|Spouse(s)||Lisa Kouchak (2003–present)|
Eric Martsolf (born July 27, 1971) is an American television actor. Since November 2008, he has played the role of Brady Black on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives for which he won a Daytime Emmy in 2014. He also played the role of Ethan Winthrop in the NBC soap opera Passions from 2002 to 2008.
Martsolf sang on a Hawaiian cruise ship and has modeled for over 50 designers, companies, and businesses. He was a radio broadcaster for WDCV 88.3 FM and was a singer/dancer at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania for four years and also worked and performed at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. He has a degree in Political Science from Dickinson College. He has been an Assistant Director and a Guest Artist for Children's Theatre Experience.
Martsolf portrayed Ethan Winthrop on NBC's daytime soap opera Passions from July 2002 (succeeding original portrayer Travis Schuldt) until the series' cancellation in August 2008. Martsolf had auditioned for the role of Ethan before the show began. Before he was cast as Ethan, he was previously on the show for one episode as a cop. He was voted favorite actor on Passions for more than 80 weeks in a row in Soap Opera Digest.
Martsolf made his first appearance in the role of Brady Black on Days of Our Lives on November 13, 2008. The character had previously been portrayed by Kyle Lowder until 2005. In 2014, he won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Brady Black. He was nominated again for the same award in 2019.
Between 2010 and 2012, Martsolf made three appearances as Marcus Dunne on the teen drama web series Miss Behave, which also featured former Days of Our Lives performers Jillian Clare, Darin Brooks, and Patrika Darbo.
|2002–2008||Passions||Ethan Winthrop||July 8, 2002—August 7, 2008|
|2002||The Other Half||Himself||Episode date: September 10, 2002|
|2003||Spanish Fly||Brick Hauser|
|2003–2004||SoapTalk||Himself||Episode dates: December 23, 2003 and April 21–22, 2004|
|2004||Street Smarts||Episode date: November 23, 2004|
|2005||Starting Over||Episode: "Passion for the Game"|
|Diva Dog: Pit Bull on Wheels||Guest star|
|2008–||Days of Our Lives||Brady Black||November 13, 2008–present|
|2008||NCIS||Paul Harris||Episode: "Collateral Damage"|
|2010–2012||Miss Behave||Marcus Dunne|
|2011||Smallville||Michael Jon Carter/Booster Gold|
Awards and nominations
|Soap Opera Digest Award||Outstanding Newcomer||Passions||Nominated|
|Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Days of Our Lives||Won|
|2016||Indie Series Award||Best Guest Actor — Drama||The Bay||Nominated|
|Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Days of Our Lives||Nominated|
|Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series||Days of Our Lives||Nominated|
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