Betty a La Mode

Eric Mabius


From a zombie slaying cop to a lesbian’s boyfriend [it’s complicated!], Eric has had a wide range of roles before securing a place on ‘Ugly Betty’ as ‘Daniel Meade’.

Eric was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on April 22nd 1971. He attended Amherst Regional High School, where he was voted “Most Dramatic Boy” as a senior.

Eric first debuted into the word of acting with the 1995 indie film, ‘Welcome To The Dollhouse’ which has since lead on to films such as ‘Cruel Intentions’, ‘I Shot Andy Warhol’ & ‘Lawn Dogs’. His largest in a movie role was as ‘Matt Addison’ in ‘Resident Evil’ starring opposite Milla Jovovich.

As well as film, he has appeared in shows such as ‘The O.C’ & ‘Chicago Hope’. His most notable role in a television series before ‘Ugly Betty’ was as ‘Tim’ in ‘The L Word’.

He currently lives with his wife Ivy and has a son, Maxfield Elliot.

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Career Timeline

  • 2006 Cast in “Ugly Betty” (ABC) as Mode magazine’s editor in chief
  • 2005 Cast in “The O.C.” (Fox) as the new dean of discipline at the Harbor School
  • 2005 Co-starred in the short-lived ABC drama “Eyes”
  • 2004 Cast as Mia Kirshner’s boyfriend on the first season of Showtime’s “The L Word”
  • 2000 to 2001 Had recurring role as football coach Krupps on “Popular” (The WB)
  • 2000 Starred opposite Kirsten Dunst in the sequel “The Crow: Salvation”
  • 1999 Appeared in an episode of “Millennium” (Fox)
  • 1999 Had a small role as a closeted gay high school football star in “Cruel Intentions”
  • 1999 Was featured in the Sundance Film Festival entries “The Minus Man” and “Splendor”
  • 1997 Guest starred in an episode of CBS’ “Chicago Hope”
  • 1997 Had a featured role in “Lawn Dogs”
  • 1997 Starred in the drama “Black Circle Boys”
  • 1996 Appeared as a musician in “I Shot Andy Warhol”
  • 1996 Featured as an Amish arsonist in the CBS TV-movie “Harvest of Fire”
  • 1996 Filmed the youth romance “Myth America” on location in New York; film unreleased as of 1999
  • 1995 Featured role in “Welcome to the Dollhouse” as Steve Rodgers, the musician and Dawn Weiner’s crush



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