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Ethan Erickson
Born Ethan Skip Erickson
August 5, 1973 (1973-08-05) (age 36)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Occupation Actor
Years active 1995-present

Ethan Erickson (born August 5, 1973) is an American television and film actor and TV host.



Born Ethan Skip Erickson in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Erickson has played a minor role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a jock (Percy West) Willow Rosenberg tutors. He appeared in season 3 and season 4 as the same character. As a gymnast since age 8, Erickson reportedly won the part after impressing director/creator Joss Whedon with a backflip during his audition.[1] Erickson also starred in Jawbreaker (1999) with Rose McGowan and Julie Benz, and had a role as A.J. 'J' Chamberlain on Guiding Light.

In 2006, he hosted a short-lived series on UPN called Get This Party Started with Kristin Cavallari of Laguna Beach fame. That same year, he starred in Fashion House on MyNetworkTV as scheming senior designer and blackmailer John Cotter which aired in 2006 in the United States. Known as the voice of Southwest Airlines, Erickson also does a variety of other voice-over work.

In April 2008, he briefly stepped into the role of Dr. Patrick Drake on the ABC Daytime soap opera, General Hospital, while actor Jason Thompson had to take a medical leave of absence.[2][3]

In the fall of 2008, his role on CSI: NY as firefighter/boyfriend (Brendon Walsh) to Detective Stella Bonasera, played by actress Melina Kanakaredes was upgraded to recurring. [4] In December 2008 he played a doctor again on an episode of The Starter Wife. In January 2009, he guest starred on Monk as star quarterback David Gitelson. In May 2009 he was reportedly cast as Britney Spears love interest in her video Radar. [5] Two months later, both Erickson and Spears were seen in an ad for Candie's, a young women's fashion line.[6] Erickson has been cast in the 2009 Melrose Place remake, where he has a recurring role as executive chef and co-owner Marcello, in the restaurant where both Ashlee Simpson's character, Voilet, and Colin Egglesfield's Auggie, work. In addition, he is also the host of Chefs vs. City on The Food Network.


Year Film Role Notes
1995 Two Bits & Pepper Boyfriend Minor Role
1998 New Testament
1999 Fear Runs Silent Tim Direct-to-DVD release
Jawbreaker Dane Sanders Supporting Role
2000 The In Crowd Tom Supporting Role
2001 Pact with the Devil Louis/Dorian Main Role
2007 Leo TV Host
2009 Memories of Murder Deputy Aaron Harding
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Step by Step Bobby 1 episode
1996-1997 The Guiding Light Anthony James 'J' Chamberlain Unknown episodes
1999-2000 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Percy West 5 episodes
2002 Glory Days William 1 episode
2003 Friends Dirk 1 episode
2006 Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door Shawn Television movie
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jake 1 episode
CSI: Miami Sgt. Reynolds 1 episode
Fashion House John Cotter 25 episodes
2008 General Hospital Dr. Patrick Drake 4 episodes
The Starter Wife Dr. Kassoy 1 episode
2008-2009 CSI: NY Brendon Walsh 2 episodes
2009 Monk David Gitelson 1 episode
Radar Britney Spears Video Clip


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