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ERIC BALFOUR (Mahmoud) has already made a name for himself playing interesting and eclectic characters. His career in entertainment began at the age of fifteen when a talent scout cast him as a series regular on the hit dancing and singing show "Kids Incorporated." He has since established himself as the go to guy for both the television and film communities. 

Most recently Balfour was seen in the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning Fox TV drama "24”, reprising his season one role as Milo, the smart and eccentric resident computer expert at the CTU. In addition to his successful television career, Balfour has recently wrapped production on several films including Dimension's HELL RIDE, which will be released on August 8, 2008 and Mandate Film's THE HORSEMEN, opposite Dennis Quaid, also set for release in 2008.

Balfour's extensive list of television credits includes a starring role in Dick Wolf, "Conviction” on NBC where he played Brian Peluso within a group of young Assistant District Attorneys battling some of the most difficult legal cases in New York. He was also seen as a series regular on the Golden Globe winning HBO series "Six Feet Under” for creator/writer Alan Ball. Balfour played Gabe, the drug addicted troubled boyfriend of Claire (Lauren Ambrose). Other television credits include "NYPD Blue," "The West Wing" and "Chicago Hope" and most recently, "The Ex List” opposite Elizabeth Reaser. 

On the big screen, Balfour has recently starred in several hits, including IN HER SHOES, for Twentieth Century FOX, directed by Curtis Hansen and opposite Cameron Diaz and the remake of the cult classic hit THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE - produced by Michael Bay for his company Platinum Dunes and directed by Marcus Nispel. Balfour was also seen in the New Line feature SECOND HAND LIONS opposite Haley Joel Osmett. Other credits include Revolution Studio's AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS opposite Julia Roberts and John Cusak; Paramount Pictures' Nancy Meyers' film WHAT WOMEN WANT opposite Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt, CAN'T HARDLY WAIT and TROJAN WAR.

In addition to his screen time, Balfour is also involved is many other endeavors. As the lead singer of his band Born as Ghosts, he sells out headlining shows at clubs around town including The House of Blues and The Viper Room. With a lively sound that mixes reggae, hip-hop, soul, rock and funk, Balfour and his band members are gearing up for the 2008 Summer Warped Tour. 

In his downtime Eric likes to surf and snowboard. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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