Kaj-Erik Eriksen is one of the stars of the upcoming Lionsgate & WWE Studios film “See No Evil 2,” directed by Jen & Sylvia Soska.
Eriksen began his acting career in Vancouver, British Columbia at the age of six. After only a few jobs as an extra and a couple of small speaking roles, Kaj got his first big break when he landed a part in the independent film “Quarantine.”
Shortly after filming “Quarantine,” Kaj booked a guest starring role on an episode TV’s “MacGyver,” which was his favorite show as a child. He would return a few years later to film another episode.
In 1991, after working on a number of movies, and guest starring on various television series, Kaj landed the role of David Scali, the son of Michael Chiklis’ character on the long-running ABC drama “The Commish.” The well-respected show catapulted Eriksen into the mainstream American TV world, earning him nominations for a Hollywood Reporter Youth Star Award, a Youth in Film Award, and two YTV Achievement awards.
During “The Commish’s” five year run, Eriksen worked on numerous other projects including the remake of the classic film “Captains Courageous,” and popular TV shows “Goosebumps” and “Are You Afraid Of The Dark.”
At age 17, Eriksen moved to Los Angeles and continued his career there. appearing in such shows as “Home improvement” and “Walker Texas Ranger.”
Kaj was happy to return to Vancouver in 1999 to shoot two seasons of Showtime’s “Beggars and Choosers,” a short-lived series that received critical praise as well as a wonderful cult following.
In 2001 upon returning to Los Angeles, Kaj landed the role of Jeremy Peters on David E. Kelley’s “Boston Public.” What was supposed to be a four episode story arc turned into a recurring role that lasted two seasons. It also ended up being one of Eriksen’s most recognizable roles to date.
Eriksen returned to Vancouver once again in 2004 to shoot the hit USA Network television series “The 4400,” one of his favorite projects to work on to date due the the close family atmosphere of the cast and crew.
During a twenty five year career, Eriksen has guest starred on many popular TV shows including “Tru Calling,” “Stephen King’s Dead Zone,” “Star Trek: Enterprise,” “NCIS,” “Criminal Minds” and “The Closer.”
Eriksen has also been seen starring alongside Richard Thomas in the Hallmark movie “Time After Time.” He will next be seen on Hallmark Channel’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.”
In his spare time, Kaj studies karate and enjoys photography. He also collects Victorinox Swiss army knives, an obsession that started because of his love of “MacGyver” as a kid.