Erik Von Detten

Actor
Erik von Detten built up a large preteen fan base, appearing frequently on the small screen in TV movies and as a regular on the Disney Channel series "So Weird" (1999), as well as playing Wally in the 1997 feature ... Read more »
Born: 10/03/1982 in San Diego, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (37)

Toy Story 3 2010 (Movie)

Sid (Voice)

Avatar: The Last Airbender 2007 (Tv Show)

Voice

Girl, Positive 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Complete Savages 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

National Lampoon's Barely Legal 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Smile 2005 (Movie)

Chris (Actor)

Celebrity Mole Hawaii 1998 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dinotopia 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Confessions of an American Girl 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Disney's Recess 1997 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Disney's The Legend of Tarzan 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Raising Dad 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Odd Man Out 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Recess: School's Out 2001 (Movie)

of Captain Brad Lawson (Voice)

So Weird 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Princess Diaries 2001 (Movie)

Student Josh Bryant (Actor)

Tarzan 1999 (Movie)

additional voice (Actor)

Meego 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas Every Day 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Hercules 1997 (Movie)

(Voice)

Leave It to Beaver 1997 (Movie)

Wally Cleaver (Actor)

Mr. Rhodes 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Things That Go Bump 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Escape to Witch Mountain 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Top Dog 1995 (Movie)

Matthew Swanson (Actor)

Toy Story 1995 (Movie)

Voice of Sid (Actor)

Days of Our Lives: Night Sins 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

All I Want For Christmas 1991 (Movie)

Choir Member (Actor)

A Season of Hope (TV Show)

Actor

A Stranger to Love (TV Show)

Actor

Brink! (TV Show)

Actor

Girl, Positive (TV Show)

Actor

Replacing Dad (TV Show)

Actor

You Wish (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Erik von Detten built up a large preteen fan base, appearing frequently on the small screen in TV movies and as a regular on the Disney Channel series "So Weird" (1999), as well as playing Wally in the 1997 feature update of the legendary sitcom "Leave it to Beaver," before a starring role on ABC's "Odd Man Out" (1999-2000) exposed the young actor to a much larger audience. Von Detten began his career at an early age, years before his sunbleached hair and California boy good looks would appear regularly in the pages of teenage pin-up magazines. He made his film debut with a small role as a choirboy in the holiday feature "All I Want for Christmas" (1991) before landing a regular part on the NBC daytime drama "Days of Our Lives" at age eight. Von Detten spent nearly two years on the soap in the role of Nicholas Alamain, a young boy whose natural mother was buried alive by zany villain Vivian, the boy's foster mother. The actor went on to appear in several TV-movies, often playing the sensitive son of the troubled main characters when not taking the lead role in productions aimed at children. In 1994 he played a boy whose mother becomes obsessed with destroying his father following their divorce in the fact-based drama "In The Best of Families: Marriage, Pride and Murder" (CBS). In the following year's "A Season of Hope" (also CBS), he was featured as the child of JoBeth Williams and Stephen Lang, a couple in crisis due to a lemon grove disease that threatens their crops and their livelihood. Among his starring roles are playing half of a pair of children with mysterious powers in a 1995 remake of "Escape To Witch Mountain" (aired as an ABC Family Movie) and a self-absorbed boy who, in an idea borrowed from the feature "Groundhog Day," must relive Christmas over and over again until he realizes the true meaning of the holiday in The Family Channel's holiday fable "Christmas Every Day" (1996), He played the titular champion in-line skater in "Brink!" (1998), a Disney Channel modern adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's "Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates." In 1999, the actor was featured as a teenage boy struggling with his father's infidelity and the break up of his parents' marriage in the CBS TV movie "Replacing Dad."

Relationships

Timothy Detten

Brother
older

Andrea Detten

Sister
younger

Britta Detten

Sister
older

Dolly Detten

Sister
older

Milestones

2004

Cast as Chris, one of five brothers on ABC's "Complete Savages"

2002

Cast in the series spin-off of the ABC miniseries "Dinotopia"

2001

Had co-starring role in "The Princess Diaries"

1999

Played a teenager struggling with his father's infidelity and his parents' subsequent separation in "Replacing Dad", a CBS TV-movie

1999

Was a regular on the Disney Channel paranormal children's series "So Weird"

1998

Starred as a champion in-line skater in "Brink!", a Disney Channel adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's "Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates"

1997

1997

Co-starred as Wally Cleaver in Disney's feature remake of the classic television sitcom "Leave It to Beaver"

1996

Starred as a young boy who relives Christmas over and over again until he learns the true meaning of the holiday in The Family Channel movie "Christmas Every Day"

1996

Appeared in the CBS TV-movie "A Stranger to Love"

1995

Starred in the Disney remake of "Escape To Witch Mountain", aired as an ABC Family Movie

1995

Voiced sadistic bully Sid in the hit computer animated feature "Toy Story"

1995

Played the son of a slain police officer in the feature "Top Dog"

1995

Was featured as the son of a couple in turmoil due to family problems and a lemon grove disease that threatens their crops and their livelihood in "A Season of Hope" (CBS)

1995

Guest starred on an episode of the NBC medical drama "ER" as a boy stuck in a storm drain who is aided by Dr Ross (George Clooney)

1994

Played a boy whose mother becomes obsessed with destroying his father after a bitter divorce in the CBS true crime miniseries "In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride and Madness"

1991

Had a small role as a choir member in the holiday movie "All I Want for Christmas"

1991

Originated the role of Nicholas Alamain on the NBC daytime drama "Days of Our Lives"

Had a voice role in Disney's animated feature "Hercules"

Starred as teenager Andrew, the only male in a house full of women (his mother, aunt and three sisters) in the ABC sitcom "Odd Man Out"

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