Eric Allan Kramer

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Eric Allan Kramer
Born (1962-03-26) March 26, 1962 (age 57)
Alma mater University of Alberta (BFA)
OccupationActor, fight choreographer
Years active1987–present

Eric Allan Kramer (born March 26, 1962) [1] is an American character actor who has appeared in numerous feature films and television programs including True Romance and Robin Hood: Men in Tights, but is best known for his role as Dave Rogers on The Hughleys and Bob Duncan on Good Luck Charlie from 2010–2014. He also appeared as Iron Mike Wilcox in the 2019 video game Days Gone .


Early life

Kramer's father, Roger Kramer, is a former CFL player. Kramer attended the BFA program at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, which led to acting in the theater and some television and movie roles, as well as a career in fight choreography. [2]


In 1987, Kramer made his acting debut in television film The Gunfighters . He also starred in the 1990 film Quest for the Mighty Sword, [3] replacing previous lead actor Miles O'Keeffe. He played Thor in NBC's television film The Incredible Hulk Returns and a Russian baseball player in the television movie The Comrades of Summer. Among Kramer's more notable roles have been Little John in Robin Hood: Men in Tights , Bear in American Wedding , and Boris, bodyguard to producer Lee Donowitz, in True Romance . He has also appeared in a number of notable television series, including Two and a Half Men , Wizards of Waverly Place , Growing Pains , Cheers , Empty Nest , Blossom , CSI: Crime Scene Investigation , NewsRadio , JAG , Roseanne , Murder, She Wrote , Seinfeld , That '70s Show , Ellen , Monk , Jack and Bobby , Phil of the Future , How I Met Your Mother , The King of Queens , My Name Is Earl , and Will and Grace (where he was in the same episode as his Good Luck Charlie wife Leigh-Allyn Baker). Kramer was also a series regular on the sitcom Bob as Whitey van de Bunt (1993) and the ABC/UPN sitcom The Hughleys as Dave Rogers. [4]

Kramer continues to work on the stage as a member of the Antaeus Classical Rep Company in Los Angeles and received an Ovatti Award nomination for his role in The Wood Demon. He also co-starred as Bob Duncan on the Disney Channel sitcom Good Luck Charlie . He also played Link's dad in the Nickelodeon series The Thundermans .



1990 Quest for the Mighty Sword Ator Direct-to-video
1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights Little John
True Romance Boris
1994 Road to Saddle River Dieter
1995The CrazysitterElliot
1996 High School High Hulk
2003 American Wedding Bear
2006 Grilled Irving
2009 Flying By SteveDirect-to-video
2013Meat and PotatoesBill Short film
2014 Atlas Shrugged Part III: Who Is John Galt? Ragnar Danneskjöld
Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? John Doyle
The Mundane GoddessZeusShort film
2015LA ApocalypseSergeant Wade
20168989 RedstoneDaryl Masters
Surge of Power: Revenge of the SequelMoon
2017Pitching TentsBruce


1987 The Gunfighters Luke CollinsTV movie
1988 The Incredible Hulk Returns Thor TV movie
Murder, She Wrote Gunnar TilstromEpisode: "Snow White, Blood Red"
1989 Roseanne BoboEpisode: "Dan's Birthday Bash"
Growing Pains TonyEpisode: "Feet of Clay"
Cheers RudyEpisode: "The Two Faces of Norm"
1990 Doctor Doctor Dr. DestructionEpisode: "Family Affair"
Credited as Eric Allen Kramer
1990–1991 Down Home Drew McCroreyRecurring role; 8 episodes
1991–1994 Empty Nest Apartment Manager/Sven/SamRecurring role; 3 episodes
1992 Civil Wars Ray MillerEpisode: "His Honor's Offer"
Anything But Love ActorEpisode: "Angst for the Memories"
Wings BikerEpisode: "Four Dates That Will Live in Infamy"
Seinfeld BikerEpisode: "The Keys"
1993 Bob Whitey van de Bunt3 episodes
Johnny BagoTipper DonovanEpisode: "Johnny's Golden Shaft"
1994 M.A.N.T.I.S. Jack "The Jackhammer" MillsEpisode: "Gloves Off"
Blossom Wildman BoyetteEpisode: "The Game You Play Tomorrow"
1995 Ellen Detective Gil Ryan"Episode: "Guns 'N Ellen"
Platypus Man Doug MonroeEpisode: "Sweet Denial"
A Whole New BallgameTommyEpisode: "Twisted"
Hope and Gloria Issac3 episodes
The Home CourtNick KaofisEpisode: "The Cheesehead Stands Alone"
Dweebs HelmutEpisode: "The Crush Show"
1996 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Drull2 episodes
Nash Bridges LyleEpisode: "Leo's Big Score"
NewsRadio Ted ChambersEpisode: "The Trainer"
1997 Mad About You Skippy (Orderly #2)Episode: "The Penis"
JAG ColonelEpisode: "Force Recon"
Men Behaving Badly HusbandEpisode: It's Good to Be Dead"
Rough Riders Henry BardsharMiniseries
2 episodes
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Mr. LoudonEpisode: "One on One"
Malcolm & Eddie Mike McGinley3 episodes
Alright AlreadyMattEpisodes: "Again with Mah Johngg"
1998 Pacific Blue Lt. Derrick WilliamsEpisode: "House Party"
Dharma and Greg Officer DavisEpisode: "Dharma and Greg's First Romantic Valentine's Day Weekend"
Caroline in the City OlafEpisode: "Caroline and the Cabby"
Murphy Brown Wally TuttleEpisode: "Second Time Around"
Arli$$ ChetEpisode: "Whatever It Takes"
1998–2002 The Hughleys Dave RogersMain role, 89 episodes
2001 Surviving Gilligan's Island Alan Hale, Jr. TV docudrama
2003 Two and a Half Men BillEpisode: "The Last Thing You Want Is to Wind Up with a Hump"
The O.C. Soccer CoachEpisode: "The Heights"
2004 That 70s Show Stuart SutcliffeEpisode: "Sally Simpson"
Phil of the Future Coach BuchinksyEpisode: "Future Jock"
Oliver Beene Krazy KingEpisode: "The King and I"
2005 The King of Queens LukeEpisode: "Pour Judgement"
Jack & Bobby Officer BurkeEpisode: "And Justice for All"
Will & Grace BarryEpisode: "Sour Balls"
2005–2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Vic "The Eagle" Patterson/Deputy SheriffEpisodes: "Hollywood Brass" and "The Descent of a Man"
2005 Cuts BrianEpisode: "Wife Swap"
2006 Rodney PaulEpisode: "Sleepover"
Monk Darrell CainEpisode: "Mr. Monk and the Astronaut"
How I Met Your Mother Bob RorschachEpisode: "Milk"
2007 Big Shots Eddie JenowskiEpisodes: "The Way We Weren't"
2008 Hollywood Residential PeteAppeared in 8 episodes
Wizards of Waverly Place Coach GundersonEpisode: "Alex in the Middle"
2009 My Name is Earl JimEpisode: "Friends with Benefits"
ManeaterJones Merrifield2 episodes
2009–presentThe Secrets of a Changing LifeFather[ citation needed ]
2010–2014 Good Luck Charlie Bob DuncanMain role, 97 episodes
2010 Huge Cliff / Trent's dad1 episode
Full NelsonErik the VikingUnknown episodes
2011 Jessie JackEpisode: "One Day Wonders"
NCIS Phillip EkkerlyEpisode: "Thirst"
Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! Bob Duncan Disney Channel Original Movie
2013–2014 NCIS: Los Angeles Homeland Security Special Agent Tom Panetti2 episodes
2013 Jessie Bob DuncanEpisode: "Good Luck Jessie"
2015 The Thundermans Evilman2 episodes
Bones Eric SimmsEpisode: "The Putter in the Rough"
2015–2016 Mike & Molly Officer Seely4 episodes
2016 The Librarians OlafssonEpisode: "And the Reunion of Evil"
Guidance Principal John Decost9 episodes
Shooter Paul HellingEpisode: "Danger Close"
2018-2019 Lodge 49 Scott MillerMain role
2018 Mom EarlEpisode: "Cottage Cheese and a Weird Buzz"
2019 On Becoming a God in Central Florida Carroll Wilkes2 episodes
2020 Sydney to the Max Coach CarlockEpisode: "Father of the Bribe"

Video games

YearTitleVoice roleNotes
2019 Days Gone Iron Mike Wilcox

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  2. Eric Allan Kramer ABC bio Archived March 3, 2007, at the Wayback Machine from The Hughleys
  3. "The Unknown Movies – Quest For The Mighty Sword (1989)". Archived from the original on April 6, 2007. Retrieved February 7, 2007.
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