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Eric Balfour
Born Eric Salter Balfour
April 24, 1977 (1977-04-24) (age 32)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor/Singer
Years active 1991–present

Eric Salter Balfour (born April 24, 1977) is an American singer and actor of film and television. He is the lead singer of the band Born As Ghosts, formerly known as Fredalba.


Personal life

Balfour was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Sharon, who works as a marriage and family counselor, and David Balfour, a chiropractor. He has a younger sister, Tori.[1][2] He is of Russian, French, and Native American descent. Balfour was engaged to actress Moon Bloodgood; they separated in 2007.

In January 2008, he participated in a video for Barack Obama produced by Will.I.Am called Yes We Can and campaigned as a surrogate with Kal Penn.


Balfour appeared on the kids TV show Kids Incorporated for one season in 1991. In 1997, he appeared in the pilot for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as one of the show's very first victims, Jesse McNally. Years later, Balfour appeared as a dancer in the music video for the song "Fergalicious" by fellow Kids Incorporated alumna Fergie. He appeared as a regular cast member in three short-lived TV shows. NBC's Hawaii was cancelled after seven episodes in 2004, UPN's Sex, Love & Secrets was cancelled after four episodes. Also in 2005, Balfour starred in the sexually explicit drama Lie with Me opposite Lauren Lee Smith. In March 2006, Balfour debuted as Brian Peluso on producer Dick Wolf's short-lived NBC crime drama, Conviction which lasted one season. Balfour was also a guest star on the hit show Dawson's Creek in the ninth episode of the first season.

He starred in the 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre opposite Jessica Biel. He played a minor character in several episodes of The O.C., as Eddie, Theresa's fiancé, and in the hit HBO show Six Feet Under, as Claire's troubled boyfriend, Gabriel Dimas, during most of the show's first season.

Balfour appeared in eight episodes of the first season of 24 as computer technician Milo Pressman in 2001. Five years later, Balfour reprised the role for nineteen episodes of 24's sixth season before leaving the show by his own request. Most recently Balfour appeared in ABC's "Life on Mars" as Eddie Carling, the brother of detective Ray Carling, as played by Michael Imperioli.

He is the face for the new Valentino male fragrance, Valentino V.

In September 2009, Balfour appeared in an episode of Monk alongside Louis Lombardi. The two had previously co-starred together during season six of 24. In that same month, Balfour booked a recurring role on the new CW drama show The Beautiful Life, but the show was cancelled after its second episode and production was shut down immediately. In 2010, he appeared in the Strause brothers thriller film Skyline.[3]



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