Eric Sheffer-Stevens

American actor Eric Sheffer Stevens

became famous for playing Dr. Reid Oliver

in the daytime soap opera

As The World Turns.


He was born on June 19, 1972 in

Sacramento, California.

He and his parents moved from California

to Chicago, to Delaware and finally to Connecticut where he went to high school in Danbury.

Eric attended Wheaton College in

Wheaton Illinois as a literature major.

While there, he became interested in

theater arts. He moved to New York and appeared in productions in the Village and Lower East Side.

Fascinated by the art of acting, he decided

to go to the University of Alabama/Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Upon completing his graduate degree , Eric pursued a career in theater, starring in the world premiere of

the Keith Reddin’s play Synergy at the Alley Theatre in Houston.


Eric’s work on television first earned critical acclaim on As The World Turns in which he played neurosurgeon Dr. Reid Oliver. The

character’s controversial storyline

immediately became a fan favorite and

garnered Eric widespread recognition. Most recently he had a guest role in the CBS series Bull.


On the big screen Eric got his first part in

The Dig in 2005.

In 2011, Eric’s on camera career hit a high

note with several notable productions.

He starred in Silent House, a thriller from

Open Water directors Chris Kentis and

Laura Lau.


Over the years Eric worked in both

classical and contemporary productions at theaters all over the country.

Among others he played roles in the Public Theatre productions of Much Ado About Nothing and King Lear in the 2014 edition of Shakespeare in the park in New York.


He resides in New York City with his wife

and children.

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