Born in Houston, TX on February 16th, 1978, Eric went to The Kinkaid School from K-12 where theatre seemed to always be in his blood. His fist role was as a mouse cop in The Wiz. Once he came to terms with the fact that he would never be an NFL player (in junior high Ladin played wide receiver in a no passing offense), he decided to focus on theatre.
In 1997, Eric moved to Los Angeles to attend The University of Southern California. While at USC, he directed two plays, wrote and stared in a one man show, got his SAG card with his first gig in a Pepsi commercial and played in various other shows on his way to receiving his BA in Acting.
Waiting tables, bartending, cold-calling, even getting paid to drink Guinness have been a few of the jobs that kept Eric busy as he perused his career as an actor.
Shortly thereafter he became busy guest staring on several hour-long TV shows such as “CSI” “Cold Case” “The Unit” and many others. Then came his breakout role in HBO’s hard-hitting, topical miniseries, “Generation Kill.” However, Eric is probably best known for his recurring role as January Jones’ brother in AMC’s award winning series “Mad Men”, as well as his recurring role as Chloe Sevigny’s diabolical doctor/brother in HBO’s “Big Love.”
He will be seen next in AMC’s newest original series “The Killing” as well as the upcoming independent film Highland Park, opposite Parker Posey and Danny Glover.
A diehard fan of the USC Trojans and Los Angeles Lakers.
Always steps on a plane with his left foot first.
Hates roller coasters.
Eventually wants a radio show.
Photography is a hobby.