Eric Close was born on May 24, 1967 in Staten Island, New York.
He spent time in Indiana
and Michigan growing up, before settling in California. He graduated with
a degree in communications from the University of Southern California in
In 1992, Eric joined the cast of Santa Barbara He
was the first actor to be hired for a role created by SB headwriter
Pam Long, with Kim
Zimmer officially signing on for the part of his mother
just days later. Eric and Kim had previously worked together on a TV movie
called Keeping Secrets.
After SB was axed, Eric made a successful leap to
prime time. He is probably best known for playing FBI agent Martin
Fitzgerald on Without a Trace. He had roles on several other shows,
including McKenna, Sisters, Dark Skies, The Magnificent Seven and Now
In addition, Eric starred in the miniseries Taken and the
telefilm Follow the Stars Home. His feature film credits include Liberty, Maine, The
Sky Is Falling, Alvarez & Cruz and American Me.
Eric has been married to his wife, Keri, since 1995. They
have two daughters, Katie (b. 1998) and Ella (b. 2001). He is a devout