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Eric Johnson portrayed Whitney Fordman on Smallville. He was a main cast member for the first season, appearing in 19 episodes. He made a guest appearance in the second season episode Visage for the character's exit storyline, and appeared in a flashback in Season Four's Facade.
Eric was born on August 7, 1979 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His most high-profile role to American audiences (before Smallville) was playing "Teen Tristan" in the Brad Pitt-starring film Legends of the Fall. Up in Canada, Eric played the lead in an award-winning film titled Scorn. Eric enjoys playing guitar, camping, and playing basketball, football and baseball. He also recently directed a short film.
- He is married to Adria Budd.
- His astrological sign is Leo.
- He is 6' 2".
- He claims that when he was in high school, he was pretty much the opposite of his character Whitney on Smallville.
- He was nominated for a Young Artist Award- Best Young Actor - Guest in a Television Series for V in 1985.
- Some of his hobbies include photography, painting, playing guitar, kayaking, rock climbing, camping, and hiking.
- His favorite cars are 1970 Plymouth Barracuda and Shelby Cobra.
- His favorite movies are Citizen Kane, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and Se7en.
- Eric originally tried out for the roles of Clark Kent and Lex Luthor.
- Everest (2007) (mini) TV Series (completed) .... Laurie Skreslet
- Honeymoon with Mom (2006) .... Adam
- The Work and the Glory II: American Zion (2005) .... Joshua Steed
- Falcon Beach (2005) (TV) .... Lane Bradshaw
- Ginger Snaps: Unleashed (2004) .... Tyler
- Smallville .... Whitney Fordman (22 episodes, 2001-2004)
- Criminal Minds (TV) .... Hotch's Brother
- Supernatural (TV) .... Sam's Friend
- Texas Rangers (2001) .... Rollins
- Legends of the Fall (1994) .... Teen Tristan