Eric Stoltz, born September 30, 1961,[1] is an American actor and director. He has directed eleven episodes of Glee.

Personal Life

Stoltz was born to Jack Stoltz and Evelyn Vawter in Whittier, California[1] and raised in both American Samoa and Santa Barbara, California.[2] He has two sisters, Caroline Stoltz[1] and Susan R. Stoltz.[1][3]

He attended University of Southern California[1] before dropping out in his junior year.[4] He left in order to get more professional training, which he did with Stella Adler, William Traylor, and Peggy Feury,[1] and moved to New York in 1981.[4]


Stoltz began acting and performing seriously at about 12, appearing in some 20 productions in Santa Barbara, either on stage or in the orchestra or as an accompanists.[1]

He appeared in the "Joey and Redhawk" mini-series; The Grass is Always Green" in which he played Carol Burnett s oldest son; "The Seekers" Part II; "The Violation of Sarah McDavid"; "Paper Dolls"; and "Mask" in which he plays the leading role of Rocky Dennis, a 17-year-old boy who suffers from a physically deforming disease.[1] He got great reviews from his performance as Rocky.[1] He also appeared in "The Wild Life", "The Class of '65", "James at 16", "A New Kind of Family", "Shirley", "The Walton's", "Walking Tall", "Knott s Landing", "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers", "Thursday s Child", "Star of the Family", "Fall Guy", and "Love, Sydney".[1]

Directed episodes

Season Two

Season Three

Season Four

Season Five


Year Title Role Notes
1978 CBS Afternoon Playhouse Freddie Driscoll (Joey and Redhawk: Part 1 - Part 4)
The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank Steve Benson TV Movie
James at 16 Jack (Hunter Country)
1979 A New Kind of Family Burt (Invasion of Privacy)
The Seekers First Boy TV Movie
1980 Eight Is Enough Kurt Harper (Finally Grad Night)
The Waltons Sr. Boy #1 (The Valediction)
1981 The Violation of Sarah McDavid Pete Brady TV Movie
Knots Landing Luke (Man of the Hour)
Walking Tall David Coombs (The Killing of McNeal County's Children)
1982 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Kevin (Challenges)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High'm Stoner Bud
Paper Dolls Steve
1983 St. Elsewhere Eddie Carson (3 episodes)
A Killer in the Family Ricky Tison TV Movie
Love, Sidney Rick (The Movie)
The Fall Guy Little Juice Atkins (One Hundred Miles a Gallon)
1984 The Wild Life Bill Conrad
Things Are Looking Up Neil 'Trout' Troutman TV Movie
Running Hot Danny Hicks
Killing Time Stop N Start Manager short
Surf II Chuck
1985 Code Name: Emerald Andy Wheeler
Mask Roy L.'Rocky' Dennis
The New Kids Mark
1987 Sister, Sister Matt Rutledge
Lionheart Robert Nerra
Some Kind of Wonderful Keith Nelson
1988 Manifesto Christopher
Haunted Summer Percy Shelley
Greasy Lake T.C. video
1989 The Rachel Papers Café Patron uncredited
Say Anything... Vahlere
The Fly II Martin
Great Performances George Gibbs (Our Town)
1990 Memphis Belle Sgt. Danny "Danny Boy" Daly
American Playhouse Younger Edward (Sensibility and Sense)
1991 A Woman at War Franz Bueller TV Movie
Money Franck Cimballi
1992 The Heart of Justice David Leader TV Movie
Singles The Mime
The Waterdance Joel Garcia
1993 Frasier Don voice (Miracle on Third or Fourth Street
Killing Zoe Zed
Foreign Affairs Fred Turner TV Movie
Bodies, Rest & Motion Sid
Naked in New York Jake Briggs
1994 Little Women John Brooke
Sleep with Me Joseph
Roomates Bill Thomas TV Movie
Pulp Fiction Lance
Mad About You Alan Tofsky 1994 - 98 (6 episodes)
1995 Partners Cameron (How Long Does It Take to Cook a 22-Pound Turkey?)
Fallen Angels Nick Ballestier (A Dime a Dance)
Kicking and Screaming Chet
Fluke Jeff Newman
Never Say Goodbye AIDS Benefit by Yoko Ono Man From Hamptons video short
Rob Roy McDonald
The Prophecy Simon
1996 Jerry Maguire Ethan Valhere
2 Days in the Valley Wes Taylor
Grace of My Heart Howard Cazsatt
Inside Marty TV Movie
Don't Look Back Jesse Parish TV Movie
1997 Highball Darien
The Definite Maybe uncredited
Mr. Jealousy Lester Grimm, aka Vince
Anaconda Dr. Steven Cale
Keys to Tulsa Richter Boudreau
Homicide: Life on the Street Drew Kellerman (Wu's on First?)
1998 Hi-Life Jimmy
The Rocking Horse Winner Uncle Joe short
Blackout Effect John Dantley TV Movie
A Murder of Crows Thurman Parks III
Hercules Theseus/The Grim Avenger 1998 - 99, voice (3 episodes)
Chicago Hope Dr. Robert Yeats 1998'- 99 (22 episodes)
1999 Our Guys: Outrage at Glen Ridge TV Movie
The Passion of Ayn Rand Nathaniel Branden TV Movie
Hercules: Zero to Hero Theseus/The Grim Avenger video and voice
The Lot Director Weller
2000 It's a Shame About Ray Mr. Stoltz short
Jesus & Hutch Jesus short
The Last Dance Todd Cop TV Movie
One Kill Capt. Wallker Randall TV Movie
The House of Mirth Lawrence Selden
Thirty TV Movie
Common Ground Johnny Burroughs
The Simian Line Sam Donovan
2001 Once and Again August Dimitri 2001 - 02 (7 episodes)
My Horrible Year! Uncle Charlie TV Movie
Harvard Man Teddy Carter
Things Behind the Sun Dan
2002 The Rules of Attraction Mr. Lawson
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Father Michael Sweeney (Silence)
2003 When Zachary Beaver Came to Town Otto
Out of Order Mark Colm (6 episodes)
Happy Hour Levine
2004 Childstar Fresno Burnbaum
The Butterfly Effect Mr. Miller
2005 The Triangle Howard Thomas mini-series (3 episodes)
The Honeymooners William Davis
Hello Max short
Will & Grace Tom Cassidy (Friends with Benefits and Kiss and Tell)
2006 The Lather Effect Mickey
2007 The Grand Design Josh short
Close to Home Det. Chris Veeder/Chris Veeder (3 episodes)
Medium Sonny Troyer (We Had a Dream)
2008 Blank Slate Sean Sullivan TV Movie
2009 Caprica Daniel Graystone 2009 - 2010 (18 episodes)
Grey's Anatomy William Dunn (3 episodes)
Sparks Joseph short
2011 Wilfred Doug uncredited (Isolation)
Leverage Alan Scott uncredited (The Long Way Down Job)
Fort McCoy Frank Stirn
2012 Made in Jersey Marcus Wheaton (The Farm)
2013 Maron Danny (Projections)
2014 Cindy's New Boyfriend TV Hostage / 911 Operator short, completed
5 to 7 Galassi
Blue Arthur web-series (4 episodes)



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