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Ethan Erickson


A native of the Twin Cities, Ethan Erickson first performed as a gymnast before discovering a natural talent for performing on camera. Moving west for college, Erickson graduated from University of California Santa Barbara with a bachelor's degree in English Literature. 

Lighting up the silver screen, Erickson has starred in feature films including thriller "Dorian," "The In Crowd," "Burn," and the critically acclaimed independent film "Jawbreaker." 

Erickson has also been seen on a variety of popular primetime dramas and comedies including recurring roles on "CSI: NY" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." He has guest-starred on everything from "Friends" and "Joey" to "Monk," "The “Starter Wife," "CSI: Miami," and "CSI," completing the "CSI" trifecta. As a series regular, Erickson played designer John Cotter on the MY Network TV series "Fashion House." Erickson starred opposite Jennie Garth in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie "Accidentally in Love" and recently starred in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie "I Married Who?" 

Most recently, Erickson steamed up the CW's update of "Melrose Place," portraying epicurean executive chef and restaurant co-owner Marcello, boss to Violet and Auggie, played by Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Colin Egglesfield.

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