Actor who began his career with the role of Nicky on the soap opera, Days of Our Lives and has had film roles in Escape to Witch Mountain, Toy Story, and the modern film adaptation of Leave it to Beaver.
He bought a sail boat and had it fully restored when he was 12 years old.
He is also a Disney Channel actor who starred in the series, Brink!.
Erik's parents are Susan and Volker von Detten, who emigrated from Germany and he has four siblings. He later welcomed a son.