Eric Balfour’s career in entertainment began at the age of fifteen when a talent scout cast him as a series regular on the hit dancing and singing show Kids Incorporated. He has since established himself as a creative force for both the television and film communities, playing interesting and eclectic characters.
Eric recently completed the 6th and final season of SyFy’s drama series, Haven, based on Stephen King’s novel, “The Colorado Kid.” Eric plays the charming yet mysterious Duke Crocker, a Haven local who appears to be a free-spirit, living a modest life on his boat, yet it becomes clear that his mellow behavior may conceal a much darker agenda.
Balfour starred in Universal’s sci-fi thriller, Skyline. The movie follows a group of friends that discover an otherworldly force is swallowing the entire human population off the face of the earth. The band of survivors must fight for their lives as the world unravels around them.
In addition to his film career, Balfour was seen in the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning Fox TV drama 24, reprising his season one role as Milo, the smart and eccentric resident computer expert at the CTU. Most recently Eric can be seen On Showtime’s Ray Donovan playing, Nick Lowell, the head of a powerful talent agency.
Balfour’s extensive list of television credits includes a starring role in Dick Wolf’s Conviction on NBC that followed a group of young Assistant District Attorneys battling some of the most difficult legal cases in New York. He was also seen as a series regular on the Golden Globe-winning HBO series Six Feet Under for creator/writer Alan Ball. Balfour played Gabe, the drug addicted troubled boyfriend of Claire (Lauren Ambrose).
On the big screen, Balfour can be seen in films like, Dimension’s Hell Ride, and Mandate Film’s The Horsemen opposite Dennis Quaid, and Lionsgate Film’s The Spirit alongside Eva Mendes, and the remake of the cult-classic hit The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - produced by Michael Bay for his company Platinum Dunes and directed by Marcus Nispel.
In addition to his screen time, Balfour is also involved in many other creative endeavors as a writer/director and producer. Eric has teamed with Fargo producer Warren Littlefield to Executive Produce These Broken Stars, a TV series based on Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner’s best-selling novel that launched the Starbound science-fiction trilogy. The space romance, which is being development by Freeform in the US and Sky TV in the UK, hails from MGM TV, which also produces Fargo and Handmaid’s Tale with Littlefield. Continuum creator/showrunner Simon Barry will write the adaptation.