Eric was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. He attended Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute and also attended Sir John A. MacDonald Collegiate. With the support of his parents, Eric spent three years at the Ryerson Theater School in Toronto and the Banff Center for the Arts, and went on to spend five seasons with Canada's Stratford Festival. Eric then moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, where he also moved into television and movies. Eric makes his home in both Vancouver and Los Angeles.