Eric Sheffer Stevens is an American actor best known for his role as Dr. Reid Oliver on the television soap opera As the World Turns, in 2010.
He also had a starring role as Annie's ex-husband Matt in the short-lived television sitcom I Hate My Teenage Daughter, from 2011-2013.
Upon completing his graduate degree at the University of Alabama/Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Sheffer Stevens pursued a career in theatre, starring in the world premiere of Keith Reddin's play Synergy at the Alley Theatre in Houston.
Over the next few years, he worked in both classical and contemporary productions at theaters all over the country. Sheffer Stevens went on to appear in the Lincoln Center production of King Lear, starring Christopher Plummer.
He would later return to Lincoln Center for the Tony Award-winning and highly-acclaimed trilogy The Coast of Utopia, written by Tom Stoppard and featuring Ethan Hawke, Billy Crudup and Brian F. O'Byrne.
Sheffer Stevens' work on television first earned critical acclaim on As the World Turns in which he played neurosurgeon Dr. Reid Oliver. The character's controversial storyline immediately became a fan favourite and garnered Sheffer Stevens widespread recognition.
His other projects include Julie & Julia and guest spots on The Big C, Body of Proof and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
In 2011, Sheffer Stevens' film career hit a high note with several notable productions, including Silent House, a thriller from Open Water directors Chris Kentis and Laura Lau that debuted at the Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews.