Eric Mabius


Eric Mabius Trivia


  • His last name is pronouced as "MAY-bee-us."

  • He spent a large portion of his childhood moving from place to place.

  • He attended and graduated from Amherst Regional High School in Massachusetts, USA.

  • Eric was featured in the 1999 Sundance Film Festival entries "The Minus Man" and "Splendor."

  • He worked as a room service waiter at the Paramount Hotel in New York City while also doing Broadway plays.

  • His first major film role was in John Duigan's "The Journey of August King."

  • He was an athlete in high school, training seriously in luge.

  • Eric became hooked to acting after playing the role of Paris in his school's play "Romeo and Juliet."

  • Eric loves mustard and puts in on everything.

  • He is from Polish, Irish, and Austrian ancestry.

  • In 1989, Mabius went to Sarah Lawrence College, near New York City, where he studied film, dance, and sculpture.

  • In 2006, Eric got engaged to his girlfriend of five years, Ivy Sherman.

  • He likes to do carpentry and woodwork to unwind.

  • His brother is Craig Mabius.

  • He auditioned for the movie " Scream 2 " (1997)

  • His height is 6' (1.83 m)

  • His nickname is "Da Mabes".

  • Quotes

    • (On making a home)
      Eric Mabius: I like to get my hands dirty, start tearing into some drywall. I like to feel like I'm part of the house. I used to be afraid to even hang a picture. But I'm on my third house now.

    • (On his favorite perfume on women)
      Eric Mabius: My wife spends a lot of time in the garden. It's lavendar and hay.

    • (On his fashion sense)
      Eric: I've never gotten the concept of the tie. The less clothes the better. There's less to worry about.

    • (on his experience in Utah)
      Eric Mabius: It's one big church. The state is ruled by Mormons. It's a different feeling. People complain about the blue laws in Massachusetts. Here, stores are closed on Sundays, at 6 p.m. on weekdays - and then there's me, walking around with my demonic mask

    • (about his personal motto)
      Eric Mabius: If you spend all your life trying to act cool, you're cut off from everything that's going on around you

    • (about his sassiest maneuver)
      Eric Mabius: I did a full frontal nudity in a play in college. The anticipation and the hype surrounding the event was far worse than the event itself. It made me realize that if you're nervous about something, you can stop and ask yourself what's the worst thing that could happen. You can go, 'Great, I was an idiot' and you're an idiot for a second. Then move on.

    • Eric Mabius: (on the film, The Crow: Salvation) One of the most enjoyable work experiences of my life. The film has immense potential. Audiences have flipped for it. And I would love to see it receive a wide release, but the powers that be might want to make an easy $10 million by going straight to video.

    • Eric Mabius: (on his role in Splendor) I felt at times I was acting in a movie that no one else was. In that sometimes, sincerity and honesty are mistaken for weakness or a boring personality. Granted, the character of Ernest was a bit too earnest. But I certainly enjoyed exploring someone who was sincere and sometimes a bit too cheesy, but still acted from a place of love towards the woman he admired.

    • Eric Mabius: (on choosing roles) I choose my projects according to script content and talent involved. So I won't say no, categorically, but it all depends on those elements.

    • Eric Mabius: Actors do appreciate compliments and comments and kind words because its difficult to convey how relentless and humiliating this business can be.

    • Eric Mabius: (on his career goals while growing up) To just simply be able to keep working. To do projects that fulfill me, and that's all I could ever ask for.

    • Eric Mabius: (on whether he always wanted to be an actor) It wasn't ever a bug, necessarily. It's something that occurs gradually, at least for me. I knew that acting was something that I really enjoyed, but I also knew that there are a million people that want to do it. And I worked hard at it, and studied in college and did off Broadway plays; and slowly things started to happen. And probably only after 16 or so films am I even comfortable calling myself some kind of actor; partially because of fear of not realizing my potential or achieving some goals that I had set out for myself.

    • Eric Mabius: I'm not very comfortable with (watching my performances). When I watch films or tv that I've done, I get very restless and tend to not sit still. A lot of actors are perfectionists, besides merely being egotists. So I see what I like to change about my performance, as opposed to the things that I tried and seemed to have landed well.