Eric Szmanda is an American actor who played the notable character, Greg Sanders, a forensic investigator on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Besides, he has also made an appearance in Three sisters, Rules of Attraction, The Division, and so on.

Szmanda was born on the 24th of July, 1975 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was raised by his parents in Mukwonago, Wisconsin after the family relocated there.

Net Worth

Eric Szmanda is estimated to have a net worth of $8 Million. Eric may be earning money from his real estate deals and acceptances in addition to his acting job.

He has reportedly been collecting about $3,790,850 from his endorsement and sponsorship relationships with various firms. Eric is involved in more than just the acting industry.

He supported the effort done by former CSI co-star Jorja Fox and ADI (Animal Defenders International) in March 2017. The American celebrity owns a luxurious home in Los Angeles thanks to his big net worth and good pay.

The house is 3,431 square feet in size and includes 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. He paid roughly 2.495 million for this home back in July 2005. However, little is known about his vehicles.

Family Background And Uncle Ray

Eric is born to Donald Szmanda and his wife Elaine Szmanda and was raised alongside his siblings. He grew up sharing lovely moments with his two brothers Robert and Brett.

Eric Szmandas uncle Ray Szmanda
Eric Szmanda’s uncle Ray Szmanda
source: Menards

His brother Brett is a stuntman and has one credit for the stunt on his IMDb profile for Saint Francis.

Likewise, his great uncle Ray Szmanda, an American radio and television reporter who is famous in the Midwest famous for his enthusiastic ads for Menard’s, a chain of hardware stores.

Educational Background

Szmanda received his primary education at Mukwonago High School and subsequently Caroll College which is located in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Furthermore, he graduated from the American Academic of Dynamic Arts, Pasadena, California after attending classes for four years.

Is Eric Szmanda married?

Eric Szmanda is a single guy who has not introduced his love partner yet. He has been living a professional life and is just focusing on his career. However, it may also be the case that he is in a secret relationship and has not shared it with the public.

According to a dating celeb, he had at least one relationship in the past. Maybe, Szmanda will find a suitable and beautiful partner for him in near future.

Eric As Greg Sanders

Eric is most widely known for his portrayal of Greg Sanders in the American Drama series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Greg is a geek nerd who is a CSI Technician and has the rank of DNA technician.

Random Greg Sanders Moments

Greg was a lab technician in the Crime Lab prior to becoming a CSI, but in “Who Shot Sherlock?” he passed his final exam to become a Level 1 CSI. Greg has since been promoted to Level 3, though.

This character is also the one who has the longest screen time among all the CSI characters,


Szmanda went to Thailand to observe the living conditions of Burmese refugees who had fled their home country because she supports the U.S. Campaign for Burma. 

Together with his former CSI co-star Jorja Fox, Szmanda demonstrated his support for Animal Defenders International (ADI) in March 2017. The two participated in organizing a charity event to raise money for a group that works to protect animals worldwide from circuses and other forms of animal abuse.

He went to the White House with Fox to support the introduction of a bill that would safeguard and end the usage of animals in circuses.

Music Lover

The Three sisters actor, Szmanda is a hardcore music lover. He was a drummer until about freshman year in high school. He mostly enjoys the music of the Icelandic band Sigur Rós.

He goes to many concerts and posts his well-spent moments on his social media. Some of the bands that he has visited for concerts are Nation of language, Born music, Sigur Ros, and many more.

Has A Picture Clicked With Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox is an American singer and songwriter who has released several songs including Why, No more I love you’s, etc.

Eric Szmanda with Annie Lennox
Eric Szmanda with Annie Lennox
source; Instagram @ericszmanda

Eric got a chance to pose together with her in the year 1995 after he met her backstage upon completion of her show in central park. It was when he first came to New York. According to Eric, he had short silver hair at that time and Lennox liked it.

Viewers of CSI aggravated By Eric’s Brief Appearance In Mascara

As the character who has the longest screen time in the series, Eric has been a part of every story, highs, and lows.

Greg is one of the most famous and loved characters of the series who is depicted as a person with peculiar behavior and geeky. Having just a brief amount of screen time in the episode Mascara has aggravated the viewers.

The 200th episode of the series was also the worst and lowest rated episode of the show having only a 6.2 rating out of 10.

Professional Life

While in school, Eric began a marketing internship with the music conglomerate BMG. He accepted a role in a play at the Odyssey Theatre which garnered him the attention of an agent and manager. Within a few months, he landed the series regular role of “Jacob” on USA’s TV series “The Net”, which lasted for one season. 

He started his screen career in 1998 with the release of the TV series The Net, Following that, he has made his appearance on many series as well as movies like The Division, The Rules of Attraction, CSI, Little Athens, and so on. Throughout his career, Eric has had 25 credits as an actor.

Owns A Dog

Eric is an animal-loving person who has a deep sense of care and affection towards them. His passion is to fight and help animals who are being treated cruelly and abused, and he’s done a lovely job of it over the years.

Eric Szmanda with his pet dog
Eric Szmanda with his pet dog
source: Instagram @ericszmnada

His Instagram feed is filled with pictures of his dog and other animals including mountain gorillas.

Currently, he has a white colored dog that is closer to him. He travels with him and also spends a lot of time. The two have shared many beautiful times together and have posted them on Instagram.

Eric also had another dog who passed away. He misses him a lot and remembers him.

The Physical Appearance Of Szmanda

Eric is appreciated for his blonde hair and light brown eyes. He stands tall with a height of 5 ft and 10 inches( 180 cm). He has maintained his weight of around 73 kg equivalent to 169 lbs and has not put on excessive body fat.

Furthermore, his appearance is enhanced by his beard which makes his appearance more masculine.

Social Media Presence

Eric has a strong social media presence, he loves to keep in touch with his audience through his social media platforms. The actor has a sustainable fan following who follows him on his Instagram account.

Additionally, he frequently seems to post pictures and stories regarding his well-spent days. He has an Instagram name under @ericszmanda. He has more than 25k followers and has posted about his personal and professional life.

Likewise, his Twitter id @ericszmanda has a similar range of followers as his Instagram account. He has accumulated more than 23k on this social media platform.

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