Erich Bergen Biography

Erich Bergen is an American actor, singer, and host who has gained fame for his roles in the 2014 musical drama film “Jersey Boys” as Bob Gaudio and Blake Moran in the show “Madam Secretary”. He is also famous for his appearance in the show “Gossip Girl” and is a well-known, hardworking and respected actor.

Early Life

Erich was born on 31st December 1985 in New York, the USA under the parenthood of David Bergen and Cindy Bergen. He belongs to the Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity and grew up with his family in New York although no details are available about his siblings. He was highly interested in acting since he was young and his parents enrolled him in after-school theatre. Erich has not revealed much about his early life but it is known that he completed his high school education at Ruddleford high school in New York. He was always interested in acting and drama thus, he went to after school theatre program called the Children’s Aid Society where he was noticed by an agent who suggested he join Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts in Loch Sheldrake, New York. He studied and took acting and drama training there for seven years.

Erich Bergen Career

Erich entered the world of entertainment when he was a kid as a child actor when he used to appear in promotions and campaigns for his parents.  After graduating from Stagedoor Manor institute, he started his career in acting and secured his debut role in 1996 with an episode of “Dana Carvey Show”. Later in 2009, he was cast in the role of Paul Hoffman for a few episodes in the famous show “Gossip Girl”. He is also a singer and is famous for the rock genre. In 2010, he released his first-ever studio album named “The Vegas Sessions”.

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As a host, he used to host a podcast series called Greenroom radio where he would interview Broadway actors. In 2012, he got the role of Paul in the television film “Joey Dakota” and the same year, he appeared in the show “Person of Interest” Bradley Petrosian for a few episodes, as Keith Flynn in “Franklin and Bash” and also appeared as a male nurse in “Children’s hospital”. The following year, he was cast in the movie “How sweet is it” as Ethan Trimble alongside Erika Christensen.

Widespread Fame

His career took a positive trajectory in 2014 when he appeared in the musical movie “Jersey Boys” as Bob Gaudio. The movie was a great success and his performance in the role was highly appreciated. He came to be more recognized as an actor and the same year, he bagged the lead role of personal secretary of state in the American political drama series “Madam Secretary” as Blake Moran. He appeared in the role till 2019 which aired on the CBS network. Meanwhile, in 2017 he also appeared in the comedy film “Humor me”. In 2021, he announced that he is set to appear in the musical “Waitress” based on a book by Jessi Nelson and a 2007 movie of the same name. He is anticipated to appear in the role of Dr. Pomatter.

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Erich Bergen Biography

Real Name Erich Bergen
Birth Date December 31, 1985
Age (as of 2022) 36 Years
Birth Place New York, New York, United States
Nationality American
Profession Actor, Presenter, Singer
Religion Judaism
Sun sign Capricorn

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 3” – in Centimeters – 190 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 85 kg  –  in Pounds –  187 lbs
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Slim

Family

Father David Bergen
Mother Cindy Bergen
Sister
Brother

Qualification/Education

School North Carolina School of the Arts
College Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Center

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Who is his girlfriend? None

Personal Life

Erich has not shared much about his personal life and relationships but it is known that he is currently single and unmarried. He has never openly revealed his relationship with past girlfriends. Moreover, due to his support for same-sex marriages, he was often rumored to be gay and was the victim of baseless stereotypes. Erich was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer in 2013 which also holds him back. He has to eventually undergo chemotherapy treatments to cure cancer. He shares a great love for pets and animals and often shares pictures with dogs and cats.

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Erich Bergen Net Worth

Erich has been in acting since the late 1990s and ever since he has actively been part of various television and well film productions. He has earned great reputation popularity as well as wealth over the years. He has sourced his income majorly from his acting profession and a few hosting and singing projects add to his income. His estimated net worth as of 2022 is estimated to be around $2 million.

Trivia

  • Erich appeared in a brief role for a few episodes in the 2019 show “tell me a story”.
  • He also appeared in a small role in the comedy-mystery show “Desperate Housewives”.
  • Erich also appeared as a Boston PD officer in a few episodes of the 2020 show ‘City on the hill”.
  • Recently he produced “The Rosie O’Donnel show” on Broadway and Youtube as a fundraiser for the actor’s fund where he invited the biggest Broadway celebrities.

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