Eric Szmanda Net Worth: Eric Szmanda is an American celebrity that has a net worth of $8 million. He’s famous for playing the character of Greg Sanders in the TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He graduated in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts at 19 years old. While in school he’d advertising internships with BMG and moved to Chicago, Illinois. His best known character has been starring as Greg Sanders on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation since 2000. Szmanda has starred in the films Dodge’s City, 100 Girls, The Rules of Attraction, Accurate Vinyl, Little Athens, Snow Wonder, and Shadow of Fear. He won a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2005 and continues to be nominated for three others. Eric’s great uncle Ray is the “Menard’s Guy”. He’s traveled to Thailand to find the states of Burmese refugees and supports the U.S. effort for Burma.
He likes the music of the Icelandic band Sigur Rós.
In his first movie the producer he was working with requested that he changed his name
Played drums until about freshman year in high school
He has two brothers named Rob and Brett
Is a fan of Marilyn Manson. In 2003, he appeared in the video to Manson''s song "Saint" along with Asia Argento, who also directed it. The video has never aired in the United States.
Acted in numerous plays in high school
Attended high school in Mukwonago, Wisconsin; graduated in 1993
Great-nephew of former Menard's pitchman Ray Szmanda. Name rhymes with raw-panda.
Attended Carroll College in Wisconsin.
To learn something new everyday. I never thought I would be learning about science after college or after high school for that matter. It's kind of a double life for me, that part of the job. I could be doing a sitcom and I'd just be there making dumb jokes, but now I'm making dumb jokes and learning something.
"I couldn't ask for a better springboard. There was no doubt in my mind, by the time they offered me the role, that the show ( CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) )was going to be huge. It was already doing really well, and I was really lucky to get in when I did. It's also a great learning environment." Interview with Joyce Abano, March 31, 2004.