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Short Info

Date Of BirthMay 24, 1967
SpouseKeri Close
Fact2 siblings: younger brothers Randy and Christopher

Eric Randolph Close is an American actor, director, and producer. He was born on May 24, 1967, in Staten Island, New York, USA. His parents are Kay and Jim Close. He has two sisters, Amy and Elizabeth. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre.

He began his acting career in the early 1990s. His first role was in the television series “Dark Skies” (1996). He has also appeared in the television series “Now and Again” (1999), “Without a Trace” (2002), and “Nashville” (2012). He has also appeared in the films “The Last Samurai” (2003), “The Chronicles of Riddick” (2004), and “Logan” (2017).

He has been married to Keri Lynn Russell since 2006. They have two children.

General Info

Full NameEric Close
Date Of BirthMay 24, 1967
Height1.8 m
EducationValhalla High School, University of Southern California


SpouseKeri Close
ChildrenElla Close, Katie Close
SiblingsChristopher Close, Randy Close


NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
MoviesAmerican Sniper, Unanswered Prayers, Follow the Stars Home, The Sky Is Falling, The Stranger Beside Me, American Me, Saving Angelo, Taking Liberty
TV ShowsNashville, Without a Trace, Suits, Now and Again, Dark Skies, The Magnificent Seven, Sisters, Taken, CHAOS, McKenna

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1Children: Katie Close (b. October 1998) and Ella Close (b. April 2001).
2Volunteered for "Literacy Site" (June 26-30, 2006).
3Graduated from Valhalla High School in 1985.
4Often includes "Philippians 4:13" on his autographs. The verse reads, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.".
52 siblings: younger brothers Randy and Christopher




Christmas Eve2017/Ipre-productionRandall Edwards
Nashville2012-2016TV SeriesTeddy Conrad
Pilot2016/IITV MovieBlair Monroe
Suits2011-2015TV SeriesTravis Tanner
American Sniper2014DIA Agent Snead
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2012TV SeriesColin Barnes
American Horror Story2011TV SeriesHugo Langdon
Chaos2011TV SeriesMichael Dorset
Unanswered Prayers2010TV MovieBen Beck
Criminal Minds2010TV SeriesDetective Matt Spicer
Seven Deadly Sins2010TV SeriesJack Powell
Without a Trace2002-2009TV SeriesMartin Fitzgerald
Saving Angelo2007ShortDad
Kim Possible2005TV SeriesCrash Cranston
NTSB: The Crash of Flight 3232004TV MovieN'Tom Price
Alvarez & Cruz2003Charlie
Storyline Online2003TV Series
Taken2002TV Mini-SeriesJohn
Liberty, Maine2001
The Sky Is Falling2001Mike
Follow the Stars Home2001TV MovieMark McCune
The Magnificent Seven1998-2000TV SeriesVin Tanner
Now and Again1999-2000TV SeriesMichael Wiseman
Dark Skies1996-1997TV SeriesJohn Loengard
Sisters1995-1996TV SeriesWilliam 'Billy' Griffin
Long Island Fever1995TV MovieScott Parks
The Stranger Beside Me1995TV MovieChris Gallagher
McKenna1994-1995TV SeriesBrick McKenna
Without Consent1994TV MovieDavid Mills
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Hercules and the Lost Kingdom1994TV MovieTelamon
Taking Liberty1993Adam
Santa Barbara1992-1993TV SeriesSawyer Walker
American Me1992Juvie Hall Attacker
Major Dad1992TV SeriesJim
MacGyver1991TV SeriesGuard
Keeping Secrets1991TV MovieYoung Michael (uncredited)


Nashville2014-2015TV Series 2 episodes
Without a Trace2007-2009TV Series 4 episodes


Nashville: The Whole Story2013TV Movie thanks


Dinner at Tiffani's2016TV SeriesHimself
Gimme a Sign: Engineering Now and Again2014DocumentaryHimself
Firestone Presents: My Finish Line2011TV MovieHimself
Signal-To-Noise: Uncovering Dark Skies2010DocumentaryHimself
Séries express2009TV SeriesHimself
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race2009TV MovieHimself
Hollywood on Fire2009DocumentaryHimself
CBS Cares2002-2009TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
On Screen2005TV SeriesHimself
Storyline Online 32004TV SeriesHimself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Inside Taken2002Video documentary shortHimself
The Daily Show2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Celebrity Profile1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The Hunt for Amazing Treasures1996TV Series documentaryHost


Nominated Awards

2004ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesWithout a Trace (2002)
2000Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Genre TV ActorNow and Again (1999)
1997Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Genre TV ActorDark Skies (1996)
1993Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Male NewcomerSanta Barbara (1984)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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