Eric Balfour is an American actor best known for his role as Milo Pressman in the first and sixth seasons of the action television show 24.
He appeared in the first season of 24 as Milo Pressman in 2001. He reappeared in the sixth season after being absent from the series for five seasons. Initially his character was a government contractor, but Milo reappeared as a government employee. Balfour was credited as a series regular in Season 6.
He also stars as Duke Crocker, a smuggler, in the supernatural drama television series Haven.
Balfour is also known for his role as Gabe Dimas, Claire's boyfriend, on the first three seasons of the drama series Six Feet Under; and for his leading role as Brian Peluso in the short-lived drama series Conviction, starring in all 13 episodes that were made.
He appeared in another short-lived series called Sex, Love & Secrets, in 2005.
Other television shows Balfour has appeared in include Step By Step; Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman; Boy Meets World; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Dawson's Creek; Nash Bridges; The West Wing; Chicago Hope; NYPD Blue; Veritas: The Quest; and Hawaii.
He has acted in the made-for-TV movies Bloodlines: Murder in the Family (1993), No One Would Tell (1996), Fearless (2004), and Protect and Serve (2007).
Balfour has also appeared in the feature films Shattered Image (1996), Trojan War (1997), Can't Hardly Wait (1998), Scrapbook (1999), What Women Want (2000), Rain (2001), America's Sweethearts (2001), Face of Terror (2003), Secondhand Lions (2003), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), Rx (2005), In Her Shoes (2005), The Elder Son (2006) and The Horsemen (2007).
Balfour also starred in the controversial and sexually explicit 2005 film Lie With Me, in which he appeared frontally nude and erect. The film contained unsimulated sexual intercourse.