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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 15 February 1979Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nickname Kaiser

Mini Bio (1)

Kaj-Erik Eriksen (Pronounced "Kai-Erik") begin his acting career in Vancouver, British Columbia at the age of six. After only a few jobs as an extra and a couple of small speaking roles, He got his first big break when he landed a part in the independent film "Quarantine".

Shortly after "Quarantine", Kaj did his first of two guest stars on the TV show "MacGyver", which was his favorite show as a child.

In 1991, after working on a number of movies, and guest starring on various television series, Kaj booked the role of David Scali, the son of Michael Chiklis' character on the long-running ABC drama "The Commish". The well-respected show catapulted Eriksen into the mainstream American TV world, earning him nominations for a Hollywood Reporter Youth Star Award, a Youth in Film Award, and two YTV Achievement awards.

During The Commish's five year run, Eriksen worked on numerous other projects including the re-make of the classic film "Captains Courageous", and TV shows "Goosebumps" and "Are you afraid of the dark".

At age 17 when "The Commish" had ended, Eriksen moved to Los Angeles and continued his career and school there. Appearing in such shows as "Home improvement" and "Walker Texas Ranger"

Kaj was happy to return to Vancouver in 1999 to shoot two seasons of "Beggars and Choosers", a short-lived series that received critical praise as well as a wonderful cult following.

In 2001 after returning to Los Angeles, Kaj landed the role of Jeremy Peters on David E. Kelley's "Boston Public". What was supposed to be a four episode arc turned into a recurring role that lasted 2 seasons. It also ended up being one of Eriksen's most recognizable roles to date.

Eriksen returned to Vancouver once again in 2004 to shoot the hit USA Network television series "The 4400", one of his favorite projects to work on to date due the the close "family atmosphere" of the cast and crew.

During Eriksen's 25 years in the business, he has guest starred on many popular TV shows including "Tru Calling", "Stephen King's Dead Zone", "Star Trek: Enterprise", "NCIS", Criminal Minds" and "The Closer".

In 2010 kaj starred alongside Richard Thomas in the Hallmark movie "Time After Time"

He currently resides in Los Angeles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (10)

First name is pronounced Kai-Erik but goes by Kaj (Kai)
Was the 2000-2001 Canadian "Duck, duck, goose" West coast regional's champion
His favorite musicians are The Dave Matthews Band and Otis Redding.
Favorite movie is Stand by Me (1986).
Has dual U.S./Canadian citizenship
Hobbies include scuba diving, photography and riding his ATV
Best friends with Richard Kahan (co-star of The 4400) and actor/comedian, Ed Ackerman.
Studies martial arts.
Is black belt in karate.
Collects Victorinox Swiss army knives. An obsession that started as a kid due to his love of the television show MacGyver.

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