Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Erich spent the majority of his life in Houston, Texas. While in Houston, he attended The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts where he studied theater/acting. He then graduated from UCLA's theater, film and television department.
Erich is an Eagle Scout and helped a mentally challenged scout become an Eagle Scout as well.
Erich has been acting since the age of 5 in various films, television, and commercial projects. His work on the television show America's Most Wanted helped capture parents who murdered their son.
Erich is a big sports fan and has traveled extensively throughout Europe and China.