Who is Erik Stocklin?
Erik Stocklin is an American actor, best known to the world for his television roles, such as Patrick in the TV series “Haters Back Off!!” (2016-2017), and as Matt in “Good Trouble” (2021), among other roles that he’s secured so far in his career.
Erik Stocklin Bio: Age, Childhood, and Education
Erik Flynn Stocklin was born on 24 September 1982 under the Libra zodiac sign, in Freehold, New Jersey USA, the son of Brian Flynn Stocklin and his wife Anita. He grew up in his hometown, and played soccer for his high school team, but also became interested in acting, and joined the school’s drama club.
He was active in other sections, including creative writing and music, and learned to play the guitar. Erik matriculated in 2001, and enrolled at Southern Connecticut State University, from which he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in theatre in 2007. During his university years, Erik honed his skills as a member of the Elm Shakespeare Company, appearing in a number of differing plays, performing in New Haven, Connecticut. Moreover, after he obtained his degree, Erik joined the Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City, then later moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career.
Erick’s career really started in 2010, with the role of Gregg in the TV comedy series “First Day”, starring Tracey Fairway, Elizabeth McLaughlin and Jesse Kove. The following year, he appeared in the horror film “Donner Pass” with Elise Robertson, Russ Russo and Joel Stoffer in the lead roles, while in 2013, he joined the main cast of the romantic comedy series “Mistresses” that consisted of Alyssa Milano, Jes Macallan, and Rochelle Aytes, appearing in a total of 13 episodes. The same year, Erik portrayed Paul in the award-winning Nicolai Schwierz comedy-drama film “Grey Sheep”, starring Chase Hemphill, Daniel Hayek and Zarah Mahler.
Rise to Stardom
Erik was becoming more popular as an actor, proving his talents in television roles, and one such was offered to him in 2014 to portray Perry Whitley in the procedural crime-drama series “Stalker” (2014-2015), starring Dylan McDermott, Maggie Q and Elisabeth Rohm among others. In 2016, Erik was selected to co-star as Patrick in the comedy-drama series “Haters Back Off!”, next to Colleen Ballinger, Angela Kinsey, and Francesca Reale, a role he reprised in the film “Miranda Sings Live… Your Welcome” in 2019. In between, he starred in the comedy-drama film “The Bad Guys” (2018), alongside Glen Powell and Mekenna Melvin.
In recent years, Erik co-starred in the comedy film “Man Camp” (2019), while in 2021 he joined the cast of the TV romantic comedy-drama series “Good Trouble”, which is the spin-off from the popular TV series “The Fosters”. Moreover, Erik is working on the television movie “Alive (II)”, and on the TV series “None of the Above”, which are currently in post-production and scheduled for release late in 2021.
Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children
When it comes to his personal life, Erik started dating Coleen Ballinger in early 2018, whom he met on the set of “Haters Back Off!”. The two married later that year, and their son was born in December of 2018.
As of mid- 2021, Erik Stocklin’s net worth has been estimated to be around $2 million, earned through his successful career as an actor, appearing so far in 25 film and TV titles.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
This prominent actor has brown hair and brown eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft 1in (1.85m), while he weighs approximately 176lbs (80kgs). His vital statistics are currently unknown, but he has a fit figure.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
In his time off, Erik enjoys nature with his wife and their child, and often goes camping spending the majority of time in a hammock among the trees.
An avid traveler, Erik has traveled across the USA but has also visited countries such as France and Italy, both for work and pleasure.
Erik is an animal lover and has a pet cat, which features in some of his pictures on Instagram.
Erik Stocklin’s Wife, Colleen Ballinger – Short Bio
Colleen Mae Ballinger was born on 21 November 1986, and she is an American comedian, actress, singer, writer, and YouTube star who rose to prominence by creating the character Miranda Sings, uploading videos of the character on YouTube, and also creating the TV comedy series “Haters Back Off”.
She grew up in Santa Barbara, California with her two older brothers, Christopher and Trent, and younger sister Rachel. The daughter of a sales manager Tim Ballinger, and his wife Gwen, who is a stay-at-home mom, Colleen went to San Marcos High School, and after matriculation enrolled at Azusa Pacific University, were she majored in vocal performance.
Colleen launched on YouTube in 2008, and since then has amassed close to 11 million subscribers and her videos have been viewed more than two billion times.
Some of her most popular include “Reacting to Crazy Tik Toks!”, which has more than 54 million views, then “Dancing Tutorial// Jojo Siwa & Miranda Sings”, 37 million, and “Charlie Charlie Pencil Challenge”, which has been viewed 35 million times, in addition to several other videos that have only increased her popularity.
Additionally, Colleen has started a live comedy act, touring the USA at first, performing as Miranda Sings, and has made appearances in London, England, and Toronto, Canada.
Colleen Ballinger’s net worth has been estimated to be around $8 million, which she’s earned through her successful career as a comedian, content creator, and actress.
She is known for her philanthropic work too, as she has launched an annual fundraiser for children battling cancer, and has donated funds to various hospitals, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Furthermore, she joined The Game Theorists with whom she raised more than $1.3 million in 2019 for St. Jude’s Hospital.