Who is Erik Per Sullivan? Wiki Bio
Eric Per Sullivan was born in Worcester, Massachusetts USA, on 12 July 1991, so his zodiac sign is Cancer and he holds American nationality. He is a former actor, who gained recognition after portraying Dewey in the TV series “Malcolm in the Middle”.
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Early life and education
Erik was raised as a single child in Worcester by his father Fred who is a businessman, and his mother Ann who is originally from Sweden, and who received her American citizenship in 2007. Erik spent a lot of his time growing up in Sweden, where he learned a bit of their language, and today he and his family visit Sweden at least once a year.
He grew up being interested in sports, took taekwondo lessons and today holds a first degree black belt. Erik was also interested in music, and began taking piano and saxophone lessons while attending a public high school in Worcester, while he also played football and tennis.
He launched his acting career while he was still attending elementary, school and then after matriculating from high school decided to study at the University of Southern California, while simultaneously working on his acting career. He also worked on his acting skills at Phillips Exeter Academy and Mount Saint Charles Academy.
Career as an actor
Erik made his debut film appearance in the science fiction film “Armageddon” in 1998, which starred Liv Tyler, Bruce Willis, and Ben Affleck and was a huge commercial success. In 1999, Erik portrayed Fuzzy in the drama film “The Cider House Rules”, which follows Homer Wells who is living in the US after World War II.
He made his debut TV series appearance in the episode “Pilot” of “Wonderland” in 2000, and then became famous worldwide after being invited to portray Dewey Wilkerson in the sitcom “Malcolm in the Middle”, shooting for it from 2000 to 2006.
The show starred Frankie Muniz, Bryan Cranston and Justin Berfield, and follows a teenager who is living with his strange family. He went on to appear in the comedy film “Joe Dirt” in 2001, and in the horror film “Wendigo” and was then cast to appear in two TV series – “Meatball Finkelstein” and “Black of Life”.
The year 2002 saw him star as Charlie Sumner in the erotic drama thriller movie “Unfaithful”, and appear as Young Arthur in the episode “Shrink Wrap” in the sitcom “The King of Queens”. Erik lent his voice to Sheldon in the computer-animated movie “Finding Nemo” in 2003, and voiced the same character in the video game “Finding Nemo” in the same year.
In 2004, Erik appeared in the comedy film “Christmas with the Kranks”, while the year 2006 saw him appear in a single episode of “Come on Over”, and in the French comedy film “Arthur and the Invisibles”. Some of Erik’s final roles before retiring from acting were in movies “Mo” in 2007, and “Twelve” in 2010. It is not known what Erik has been doing since his retirement.
Awards and accolades
Erik was nominated for nine awards for his performance in “Malcolm in the Middle”. He won a Young Star Award together with his colleagues for the Best Young Ensemble Cast: Television in 2000, and was then in 2001 nominated for a Young Artist Award for both Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Drama or Comedy) and Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama): Young Actor Age Ten or Under, as well as for a Teen Choice Award for TV: Choice Sidekick.
He was jointly nominated for two Young Artist Awards in 2002 for the Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) and the Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama): Young Actor Age Ten or Under as well as for a Teen Choice Award for the TV: Choice Sidekick.
In 2003Erik and his colleagues were once again awarded a Young Artist Award for the Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama), while he was also nominated for a Teen Choice Award for the TV: Choice Sidekick.
Love life and girlfriends. Is he gay?
Erik has been keeping the details of his private life away from the media’s curiosity, which is why many people believe that he is gay, however, it is known that Erik dated Daveigh Elizabeth Chase, an American actress and voice actress, sometime in 2009.
They met on the set of a movie in 2008 and began dating several months later, however, the relationship lasted for only a couple of months before the two split due to what appears to be their inability to maintain a long-distance relationship.
Daveigh was born in Las Vegas, Nevada USA, on 24 July 1990 and her zodiac sign is Leo. She is famous for portraying Samantha Darko in the evergreen movie “Donnie Darko”, as well as for voicing Chihiro in the English version of the Japanese animated movie “Spirited Away”. She was raised by her mother Cathy Chase as she divorced Daveigh’s father John Schwallier shortly after Daveigh was born.
Daveigh launched her acting career in 1999 appearing in the film “Her Married Lover”, but only gained recognition after being cast to voice Lilo Pelekai in the Disney’s animated film “Lilo & Stitch”. She starred in the horror movie “The Ring” in 2002, winning the MTV Movie Award for the Best Villain. Today, Daveigh is famous for her roles in the TV series “Oliver Beene”, romantic comedy film “Carolina”, and the comedy movie “Beethoven’s 5th”.
Hobbies and other interests
Erik is physically active, playing a variety of sports in his free time as well as practicing taekwondo, and is still interested in music, playing the piano and saxophone.
He likes to listen to jazz and blue music, with some of his favorite singers being Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday, and Nat King Cole while some of his favorite songs include “Someone to Watch Over Me”, “These Foolish Things”, and “Mack the Knife”. He likes to travel, and has been to several US states, while he has also been all around Sweden, and to many other European countries such as France, Norway, and Iceland. Erik is a lover of animals and has two pet dogs.
Erik has his own favorite actors and actresses some of whom are Tom Hanks, Al Pacino, and Julia Roberts while some of his favorite movies are “The Terminal”, “Sleepless in Seattle”, and “Runaway Bride”. His favorite TV series is “3rd Rock from the Sun”.
Appearance and net worth
Erik is 28 years old. He has medium long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, and weighs around 152lbs (69kgs). As of April 2020, Erik’s net worth is estimated at over $3 million.