Close, Eric 1967–

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CLOSE, Eric 1967–


Born May 24, 1967, in Staten Island, NY; son of Frederick (an orthopedic surgeon) and Eva (a saleswoman, writer, and painter) Close; married Keri (a social worker), 1995; children: Katie, Ella. Education: University of Southern California, B.A., communications, 1989; also attended Instituto Internacional Madrid, Spain. Avocational Interests: Fly–fishing, surfing, rock climbing, golfing, sailing, tennis, horseback riding, travel.

Addresses: Agent—Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Publicist—PMK/HBH New York, 650 Fifth Ave., 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10019. Manager—Robert Goodman Management, 9647 1/2 Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actor.

Awards, Honors: Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, outstanding male newcomer, 1993, for Santa Barbara; Saturn Award nomination, best genre TV actor, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, 2000, for Now and Again; Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series, 2004, for Without a Trace.


Film Appearances:

Juvenile hall attacker, American Me, Universal, 1992.

Taking Liberty, 1993.

Safe House, 1992.

Mike, The Sky Is Falling, Showcase Entertainment, 2000.

Liberty, Maine, 2001.

Alvarez & Cruz, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Sawyer Walker, Santa Barbara, NBC, 1992–93.

Brick McKenna, McKenna, ABC, 1994–95.

Billy Griffin, Sisters, 1995–96.

John Loengard, Dark Skies, NBC, 1996–97.

Vin Tanner, The Magnificent Seven, CBS, 1998–99.

Michael Wiseman, Now and Again, CBS, 1999–2000.

Martin Fitzgerald, Without a Trace, CBS, 2002—.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

John, alien visitor, Taken (also known as Steven Spielberg Presents "Taken"), Sci–Fi Channel, 2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(Uncredited) Young Michael, Keeping Secrets, ABC, 1991.

Prince Telamon, Hercules and the Lost Kingdom, syndicated, 1994.

David Mills, Without Consent (also known as Tell Laura I Love Her and Trapped and Deceived), ABC, 1994.

Chris Gallagher, The Stranger beside Me (also known as The Enemy Within and The Enemy Within: The Linda Bergstrom Story), ABC, 1995.

Adam, Taking Liberty, ABC, 1996.

Mark McCune, Follow the Stars Home (also known as A Second Chance), CBS, 2001.

N'Tom Price, NTSB: The Crash of Flight 323, ABC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Presenter, The 19th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 1992.

Himself, Celebrity Profile: Jennifer Love Hewitt (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

Inside Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken, Sci–Fi Channel, 2002.

Presenter, The 38th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, CBS, 2003.

Presenter, The 39th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, CBS, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Scott Parks, Long Island Fever (also known as Island Fever), ABC, 1996.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Guard, "The Prometheus Syndrome," MacGyver, 1991.

Jim, "The 'L' Word," Major Dad, 1992.

Himself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2003.

On Air with Ryan Seacrest, 2004.

Also appeared as police officer, Sisters, NBC.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in Rat Songs and Thanksgiving Cries, both Los Angeles productions.



People Weekly, December 13, 1999, p. 137.