Emerald (Deep Cover) Andy Wheeler 1985
93% Mask Rocky Dennis 1985
No Score Yet The New Kids Mark 1985
No Score Yet The Wild Life Bill Conrad 1984
No Score Yet Surf II Chuck 1984
No Score Yet Running Hot (Makin' It) (Highway to Hell) Danny Hicks 1983
78% Fast Times At Ridgemont High Stoner Bud 1982
No Score Yet The Seekers Actor 1979
No Score Yet The Grass Is Always Greener over the Septic Tank Steve 1978

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
Executive Producer Will Adams Producer Director
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
24% Black Box
2014
Director
  • 2014
93% How to Get Away With Murder
2014
Director
  • 2014
71% Glee
2009-2015
Director
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
75% Maron
2013-2016
  • 2013
97% White Collar
2009-2014
Director
  • 2013
91% Nashville
2012-2018
Director
  • 2013
  • 2012
57% Californication
2007-2014
Director
  • 2012
33% Made in Jersey
2012
Marcus Wheaton Director
  • 2012
18% Off the Map
2011
Director
  • 2011
81% Caprica
2010
Daniel Graystone Director
  • 2011
  • 2010
52% Private Practice
2007-2013
Director
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
90% Huge
2010
Director
  • 2010
75% Nip/Tuck
2003-2009
Director
  • 2009
81% Grey's Anatomy
2005
William Director
  • 2009
  • 2008
86% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Director
  • 2007
65% Close to Home
2005-2007
Chris Veeder
  • 2007
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
Sonny
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Director
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Triangle
2005
Howard Thomas
  • 2005
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Tom Tom Cassidy
  • 2005
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Father Michael Sweeney
  • 2002
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Narrator Voice
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Once and Again
1999-2002
August Dimitri Mr. Dimitri Director
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Chicago Hope
1994-2000
Dr. Robert Yeats
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
Alan Alan Tofsky
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1995
  • 1994
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Drew Kellerman
  • 1997
  • 1996
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Voice of Don
  • 1993
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Younger Edward
  • 1990
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
Eddie
  • 1983
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Senior Boy 1
  • 1980

QUOTES FROM Eric Stoltz CHARACTERS

Lance
Are you calling me on the cellular phone? I don't know you. Who is this? Don't come here, I'm hanging up the phone! Prank caller, prank caller!
Nathaniel Branden
A philosophy should not be judged by the behavior of its teachers.
Nathaniel Branden
This was the first day of my life that actually mattered.
Lance
If you're all right, then say something.
Mia Wallace
Something.
Lance
okey!
Lance
Okey!