Eric Lutes

Actor, Office worker, House painter
Lutes first gained national attention with in 1994 with diverse guest appearances in three established sitcoms: on NBC's "Frasier" he was the gay station manager who mistakenly believes Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) wants to ... Read more »
Born: 08/19/1962 in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA

Filmography

Actor (26)

How To Get Away With Murder 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

90210 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Desperate Housewives 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 12 Dogs of Christmas 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Without A Trace 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Strong Medicine 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ally McBeal 1994 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Martial Law 1994 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gedo 2000 (Movie)

Winters (Actor)

Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane 1999 (Movie)

Dick Dupree Jr (Actor)

Bram Stoker's Legend of the Mummy 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Caroline in the City 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ellen 1994 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad About You 1994 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Commish 1994 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Legion of Fire: Killer Ants 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

All-American Girl 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

New York Cop 1995 (Movie)

Powell (Actor)

Distant Justice 1992 (Movie)

Charlie Givens (Actor)

Psychos in Love 1987 (Movie)

Mechanic (Actor)

So Little Time (TV Show)

Actor

Switching Goals (TV Show)

Actor
Art Department (1)

Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane 1999 (Movie)

art direction & make-up (Art Director)

Biography

Lutes first gained national attention with in 1994 with diverse guest appearances in three established sitcoms: on NBC's "Frasier" he was the gay station manager who mistakenly believes Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) wants to date him; on the Christmas episode of ABC's "Ellen," he was the terminally nice boyfriend who wants to marry Ellen (Ellen DeGeneres); and on NBC's "Mad About You," he tried to pick up the married Jamie Buchman (Helen Hunt). His shoulder-length chestnut hair and handsome features made Lutes a candidate for leading man roles, but his early work was mostly in commercials and on stage. He appeared in the direct-to-video "Psychos in Love" (1987) and had a supporting role in the independent film "Distant Justice" (1992), which was unreleased in the USA. Lutes finally achieved leading man status featured opposite Lea Thompson in the NBC sitcom "Caroline in the City" (1995-99).

Relationships

Sibling
has two others

John Lutes

Father

Claire Lutes

Mother

Kurt Lutes

Brother
younger born c. 1968

Christine Romeo

Wife
met when they appeared together in a bank commercial playing a married couple married October 1990 born c. 1961

EDUCATION

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, Rhode Island 1985

Chariho High School

Charlestown, Rhode Island

Milestones

2001

Returned to series TV playing the father of twin girls (played by the Olsen twins) in "So Little Time"

1995

TV series debut as regular, "Caroline in the City"

1994

Appeared in memorable episodes of "Frasier" (as the gay station manager); "Ellen" (as her boyfriend); and "Mad About You" (as a bar patron who tries to pick up Helen Hunt's character)

1994

Moved to Los Angeles

1992

First substantial role in features, "Distant Justice"

1990

Appeared on ABC daytime serial, "All My Children"

1990

Primetime TV debut, guest appearance on "Against the Law"

1987

Film debut in straight-to-video production, "Psychos in Love"

1986

Returned home to RI; appeared in commercials filmed in Boston

Stage debut in community theater production of "Pajama Game" in RI

Moved to NYC to pursue acting career after college graduation

Returned to NYC and appeared in off-Broadway productions

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