Eric Michael Cole

Actor
A lanky, dark-haired, thick-browed actor capable of projecting both toughness and vulnerability, Eric Michael Cole landed his first break with Ridley Scott's "White Squall" (1996), cast as the smart but bullying Dean ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1975

Filmography

Actor (14)

Fixations 2015 (Movie)

Ron (Actor)

The Cape 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Southland 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sons of Anarchy 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

In Memory of My Father 2006 (Movie)

Eric (Actor)

New Best Friend 2002 (Movie)

Warren (Actor)

Trash 2000 (Movie)

Anthony DeMarie (Actor)

Last Call 1998 (Movie)

Nico (Actor)

Outrage 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Steve Martini's Undue Influence 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

White Squall 1996 (Movie)

Dean Preston (Actor)

Mr. Holland's Opus 1995 (Movie)

Boy No 2 (Actor)

Gia (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

In Memory of My Father 2006 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Biography

A lanky, dark-haired, thick-browed actor capable of projecting both toughness and vulnerability, Eric Michael Cole landed his first break with Ridley Scott's "White Squall" (1996), cast as the smart but bullying Dean Preston among the crew of a sailing ship captained by Jeff Bridges. Raised in the Pacific Northwest, he began his career on stage, appearing in numerous productions ranging from Shakespeare to musicals. Cole made his feature debut in a bit part as an unnamed high school student in "Mr. Holland's Opus" (1995) and segued to the small screen in the 1996 CBS miniseries "Steve Martini's 'Undue Influence'". Cole landed his first leading role as a troubled teenager with a gift for writing in "Trash/Nobody's Children" (filmed in 1996; screened at festivals in 1999) which utilized his brooding dark good looks and innate talent to good effect. Similarly, "Last Call" (filmed in 1997 and released in Chile in 1999) played off his duality. In this tripartite feature, he was cast as an immigrant crashing at his brother's apartment who is mistaken for his sibling by a beautiful woman. Cole also displayed his talents on the small screen, playing a teenaged gang leader who harasses a married couple (Rob Lowe and Jennifer Grey) in "Outrage" (ABC, 1997) and as a supportive, sexually ambiguous friend of the troubled title character in the acclaimed HBO biopic "Gia" (1998).

EDUCATION

Fort Vancouver High School

Vancouver , Washington 1994

Milestones

1999

Starred in "Trash/Nobody's Children" (filmed in 1996)

1998

Had supporting role as a supportive friend of the troubled title character in the HBO biopic "Gia"

1996

Made TV miniseres debut in "Steve Martini's Undue Influence"

1996

Had featured role in "White Squall"

1995

Film debut in bit role as Boy Number 2 in "Mr. Holland's Opus"

Began acting in theatre productions in US Northwest, including "Our Town" and "Grease"

Raised in Washington state

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