Erik Holm is a South African actor and newsreader best known for his recurring role as Rian Malherbe in the kykNET soap opera Binnelanders, joining the show in 2008.
He was previously best known for his role as Walter on the SABC2 soapie 7de Laan, a character made famous for hitting Dezi (Elma Postma) on the head, causing her blindness.
On Friday 24 August 2007, Harm was paralysed after an incident on the man-made lake at Secunda's waterfront, where he was relaxing for lunch in between performances of the stage play of Fiela se Kind. He had dived into the lake to retrieve a ball, not realising the lake had low water levels.
The following year he landed the role on Binnelanders and in 2010 received damages from the company who owns the Secunda waterfront.
On Friday 24 August 2013, he made his first appearance as a newsreader on the SABC's 24-hour news channel on DStv.