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Eric Christian Olsen
Eric Christian Olsen
Birth date: May 31, 1977
Occupation: Actor
Also known for: NCIS: Los Angeles
Work on Community
Title: Recurring cast member
Portrays : Vaughn Miller
Acting debut: "Social Psychology"
Active on Community: 2009-2010

Nothing more exquisite in life than being able to make a living doing what u love.
— Eric Christian Olsen, 3:48 PM - 15 Aug 12 Twitter


Eric Christian Olsen is an American actor who was born May 31, 1977 in Eugene, Oregon. The son of Jeanne and Paul V. Olsen, he was raised in Bettendorf, Iowa where he attended Bettendorf Middle and High School. He began to seriously consider acting as a career after graduation when he landed a commercial role in a television spot for Whitey's Ice Cream Parlor. He began performing in local theatre, studying improv with and later joining the cast of ComedySportz Quad Cities the cast. In 1999, Olsen went to California and scored his first guest role on the ABC-TV series "High Incident". He later got critical acclaim with the portrayal of a dying burn victim on NBC's "ER". Several more TV roles followed before he landed featured roles on the big screen starting with "Pearl Harbor" and "Not Another Teen Movie". His work in television also continued as he got a regular starring role on the short lived Fox comedy drama "Get Real". After the show was cancelled, he kept active in both TV and film. Along with several parts on TV movies , he joined the casts of both "Tru Calling" and "The Loop". He also appeared on the silver screen in a succession of comedy films including "Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd", "Beerfest", and "Fired Up!" . In 2009 he played the role of "Vaughn Miller" on "Community" which he reprised four times throughout the shows first year. Olsen married actress Sarah Wright on June 23, 2012. In April 2013, they announced they are expecting a baby boy. He currently portrays Detective Marty Deeks on the CBS television series NCIS: Los Angeles.



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Adam Season 1 Episode 2: "The Viewing, The Subway, Kid in the Closet, Justice is Served & The Tractor"
1998 Black Cat Run Gas Station Attendant TV movie (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 22 episodes (main cast)
2000 Lessons Learned Jack TV movie
2001 Mean People Suck Nick Short
2001 Ruling Class Bill Olszewski TV movie
2001 Smallville Young Harry Bollston Episode: "Hourglass"
2002 Local Boys Randy Dobson
2002 The Hot Chick Jake
2002 24 (TV series) John Mason Episode: "Day 2: 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m."
2004 Death Valley Josh {original title: Mojave}
2005 Tru Calling Jensen Ritchie 5 Episodes
2006–2007 The Loop (TV series) Sully Sullivan 17 episodes (main cast)
2007 License to Wed Carlisle
2007 The Hill Matt O'Brien TV movie
2007 Write & Wrong Jason 'Krueger' Langdon TV movie
2008–2009 Brothers & Sisters (2006 TV series) Kyle DeWitt 6 episodes
2009 The Six Wives of Henry Lefay Lloyd Wiggins
2009–2010 Community Vaughn Miller 4 episodes
2010-2012 LEGO Hero Factory William Furno Trials of Furno - Breakout Part 2
2010–present NCIS: Los Angeles Marty Deeks (recurring, first season; main cast, season 2–)
2010-present Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil Wade (Voice) Recurring character
2012 Celeste and Jesse Forever Steve Tucker


Year Title Role
2001 Pearl Harbor Gunner
2001 Not Another Teen Movie Austin
2003 Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd Lloyd Christmas
2004 Cellular (film) Chad Thompson
2006 Beerfest Gunther
2006 The Last Kiss (2006 film) Kenny
2007 The Comebacks Foreign Exchange Student
2008 Sunshine Cleaning Randy Clever
2008 Eagle Eye Craig Bolston
2009 Fired Up (film) Nick Brady
2010 The Back-Up Plan Clive Bennett
2011 The Thing (2011 film) Adam Finch
2012 Celeste and Jesse Forever Steve Tucker

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