Eric Balfour was born with an innate desire to become an artist, however, he didn’t quite make up his mind to pursue an entertainment career for life until his twenties. Today, he is celebrated for the numerous roles he has executed to perfection, from Milo Pressman in Jack Bauer’s 24 to Duke Crocker in the supernatural series Haven and many others.
Eric Balfour’s Bio (Ethnicity and Background Details)
Eric Salter Balfour was born on the 24th of April 1977 in Los Angeles, California to Ashkenazi Jewish parents David Balfour and Sharon Balfour (née Salter). His ethnicity can be traced back to Native America, with traces of French and Canadian. He has a younger sister who is named Tori Balfour.
As a kid, Balfour’s family made frequent trips to the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, a non-profit retreat center, and intentional community. Eric’s family has no history of being involved with show business – his mom is a marriage and family counselor while his dad is a chiropractor which in plain English means one who is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
However, Eric from the age of 2 saw himself naturally gravitate towards entertainment. He once revealed that as a kid, he memorized the entire making of Thriller.
By his teens, Eric began playing in a band and familiarizing himself with Hollywood and it wasn’t long before the gigs started to roll in. A natural born dancer, Eric’s dancing skill was pivotal in helping him land the role of Eric in the kid’s TV program, Kids Incorporated which would become his first ever acting gig.
He would later meet acting coach John Homa who helped to hone his skills and prepare him for a future in Hollywood. Throughout the 1990s, Eric appeared in a series of TV shows and films, mostly taking up minor roles.
That long period of remaining unrecognized would eventually culminate in Balfour’s breakthrough which came by the new millennium.
He successfully auditioned for a recurring role in Six Feet Under. His character was only meant to feature in the pilot but the makers were too awed by Balfour’s performance that he was handed a recurring role. Around the same period, he landed the role of Milo Pressman in the hit FOX show 24, after which he began landing better film gigs. His next big TV show was the supernatural drama series, Haven. Eric Balfour continues to act to this day.
His Net Worth
He may not be a blockbuster staple, but Eric sure earns enough to book a spot in the millionaire’s club. We speculate some of his best-paying gigs to include TV series, Veritas: The Quest, Valemont, Haven. That said, Eric Balfour’s net worth is estimated to fall within the range of $1.5 million and $3 million. In addition to acting, another way that Eric mints is through his activewear line, Electric and Rose which he co-founded with his wife.
Eric Balfour’s Wife and Kids
Eric is married to his longtime partner Erin Chiamulon who is a fashion designer. Their wedding which held on May 30, 2015, in Pacific Palisades, California, came five years after they began dating. For the occasion, Eric wore a Zegna tuxedo while his Mrs donned a Monique Lhuillier gown. For their first dance as a couple, Eric and wife chose Stevie Wonder’s As. Eric has described his wedding day to be “hands-down the best moment” of his life.
He constantly takes to his social media pages to post about himself and his lovely wife. Eric and Erin are yet to start making babies. They reside in a mansion in the pricey beach town neighborhood of Venice, California. Eric put his house through a remodel which saw him make the news in May 2018 for disturbing neighbors. He owns a dog named Coconut whom he is incredibly fond of.
Height and Other Facts
1. Eric Balfour is quite a towering figure standing at 6 feet 2 inches (1.88) tall.
2. Before his marriage to Erin, Eric was engaged to actress Moon Bloodgood in April 2005. However, they broke off the engagement in 2007.
3. Balfour still sings and is the frontman of the LA-based rock band Born as Ghosts (previously Fredalba).
4. A dance lover, he is a big fan of the dance talent show, So You Think You Can Dance.
5. His favorite films include Glee and the indie hit film Once.
6. Eric was one of the backup dancers on Black Eyed Peas music video for the song “Fergalicious released in 2006.” He and Black Eyed Peas’ Fergie appeared in Kids Incorporated together.
7. Eric has a huge interest in the environment and aquatic life.