Charismatic, handsome and quite energetic, David Eigenberg is an American actor who has warmed peoples hearts over the years with his captivating smile and acting aptitude in front of the cameras. In fact, the TV star is considered in many quarters to be a ladies’ man, thanks to his good looks and accommodating persona.
As an actor, Eigenberg is now best known for the stunning roles he has played in Chicago Fire, a popular action-drama series and the HBO sitcom Sex and the City.
Who is David Eigenberg?
David Eigenberg was born to Harry and Beverly Eigenberg on the 27th of May, 1964 in Manhasset, New York. David’s father is a retired certified public accountant and his mother is a businesswoman who owns pre-schools. He has an older sister called Helen and a younger sister called Betsy.
Although he was born in New York, David’s family moved to in Naperville, a city in Illinois when he was just 4 years old. It was in Naperville that he and his siblings grew up with their parents. Even though he is an American man, David also has Jewish roots. This is because his father, Harry is a Jewish man. However, despite his father belonging to the Judaism religion, his mother who is a Christian made sure she trained him and the other kids in the Episcopalian faith.
Growing up, David Eigenberg attended Naperville Central High School and graduated in 1982. According to reports, he loved sports as a young man and played football while in high school. When he graduated, he joined the United States Marine Corps Reserve and served there for three full years from 1982 to 1986. After his service, he was Honorably Discharged at the rank of Lance Corporal.
David Eigenberg started getting experience in acting right from when he was a little boy. In fact, when he was just 12 years old, reports say he took part in a theater production of Kurt Vonnegut’s Happy Birthday, Wanda June. However, despite this early exposure to acting, he has stated that he did not have the dream of becoming an actor professionally but only found himself in Hollywood because of some unexpected shift in events.
The actor kick-started his acting career as far back as 1989 when he was cast to play a minor role in the comedy film Rude Awakening. His role in the movie prepared him for tougher challenges in the future. The next year, in 1990, he appeared in three movies; comedies In the Spirit, and How to Murder a Millionaire, as well as By a Thread.
Eigenberg landed his first recurring role in 1996 when he joined the cast of Homicide: Life on the Street, a police procedural TV series. The same year, he appeared in Fish, a short movie before featuring in The Practice, an American legal drama series in 1997. Eigenberg was gaining lots of experience and was already becoming quite famous as an actor. After making appearances in the 1999 television show, Soldier of Fortune, he landed a role in three other TV roles; Cosby, The Beat, and Madigan Men.
David Eigenberg’s fame was growing with each role he took on. He, however, got his biggest break in 1999 when he was cast to play Steve Brady in Sex and the City, a romantic comedy-drama series. The series’ popularity launched him into a new kind of fame he didn’t see coming and he became a household name. He acted in the series till 2004.
Following the success of Sex and the City, Eigenberg has gone on to star in other top-ranked TV series such as Criminal Minds, a police procedural drama series, and Castle, a crime-comedy-drama TV series. He has also starred in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a crime drama series, and Third Watch, another crime drama series.
In 2012, David landed a recurring role in Chicago Fire, an action-drama television series in which he played a firefighter named Christopher Herrmann. He currently continues to star in the role.
Family – Wife
David Eigenberg is a happily married man. He is married to a woman identified as Chrysti Eigenberg. According to reports, the couple dated for quite a while before they tied the knot in 2002. David is very fond of his wife and speaks of her many times in his interviews as one woman who has given meaning to his life.
The couple now has two kids together. Their first child is a boy named Louie Steven, born on January 19, 2009, and their second child is a girl named Myrna Belle, born on January 31, 2014.
Having had a lengthy career in film, starting from the late ’80s, David Eigenberg has been able to rake in a considerable amount of wealth. The veteran has appeared in many TV series, some of which were recurring roles. He has further become one of the most popular faces on TV in America, without a doubt solidifying his financial independence. According to the celebrity net worth website, he has an estimated net worth of $6 million.