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
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 played a recurring
character in the FX series SDRR.
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
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
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