Stoltz, Eric 1961-

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Stoltz, Eric 1961-


Full name, Eric Cameron Stoltz; born September 30, 1961, in Whittier, CA; son of Jack (an elementary schoolteacher) and Evelyn B. (a violinist and schoolteacher) Stoltz; brother of Catherine Stoltz (an opera singer). Education: Attended University of Southern California, 1979-81; trained for the stage at the Loft Studio with Stella Adler, Peggy Fury, and William Traylor.


Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067. Manager—Landmark Artists Management, 4116 West Magnolia Blvd., Suite 101, Burbank, CA 91505.


Actor and producer. Actors Studio, member. As a teenager, piano player for local musical theatre productions.

Awards, Honors:

ShoWest Award, male star of tomorrow, National Association of Theatre Owners, 1985; Golden Globe Award nomination, best supporting actor in a motion picture, 1986, for Mask; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best featured actor in a play, Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding featured actor in a play, Theatre World Award, 1989, all for Our Town; Independent Spirit Award nomination, best supporting actor, Independent Features Project West, 1995, for Pulp Fiction; Indie Supporter Award, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, 1998; Daytime Emmy Award nomination, outstanding directing in a children's special, 2002, for My Horrible Year!.


Film Appearances:

(Film debut) One of the "stoner buds," Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Universal, 1981.

Bill Conrad, The Wild Life, Universal, 1983.

Roy "Rocky" Dennis, Mask, Universal, 1984.

Chuck, Surf II (also known as Surf II: The End of the Trilogy), International Film Marketing, 1984.

Danny Hicks, Running Hot (also known as Highway to Hell and Lucky 13), New Line Cinema, 1984.

Mark, The New Kids (also known as Striking Back), Columbia, 1985.

Andy Wheeler, Code Name: Emerald (also known as Deep Cover and Emerald), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1985.

Robert Nerra, Lionheart (also known as Lionheart: The Children's Crusade), Orion, 1987.

Keith Nelson, Some Kind of Wonderful, Paramount, 1987.

Christopher, Manifesto (also known as A Night of Love), Cannon, 1988.

Matt Rutledge, Sister, Sister, New World, 1988.

Percy Shelley, Haunted Summer, 1988.

The narrator, Greasy Lake, 1988.

Martin Brundle, The Fly II, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989.

Vahlere, Say Anything … (also known as … Say Anything …, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989.

Sergeant Danny Daly, Memphis Belle, Warner Bros., 1990.

Franck Cimballi, Money, 1991.

Joel Garcia, The Waterdance, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1992.

Mime, Singles, Warner Bros., 1992.

Sid, Bodies, Rest & Motion, Fine Line Features, 1993.

Jake Briggs, Naked in New York, Fine Line Features, 1994.

Zed, Killing Zoe, October Films, 1994.

John Brooke, Little Women, Columbia, 1994.

Lance, Pulp Fiction, Miramax, 1994.

Joseph, Sleep with Me, United Artists, 1994.

MacDonald, Rob Roy, United Artists, 1995.

Jeff Newman, Fluke, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1995.

Simon, The Prophecy (also known as God's Army and God's Secret Army), Miramax/Dimension Films, 1995.

Chet, Kicking and Screaming, Trimark Pictures, 1995.

Stop N Start manager, Killing Time, 1995.

Howard Cazsatt, Grace of My Heart, Gramercy, 1996.

Wes Taylor, Two Days in the Valley, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1996.

Ethan Valhere, Jerry Maguire, TriStar, 1996.

Lance (in archival footage), You're Still Not Fooling Anybody (documentary short), Impossible Funky Productions, 1997.

Richter Boudreau, Keys to Tulsa, Gramercy, 1997.

Dr. Steven Cale, Anaconda, Columbia, 1997.

Lester Grimm, Mr. Jealousy, 1997.

The man, The Rocking Horse Winner, 1997.

Himself, Pitch (documentary), 1997.

(Uncredited) The Definite Maybe, DJM Films/Kaufman Astoria Studios/Definite Maybe, 1997.

Darlen, Highball, 1997.

Jimmy, Hi-Life, Sterling Home Entertainment, 1998.

Himself, Reliving Our Fast Times at Ridgemont High (documentary short), Universal Studios Home Video, 1999.

Voice of Theseus, the Grim Avenger, Hercules: Zero to Hero (animated), 1999.

Thurman Parks III, A Murder of Crows, 1999.

Sam Donovan, The Simian Line, DaWa Movies/S.L. Productions, 2000.

Lawrence Selden, The House of Mirth (also known as Chez les heureux du monde and Haus Bellomont), Capitol Films, 2000.

(Uncredited) Topeka partier, Almost Famous, DreamWorks Distribution, 2000.

Jesus, Jesus and Hutch, Boulder Films/Flying Pescado Pictures, 2000.

Mr. Stoltz, It's a Shame About Ray, 2000.

Dan, Things Behind the Sun, Behind the Sun Productions, 2001.

Teddy, Harvard Man, Lions Gate Films, 2001.

(Uncredited) Eric Stoltz, Hollywood Palms, Moonstone Entertainment, 2001.

Levine, Happy Hour, 2001.

Mr. Lance Lawson, The Rules of Attraction (also known as Die regein des spiels), Lions Gate Films, 2002.

Himself, Pulp Fiction: The Facts (documentary short), Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2002.

Levine, Happy Hour, Davis Entertainment Filmworks, 2003.

Otto, When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, Echo Bridge Entertainment, 2003.

George Miller, The Butterfly Effect, New Line Cinema, 2004.

Fresno Burnbaum, Childstar, Hart Sharp Video, 2004.

Max, Hello (short), 2005.

William Davis, The Honeymooners, Paramount, 2005.

Narrator, Odyssey in Rome (documentary), 2005.

Mickey, The Lather Effect, 2006.

Josh, The Grand Design (short), 2007.

Film Work:

Production assistant, Illegally Yours, 1988.

Production assistant, Say Anything, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989.

Producer, Bodies, Rest & Motion, Fine Line Features, 1993.

Producer, Sleep with Me, United Artists, 1994.

Executive producer, Mr. Jealousy, 1997.

Executive producer and director, The Bulls (short), 2005.

Executive producer and director, The Grand Design (short), 2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

Alan Tofsky, Mad About You, NBC, 1994-98.

Director Weller, The Lot, American Movie Classics, 1999.

August Dimitri, Once and Again, ABC, 2001-2002.

Mark Colm, Out of Order, Showtime, 2003-2004.

Host, Character Studies, 2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Boy, The Seekers, syndicated, 1979.

Mark Colm, Out of Order, 2003.

Howard Thomas, The Triangle, Sci-Fi Channel, 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Joey and Redhawk, 1978.

First boy, The Seekers, 1979.

Steve Benson, The Grass Is Always Greener over the Septic Tank, CBS, 1980.

Pete Brady, The Violation of Sarah McDavid, CBS, 1982.

Steve, Paper Dolls, 1982.

Thursday's Child, CBS, 1983.

Ricky Tison, A Killer in the Family, ABC, 1983.

Younger Edward, Sensibility and Sense, PBS, 1990.

Frank Cimballi, Money, 1991.

Franz Bueller, A Woman at War (also known as Ma guerre dans la Gestapo), 1991.

Fred Turner, Foreign Affairs, TNT, 1993.

David Leader, The Heart of Justice, TNT, 1993.

Bill Thomas, Roommates, NBC, 1993.

Marty Strydom, Inside, Showtime, 1996.

Jesse Parish, Don't Look Back, HBO, 1996.

John Dantley, Blackout Effect (also known as 747), NBC, 1998.

Robert Laurino, Our Guys: Outrage at Glen Ridge (also known as Outrage in Glen Ridge), ABC, 1999.

Nathaniel Brandon, The Passion of Ayn Rand, Showtime, 1999.

Thurman Parks III, A Murder of Crows, Cinemax, 1999.

Johnny Burroughs, Common Ground, Showtime, 2000.

Captain Walker Randall, One Kill, Showtime, 2000.

Thirty, 2000.

Todd Cope, The Last Dance, CBS, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

George Gibbs, "Our Town," Great Performances, PBS, 1989.

Memphis Belle and the Glory Boys, Arts and Entertainment, 1990.

The 1995 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1995.

Voice, U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848), 1998.

Presenter, The 15th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel and Bravo, 2000.

Presenter, The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2001.

Uncle Charlie, My Horrible Year!, Showtime, 2001.

The 2002 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, IFC and Bravo, 2002.

Still Cher, BBC, 2002.

Roy L. "Rocky" Dennis, Cher: The Farewell Tour, NBC, 2003.

Retrosexual: The 80's, VH1, 2004.

Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde, BBC, 2004.

Narrator, Mornings with Shirley Povich: A Century of Writing Sports, ESPN, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Neil Troutman, Things Are Looking Up, CBS, 1984.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(Television debut) Class of '65, NBC, 1980.

Kurt Harper, "Finally Grad Night," Eight Is Enough, 1980.

First senior boy, "The Valediction," The Waltons, 1980.

"The Killing of McNeal County's Children," Walking Tall, 1981.

Luke, "Man of the Hour," Knots Landing, CBS, 1981.

Steve, Paper Dolls, ABC, 1982.

Eddie Carson, "Under Pressure," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1983.

Eddie Carson, "Entrapment," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1983.

Eddie Carson, "All About Eve," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1983.

Juice, The Fall Guy, 1983.

Younger Edward, "Sensibility and Sense," American Playhouse, PBS, 1990.

Voice of Don, "Miracle on Third or Fourth Street," Frasier, NBC, 1993.

Cameron, "How Long Does It Take to Cook a 22-Pound Turkey?," Partners, Fox, 1995.

Nick Ballestier, "A Dime a Dance," Fallen Angels, 1995.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996.

Drew Kellerman, "Wu's on First?," Homicide: Life on the Street, NBC, 1997.

Voice of Theseus, "Hercules and the Minotaur," Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's "Hercules"), ABC and syndicated, 1998.

Dr. Robert Yeats, "Wag the Doc," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1998.

Dr. Robert Yeats, "McNeil and Pray," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1998.

Dr. Robert Yeats, "Curing Cancer," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1998.

Voice of Theseus, the Grim Avenger, "The Grim Avenger," Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's "Hercules"), ABC and syndicated, 1999.

"Music Movie Stars," VH-1 Where Are They Now?, VH1, 2000.

Voice of reader, "War Letters," The American Experience, PBS, 2001.

Ray Stanard Baker, "Woodrow Wilson: Episode One—A Passionate Man," The American Experience, PBS, 2002.

Ray Stanard Baker, "Woodrow Wilson: Episode Two—The Redemption of the World," The American Experience, PBS, 2002.

Father Michael Sweeney, "Silence," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2002.

V Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2003.

Rocked with Gina Gershon, 2004.

Tom Cassidy, "Kiss and Tell," Will & Grace, NBC, 2005.

Tom, "Friends with Benefits," Will & Grace, NBC, 2005.

Sonny Troyer, "We Had a Dream," Medium, NBC, 2007.

Detective Chris Veeder, "Drink the Cup," Close to Home, CBS, 2007.

Detective Chris Veeder, "Fall from Grace," Close to Home, CBS, 2007.

Detective Chris Veeder, "Eminent Domain," Close to Home, CBS, 2007.

Also appeared as himself, "Ally Sheedy," Celebrity Profile, E! Entertainment Television.

Television Director; Specials:

My Horrible Year!, Showtime, 2001.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Falling in Place," Once and Again, ABC, 2002.

"Tombstone," Law & Order, NBC, 2005.

"Dumping Bella," Boston Legal, ABC, 2007.

Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Winthrop, The Music Man, 1973.

Billy Bibbitt, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Santa Barbara, CA, 1978.

Barnaby, Hello, Dolly!, 1979.

Konstantin, The Seagull, Theatre at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1980.

Billy, Album, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1981.

Eddie, Runaways, Edinburgh Festival, 1981.

Snoopy, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Edinburgh Festival, 1981.

(Off-Broadway debut) Horace Robadeaux, The Widow Claire, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1987.

(Broadway debut) George Gibbs, Our Town, Lyceum Theatre, 1988-89.

Gil Harbison, The American Plan, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1990.

Dion Boucicault, Two Shakespearean Actors, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1991-92.

William Reach, Down the Road, Atlantic Theatre, New York City, 1993.

The Importance of Being Earnest, Irish Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1996.

Baron Tuzenbach, Three Sisters, Roundabout Theatre, then Criterion Theatre, both New York City, 1997.

Arms and the Man, 1997.

The Glass Menagerie, off-Broadway production, 1998.

Prelude to a Kiss, Theatre at Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, 2000.

Light Up the Sky, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA, 2000.

Betrayal, Los Angeles, 2001.

Simon Able, Sly Fox, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 2004.

McReele, 2005.

Major Tours:

Joe Crowell, Our Town, 1974.

Oliver!, 1976.


Audio Books:

Raveling, Time Warner, 2000.


Himself, Film-Fest DVD: Issue 1—Sundance, 1999.



The Grand Design (short), 2007.

Film Scores:

The Bulls, 2005.



Entertainment Weekly, April 14, 1995, p. 43.

Movieline, June, 1992, p. 44.

Premiere, August, 1998, p. 36.