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Eric Bruskotter, born March 22, 1966, is a 52-year-old American actor. He portrayed Cooter Menkins in the third season of Glee

Personal Life

Eric is currently married to Tami-Adrian George. He is also a volunteer with the Best Friends Animal Society, an animal rescue group based in Kanab, UT. He usually works in the Cat Meet and Greet Tent during the Super Pet Adoption Festivals.


Bruskotter started acting in the mid-80's appearing in television shows like Mr. Belvedere and Amazing Stories. He gained notoriety when he appeared in the film Can't Buy Me Love in 1987. After that, he appeared as Private Scott Baker in the TV series Tour of Duty, which followed the trials and tribulations of an army platoon, set against the backdrop of the Vietnam war. His identical twin brother, Karl Bruskotter, sporting s slightly different hairstyle so viewers could tell the two apart, also had a role in the series as Scott Baker's twin brother with a knack for causing mischief, Private Karl Baker.

After two seasons, he returned to feature films with roles on such films as Crimson Tide and In the Line of Fire. He is perhaps more known for his role as Rube Baker in Major League II and Major League: Back to the Minors. In 1997, Bruskotter had a role in the science fiction film Starship Troopers. During the shooting, he met Tami-Adrian George, who would become his wife.

In 2007, Eric appeared in two episodes of 24 during Season 6. In 2011, Eric appeared as a suitor of Shannon Beiste (Dot-Marie Jones) on Glee. He played football recruiter/talent scout, Cooter Menkins.


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Amazing Stories Stan (The Main Attraction)
1986 Mr. Belvedere Jock #1 (The Thief)
1987 Tour of Duty SP4 Scott Baker/Pvt. Scott Baker 1987 - 89 (22 episodes)
Can't Buy Me Love Big John
Three for the Road Junior
1988 War of the Worlds Jefferson (Goliath Is My Name)
Rented Lips Farrell's Goons
1989 Not Quite Human II Rick, Bus Punk TV Movie
Head of the Class Buzz uncredited (Exactly Twelve O'Clock)
1990 Teen Angel Returns Kevin Donato
Cheers Cutter Gardner (Mr. Otis Regrets)
Nobody's Perfect Stanley
1991 Quantum Leap Glen/Red/Beau (Raped - June 20, 1980, Liberation - October 16, 1968 and Memphis Melody - July 3, 1954)
Sweet Poison JJ TV Movie
1992 The Wonder Years Football Player/Bully (The Lost Weekend and Broken Hearts and Burgers)
1993 In the Line of Fire Young Agent
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story Joe Henderson
1994 Beverly Hills, 90210 Belligerent Guy (Acting Out)
Major League II Rube Baker
1995 JAG Shore Patrolman Drum (Brig Break)
Crimson Tide Bennefield
Walker, Texas Ranger Jonah Nelson/Joey O'Bannon 1995/97 (The Lynching and Devil's Turf)
1996 Townies Chip (I'm with Stupid)
The Fan Catcher
1997 Starship Troopers Breckinridge
1998 Pensacola: Wings of Gold Paddles 1998 - 99 (S.O.D., Stand Down and C.Q.)
Suddenly Susan Bob (Oh, How They Danced: Part 1)
'!Major League: Back to the Minors Rube Baker
1999 Sports Night Kyle Whitaker (The Reunion)
Providence Richie (5 episodes)
2000 The Fugitive Detective Bob Kaznick (Pilot)
The Pretender) Donny (Ghosts from the Past)
2001 The Hollywood Sign Muscle
The Practice Roger Ross (Poor Richard's Almanac)
2002 Six Feet Under Keith's Partner (Driving Mr. Mossback, The Invisible Woman, Back to the Garden and I'll Take You)
Angel Brian (Provider)
2006 Bring It On: All or Nothing Tim Allen
Hollywood Kills Mr. Monroe
2007 The Man Officer Green TV Movie
24 Stan (Day 6: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m and 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.)
2008 How I Met Your Mother George (Little Minnesota)
Black Crescent Moon Eric
2009 The Storm Burly Man (The Storm, Part 2)
The Grind Earl
2010 Law & Order: LA Bill Jacobs (Hondo Field)
2011 Glee Cooter Menkins 2011 - 2012 (The First Time, I Kissed a Girl, Choke and Props)
NCIS Lester (Thirst)
Franklin & Bash Officer Munson (The Bangover)
Love Bites Rico (Boys to Men)
Rape Kit Security Officer short
2012 FDR: American Badass! Reporter Robert Bruckner
2013 Sketchy (It Doesn't Get Better)


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