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 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. He has four siblings. He later welcomed a son.
Anne Hathaway's character was in love with his character in the hit 2001 movie The Princess Diaries.