November 29, 2022

Eric Christian Olsen Bio, Age, Height, Net Worth, Wife, Brother, Family, Movies, TV Shows

Eric Christian Olsen Biography

Eric Christian Olsen is an American actor known for his roles on the CBS television series NCIS: Los Angeles as Detective Marty Deeks and of Austin in the film Not Another Teen Movie.

Eric Christian Olsen Age

He was born on May 31, 1977 in Eugene, Oregon, U.S. He is 41 years old as of 2018.

Eric Christian Olsen Height

He stands at a height of 1.88 m.

Eric Christian Olsen Net Worth

Olsen has an estimated net worth of  $13 million.

Eric Christian Olsen Wife

Olsen married Sarah Wright on June 23, 2012 near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The two have been engaged since October 2011.

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Eric Christian Olsen Kids

On August 16, 2013, Olsen and Wright welcomed their first child, a son, Wyatt Oliver Olsen and their second child, a daughter, Esmé Olivia Olsen was born on August 9, 2016.

Eric Christian Olsen Family

Olsen is the son of Jeanne (née Donstad), a non-denominational chaplain and Paul V. Olsen, a professor of English, and head track and cross country coach of Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.

Eric Christian Olsen Brother

Olsen is the younger brother to David, who acts as his stunt double; David is married to Daniela Ruah, an actress.

Eric Christian Olsen Education

Olsen went to Bettendorf Middle and High School, where he pursued interests such as sports, Japanese and Chinese. In addition to many local theatre performances, he trained in improv with ComedySportz Quad Cities and later joined the cast.

Eric Christian Olsen Career

His first starring role was the titular role in the TV movie Arthur’s Quest in 1999, soon after he gave an Emmy submitted portrayal of a dying burn victim on NBC’s ER. Olsen’s next role was a small one in HBO’s Black Cat Run. He later landed a starring role portraying Cameron Green in the Fox TV series Get Real. The series lasted for a year before Olsen made his transition onto the big screen when he portrayed Ben Affleck’s gunner in Pearl Harbor, that was quickly followed by a leading role in the teen send up feature film Not Another Teen Movie as Austin “The Cocky Blond Guy”.

Olsen next appeared in the teen comedy The Hot Chick as Jake. He won the role of Lloyd Christmas in 2003, in Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, the prequel to the hit movie Dumb and Dumber. He followed that up by playing alongside Chris Evans for a second time in Cellular. Olsen starred in the yet to be released Mojave and then joined the final season of Fox’s Tru Calling. In 2006 and 2007, he claimed three highly contrasting roles with the release of Beerfest, License to Wed and Zach Braff’s The Last Kiss.

In the Fox sitcom The Loop, Olsen co-starred as Sully. In 2008 he had four other projects and continues to reside in Malibu, California. He appeared on Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s streaming video website Funny or Die, with a small series of segments featuring a character called Perry Hilton, a parody of Paris Hilton. In 2011, Olsen starred in the science-fiction horror film The Thing. Olsen portrays Detective Marty Deeks on the CBS show NCIS: Los Angeles. Olsen’s character appeared in two episodes of season one before joining the cast as a series regular in the second season.

Eric Christian Charity Work

Olsen works with the charity Hats Off for Cancer as an Honorary Board Member and Spokesperson, featured on their Public Service Announcement video.

Eric Christian Olsen Movies

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2001

Mean People Suck

Nick

Short film

2001

Pearl Harbor

Gunner

2001

Not Another Teen Movie

Austin

2002

Local Boys

Randy Dobson

2002

The Hot Chick

Jake

2003

Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd

Lloyd Christmas

2004

Cellular

Chad Thompson

2004

Death Valley

Josh

{original title: Mojave}

2006

Beerfest

Gunther

2006

The Last Kiss

Kenny

2007

License to Wed

Carlisle Myers

2007

The Comebacks

Foreign Exchange Student

2008

Sunshine Cleaning

Randy Clever

2008

Eagle Eye

Craig Bolston

2009

Fired Up

Nick Brady

2009

The Six Wives of Henry Lefay

Lloyd Wiggins

2010

The Back-Up Plan

Clive Bennett

2010–12

Hero Factory

William Furno

Trials of Furno – Breakout Part 2

2011

The Thing

Adam Finch

2012

Celeste and Jesse Forever

Steve Tucker

2014

Warning Labels

Thad

Short film

2015

Band of Robbers

Sid Sawyer

2016

The Relationtrip

Chippy (voice)

2017

Sun Dogs

Thad

2017

Battle of the Sexes

Lornie Kuhle

 Eric Christian Olsen TV Shows

Year

Title

Role

Notes

1997

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction

Adam

1 episode: “The Viewing, The Subway, Kid in the Closet, Justice is Served & The Tractor”

1998

Black Cat Run

Gas Station Attendant

TV Movie – Credited as Eric Olsen

1999

Arthur’s Quest

Artie/King Arthur

TV Movie

1999

Turks

Kevin Williams

Episode: “Friends & Strangers”

1999

ER

Travis Mitchell

Episode: “Responsible Parties”

1999–2000

Get Real

Cameron Green

Main cast – 22 episodes

2000

Lessons Learned

Jack

TV Movie

2001

Ruling Class

Bill Olszewski

TV Movie

2001

Smallville

Young Harry Bollston

Episode: “Hourglass”

2002

24

John Mason

Episode: “Day 2: 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.”

2005

Tru Calling

Jensen Ritchie

5 episodes

2006–07

The Loop

Sully Sullivan

Main cast
17 episodes

2007

The Hill

Matt O’Brien

TV Movie

2007

Write & Wrong

Jason ‘Krueger’ Langdon

TV Movie

2008–09

Brothers & Sisters

Kyle DeWitt

6 episodes

2009–10

Community

Vaughn Miller

4 episodes

2010–present

NCIS: Los Angeles

LAPD Detective Marty Deeks

Recurring cast; (season 1)
Main cast; (season 2–present)

2010–12

Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil

Wade

Recurring character

2015

House Hunters

Himself

Appeared in an episode with his wife Sarah and mother Jeanne looking for a vacation home in the Jackson Hole area

2015

Geeks Who Drink

Himself

Episode: Eric Christian Olsen vs. Scott Porter

2016

Star vs. the Forces of Evil

“Rock”

Episode: Spider with a Top Hat

2018

Robot Chicken

Martin Brody / Basil of Baker Street / Logan 5

Episode: “Things Look Bad for the Streepster”