• Eric Close is an American actor, best known for his roles in "Without a Trace", "Suits", and "Nashville".
• He was born in 1967 in New York City and grew up in San Diego, California.
• He graduated from University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications.
• Close has been married to Keri Close since 1995 and they have two daughters.
• His net worth is estimated to be over $4 million, acquired through his acting career.
Known for movies
|Date Of Birth||May 24, 1967|
|Fact||Graduated from Valhalla High School in 1985.|
Eric Close is an American actor, who is most widely recognized for starring as Martin Fitzgerald in the Golden Globe Award-winning TV mystery crime drama series “Without a Trace”. Additionally, he is popular for portraying the recurring character of Travis Tanner in the TV comedy drama series “Suits”, as well as for starring as Teddy Conrad in the musical drama series “Nashville”.
Early Life, Childhood and Education
Eric Randolph Close was born under the zodiac sign of Gemini on the 24th May 1967, in New York City’s borough of Staten Island, the eldest of three sons of orthopedic surgeon Frederic Close and his wife Eva, and of American nationality and white ethnicity.
He has two younger brothers named Christopher and Randy Close. Eric spent his early childhood moving between the states of Indiana and Michigan, before the family eventually settled in San Diego, California, when he was seven.
In 1985 Close matriculated from Valhalla High School, after which he attended the University of Southern California from which he graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications.
Interested in acting from an early age when he appeared in several school plays, upon graduation Eric decided to try his luck in the movie-making industry.
He made his debut acting appearance in the theatre play “Rat Songs” in the late 1980s, and his debut on-screen appearance came in 1991, with a support role in the TV movie “Keeping Secrets”, which led him to appear in an episode of the TV series “MacGyver” later that year. His first big screen appearance occurred in 1992, with another support role in the critically praised crime drama film “American Me”.
To greater prominence he came later in 1992, when he was cast for the recurring role of Sawyer Walker in the NBC TV’s romantic drama daytime soap opera “Santa Barbara”, in the course of the next year appeaing in over 90 episodes of the series.
For this performance, Eric was honored with a nomination for the Soap Opera Digest Award in the category of Outstanding Male Newcomer. He then appeared in the drama film “Taking Liberty”, before appearing in two 1994 TV movies – “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys – Hercules and the Lost Kingdom” and “Without Consent”.
Through 1994 and ‘95, Close starred as Brick McKenna in the TV adventure drama series “McKenna”, while from ‘95 to ‘96 he portrayed the recurring role of William ‘Billy’ Griffin in the two-time Golden Globe Award-nominated television drama series “Sisters”.
Additionally, in 1995 he was cast for the leading role in the TV drama film “The Stranger Beside Me”. Through 1996 and ‘97 he played the character of John Loengard in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning NBC TV’s Sci-Fi series “Dark Skies”, and by the end of the 1990s era, Eric Close had added two more notable engagements to his portfolio – between 1998 and 2000 the recurring character of Vin Tanner in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning CBS TV’s western series “The Magnificent Seven”, while from 1999 to 2000 he starred as Michael Wiseman in over 20 episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated TV Sci-Fi comedy drama series “Now and Again”; the latter engagement earned him a nomination for the Saturn Award given by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.
In the beginning of the 2000s, Close landed leading roles in the TV movie “Follow the Stars Home” as well as in the romantic film “Liberty, Maine” before being cast for the recurring role of John in the Golden Globe Award-nominated mini TV Sci-Fi drama series “Taken” in 2002. To greater prominence he came later that year when he was cast for the recurring role of Martin Fitzgerald in the Golden Globe Award-winning CBS TV’s mystery drama series “Without a Trace” – in the course of the next several years, Eric appeared in over 160 episodes of the show, before it was eventually called off in 2009. For his performance, he earned a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award.
In 2010 Eric made several brief appearances in TV series such as “Seven Deadly Sins” and “Criminal Minds“, before landing the supporting role of Michael Dorset in the TV drama series “Chaos”. However, the real breakthrough in his acting career occurred in 2011, when he was cast for the memorable role of Travis Tanner in the critically praised television legal drama series “Suits”, which he occasionally portrayed through the show’s following five seasons.
Between 2012 and 2015, Close starred in the recurring role of Teddy Conrad in the ABC TV’s musical drama series “Nashville“, before appearing in the TV thriller movie “Christmas Crime Story” in 2017. During 2018, he was cast in the war drama film “Indivisible” as well as in the western movie “Legal Action”. Some of his most recent on-screen appearances include the television series “Hooked”, and in TV movies “A Christmas Love Story” and “Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday”, all in 2019.
Despite his popularity and prosperous career within the moviemaking industry, the 53-year-old actor has somehow kept his private life far from the media’s attention, as there aren’t many relevant details available. However, since 25th June 1995 he has been married to Keri Close, with whom he’s welcomed two daughters, Katie and Ella born in 1998 and 2001 respectively.
The total of Eric Close’s net worth, as of mid-2020, has been estimated by authoritative sources to exceed the sum of $4 million. It has been entirely acquired through his on-screen acting career spanning nearly three decades since 1991.
|Full Name||Eric Close|
|Date Of Birth||May 24, 1967|
|Education||Valhalla High School, University of Southern California|
|Children||Ella Close, Katie Close|
|Siblings||Christopher Close, Randy Close|
|Nominations||Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series|
|Movies||American Sniper, Unanswered Prayers, Follow the Stars Home, The Sky Is Falling, The Stranger Beside Me, American Me, Saving Angelo, Taking Liberty|
|TV Shows||Nashville, Without a Trace, Suits, Now and Again, Dark Skies, The Magnificent Seven, Sisters, Taken, CHAOS, McKenna|
|1||Children: Katie Close (b. October 1998) and Ella Close (b. April 2001).|
|2||Volunteered for "Literacy Site" (June 26-30, 2006).|
|3||Graduated from Valhalla High School in 1985.|
|4||Often includes "Philippians 4:13" on his autographs. The verse reads, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.".|
|5||2 siblings: younger brothers Randy and Christopher|
|Christmas Eve||2017/I||pre-production||Randall Edwards|
|Nashville||2012-2016||TV Series||Teddy Conrad|
|Pilot||2016/II||TV Movie||Blair Monroe|
|Suits||2011-2015||TV Series||Travis Tanner|
|American Sniper||2014||DIA Agent Snead|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||2012||TV Series||Colin Barnes|
|American Horror Story||2011||TV Series||Hugo Langdon|
|Chaos||2011||TV Series||Michael Dorset|
|Unanswered Prayers||2010||TV Movie||Ben Beck|
|Criminal Minds||2010||TV Series||Detective Matt Spicer|
|Seven Deadly Sins||2010||TV Series||Jack Powell|
|Without a Trace||2002-2009||TV Series||Martin Fitzgerald|
|Kim Possible||2005||TV Series||Crash Cranston|
|NTSB: The Crash of Flight 323||2004||TV Movie||N'Tom Price|
|Alvarez & Cruz||2003||Charlie|
|Storyline Online||2003||TV Series|
|The Sky Is Falling||2001||Mike|
|Follow the Stars Home||2001||TV Movie||Mark McCune|
|The Magnificent Seven||1998-2000||TV Series||Vin Tanner|
|Now and Again||1999-2000||TV Series||Michael Wiseman|
|Dark Skies||1996-1997||TV Series||John Loengard|
|Sisters||1995-1996||TV Series||William 'Billy' Griffin|
|Long Island Fever||1995||TV Movie||Scott Parks|
|The Stranger Beside Me||1995||TV Movie||Chris Gallagher|
|McKenna||1994-1995||TV Series||Brick McKenna|
|Without Consent||1994||TV Movie||David Mills|
|Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Hercules and the Lost Kingdom||1994||TV Movie||Telamon|
|Santa Barbara||1992-1993||TV Series||Sawyer Walker|
|American Me||1992||Juvie Hall Attacker|
|Major Dad||1992||TV Series||Jim|
|Keeping Secrets||1991||TV Movie||Young Michael (uncredited)|
|Nashville||2014-2015||TV Series 2 episodes|
|Without a Trace||2007-2009||TV Series 4 episodes|
|Nashville: The Whole Story||2013||TV Movie thanks|
|Dinner at Tiffani's||2016||TV Series||Himself|
|Gimme a Sign: Engineering Now and Again||2014||Documentary||Himself|
|Firestone Presents: My Finish Line||2011||TV Movie||Himself|
|Signal-To-Noise: Uncovering Dark Skies||2010||Documentary||Himself|
|Séries express||2009||TV Series||Himself|
|Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race||2009||TV Movie||Himself|
|Hollywood on Fire||2009||Documentary||Himself|
|CBS Cares||2002-2009||TV Series||Himself|
|Entertainment Tonight||2008||TV Series||Himself|
|Live with Kelly and Michael||2005||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|On Screen||2005||TV Series||Himself|
|Storyline Online 3||2004||TV Series||Himself|
|The Sharon Osbourne Show||2003||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn||2003||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|Inside Taken||2002||Video documentary short||Himself|
|The Daily Show||2000||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|The Rosie O'Donnell Show||2000||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|Celebrity Profile||1998||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|The Hunt for Amazing Treasures||1996||TV Series documentary||Host|
|2004||Actor||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Without a Trace (2002)|
|2000||Saturn Award||Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA||Best Genre TV Actor||Now and Again (1999)|
|1997||Saturn Award||Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA||Best Genre TV Actor||Dark Skies (1996)|
|1993||Soap Opera Digest Award||Soap Opera Digest Awards||Outstanding Male Newcomer||Santa Barbara (1984)|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia