Eric is a big fan of Kobe Bryant, he also likes Kevin Garnett.
Eric's favorite basketball team is the Los Angeles Lakers. He can be seen wearing the jersey's in many of his films.
Eric likes to play golf and basketball when he is not skaterboarding.
Some of Eric's influences have been his older brother and Mark Gonzalez.
Eric turned pro when he was 16.
Eric is one of the owners of the clothing company Fourstar.
In 1996 and 2002, Eric took first place in the Tampa Pro.
Eric took 1st place in the Gravity Games in 2003, 2001 and 2000.
Eric has been featured in all of the Tony Hawk Underground and Tony Hawk games.
Eric is also known for creating his own trick, the Fandangle, a Frontside 180 to Switch one-footed Nose Grind.
Eric took 1st place in X-Game street 2002 and 2003.
Eric is currently sponsored by Girl skateboards, Lakai footwear, Ogio bags, FourStar clothing, Independent trucks, Spitfire wheels and Active Mail Order.
Eric was named "Skater of the Year" by Thrasher Magazine in 1996.
Eric dropped out of school in the 10th grade to become a full time professional skateboarder.
Eric began skateboarding at the age of 11.
Eric turned professional in 1991 when he joined the H-Street team.
Eric's family moved from Bangkok to California when he was 9 months old.
Eric: When asked who his favorite Laker player is) Kobe. Just, the excitement he brings. He's capable of taking over. No one will be doing anything, so he'll just say, 'I'm going to take over. I have to do something to get these guys going.' Before, it seemed so selfish, with the early Kobe, but now it's a Kobe that everyone relies on. It was something I think, as a fan, you used to feel bad about. But now he has to kick it into sixth gear to get everybody else going. Just because he's capable of who knows what. That's why he's one of the most exciting players to watch. Also, because of the position he's playing, you're doing everything, you're slashing, you're shooting, you're defending.
Eric: I'm fortunate to have experienced skateboarding for 17 years and able to still be doing it to this day.
Eric: (When asked who would he spend one day with the most) It would be two people, Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan.
Eric: Mentally I'm going to be a kid for life.