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Who is actor Eric Close? Wife Keri Close, net worth, family

Known from movies

Short information

Date of birth May 24, 1967
Husband Keri closes
Fact 2 siblings: younger brothers Randy and Christopher

Eric Close is an American actor, most famous for his role as Martin Fitzgerald in the Golden Globe Award winning TV mystery-crime drama series “Without a Trace”. Moreover, he is popular for playing the recurring character of Travis Tanner in the TV comedy-drama series “Suits” as well as starring as Teddy Conrad in the musical drama series “Nashville”.

Early life, childhood and education

Eric Randolph Close was born under the constellation Gemini on the 24e May 1967, in the Staten Island borough of New York City, the oldest of three sons born to orthopedic surgeon Frederic Close and his wife Eva, and of American nationality and white ethnicity.

Eric Close as Teddy.

Posted by Nashville on Monday, May 14, 2012

He has two younger brothers named Christopher and Randy Close. Eric spent his early childhood between the states of Indiana and Michigan before the family finally settled in San Diego, California when he was seven.

Close graduated from Valhalla High School in 1985, after which he attended the University of Southern California, graduating in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications.

Acting career

Interested in acting from a young age as he appeared in several school plays after graduation Eric decided to try his luck in the film industry.

He made his acting debut in the play “Rat Songs” in the late 1980s, and his screen debut came in 1991, with a supporting role in the TV movie “Keeping Secrets”, which led him to appear in an episode of the TV series “MacGyver” later that year. His first big screen appearance came in 1992, with another supporting role in the critically acclaimed crime drama film “American Me”.

He rose to greater prominence later in 1992 when he was cast in the recurring role of Sawyer Walker in NBC TV’s romantic drama soap opera ‘Santa Barbara’, appearing in over 90 episodes of the series over the course of the next year.

For this performance, Eric was honored with a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination in the Outstanding Male Newcomer category. He then appeared in the drama film “Taking Liberty”, before appearing in two 1994 TV movies – “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys – Hercules and the Lost Kingdom” and “Without Consent”.

Through 1994 and ’95, Close to starred as Brick McKenna on the TV adventure drama series ‘McKenna’, while playing the recurring role of William ‘Billy’ Griffin from ’95 to ’96 on the two-time Golden Globe Award nominated television drama series ‘Sisters’.

Moreover, in 1995, he was cast for the lead role in the TV drama movie “The Stranger Beside Me”. In 1996 and ’97, he played the character of John Loengard in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning NBC TV’s Sci-Fi series “Dark Skies”, and by the late 1990s, Eric Close had added two more notable assignments to his portfolio – between 1998 and 2000 as the recurring character of Vin Tanner on the Primetime Emmy Award winning CBS TV western series “The Magnificent Seven”, while starring as Michael Wiseman from 1999 to 2000 in over 20 episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated TV sci-fi comedy-drama series “Now and Again”; the latter engagement earned him a nomination for the Saturn Award given by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.

Eric Close

In the early 2000s, Close to landed starring roles in the TV movie “Follow the Stars Home” and in the romance movie “Liberty, Maine” before being cast in the recurring role of John in the Golden Globe Award-nominated mini TV sci-fi drama series “Taken” in 2002. Towards bigger protrusion he came later that year when he was cast in the recurring role of Martin Fitzgerald in the Golden Globe Award winning CBS TV’s mystery drama series “Without a Trace” – over the course of the following years, Eric appeared in over 160 episodes of the show, before it was finally called off in 2009. For his performance, he earned a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award.

In 2010, Eric made several short appearances in TV series such as ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ and ‘Criminal ghosts”, before landing the supporting role of Michael Dorset in the TV drama series “Chaos”. However, the real breakthrough in his acting career came in 2011 when he was cast for the memorable role of Travis Tanner in the critically acclaimed television legal drama series “Suits “, which he occasionally played for the next five seasons of the show.

Between 2012 and 2015, Close starred in the recurring role of Teddy Conrad on the ABC TV musical drama series.Nashville”, before appearing in the TV thriller movie “Christmas Crime Story” in 2017. In 2018, he was cast in the war drama film “Indivisible” and in the western film “Legal Action”. Some of his most recent on-screen appearances include the television series ‘Hooked’ and in TV movies ‘A Christmas Love Story’ and ‘Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday’ all in 2019.

Private life

Despite its popularity and prosperous career in the film industry, the 53 year old actor has somehow kept his private life far from media attention as not many relevant details are available. But since 25e In June 1995, he married Keri Close, with whom he welcomed two daughters, Katie and Ella, born in 1998 and 2001 respectively.

Net value

Eric Close’s total net valueas of mid-2020, is estimated by authoritative sources to be more than the sum of $4 million. It has been fully acquired through his on-screen acting career spanning nearly three decades since 1991.

General information

First and last name Eric Close
Date of birth May 24, 1967
Height 6 feet
Profession Actor
Education Valhalla High School, University of Southern California
Nationality American


Husband Keri closes
Children Ella Close, Katie Close
Brothers or sisters Christopher Close, Randy Close


Nominations Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Movies American Sniper, Unanswered Prayers, Follow the Stars Home, The Sky Is Falling, The Stranger Beside Me, American Me, Save Angelo, Take Freedom
TV shows Nashville, Traceless, Costumes, Occasional, Dark Skies, The Magnificent Seven, Sisters, Taken, CHAOS, McKenna

Links to social profiles


# Fact
1 Children: Katie Close (b. October 1998) and Ella Close (b. April 2001).
2 Volunteer for “Literacy Site” (June 26-30, 2006).
3 Graduated from Walhalla High School in 1985.
4 Often includes “Philippians 4:13” on his signatures. The verse reads, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
5 2 siblings: younger brothers Randy and Christopher




Title Year Status Character
Christmas Eve 2017/i pre-production Randall Edwards
Nashville 2012-2016 TV serials Teddy Conrad
Pilot 2016/II TV movie Blair Monroe
To take 2011-2015 TV serials Travis Tanner
American sniper 2014 DIA Agent Snead
Law & Order: special unit for victims 2012 TV serials Colin Barnes
American horror story 2011 TV serials Hugo Langdon
Chaos 2011 TV serials Michael Dorset
Unanswered prayers 2010 TV movie Ben Beck
Criminal ghosts 2010 TV serials Detective Matt Spicer
Seven deadly sins 2010 TV serials Jack Powell
Without a trace 2002-2009 TV serials Martin Fitzgerald
Save Angelo 2007 Short Dad
Kim possible 2005 TV serials Crash Cranston
NTSB: The Crash of Flight 323 2004 TV movie N’Tom price
Alvarez & Cruz 2003 Charlie
Storyline online 2003 TV serials
Taken 2002 TV Miniseries John
Freedom, Maine 2001
The sky is falling 2001 Mike
Follow the star house 2001 TV movie Mark Macune
The beautiful seven 1998-2000 TV serials Vincent Tanner
Now and again 1999-2000 TV serials Michael Wijsman
Dark skies 1996-1997 TV serials John Loengard
sisters 1995-1996 TV serials William ‘Billy’ Griffin
Long Island fever 1995 TV movie Scott Parks
The stranger next to me 1995 TV movie Chris Gallagher
McKenna 1994-1995 TV serials Brick McKenna
Without permission 1994 TV movie David Mills
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys – Hercules and the Lost Kingdom 1994 TV movie Telamon
Take freedom 1993 Adam
Santa Barbara 1992-1993 TV serials Sawyer Walker
American me 1992 Juvie Hall forward
Major father 1992 TV serials Jim
MacGyver 1991 TV serials Guard
Keep secrets 1991 TV movie Young Michael (uncredited)


Title Year Status Character
Nashville 2014-2015 TV series 2 episodes
Without a trace 2007-2009 TV series 4 episodes

Thank you

Title Year Status Character
Nashville: The Whole Story 2013 Tv movie thank you


Title Year Status Character
Dinner at Tiffani’s 2016 TV serials Himself
Hand me a sign: Engineering now and again 2014 Documentary Himself
Firestone presents: my finish line 2011 TV movie Himself
Signal-to-Noise: Exposing Dark Skies 2010 Documentary Himself
Express series 2009 TV serials Himself
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race 2009 TV movie Himself
Hollywood on fire 2009 Documentary Himself
CBS takes care 2002-2009 TV serials Himself
Entertainment tonight 2008 TV serials Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2005 TV serials Himself – Guest
On screen 2005 TV serials Himself
Storyline online 3 2004 TV serials Himself
The Sharon Osbourne Show 2003 TV serials Himself – Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2003 TV serials Himself – Guest
Taken indoors 2002 Video documentary short Himself
The daily show 2000 TV serials Himself – Guest
The Rosie O’Donnell Show 2000 TV serials Himself – Guest
Celebrity profile 1998 Documentary about the TV series Himself
The hunt for amazing treasures 1996 Documentary about the TV series Host


Nominated awards

Year Price Ceremony Presentation Movie
2004 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Without a trace (2002)
2000 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, USA Best Genre TV Actor Now and Again (1999)
1997 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, USA Best Genre TV Actor Dark Skies (1996)
1993 Soap Opera Digest Awards Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Male Newcomer Santa Barbara (1984)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia


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