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Eric Balfour

Eric Balfour's career in entertainment began at the age of 15, when a talent scout cast him as a series regular on the dancing and singing hit show Kids Incorporated. He has since established himself as a creative force for both the television and film communities, playing interesting and eclectic characters.

He can currently be seen on Syfy's newest drama series, Haven, which is based on Stephen King's novel The Colorado Kid. The series follows an FBI agent who visits the small town of Haven, Maine, for a routine case. To the agent's curiosity, a range of supernatural afflictions affects the town and she remains in Haven to investigate these strange happenings. Balfour plays the charming yet mysterious Duke Crocker, a Haven local who appears to be a free spirit who lives a modest life on his boat. However, it becomes clear that his mellow behavior may conceal a much darker agenda.

Balfour was seen in several films including Dimension Film's Hell Ride, Mandate Film's Horsemen, opposite Dennis Quaid, and Lionsgate's The Spirit, alongside Eva Mendes. In addition to his film career, Balfour was seen in the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning FOX television drama 24, in which he reprised his season one role as Milo, the smart and eccentric resident computer expert at the Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU).

Balfour's extensive list of television credits includes a starring role in Dick Wolf's Conviction, on NBC, in which he played Brian Peluso, one of the young assistant district attorneys who battles some of the most difficult legal cases in New York. He was also seen as a series regular on the Golden Globe-winning HBO series Six Feet Under, for creator/writer Alan Ball. Balfour played Gabe, Claire's (Lauren Ambrose) drugaddicted and troubled boyfriend.

On the big screen, Balfour can be seen in several films including 20th Century Fox's In Her Shoes, starring opposite Cameron Diaz and directed by Curtis Hanson, and the remake of the cult classic hit The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, produced by Michael Bay, for his company Platinum Dunes, and directed by Marcus Nispel. Balfour was also seen in the New Line Cinema feature Secondhand Lions, opposite Haley Joel Osment. His other credits include Revolution Studio's America's Sweethearts, opposite Julia Roberts and John Cusack, and Paramount Pictures' What Women Want, starring opposite Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt, and directed by Nancy Meyers.

Balfour is also involved in many other creative endeavors as a writer, director and producer for his recently formed production company Off the Grid Entertainment. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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Eric Balfour Facts

Birth Name Eric Salter Balfour
BirthdayApril 24, 1977 (45)
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Eric Balfour compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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Secondhand Lions
What Women Want
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Arthur & Invisibles
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