Eric Close

Eric Close – People’s Choice Awards 2013 – Arrivals – Nokia Theatre L.A. Live – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: 39th Annual People’s Choice Awards – Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Eric Randolph Close

Place of Birth: Staten Island, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 24, 1967

*father – English, German
*mother – Hungarian

Eric Close is an American actor. His roles include the shows Without a Trace and Nashville.

His father is mostly of English and German descent. His mother is Hungarian. He was raised in Indiana, Michigan, and San Diego, California. Eric is married to Keri, with whom he has two children.

Eric’s paternal grandfather likely was Maurice W. Close (the son of Benjamin Lockwood Close and Emma May Shumaker). Benjamin was the son of Samuel Lockwood Close and Mary Louisa Foote. Emma was the daughter of Joseph Shumaker and Mary Ann Bibighaus Weiler, whose father was German.

Eric’s paternal grandmother likely was Mildred Emma Nagle (the daughter of Charles Fredrick Nagle and Elmyra Ann “Myra” Draper). Charles was the son of German parents, August Nagle and Mary Kessler. Elmyra was the daughter of William Draper and Joanna E. Porter.

Eric’s maternal grandfather was named Kalman Fordos. Kalman was born in Hungary, to a mother surnamed Tarcsi.

Eric’s maternal grandmother was named Zomilla. Zomilla was born in Hungary.

Sources: Death record of Eric’s maternal grandfather, Kalman Fordos –

Obituary of Eric’s maternal grandmother, Zomilla Fordos –

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    I watched this guy in “Suits”

    Thanks for adding him

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