Years have passed since the Disney Channel original movie ‘Brink!’ was first released. But the impression that actor Erik Von Detten made in our hearts as a young and passionate skater in the movie is still fresh. It is hard to believe how quickly time passes, but fans are still in love with Erik and his character in the movie. It always takes us back to 1998 when the film was first premiered and became the most memorable Disney Channel Original Movies ever. In fact, for many fans, it is still one of the best Disney movies even today.
The teenage heartthrob was the talk of the town back in those days and it seemed like if he had a bright career ahead of him. But then, he almost vanished from Hollywood since. Detten was last seen in the premiere of the animated flick, Toy Story 3 back in 2010, where he had reprised his role as Sid. After that, nobody has heard from him. The once promising star has not been involved in any new projects lately and many have started assuming that the glory days of this once famous actor in Hollywood are over.
Erik, now aged 32, once was famous for his slicked blonde locks and baby blue eyes. He charmed everyone with his killer good looks and acting. Most of his fans had expected that the actor would rise as one of the most popular stars of Hollywood. Anne Hathaway, his co-star from The Princess Diaries has become one of the most sought out actresses of all time. She has reached the height of fame and success and she has even won an Oscar award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her movie Les Miserables. But it seems as if Van Detten has faded somewhere in the light of Hathaway’s unstoppable success.
Erik Van Detten was always extremely lovable. He made us fall in love with him the very first moment we saw him on-screen. This handsome dude won millions of hearts not just with his look but with his acting skills as well. He is a kind of actor who has been blessed with beauty as well as brains.
The blonde actor who was the heartbeat of countless girls back in 1990s and 2000s has rocked several memorable roles in the past. He played the role of the title character of rebellious, skater in ‘Brink’ and worked alongside Anne Hathaway in the Royal drama ‘The Princess Diaries’ where he was seen as a sexy but dumb dude. He later appeared in the supernatural Disney channel original series, ‘So Weird’. He also voiced the character of troubled child, Sid, in the ‘Toy Story’ franchise. Besides working in movies, he also appeared as guest artists in hit TV series like Bones and Family Guy.
However, the son of a German immigrant father and a Russian Jewish and English descent mother, Detten seems to have lost his charms. But no matter what, he will always be considered one of the coolest and finest actors of his time.
Because of his fading popularity and extremely low profile life, it is really very difficult to dig out the details of his personal life. It was reported that the Brink fame attended the premiere of Toy Story 3 with his son but there’s no information about his wife and children, so it is not that easy to say whether he is married or single.
As per various media reports, the hot property has dated several women in his past. He reportedly dated Erika Christensen in 1997. After their spilt, the man started dating his alleged girlfriend Jena Malone, who is known for her role as Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games franchise from 1999 to 2000. Their relationship didn’t last long and the actor moved on with Hilary Duff’s elder sister, Haylie Duff for a year from 2004 to 2005. But nobody really knows about his present day love life as he is not active on Twitter and Instagram. Many have even speculated that he might be gay.
Besides acting, the gentleman loves landscape photography. He plays classical piano and spends time on his classic 1969 sailboat which he bought at the age of twelve. He currently spends his free time hiking, surfing and playing tennis.