Von Detten, Erik 1982–

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Von Detten, Erik 1982–


Full name, Erik Thomas von Detten; born October 3, 1982, in San Diego, CA; son of Volker and Susan von Detten. Avocational Interests: Sailing, classical piano, landscape photography, hiking, roller-blading, surfing, tennis.

Addresses: Agent—Ruthanne Secunda, United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., 5th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Elissa Leeds-Fickman, Reel Talent/Reel Kids, 980 North Bundy, P.O. Box 491035, Los Angeles, CA 90049. Publicist—Nancy Iannios, Nancy Iannios Public Relations, 8271 Melrose Ave., Suite 102, Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Career: Actor and voice performer. Active in charitable work for Make-a-Wish Foundation and Starlight Foundation.

Awards, Honors: Young Artist Award nomination, best youth actor in a soap opera, 1994, for Days of Our Lives; YoungStar Award nomination, Hollywood Reporter, best performance by a young actor in a made-for-television movie, 1997, for Christmas Every Day; Young Artist Award nomination, best young actor in a television movie or miniseries, 1997, for Christmas Every Day; Young Artist Award nomination, best supporting young actor in a feature film, 1998, for Leave It to Beaver; Young Artist Award nominations, 2000, 2001, and YoungStar Award nomination, 2000, all best young ensemble in a television series (with others), for So Weird.


Television Appearances; Series:

Nicholas "Nikki" Alamain, Days of Our Lives (also known as Cruise of Deception: Days of Our Lives, Days, and DOOL), NBC, 1991–93.

Trip Parker, Meego, CBS, 1997.

Voice of Erwin Lawson, Recess (animated; also known as Disney's "Recess:" Created by Paul and Joe), ABC, 1998–2001.

Clu Bell, So Weird, The Disney Channel, 1999–2001.

Andrew Whitney, Odd Man Out, ABC, 1999–2000.

Voice of Flynt, The Legend of Tarzan (animated; also known as Disney's "The Legend of Tarzan"), UPN and syndicated, 2001.

Karl Scott, Dinotopia (also known as Dinotopia: The Series), ABC, 2002.

Chris Savage, Complete Savages, ABC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Older John Leary, In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness (also known as Bitter Blood), CBS, 1994.

Himself, Celebrity Mole: Hawaii, ABC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Sam Honeycutt, In the Line of Duty: Kidnapped, NBC, 1995.

Danny, "Escape to Witch Mountain," ABC Family Movie, ABC, 1995.

Tyler Hackett, A Season of Hope (also known as The Lemon Grove), PBS, 1995.

Justin, A Stranger to Love (also known as Journey Home), CBS, 1996.

Billy Jackson, Christmas Every Day, The Family Channel, 1996.

Drew Marsh, Replacing Dad, CBS, 1998.

Andy "Brink" Brinker, Brink!, The Disney Channel, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Nicholas "Nikki" Alamain, Days of Our Lives: Night Sins (also known as Night Sins), NBC, 1993.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Vic, "The Switching Hour," Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, 1994.

Ben Larkin, "Hell and High Water," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1995.

Randy, "Halloween," 7th Heaven (also known as Seventh Heaven), The WB, 1996.

Jeff Collins, "Bride and Prejudice," You Wish, ABC, 1998.

Voice of adolescent jaguar, "Temple of Eliza," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), 1998.

Brad Singer, "The Drama Club," Raising Dad, The WB, 2001.

Second kid, "The Right Stuff," As Told by Ginger, 2001.

Himself, "Nick Cannon Takes Over the Mall", The Nick Cannon Show, 2002.

Guest, The Dream Team with Annabelle and Michael, 2003.

Drew Lamerly, "Privilege," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC, 2003.

Erik, "C. J.'s Party," 8 Simple Rules … for Dating My Teenage Daughter (also known as 8 Simple Rules), ABC, 2004.

Appeared as Gary Ross in "Valentine's Day Dance," Do Over; appeared in "Behind the Scenes of the Princess Diaries," an episode of Movie Surfers; appeared as Donnie Sandburgh and other characters in Wish Kids.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Milo, Mr. Rhoades, NBC, 1996.

Trip Parker, Meego, CBS, 1997.

Christian, Things that Go Bump, NBC, 1997.

Film Appearances:

Member of choir, All I Want for Christmas, Paramount, 1991.

Matthew Swanson, Top Dog, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Live Entertainment, 1995.

Voice of Sid Phillips, Toy Story (animated), Buena Vista, 1995.

Amanda, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1996.

Wallace "Wally" Cleaver, Leave It to Beaver, Universal, 1997.

Voice of Erwin Lawson/Captain Brad Lawson, Recess: School's Out (animated), Buena Vista/Walt Disney, 2001.

Josh Bryant, The Princess Diaries, Buena Vista, 2001.

Voice of Erwin Lawson, Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street (animated), 2001.

Kenton, American Girl (also known as Confessions of an American Girl), New Line Cinema, 2002.

Deacon Lewis, After School Special (also known as National Lampoon's "Barely Legal"), Barely Legal Productions, 2003.

Chris, Smile, B. D. Fox Marketing and Distribution, 2004.

Film Work; Additional Voices:

Hercules (animated), Buena Vista, 1997.

Tarzan (animated), Buena Vista/Walt Disney, 1999.



Teen Beat, October, 1997, pp. 24-25.

TV Guide, October 3, 2004, p. 37.

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