Eric Christian Olsen Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth

Who is Eric Christian Olsen?

Eric Christian Olsen is a popular American actor. Olsen is recognized for his portrayals of Investigator Marty Deeks on the CBS television series NCIS: Los Angeles. He is also known for his role as Austin in the movie Not Another Teen Movie.

Eric Christian Olsen

Eric Christian Olsen Career

Olsen’s initial starring role was the titular role in the 1999 TV movie Arthur’s Quest, and then gave an Emmy submitted portrayal of a dying burn victim on NBC’s ER. Olsen’s following role was a short one in HBO’s Black Cat Run. He soon landed a starring role in the Fox television series Get Real, portraying Cameron Green. The series lasted for a year prior to him making his transition onto the big screen when he portrayed Ben Affleck‘s gunner in Pearl Harbor, which was quickly followed by a leading role as Austin’s ”The Cocky Blond Gut” in the teen send up feature film Not Another Teen Movie.

He next played Jake in the teen comedy The Hot Chick. Olsen received the role of Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, the prequel to the hit film Dumb and Dumberer in 2003. He then played alongside Chris Evans for the second time in Cellular. Olsen starred in the yet-to-be-launched Mojave and then joined the last season of Fox’s Tru Calling. He also received three highly contrasting roles in 2006 and 2007 with the launch of Beerfest, Licence to Wed, and Zach Braff’s The Last Kiss. He co-starred as Sully in the Fox sitcom The Loop, had four other projects in 2008, and went on to live in Malibu, California.


Olsen appeared in various episodes of the first season of the Community sitcom as Vaughn, a usually shirtless, neo-hippie student, musician, and athlete in 2009. He also appeared on Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s streaming video website Funny or Die, with a small series of segments featuring a character named Perry Hilton, a parody of Paris Hilton. Olsen later starred in the 2011 science-fiction horror movie The Thing. He then plays Detective Marty Deeks on the CBS show NCIS: Los Angeles. Olsen’s character appeared in two episodes of season one prior to joining the cast as a series regular in the second season. His sister-in-law, Daniela Ruah, is one of his co-stars.

Eric is also a producer of a short movie ”Bald” from 2014 and executive producer of a documentary ”Andy Irons: Kissed by God” in 2018. He has his own production company Cloud Nine Productions. Olsen also began his first show as an executive producer picked up in production for Hulu titled ”Woke”, in 2019. He then made his writing breakthrough with the season 11 episode 10 (the 250th overall episode) of NCIS: Los Angeles named ”Mother”, which aired December 1, 2019.

How old is Eric Christian Olsen?

Eric Christian Olsen is aged 44 as of 2021, having been born on May 31, 1977, in Eugene, Oregon, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Clint Eastwood, Colin Farrell, Brooke ShieldsPaolo Sorrentino, Evan Fong, Walt Whitman, Gregory Harrison, Kyle Secor, among others.

Eric Christian Olsen

Eric Christian Olsen Family

Who are Eric Christian Olsen’s parents?

Eric Christian Olsen was born in Eugene, Oregon, to Jeanne Donstad and Paul V. Olsen. His mother was a non-denominational chaplain, while his father was a professor of English, and head track and cross country coach of Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. He is of Norwegian descent and grew up in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Does Eric Christian Have siblings?

Olsen was born to his parents into a family of two children as the youngest. He has one older sibling, brother David Paul Olsen, who acts as his stunt double. David is married to Eric’s NCIS: Los Angeles co-star and actress Daniela Ruah.

Eric Christian Olsen Education

Olsen attended Bettendorf Middle and High School. He later trained in improv. with ComedySportz Quad Cities and later joined the cast.

Eric Christian Olsen Interests

Olsen was interested in sports, while in high school and also in Japanese and Chinese languages. He works with the charity Hats Off for Cancer as an Honorary Board Member and Spokesperson, featured on their Public Service Announcement video. Together with his wife, they are members of the Board of Directors of Environmental Media Awards.

Eric Christian Olsen Wife

In 2012 Olsen married the love of his life, Sarah Wright, and is happily married to the date. They had engaged in October 2011 and married near Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on June 23, 2012. Together the couple has three children in their happy marriage.

The pair were featured in a 2015 episode of the HGTV series House Hunters purchasing a vacation home near Jackson Hole. They are members of the Board of Directors of Environmental Media Awards.

Eric Christian Olsen Kids

Olsen and his loving and supportive wife Wright have three children together in their marriage. The couple has a son Wyatt Oliver Olsen and two daughters Esme Olivia Olsen and Winter Story Olsen.

Eric Christian Olsen Height

Olsen has a well-built, muscular, and athletic body with an average height of 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) and a weight of 81 kg (180 lbs).

Eric Christian Olsen Net Worth

American professional actor, Olsen has been active from 1997 to the present. He has appeared in various films and also produced several films, in addition to writing the season 11 episode 10 of NCIS: Los Angeles. Olsen has garnered an estimated net worth of approximately $13 million as of 2022.

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