Eric Christian Olsen

Eric Christian Olsen


5/31/1977, Eugene, Oregon, USA

Birth Name

Eric Christian Olsen


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Eric Christian Olsen best known for portraying playing dumb jock types, but much to everyone's surprise this guy was pre-med, was in a gifted program in elementary school and he speaks Japanese...

Eric was born in Eugene, Oregon, but spent his childhood in Bettendorf, Iowa. He wasn't…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Eric: Looks only get you so far. You can't just sit there and be pretty for hours of dinner. I know it sounds cheesy, but I need an intellect. I like to know, 'What books have you read lately? What are you passionate about? What do you care about?' She should have values, morality and should be funny, charming.

    • Eric (on the last time he cried): My brother's a Navy Seal, and he was deployed for six months. We didn't know when he was coming home. I remember the message on my voicemail that said he had just landed in New York. I just remember being so relieved and so happy and thankful.

    • Eric: Happiness is the journey, not the destination. You should find happiness in what you're doing every day. When I first came out here, it was always about reaching the next level: education, the acting business, getting a commercial, a TV show, a movie. You're always working towards something bigger without really appreciating what you have in the moment.

    • Eric: I've slept in a sleeping bag for the past four years of my life. It's this awesome North Face down sleeping bag. It's a cocoon of warmth. It maintains your body heat. Everybody with sleeping problems: if you go out and buy yourself a nice down sleeping bag, your body won't have to expend energy keeping yourself warm, so you can sleep. It kicks ass until you have a girl over. Then she'll look at you like you're crazy.

    • Eric: Mohawks are dumb, but a mullet is way dumber. Unless you like NASCAR, then it's so in style.

    • Eric: I played sports and did school plays and improv comedy. I was in a gifted program in elementary school, and you were persecuted for being in that. But my friends were always there for me. I never felt judged by them. When you're searching for your own identity, it's nice not to be searching for friends too.

    • Eric: I used to be scared of snakes and then my roommate in college bought a python. And by the end of the year, I'd grab [the python] out of her cage and put her around my shoulders. She'd wrap herself around my neck, and I'd go cook macaroni and cheese and watch TV.

    • Eric (on cow-tipping stories in Seventeen magazine): We tried. But up close, cows are kind of cute when they're sleeping, and you realize that when you knock one over, chances are it's going to fall and break a rib. I just couldn't do it. I was probably Hindu in a past life.

  • blooper

    There was a blooper on the show where Deeks got shot. It said on the DOB that his father was born in 1969, which is impossible as it would make him 8 years old when he had Deeks.
  • Growing and growing and growing...

    Olsen is surprising. Given his movie choices, one might be able to miss the fact that he's actually talented. Playing either a goof or an attractive teen, he's been typecasted as such. But, in those roles, he's become the person he's playing and the transformation has been interesting to see. I'd like to see him take a more dramatic turn or at least graduate from the teen comedies. He was the bright spot in Kirstie Alley's semi-decent tv movie "Write and Wrong." Hopefully, he can continue doing work that puts him with an older crowd. I know there's more there. He just hasn't had a chance to show it.moreless