Thursday, 6 December 2007

Eric Szmanda

Eric Kyle Szmanda (born 24 July 1975 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American actor of Polish descent, best known for playing DNA lab tech, and later CSI, Greg Sanders in the popular crime drama television series CSI.

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Szmanda grew up in the small town of Mukwonago, Wisconsin, with his two brothers, Rob and Brett, where he graduated from high school in 1993. Eric's great-uncle, Ray Szmanda, is a local radio personality in Wisconsin and a regional television ad figure known unofficially as "The Menards Guy".

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He also attended Carroll College in Wisconsin. Once in college he received the role of "Lysander" in a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. After college, Szmanda moved to Los Angeles and was cast for a guest role on the drama The Division and starred in the television series The Net on USA Network.eric_szmanda_03

Eric is a good friend of Marilyn Manson, and was one of only 60 guests when Manson married Dita Von Teese in Ireland.

He frequently talks about his interest in Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós.

(I actually don't mind Sigur Ros, I first heard them on the Gladiator Soundtrack and listened to a few of their songs.  They have a very strange sound, but very unique)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i was born in wisconsin to, thats kinda kwl, lol
eric is a wonderful actor, and i hope he does real well. :D