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 can be seen on Showcase's drama series, Haven, based on Stephen King’s novel, The Colorado Kid. Balfour 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 was most recently in Universal’s sci-fi thriller, Skyline. The movie follows a group of friends who 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. Balfour plays Jarrod, a dark, handsome New York artist visiting Los Angeles with his girlfriend when the chaos ensues.
He has been seen in several films including Dimension’s Hell Ride, and Mandate Film’s The Horsemen opposite Dennis Quaid, and Lionsgate Film’s The Spirit alongside Eva Mendes. In addition to his film career, Balfour was seen in the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning Fox TV drama 24 as Milo, the smart and eccentric resident computer expert at the CTU.
Balfour’s extensive list of television credits includes a starring role in Dick Wolf’s Conviction on NBC where he played Brian Peluso within 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 several films, including In Her Shoes, for Twentieth Century FOX, directed by Curtis Hansen and opposite Cameron Diaz, 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. Balfour was also seen in the New Line feature Second Hand Lions opposite Haley Joel Osmett. Other credits include Revolution Studio's America's Sweethearts opposite Julia Roberts and John Cusak, and Paramount Pictures' Nancy Meyers' film What Women Want opposite Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt.
In addition to his screen time, Balfour is also involved in many other creative endeavors as a writer/director and producer for his recently formed production company OFF THE GRID ENTERTAINMENT.
He currently resides in Los Angeles.