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Eric Close Biography

Birth Place:
Staten Island, New York, United States

Fast Facts

  • Born in Staten Island, New York, his family moved several times before finally settling in San Diego in 1975
  • Made his TV debut in 1991 on an episode of MacGyver
  • Received a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Male Newcomer for his role as Sawyer Walker on Santa Barbara (1992-93)
  • Helped found a nonprofit group in Los Angeles that sends underprivileged kids on adventure trips
  • Received a nomination---along with the rest of the ensemble cast---for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Without a Trace
  • Has been known to include Bible quotes when signing autographs


  • 2003Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated


  • Christopher Close -- Brother
  • Randy Close -- Brother
  • Ella Close -- Daughter
  • Katie Close -- Daughter
  • Frederick Close -- Father
  • Eva Close -- Mother
  • Keri Close -- Wife