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Top Model Retro 06: Eric Etebari

Eric was a fashion model tuned into a filmmaker and actor. He modeled for Gianni Versace, GAP and Levi's from the late 1980s to the 1990s.

Eric Etebari is an American actor and model who was born on December 5, 1969, in Los Angeles, California. He is of Iranian descent and has appeared in numerous television shows and films.

While playing Volleyball for San Diego State University, Eric saved two women from a burning apartment fire. Honored by the San Diego Fire Department, he received a formal tribute and commendation for bravery.

After college, he had the opportunity to work with Bruce Weber, which launched his modeling career and also landed a Versace advertising campaign. This ad campaign afforded Etebari the opportunity to also work with Richard Avedon. While in Europe he worked with Karl Lagerfeld and Robert Fleischauer; he also worked on his own cologne campaign, “Zino” Cologne for Men by Davidoff.

Etebari walking for Versace.,

Additionally, he has appeared in a successful series of commercials with Director Michael Bay, including the “Bongo Jean” commercial with Liv Tyler. After attending intense acting workshops for several years, he did several guest spots and independent films before being cast to play Ian Nottingham in the Warner Brothers/TNT movie of the week, Witchblade, which led to two seasons as a series regular.

Most notable commercial campaign was Zino's Davidoff cologne, music by James Brown "This is a man's world"

Etebari began his acting career in the mid-1990s and has since appeared in a variety of television shows, including “Charmed,” “CSI: Miami,” “24,” “Judging Amy,” and “Walker, Texas Ranger.” He has also had roles in several films, such as “2 Fast 2 Furious,” “The Lincoln Lawyer,” and “The Night Stalker.”

“As an actor, I try to be open to everything, and I try to approach each role with a fresh perspective. I don’t like to get stuck in one particular style or way of doing things. For me, it’s all about staying true to the character and the story, and finding ways to make each role my own.”

Eric Etebari

Early in his career – an Undergear and International Male model of the ‘80s & ‘90s.

Eric Etebari in 1992 for Undergear.
Eric Etebari for International Models.

In addition to acting, Etebari has worked as a model and has appeared in campaigns for brands such as Levi’s, Calvin Klein, Guess, Jean-Paul Gautier and Armani.

Throwback – fashion models Cindy Crawford and Eric Etebari captured by photographer Richard Avedon for campaign Gianni Versace Donna circa 1994.
Marcus Schenkenberg, Cindy Crawford and Eric Etebari by Richard Avedon 1994
Marcus Schenkenberg, Cindy Crawford and Eric Etebari by Richard Avedon 1994.

He has also worked as a musician, releasing an album titled “The Nights” in 2014.

For Cloney Campaign
For Alitalia Airlines Campaign

Etebari is known for his rugged good looks, intense screen presence, and diverse acting range. He continues to be active in the entertainment industry and has a dedicated following of fans who appreciate his talent and charisma.

 Eric won 1st Place in the Celebrity Division of the 2012 Malibu Nautica Triathlon.
2XU Malibu Triathlon in 2022

Talent Eric Etebari @ericetebari.

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