Eric Balfour is an American singer and actor who has a net worth of $1 million. Eric Balfour started his professional on-camera career in the early 90s, appearing on the popular television show, “Kids Incorporated”. He then went on to recurring and guest-starring roles on various shows like “Danger Theater”, “Step by Step”, “Arresting Behavior”, “Doctor Quinn, Medicine Woman”, and “Boy Meets World”.
He then started adding film credits to his resume, appearing in various projects like “Trojan War”, “Can’t Hardly Wait”, “Shattered Image”, and “Scrapbook”. He has gone back and forth between television and film projects steadily since the late 90s.
Eric Balfour is mainly recognized for his work on projects like “Six Feet Under”, “In Her Shoes”, “Veritas: The Quest”, and “24”. From 2010 to 2015 he co-starred in the science fiction series, “Haven”. Outside of acting he now performs with the band, Born as Ghosts.
Balfour was born on April 24, 1977, in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of David Balfour, who worked as a chiropractor, and Sharon Balfour, who worked as a marriage and family counselor. He grew up with his younger sister, Tori, and was raised in a Jewish household. He was encouraged to explore the arts and his creativity from a young age.
The family made frequent trips to the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, a retreat center and intentional living community that focuses mainly on mediation, self-awareness, and art, together with different Eastern philosophies.
Eric Balfour Career
Balfour started his acting career while he was still a teenager. In 1991, when he was 14, he appeared on one season of “Kids Incorporated.” Throughout the early 1990s, he landed several minor roles in television series like “Arresting Behavior,” “Boy Meets World,” “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” and “Step by Step.” In 1997, he featured in the first two episodes of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” as one of the show’s first victims.
In 2001, he landed one of his first major roles as a series regular on the HBO show, “Six Feet Under.” The show remained on-air until 2005 and developed a devoted fanbase. He also appeared in seven episodes of the first season of “24” in 2001 as a computer technician. Later, he reprised the role five years later in the series’ sixth season.
He also appeared as a regular cast member in three other television shows in the early 2000s. Additionally, he has a role in “Veritas: The Quest,” but the show was canceled after just four episodes in 2003. Also, he appeared in “Hawaii” in 2004 and then in “Sex, Love & Secrets.” Also, he starred in the 2003 remake of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” opposite Jessica Biel.
In 2005, he featured in the sexually explicit Canadian drama, “Lie with Me” opposite Lauren Lee Smith. In March of 2006, he got a main role in the NBC crime drama, “Conviction,” though this show only lasted one season. In the 2000s, he was featured in the episodes of the shows “Life on Mars,” “Monk,” “Law & Order:: Criminal Intent,” and “Fear Itself,” among others.
In 2009, he landed a major role in the Series “Valemont.” In 2010, he got another main role in the series “Haven” which remained on air until 2015. Balfour appeared in 78 episodes and became the face of the Valentino male fragrance, Valentino V.
Throughout the 2010s, he landed recurring roles in other series like “Christine,” “Charmed,” and “Country Comfort.” In 2022, he appeared in the miniseries, “The Offer.” Films he has appeared in include “Backcountry,” “Cell 213,” “Skyline,” “Agenda Payback,” and “Little Dead Rotting Hood.”
Balfour started dating fashion designer Erin Chiamulon in 2010. After five years of dating, the couple married in Pacific Palisades, California in May 2015. The couple welcomed their first son in August 2018. In May 2022, they welcomed a second son.