Eric Balfour (Actor)
Eric Balfour (Actor)

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

Balfour’s most recent project is the sci-fi thriller, “Skyline,” which will be released in theatres on November 12, 2010 through Universal. The movie follows a group of friends that discover an otherworldly force is swallowing the entire human population off the face of the earth. The band of survivors must fight for their lives as the world unravels around them. Eric plays Jarrod, a dark, handsome New York artist visiting Los Angeles with his girlfriend when the chaos ensues.

You can also find him on SyFy’s newest drama series, “Haven,” which is based on Stephen King’s novel, “The Colorado Kid.” The series follows a FBI agent, who visits the small town of Haven, Maine for a routine case. To her curiosity, the town is affected by a range of supernatural afflictions and she remains in Haven to investigate these strange happenings. Eric plays the charming yet mysterious Duke Crocker, a Haven local who appears to be a free-spirit, living a modest life on his boat, yet it becomes clear that his mellow behavior may conceal a much darker agenda. The show has been renewed for a second season.

He was seen in several films including Dimension’s “Hell Ride,” and Mandate Film’s “The Horsemen” opposite Dennis Quaid, and Lionsgate Film’s “The Spirit” alongside Eva Mendes. In addition to his film career, Balfour was seen in the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning Fox TV drama "24,” reprising his season one role as Milo, the smart and eccentric resident computer expert at the CTU.

Balfour’s extensive list of television credits includes a starring role in Dick Wolf, "Conviction” on NBC where he played Brian Peluso within a group of young Assistant District Attorneys battling 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, the drug addicted troubled boyfriend of Claire (Lauren Ambrose). On the big screen, Balfour can be seen in several films, including In Her Shoes, for Twentieth Century FOX, directed by Curtis Hansen and opposite Cameron Diaz 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 feature Second Hand Lions opposite Haley Joel Osmett. Other credits include Revolution Studio's America's Sweethearts opposite Julia Roberts and John Cusak; Paramount Pictures' Nancy Meyers' film What Women Want opposite Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt.

In addition to his screen time, 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.

'Skyline's' Eric Balfour on Character

Wednesday, 03 November 2010 12:43

Skyline's Eric Balfour discusses favorite actors and discovering his characters. Check out our third in a series of Rogue Spotlights with the talented actor.

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'Skyline's' Eric Balfour: Aliens vs. Ghosts

Tuesday, 02 November 2010 00:00

What was the one movie that made you go -- "I want to do that! That is AWESOME!"  For Skyline star, Eric Balfour - that was the classic film - Ghostbusters. Hear why he thinks Ghostbusters is a "perfect movie."

What movie do you think is just PERFECT? Leave you comments below.

Spotlight on 'Skyline's' Eric Balfour

Monday, 01 November 2010 11:15

In our first in a series of Rogue Spotlights with SKYLINE actor, Eric Balfour, we asked him to tell us how life experience impacts his character. Check back tomorrow to hear what film inspired Balfour to become an actor.

Don't forget to watch Balfour as he battles aliens with co-star Scottie Thompson in the upcoming sci-fi thriller - Skyline, which OPENS November 12, 2010 in theaters everywhere!

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