Eric Pryor

Eric Pryor



Eric Pryor is an American actor, director, and producer. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he attended the St. Louis University School of Law, graduating with honors. After graduation, he decided to pursue a career in acting instead of practicing law.

Eric’s first major acting role was in the 1999 comedy, This Is My Life. He portrayed the character of Michael, a successful businessman who is struggling to cope with his daughter's newfound fame. His performance was praised by critics and he won a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy or Musical.

In the early 2000s, Eric began to take on more serious roles. He starred in the independent film, The Woodsman, as a former convict who is trying to start a new life. He earned critical acclaim for his performance, and received an Independent Spirit Award nomination.

In the mid 2000s, Eric began to focus more on directing and producing. He directed the critically acclaimed film, Jesus' Son, starring Billy Crudup and Samantha Morton. He also produced the 2009 drama, The Messenger, starring Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster.

In 2011, Eric returned to acting with the lead role in the comedy-drama, The Descendants. He played an aging father who must come to terms with his daughter's rebellious behavior. His performance won him an Academy Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.

In recent years, Eric has continued to act, direct, and produce. He has starred in films such as The Book of Henry, The Hollars, and Instant Family. He also produced and directed the short film, The Land, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.

Eric Pryor is an inspiring example of an actor who has been able to transition from comedic roles to more serious ones. His versatility, hard work, and dedication to his craft has helped him to achieve success in both acting and producing.

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