July 17, 1976
La Miranda, California, United States
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Actor Eric Winter was a familiar face to daytime and primetime television viewers thanks to regular and supporting roles, often as romantic figures, in a number of popular shows, including "Days of Our Lives" (NBC, 1965- ), "The Mentalist" (CBS, 2008-15) and "Witches of East End" (Lifetime, 2013-14). Born Eric Barrett Winter on July 17, 1976 in La Mirada, California, he worked as a model in several high-profile campaigns, most notably a television spot for singer Britney Spears' fragrance line, "Curious," before making the transition to acting. Winter logged numerous hours as a guest star on episodic series before landing the role of Rex Brady on the long-running daytime soap opera "Days of Our Lives." He remained with the show until 2005, after which he returned to regular rotation as a guest star, pausing briefly to serve as a main cast member on the short-lived musical TV series "Viva Laughlin" (CBS, 2007) and in a recurring role as an ill-fated bull rider on the ABC Family series "Wildfire" (2005-08). During this period, he also played Matthew Rhys' love interest on "Brothers & Sisters" (ABC, 2006-2011), and a duplicitous pal of the addled heroes in "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay" (2009). In 2010, Winter began a two-year run in a recurring role on "The Mentalist" as an FBI agent with a hidden agenda. From there, he segued into a supporting romantic role on the short-lived Texas-based soap "GCB" (ABC, 2011-2012) and then series regular work on supernatural drama "Witches of East End" as Dash Gardiner, a warlock engaged to Jenna Dewan-Tatum's witch-in-training, who is caught in a love triangle with Dash and his brother Killian (Daniel DiTomasso).