Sunday, September 19, 2004

FOREVER YOUNG

Talk about a teenage wasteland, 27-year-old actor Eric Balfour* has been playing high schoolers since 1997, if not before. He was Willow and Xander's doomed nerd friend Jesse in the first two eps of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and is now in a recurring and increasingly more f-ed up role as Claire Fisher (Lauren Ambrose)'s boyfriend Gabriel on Six Feet Under. (Trivia: Eric and Lauren Ambrose were also both in the Jennifer Love Hewitt vehicle Can't Hardly Wait.)

That's at least seven years of high school. Maybe it's time to kick the pot-and-embalming fluid addiction and hire a tutor.


*The My Urban Kvetch Bloggerette wonders if he's related to the 1917 Balfour Declaration.

4 Comments:

At 3:34 PM, September 19, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Claire is in college, though, so at least he got to age a little.

-Karol

 
At 1:14 AM, September 20, 2004, Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

Karol, you are correct. Plus, I just learned that the new NBC show Hawaii also features Eric Balfour, as a cop. So his range, as far as both ages and character traits played, expands...

 
At 11:22 AM, September 20, 2004, Blogger Stephen said...

Balfour's character on SFU was revealed to be dead at the end of the third season, so I guess he stopped being "increasingly fucked up" right around then.

(And yes Esther, you do look like Lauren Ambrose. When I saw you on Broadway last week I at first thought you were her :)).

 
At 11:50 AM, September 20, 2004, Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

Oh crap, Steve. I've just finished Season 2 on DVD. Nice seeing you on Broadway. I hope to be on Broadway many times in the future, in whatever sense.

 

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My Urban Kvetch: FOREVER YOUNG

Sunday, September 19, 2004

FOREVER YOUNG

Talk about a teenage wasteland, 27-year-old actor Eric Balfour* has been playing high schoolers since 1997, if not before. He was Willow and Xander's doomed nerd friend Jesse in the first two eps of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and is now in a recurring and increasingly more f-ed up role as Claire Fisher (Lauren Ambrose)'s boyfriend Gabriel on Six Feet Under. (Trivia: Eric and Lauren Ambrose were also both in the Jennifer Love Hewitt vehicle Can't Hardly Wait.)

That's at least seven years of high school. Maybe it's time to kick the pot-and-embalming fluid addiction and hire a tutor.


*The My Urban Kvetch Bloggerette wonders if he's related to the 1917 Balfour Declaration.

4 Comments:

At 3:34 PM, September 19, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Claire is in college, though, so at least he got to age a little.

-Karol

 
At 1:14 AM, September 20, 2004, Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

Karol, you are correct. Plus, I just learned that the new NBC show Hawaii also features Eric Balfour, as a cop. So his range, as far as both ages and character traits played, expands...

 
At 11:22 AM, September 20, 2004, Blogger Stephen said...

Balfour's character on SFU was revealed to be dead at the end of the third season, so I guess he stopped being "increasingly fucked up" right around then.

(And yes Esther, you do look like Lauren Ambrose. When I saw you on Broadway last week I at first thought you were her :)).

 
At 11:50 AM, September 20, 2004, Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

Oh crap, Steve. I've just finished Season 2 on DVD. Nice seeing you on Broadway. I hope to be on Broadway many times in the future, in whatever sense.

 

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