Show Days of Our Lives
BIRTHDATE: July 27
BIRTHPLACE: Harrisburg, PA
YEARS ON SHOW: 2002-2008
MARITAL STATUS: Wed wife Lisa in 2003
CHILDREN: twin sons Mason and Chase in April 2006
Eric Martsolf grew up with brother Justin, mom Nancy (a teacher) and dad Rick (a lawyer) in Harrisburg, PA. In the early ’90s, during his breaks from Dickinson College, he showed off his singing and dancing chops during a sweet gig at Hershey Park, a chocolate-theme park nearby.
After receiving a political science degree, he chucked his plans to become an attorney and embarked on a career as a performer. That road let him to the sea, where he sang on a cruise ship. Afterward, he landed in Dollywood, Dolly Parton’s amusement park, located in Pigeon Forge, TN. After two years performing there, Martsolf signed a four-year contract playing Pharaoh in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on a national tour.
With about 40 musicals and plays on his resumé, Martsolf landed a role on PASSIONS in 2002. He played a demon in hell when Theresa attempted to commit suicide. Later that year, he returned for a much bigger role — Ethan (replacing original portrayer Travis Schuldt). In December 2002, the actor proposed to girlfriend Lisa, a professional dancer and choreographer. They married the following year and welcomed fraternal twin boys, Mason and Chase, on April 7, 2006. Martsolf left PASSIONS two years later in 2008 when the show ended and soon after showed in Salem as the nuBrady Black on DAYS.
- Sang a duet with Dolly Parton.
- Once worked at Universal Studios as Spider-Man, the Green Goblin, the Scorpion King and Elwood Blues.
- In sixth grade, he was bit on the right cheek by a brown recluse spider in the Poconos Mountains.
- Knows how to speak French.
- Plays drums.