Eric Balfour

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Eric Balfour Biography

This native of Los Angeles, California began his career at the age of 14 when he joined the cast of Kids Incorporated, a television series about a group of musically talented youngsters. The following year, he landed another regular role on the new TV series Arresting Behavior. From there on his career took off, with appearances on several episodes of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman followed by guest shots on other primetime television shows such as Step by Step, Boy Meets World, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Clueless, Dawsons Creek, Nash Bridges, NYPD Blue, Chicago Hope and The West Wing. In 1998 he landed a role in the teen feature film comedy Cant Hardly Wait, appearing alongside a bevy of up-and-coming young actors such as Jennifer Love Hewitt, Seth Green and Sean Patrick Thomas. In What Women Want (2000), he played a small role opposite Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt, then portrayed a security guard in Americas Sweethearts (2001), starring Julia Roberts. Also in 2001, Balfour secured recurring roles on two hit series: On HBOs Golden Globe-winning show Six Feet Under, he was Gabe, Claires drug addicted boyfriend, while on Foxs 24 he starred as Milo, the smart and eccentric resident computer expert. His roles in movies continued to grow, with a small supporting role in Secondhand Lions (2003) starring Robert Duvall, Michael Caine and Haley Joel Osment, followed by a starring role in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), a remake of the original 1974 film. It was a busy year for Balfour, who also landed a regular role on the new 2003 WB series Fearless, co-starring Rachel Leigh Cook. Balfour is the lead singer of Fredalba, a rock band that has played sold out performances at Hollywood hotspots such as The House of Blues and The Viper Room. Their first album, Uptown Music for Downtown Kids, was released in 2003.

Eric Balfour Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
2003 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Male The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) and "Veritas: The Quest" (2003). Nominated
1994 Young Artist Awards Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Cable or Off Primetime Series "Kids Incorporated" (1984). Won
1993 Young Artist Awards Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Youth Series or Variety Show "Kids Incorporated" (1984). Nominated

Eric Balfour Trivia

  • Went to High School in Burbank, California, USA.
  • Eric and his family used to hold Lakota Indian sweat lodges in their backyard.
  • Is the lead singer of the soulful Los Angeles rock band "Fredalba." The band is named after a Parisian prostitute.
  • Played Satan in a car commercial in 2002. He punished a man by forcing him to drive a minivan.
  • Was in a band called "Blessed With Soul" with Brittany Murphy in the early 90s.
  • Eric was originally intended for just the Six Feet Under pilot episode (where he's listed in the credits as "Claire's Meth Date"), but Alan Ball liked the chemistry between Balfour and Lauren Ambrose, so he made Gabriel Dimas a regular part of the program.


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    "Nobody Walks" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

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    "RAGE" Official Launch Party - Arrivals

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    5th Annual Surfrider Foundation Celebrity Expression Session - Arrivals

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    Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2011 - G-Star Raw Presents NY RAW Special Edition - Arrivals

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    GQ 2010 "Men of the Year" Party - Arrivals

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    NOH8 Campaign 2nd Anniversary Celebration

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