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Eric Stoltz

Eric Cameron Stoltz is a theater-trained actor and producer who has starred in both independent and studio films. He was born on September 30, 1961 in Whittier, California, to Evelyn B. (Vawter), a violinist and schoolteacher, and Jack Stoltz, an elementary school teacher. He has German, English, and Scottish ancestry. Eric was raised in both American Samoa and Santa Barbara, California, where by the age of fourteen, he was earning money by playing piano for the local musical theater productions, including "Mame" starring Anthony Edwards. The two became friends, and then college roommates when both attended the University of Southern California. Dropping out in his junior year, Eric joined a repertory company that did 10 plays at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland. Moving to New York in 1981, he studied with Stella Adler and Peggy Feury, and soon appeared in his first film, Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). In the 1980s, he garnered attention (and a Golden Globe Nomination) starring as Rocky Dennis in Mask (1985), and in John Hughes' Some Kind of Wonderful (1987). In 1988, he made his Broadway debut in Great Performances: Our Town (1989), for which he was nominated for a Tony Award.In the 1990s, he went back and forth from stage to film, building up an eclectic resume that included studio films (Pulp Fiction (1994)), independent films (Sundance Festival Winner The Waterdance (1992)), and films that he himself produced (Mr. Jealousy (1997)). He also continued to appear on the New York stage both on Broadway (Three Sisters, Two Shakespearean Actors) and off-Broadway (The Importance of Being Ernest, The Glass Menagerie). He continues to work in television as well, doing a recurring role as Helen Hunt's ex on Mad About You (1992), a year on Chicago Hope (1994), and in the television and cable movies Inside (1996) (directed by Arthur Penn), A Killer in the Family (1983) (with Robert Mitchum) and The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999) (with Helen Mirren). Eric Stoltz lives in New Mexico, and has been romantically linked to Ally Sheedy, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Lili Taylor, Bridget Fonda, and most recently (in the summer of 1999 during the shooting of The House of Mirth (2000)) the Australian actress Rachel Griffiths.

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Sep 30, 1961 In Whittier, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Waltons 1972-09-14
Latest Project:
Series How to Get Away with Murder 2014-09-25

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 3 nominations.

Known For
Poster of How to Get Away with Murder
Poster of White Collar
Poster of Glee
Poster of Californication
How to Get Away with Murder Unknown 2014-09-25
Black Box Unknown 2014-04-24
Believe Unknown 2014-03-10
Madam Secretary Unknown 2014-09-21
Maron Unknown 2013-05-03
Nashville Unknown 2012
Made in Jersey Unknown 2012
Off the Map Unknown 2011-01-12
Wilfred Unknown 2011-06-23
Caprica Daniel Graystone 18 episodes, 2009-2010 2010-01-22
Huge Unknown 2010-06-28
Glee Unknown 2009-05-19
White Collar Unknown 2009-10-23
Quarterlife Unknown 2008-02-28
Leverage Unknown 2008-12-07
Californication Unknown 2007-08-13
Private Practice Unknown 2007-09-19
Medium Unknown 2005-01-03
Grey's Anatomy Unknown 2005-03-27
The Triangle Howard Thomas 3 episodes, 2005 2005-12-05
Close to Home Unknown 2005-10-04
Boston Legal Unknown 2004-10-03
Nip/Tuck Unknown 2003-07-22
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Once and Again Unknown 1999-09-21
Will & Grace Unknown 1998-09-21
Hercules Unknown 1998-08-31
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown 1993-01-31
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Mad About You Unknown 1992-09-23
Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13
American Experience Unknown 1988-10-04
St. Elsewhere Unknown 1982-10-26
The Fall Guy Unknown 1981-11-04
Knots Landing Unknown 1979-12-27
The Waltons Unknown 1972-09-14