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Erik Passoja is an American actor and voice actor.


Passoja was born in Manchester, England, to American parents a physicist and artist and an aeronautical engineer-turned-oncologist. He is of Finnish, German, and Hungarian descent. Passoja grew up in New York City, New York, where he attended the Buckley School. He later went on to graduate from the University of Exeter in New Hampshire as well as Yale University. In addition to acting, he has trained in martial arts for nearly all of his life and is a fifth-degree black belt in Shotokan karate and a second-degree black belt in Shorin-Ryu karate. In his personal life, Passoja is married to Rita Kane and has two children with her.

On Criminal Minds[]

Passoja portrayed serial killer Sam Russell in the Season Nine episode "The Black Queen".


  • Nobody's Perfect (2015) as Drunken Dan (short)
  • A Winter Rose (2014) as Marc
  • Some Kind Of Beautiful (2014) as Officer Lewis
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (2014) as Doc/Additional Voices (video game, voice)
  • Reality (2014) as Billie
  • Johnson & Johnson (2014) as Melvin (short)
  • Criminal Minds - "The Black Queen" (2014) TV episode - Sam Russell
  • Skylanders: SWAP Force (2013) as Additional Voices (video game, voice)
  • True Blood (2013) as Sickly-Looking Vampire/Stanley (2 episodes)
  • 90210 (2013) as Erick
  • Hawaii Five-0 (2011) as Warden
  • Urban Jungle Dating Dilemmas (2011) as Ex-Husband
  • The Notice (2011) as Hostage Taker (short)
  • Cars 2: The Video Game (2011) as Additional Voices (video game, voice)
  • Going Down in LA-LA Land (2011) as Mr. Katz
  • Reconstruction (2011) as Tisk
  • The Resolve (2010) as John
  • My Demon (2009) as Carl Lee Barrett (short)
  • Halo Wars (2009) as Additional Voices (video game, voice)
  • The Bo-Bo & Skippy Show (2009) as Agent Heckles
  • Jane Doe: Eye of the Beholder (2008) as SS Officer
  • Prey 4 Me (2007) as Randy
  • Transformers: The Game (2007) as Wheeljack/Additional Voices (video game, voice, as Eric Passoja)
  • Believers (2007) as IO (video)
  • Under My Skin (2006) as James (short)
  • Without a Trace (2006) as Ramsey Gorman
  • CSI: Miami (2006) as Ethan Gaffney
  • Nip/Tuck (2005) as Granville Trapp
  • Mind Like Water (Mushin) (2004) as Erik (short)
  • The Act (2004) as Comedian (short)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2004) as Walter Darian
  • The Lyon's Den (2003) as Benjamin Beacon
  • Defender (2002) as Dr. Mudo (video game, voice, credited as Eric Passoja)
  • Firefly (2002) as Bree
  • Life with Bonnie (2002) as Gentleman
  • V.I.P. (2001) as Pierce
  • Thank You, Good Night (2001) as Bingo Announcer
  • Nash Bridges (2000) as George
  • Charmed (2000) as The Boss/Sorcerer
  • After Sex (2000) as Tweedle Dum
  • The Beach Boys: An American Family (2000) as Charles Manson (TV miniseries)


  • Prey 4 Me (2007)
  • Mind Like Water (Mushin) (2004) (short)


  • Mind Like Water (Mushin) (2004) (short)


  • Mind Like Water (Mushin) (2004) - Producer (short)

External Links[]

For an up-to-date filmography, see here.