Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Blessed Soul

Brittany Murphy was in a band called Blessed Soul with fellow actor Eric Balfour in the early 1990s.
Eric Salter Balfour (born April 24, 1977) is an American singer and actor of film and television. He is the lead singer of the band Born As Ghosts, formerly known as Fredalba.

Personal life

Balfour was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Sharon, who works as a marriage and family counselor, and David Balfour, a chiropractor. He has a younger sister, Tori.[1][2] He is of Russian, French, and Native American descent. Balfour was engaged to actress Moon Bloodgood; they separated in 2007.

In January 2008, he participated in a video for Barack Obama produced by Will.I.Am called Yes We Can and campaigned as a surrogate with Kal Penn.


Balfour appeared on the kids TV show Kids Incorporated for one season in 1991. In 1997, he appeared in the pilot for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as one of the show's very first victims. Years later, Balfour appeared as a dancer in the music video for the song "Fergalicious" by fellow Kids Incorporated alumna Fergie. He appeared as a regular cast member in three short-lived TV shows. NBC's Hawaii was cancelled after seven episodes in 2004, UPN's Sex, Love & Secrets was cancelled after four episodes. Also in 2005, Balfour starred in the sexually explicit drama Lie with Me opposite Lauren Lee Smith. In March 2006, Balfour debuted as Brian Peluso on producer Dick Wolf's short-lived NBC crime drama, Conviction which lasted one season. Balfour was also a guest star on the hit show Dawson's Creek in the ninth episode of the first season.

He starred in the 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre opposite Jessica Biel. He played a minor character in several episodes of The O.C., as Eddie, Theresa's fiancee, and in the hit HBO show Six Feet Under, as Claire's thuggish boyfriend, Gabriel Dimas, during most of the show's first season.

Balfour appeared in eight episodes of the first season of 24 as computer technician Milo Pressman in 2001. Five years later, Balfour reprised the role for nineteen episodes of 24's sixth season before leaving the show by his own request. Most recently Balfour appeared in ABC's "Life on Mars" as Eddie Carling, the brother of detective Ray Carling played by Michael Imperioli.

He is the face for the new Valentino male fragrance, Valentino V.

In September 2009, Balfour appeared in an episode of Monk alongside Louis Lombardi. The two had previously co-starred together during season six of 24. In that same month, Balfour booked a recurring role on the new CW drama show The Beautiful Life, but the show was cancelled after its second episode and production was shut down immediately. In 2010 appeared in the Strause brothers thriller film Skyline.[3]


(1991) Kids Incorporated (TV) - Eric
(1992) Arresting Behavior (TV) - Billy Ruskin
(1993) Bloodlines: Murder in the Family - Matt
(1993) Danger Theatre (TV) - Teenager #2
(1994) Animaniacs (TV) - Jared (voice)
(1994) Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV) - Benjamin Avery
(1996) Shattered Image - Greg
(1996) No One Would Tell - Vince Fortner
(1996) Townies (TV) - Adam
(1997) Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV) - Jesse (2 episodes, Welcome to the Hellmouth and The Harvest)
(1997) Trojan War - Kyle
(1998) Can't Hardly Wait - Steve
(1999) Nash Bridges (TV) - Cliff Morehouse
(1999) Scrapbook - Andy Martin
(2000) Chicago Hope (TV) - Jason Kerns
(2000) What Women Want - Cameron
(2001) Six Feet Under (TV) - Gabe Dimas
(2001) Rain - Private Morris
(2001) FreakyLinks (TV) - Chapin Demetrius
(2001) America's Sweethearts - Security Guard
(2001) The Chronicle (TV) - Mark Griffin
(2001) NYPD Blue (TV) - Charles "Spyder" Prince; Eli Beardsley
(2003) Face of Terror - Saleem Haddad
(2003) Veritas: The Quest (TV) - Calvin Banks
(2003) Secondhand Lions - Sheik's Grandson
(2003) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - Kemper
(2004) Fearless (TV) - Ryan
(2004) Hawaii (TV) - Christopher Gains
(2005) Rx - Andrew
(2005) Lie with Me - David
(2005) In Her Shoes - Grant
(2005) Sex, Love & Secrets (TV) - Charlie
(2006) The Elder Son - Skip
(2007) LA Ink (TV) - himself
(2007) Protect and Serve - Paul Grogan
(2007) 24 (Day 1 & Day 6) - Milo Pressman
(2008) Hell Ride - Comanche
(2008) The Ex List (TV) - Johnny Diamont
(2008) The Spirit - Mahmoud
(2009) Horsemen - Taylor
(2009) Rise of the Gargoyles - Prof. Jack Randall
(2009) Monk - Lenny
(2009) Valemont - Eric Gracen


1.^ Eric Balfour Biography (1977-)
2.^ Eric Balfour Biography
3.^ Cast of the Strause Brothers' Skyline Expands by One

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