Eric Close : biography
Eric Close (born May 24, 1967) is an American film and television actor.
His father is an orthopedic surgeon, and Close is the eldest of three brothers. His family moved to Indiana, then to Michigan, and finally settled in San Diego when Close was seven years old.
Close graduated with a B.A. in Communications at the University of Southern California in 1989, where he became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Close married his wife Keri in 1995. They have two daughters Katie (born October 1998) and Ella (born April 2001). They are members of the Brentwood Presbyterian Church.
Close was interested in acting from an early age and had some stage experience in school, but did not decide to pursue an acting career until after college. His first role was in a theater production Rat Songs in L.A., after which he was offered a part in the film American Me (1992) and Safe House directed by Elena Mannus. He had a brief stint in daytime television when he played Sawyer Walker on NBC’s daytime drama Santa Barbara.
He returned to the stage with Thanksgiving Cries. He has had many guest appearances on television, and landed leading roles on such shows as McKenna (one season, 1994–1995), Dark Skies (one season, 1996–1997), The Magnificent Seven (two seasons, 1998–1999), Now and Again (one season, 1999–2000), and the Steven Spielberg produced miniseries Taken (2002).
Close co-starred on CBS’s Without a Trace as FBI agent Martin Fitzgerald from 2002 to 2009. He currently starring as Teddy Conrad, Connie Britton’s husband, in ABC drama series Nashville.
|1992||American Me||Juvie Hall Attacker|
|2001||Follow the stars Home||Mark|
|2001||The|Sky Is Falling|The Sky Is Falling (2000 film)}}||Mike|
|2003||Alvarez & Cruz||Charlie|
|2007||Saving Angelo||Dad||Short film|
|1991||Keeping Secrets||Young Michael (uncredited)||TV movie|
|1991||MacGyver||Guard||Episode: "The Prometheus Syndrome"|
|1992||Major Dad||Jim||Episode: "The ‘L’ Word"|
|1992–1993||Santa Barbara||Sawyer Walker||25 episodes|
|1994||Hercules and the Lost Kingdom||Telamon||TV movie|
|1994||Without Consent||David Mills||TV movie|
|1994||McKenna||Brick McKenna||Episode: "Splendor in the McKenna Grass"Episode: "The Pony"|
|1995||McKenna||Brick McKenna||Episode: "Racing in the Streets"|
|1995||Long Island Fever||Scott Parks||TV movie|
|1995||The|Stranger Beside Me}}||Chris Gallagher||TV movie|
|1995–1996||Sisters||William ‘Billy’ Griffin||12 episodes|
|1996–1997||Dark Skies||John Loengard||19 episodes|
|1997||Hercules: The Legendary Journeys||Telamon||Episode: "The Lost City"|
|1998–2000||The|Magnificent Seven|The Magnificent Seven (TV series)}}||Vin Tanner||22 episodes|
|1999–2000||Now and Again||Michael Wiseman||22 episodes|
|2001||Follow the Stars Home||Mark McCune||TV movie|
|2002–2009||Without a Trace||Martin Fitzgerald||160 episodes|
|2003||Storyline Online||Episode: "When Pigasso Met Mootsie"|
|2004||NTSB: The Crash of Flight 323||N’Tom Price||TV movie|
|2005||Kim Possible||Crash Cranston (voice)||Episode: "Team Impossible"|
|2010||Seven Deadly Sins||Jack Powell||Episode: "1.1"Episode: "1.2"|
|2010||Criminal Minds||Det. Mark Spicer||Episode: "Our Darkest Hour"|
|2010||Unanswered Prayers||Ben Beck||TV movie|
|2011||Chaos||Michael Dorset||13 episodes|
|2011–2012||Suits||Travis Tanner||4 episodes|
|2011||American Horror Story||Hugo||Episode: "Murder House"Episode: "Rubber Man"|
|2012–present||Nashville||Teddy Conrad||Series regular|