Erik Stocklin Biography

Erik Stocklin is an American actor known for his roles in TV shows and feature films. He gained recognition for his performances in the TV series ‘Stalker’ and the Netflix original series ‘Haters Back Off’. Starting his career with a significant role in the TV series ‘First Day’, Stocklin later appeared in the supernatural drama series ‘The Vampire Diaries’ before making his cinematic debut in the film ‘Donner Pass’. His popularity grew after his recurring role in the crime drama series ‘Stalker’. However, his most notable work to date is his main role in the Netflix original series ‘Haters Back Off’, which revolves around a self-centered and overconfident young performer’s pursuit of fame on YouTube.

Quick Facts

  • Also Known As: Erik Flynn Stocklin
  • Age: 41 Years, 41 Year Old Males
  • Family:
    • Spouse/Ex-: Colleen Ballinger (m. 2018)
    • Children: Flynn Timothy Stocklin
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Height: 6’1″ (185 cm)
  • U.S. State: New Jersey
  • Education: Southern Connecticut State University

Early Career

Erik Stocklin’s career began in 2010, with a role in the TV series ‘First Day’. The following year, he had a guest role in the popular supernatural drama TV series ‘The Vampire Diaries’. The series, which revolved around a teenage girl falling in love with a 162-year-old vampire after losing her parents in a car accident, received mixed reviews but was highly popular with audiences.

In 2011, Stocklin made his film debut with a role in the horror movie ‘Donner Pass’. The film was based on a true incident where a group of explorers gets trapped in a mountain pass during winter and resorts to cannibalism to survive.

Film and TV Roles

In 2012, Stocklin had a supporting role in the romantic comedy film ‘Nesting’, which focused on a couple in their 30s trying to reignite their relationship. The following year, he appeared in the comedy drama film ‘Grey Sheep’, which followed two half-brothers brought together by their father’s death, leading them on a life-changing adventure.

Stocklin played a main role in the mystery drama series ‘Mistresses’, which received mostly negative reviews from critics and was eventually canceled after four seasons. From 2014 to 2015, he had a recurring role in the crime drama series ‘Stalker’, playing the character Perry Whitley, who stalks a woman named Beth Davis. The show also received negative reviews.

Throughout the years, Stocklin has also made guest appearances in TV shows such as ‘Major Crimes’ (2015), ‘Criminal Minds’ (2016), and ‘Girlboss’ (2017).

Breakthrough Role

In 2016, Stocklin began playing an important role in the comedy series ‘Haters Back Off’, which was released on Netflix. The show revolved around the fictional character Miranda Sings, a self-absorbed and overconfident young performer trying to gain fame on YouTube. ‘Haters Back Off’ received mixed reviews from critics.

Recent Work

In 2018, Stocklin appeared in the science fiction movie ‘High Voltage’ (originally titled ‘Hollow Body’). The film tells the story of a singer who is killed by a lightning strike but is resurrected with special electric abilities.

Personal Life

Erik Stocklin was born on September 24, 1982, in Freehold, New Jersey, US. Not much is known about his early life and childhood. He attended Southern Connecticut State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre in 2007.

In early 2018, Stocklin confirmed that he was dating social media personality Colleen Ballinger, with whom he co-starred in the series ‘Haters Back Off’. The couple got married later that year and welcomed a baby boy in December 2018.

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