erik von detten
  • Faith: Unknown
  • Career: Actor
  • Birthday:  October 03, 1982

Erik von Detten is a former actor and singer. He’s known for his roles in “Toy Story,” “Escape to Witch Mountain,” “Brink!,” “Meego,” “The Princess Diaries,” “Complete Savages,” and “So Weird.” He voiced Erwin Lawson through the entire run of “Recess” and the series’ four successive direct-to-video films. Von Detten was born in San Diego, the son of Susan von Detten and Volker von Detten. He has three sisters and a brother.

His family moved to a two-story house in El Segundo, California, when he was a young child. In El Segundo, von Detten attended the local public elementary school and was a member of the Cub Scouts. One of von Detten’s earliest roles was Nicholas Alamain on the daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives” from 1992 until 1993, appearing in 55 episodes. Nicholas was revealed to be the secret son of Lawrence Alamain and Carly Manning, two of the show’s significant characters. As a result, von Detten was heavily involved in some of the show’s main storylines despite being only 10 years old.

In 1995, when he was 13, von Detten provided the voice of the heartless and villainous toy tormentor Sid Phillips in “Toy Story.” He starred in the movie “Christmas Every Day” in 1996, played Wally Cleaver in the 1997 film “Leave It to Beaver,” and in 1998, had the lead as the title character in the Disney Channel original movie “Brink!” He followed this up on the TV series “So Weird,” on which he played Clu Bell from 1999 to 2001. Von Detten also appeared in a theatrical release as Josh Bryant in “The Princess Diaries” in 2001.

Additionally, he’s made several television appearances in shows like “Dinotopia,” the first celebrity edition of the ABC reality show “The Mole,” the third season’s “Celebrity Mole Hawaii,” and Fox’s “Malcolm in the Middle.” Von Detten has also played the part of Chris Savage in the short-lived sitcom “Complete Savages.” In 2007, he made his stage debut in the children’s play “The Christmas Princess” in Santa Monica. In 2009, he was featured in the music video “Wanted” by pop singer Jessie James. In 2010, he made a brief cameo appearance before he retired from acting in “Toy Story 3,” reprising his role as Sid Phillips, who’s now a garbageman in his 20s.

As of 2018, von Detten worked for Rosland Capital, a precious metals asset management firm. He’s now a sales manager at a commodities brokerage firm. He’s been married to his wife, Angela, since 2018, and they share three children.

What religion is Erik von Detten?

Erik von Detten has Jewish ancestry. However, it’s unclear if he practices the Jewish faith or any faith for that matter. When asked if he missed acting, von Detten said, “Absolutely. There is definitely a tinge of that, but at the same time, it’s met with other benefits, such as being able to lead a life in public. I mean, when you have that level of notoriety, your life just takes on a whole new course. So, on the one hand, yeah, it would be great if my career followed a similar path as someone like Anne Hathaway’s, and I was put into that caliber. But, at the same time, I’m fortunate in that my alternative career worked out really well.”

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