Why Hollywood Won’t Cast Erik von Detten Anymore
Remember Erik von Detten? Of course you do.
As a young heartthrob, he starred in a number of movies and TV shows, but he’s been off our radars for quite awhile now. Let’s find out why Hollywood won’t cast Erik von Detten anymore…
Without a doubt, Erik von Detten’s first big break was his memorable role on the soap opera Days of Our Lives. This was back when he was only ten years old. He appeared in 55 episodes throughout the 1992 and 1993 seasons, and it was all some pretty dramatic stuff…
After that, he went on to become a bonafide Disney Channel star, appearing in loads of frothy fare like the 1998 TV movie Brink. Theoretically, that’s nice work if you can get it…but perhaps all those Disney movies wound up working against him.
In fact, he was still offering babysitting advice on social media as recently as 2016, strongly suggesting that everyone,
“Stay up all night and watch Disney channel movies.”
It’s great that he’s so gung-ho about his work as a child star…but maybe he should’ve moved on to more mature roles when he still had the chance?
Hollywood might not be calling Erik von Detten anymore…but family life certainly is. On May 17th, 2019, Erik von Detten and his wife Angela reportedly welcomed their first child: a daughter they named Claire Elizabeth von Detten. Sharing a photo of her newborn daughter, Angela wrote on Instagram:
“Welcome to earth sweetie. Giving birth was the most magical experience of my life so far. I didn’t think it was possible to love so deep…seriously I love you more than life itself my baby Claire Bear.”
Here’s another fun fact: Angela certainly isn’t above getting mushy about her husband on Instagram. In February 2020, she wrote this delightfully sentimental post about him:
“Erik won’t see this tribute post cause he doesn’t use Ig but I just want to say I’m so grateful for him as my partner. Through the good & bad. Ugh he’s the best. Even as we go through these experiences together I’m so thankful he’s there to support me.”
Maybe he’s not pursuing as many acting roles because he’s too busy being a dad!
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