Erik von Detten

Biography

Possessing leading man good looks and undeniable charm, Erik von Detten has proven himself to be an actor of unquestionable talent. Having amassed an impressive resume of feature film and television credits running the gamut from comedy to drama, the young actor's career is certainly a notable one. Erik was born in San Diego, California, to Susan (Farber), a photographer, and Volker von Detten. His father is a German immigrant and his American mother is of Russian Jewish and English descent. Von Detten's television credits include series regular roles on ABC's half-hour comedy, Les sauvages (2004) (Produced by Mel Gibson), ABC's Dinotopia (2002), ABC's Merci les filles (1999) and The Disney Channel's Aux frontières de l'étrange (1999). He has guest-starred on many popular television series, including ABC's Touche pas à mes filles (2002) in which he played the roommate to David Spade's character; an Emmy Award-winning episode of NBC's Urgences (1994) where he played a kid trapped in a storm drain; and NBC's New York - Unité spéciale (1999), in the role of a preppie murderer. He also appeared as a guest contestant on ABC's The Mole: Episode #3.1 (2003). His diverse telefilm credits include the lead role in the hit rollerblading movie, Brink, Champion de Roller (1998), which was one of the first Disney Channel Original Movies; S'il suffisait d'aimer (1999) with Mary McDonnell; a starring role opposite Robert Hays in The Family Channel's Christmas Every Day (1996); CBS' À la recherche de la vie (1996) with Beau Bridges; the lead character of Danny in Disney's remake of Le mystère de la montagne ensorcelée (1995) for ABC; CBS' A Season of Hope (1995) opposite JoBeth Williams; NBC's "In the Line of Duty: Kidnapped" with Dabney Coleman and Timothy Busfield; and the CBS drama In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness (1994), in which he played the young son to Keith Carradine's character. Von Detten's feature credits include leading roles in Disney's Princesse malgré elle (2001) where he played the object of Anne Hathaway's affections; and Universal's Leave It to Beaver (1997) in which he played Wally Cleaver opposite Christopher McDonald and Janine Turner. He has also lent his voice to Disney's and Pixar's highly successful Toy Story (1995) in which he played Sid, the next-door neighbor toy torturer. Additionally, he has voiced characters for Disney's animated feature Tarzan (1999) and the television series La légende Tarzan (2001), the animated television series La Cour de récré (1997) and the feature versions La Cour de récré: les vacances de Noël (2001) and La Cour de récré: Vive les vacances! (2001). Von Detten was born and raised in Southern California in a family of three sisters, which was a far different experience from that of his Les sauvages (2004) character. At the age of nine, Erik accompanied his sister to an agent meeting and was signed on the spot. Soon after, he landed his first professional role, that of a series regular on NBC's Des jours et des vies (1965), which he considers his training ground. After a two-year stint on the show, von Detten continued to amass an impressive list of film and television credits throughout his teenage years. Aside from acting, von Detten's interests include classical piano, landscape photography and self-portraiture, and spending time on his classic 1969 sailboat which he bought at the age of twelve and has fully restored. During his free time, von Detten also enjoys hiking, surfing, tennis and rollerblading on the Venice Boardwalk with his Dalmation, Miles. He is also a Big Brother through the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program.

Filmography

Movie Name Vizyon Tarihi
Oyuncak Hikayesi — Toy Story 27 March 1996