Eric Colton is a native of Franklin, Michigan and a 2006 graduate of Michigan State University.
Eric is the oldest of three boys. His father, Michael, is an attorney and his mother, Michele, is a real estate agent. Eric’s acting career began in high school, when he booked his first ever audition for a regional TV commercial in Metro-Detroit. He continued acting in commercials and modeling work throughout high school.
Eric enrolled at Michigan State University to study theatre and public relations. The summer after his freshman year, Eric headed to Los Angeles with his older cousin, Laura, who was moving there to pursue acting as well. Laura's mother, "Aunt Bri" also came for the trip. Ever the 'old Hollywood' expert and Elvis super-fan, Aunt Bri had been an early catalyst of Eric's movie star dreams, and her presence was a fitting inspiration on his first journey to Los Angeles.
Eric quickly found representation in Los Angeles. His summer vacation turned into six months of auditioning for commercial, film and television roles. He co-starred on the CBS sitcom, "A Minute with Stan Hooper" (2004), and did several print and runway jobs before heading home to finish his B.A. in Communication at Michigan State.
Eric returned to Los Angeles after graduating from MSU with honors in the spring of 2006. Six months later, Eric earned a supporting role in the feature film “The Last One” (2008).
Since his early successes in Los Angeles, Eric has continued his work in independent films, portraying the real-life San Diego disc jockey, "Lucious Lee," in the comedy "Ugly Shoes" (2012). He also had a large supporting role in the psychological thriller, "Violence of the Mind" (2013).
Eric played Phillip Gross in the highly anticipated "Alongside Night" (2014), a futuristic thriller based on the 1979 novel by J. Neil Schulman.
Shortly after production wrapped, Eric found himself working a night shoot on the set of the Comedy Central TV series, Eagleheart. It was there that he met his business partner, Emanuel Millar. After a powerful conversation at 3:30 am, the two exchanged information and began working together full-time. Millar became Eric's manager and they have collaborated on several projects and business ventures since.
In June of 2014, Eric moved to New York to study with legendary acting teacher Susan Batson. He worked daily with Susan for the next four months. While in New York, he guest-starred in the Oxygen channel sketch comedy series, "My Crazy Love." While living in New York, Eric began filming the feature film "The Hunter's Anthology." Production is on-going throughout 2017.
Eric landed a supporting role in the Dirty Empire feature "Iris," which filmed in Brooklyn in 2016. The film is scheduled for release in 2017.
He returned to Los Angeles in the fall of 2016 to film Super Deluxe's YouTube sensation "Khadi & Joanne," wracking up over 4 million views in its first two months.
Colton also completed three feature film scripts in 2016 with manager/co-writer Emanuel Millar.
Eric Colton resides in both New York and Los Angeles.