Eric Kyle Szmanda was born on the 24th July 1975 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, and is an actor probably best recognized for starring in the role of Greg Sanders in the CBS drama series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2000-2015). His career has been active since 1998.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Eric Szmanda is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Eric’s net worth is over $8 million, accumulated through his successful career in the entertainment industry.
Eric Szmanda Net Worth $8 Million
Eric Szmanda is the son of Donald and Elaine Szmanda, and spent his childhood with two brothers in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, where he attended the Mukwonago High School, and was very active in local theater, including school productions. Upon matriculation, he enrolled at Carroll College, graduating at the age of 19, after which he continued his education at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California. While he was a student, Eric began working in the music industry, collaborating with BMG, and soon moved to Chicago, Illinois, in order to pursue his career in the film industry.
Thus, Eric’s professional acting career began in 1998, when he was selected for the role of Jacob Resh in the TV series “The Net”, which lasted only a year, but was followed by a role in the TV film “Dodge’s City” (1999). Since then, his career has only gone upwards, as well as his net worth, as he was chosen in 2000 to portray DNA technician and investigator Greg Sanders in the police drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, directed by Anthony E. Zuiker. The show marked his career, as he appeared in one of the leading roles in 15 seasons, as it lasted until 2015, starring alongside such actors as Laurence Fishburne, George Eads, and Marg Helgenberger.
Furthermore, he reprised the role in the TV film “CSI: Immortality” (2015), and beside that, has provided his voice in several video games – “CSI: 3 Dimensions Of Murder” (2006), “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – Hard Evidence” (2007), “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – Deadly Intent” (2009), and in “CSI: Fatal Conspiracy” (2010), which added a considerable amount to his net worth.
To speak further about his career, Eric has also appeared in such film titles as “100 Girls” (2000), “The Rules Of Attraction” (2002), and “Shadow Of Fear” (2012), and has made guest appearances in such TV series as “Oh Baby” (2000), and “The Division” (2001), among others, all of which increased his net worth.
Additionally to his acting career, Eric launched Secretfuntime.com, a late night variety show on the Internet, as well as Erockster.com, a digital radio station, which add to his net worth.
When it comes to speak about his personal life, Eric Szmanda dated fashion designer Lauren Bradley in 2002, and from 2002 to 2004 he was in a relationship with Lola Ring. Currently, he is single. Eric is known as a big supporter of the US Campaign for Burma. In free time, he is very active on his official Twitter account.
He likes the music of the Icelandic band Sigur Rós.
In his first movie the producer he was working with requested that he changed his name
Played drums until about freshman year in high school
He has two brothers named Rob and Brett
Is a fan of Marilyn Manson. In 2003, he appeared in the video to Manson''s song "Saint" along with Asia Argento, who also directed it. The video has never aired in the United States.
Acted in numerous plays in high school
Attended high school in Mukwonago, Wisconsin; graduated in 1993
Great-nephew of former Menard's pitchman Ray Szmanda. Name rhymes with raw-panda.
Attended Carroll College in Wisconsin.
To learn something new everyday. I never thought I would be learning about science after college or after high school for that matter. It's kind of a double life for me, that part of the job. I could be doing a sitcom and I'd just be there making dumb jokes, but now I'm making dumb jokes and learning something.
"I couldn't ask for a better springboard. There was no doubt in my mind, by the time they offered me the role, that the show ( CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) )was going to be huge. It was already doing really well, and I was really lucky to get in when I did. It's also a great learning environment." Interview with Joyce Abano, March 31, 2004.