The veteran Hollywood star, who was also on Dallas and Melrose Place, has died after a “brutal” battle with cancer

  • The veteran Hollywood star died on May 31, his wife Saxon said
  • Anderson played Keri Russell’s father, Dr. Edward Porter, in the 1990s film Felicity.
  • The actor has also been in the TV shows Dallas, Melrose Place, Thirtysomething



Felicity actor Eric Anderson has died at the age of 67.

The veteran Hollywood star died on May 31 after a “brutal” battle with cancer, his wife of 60 years, actress Saxon Trainor, shared on Instagram.

Anderson played Keri Russell’s father, Dr. Edward Porter, in nine episodes of the hit series Felicity in the late 1990s.

The actor has also been in the TV shows Dallas, Melrose Place, Thirtysomething, Star Trek: The Next Generation, 7th Heaven, NYPD Blue, The Mentalist and Bosch.

The versatile actor has also made guest appearances in TV series like Murder, She Wrote, CSI, and CSI: Miami.

His films included Friday the 13th the 13th: The Final Chapter, Bat*21, and Infinity.

In 2002, he starred with Diane Lane and Richard Gere in the infidelity thriller Unfaithful.

Felicity actor Eric Anderson has died at the age of 67. He passed away on May 31 after a “brutal” battle with cancer, his wife, actress Saxon Trainor, shared on Instagram. Anderson played Keri Russell’s father, Dr. Edward Porter, in nine episodes
Anderson poses in between meeting with fans during the Alamo City Comic Con in Texas in 2015

Saxon was so grief-stricken that he could not write a long note.

“My husband, Eric, passed away this morning,” Trainor wrote. “I share the words of my brother-in-law Michael O’Malley because I am too deprived now to write anything.”

His brother Michael added touching words.

“He had a long, successful career as an actor — he was on that old show 30 Something; he was Felicity’s father on Felicity. He was killed in a basement in the movie Friday the 13th: he’s been on Star Trek and dozens of other shows.”

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He was a smart, funny guy, and a great cook; He has written three wonderful novels that you can find on Amazon. I will miss him but his ordeal is over.

Eve Gordon, who played Felicity’s mother, Barbara Porter, also had kind words for Anderson.

“My beautiful friend Eric Anderson said goodbye,” Gordon, 63, wrote on Instagram.

The actor seen here with Polly Draper in the 1991 episode “Thirty Something.”
Star with Corey Feldman in the hit film Friday The 13th Part 4 – The Final Chapter – 1984
Here the actor is seen with his wife, actress Saxon Trainor
His wife Saxon’s Instagram post was heartbreaking

It was a wonderful part of the world. I loved it. She added: I wish you knew him, there was no one like him.

“Very funny, very open to whatever the day brings, very sarcastic and cheerful at the same time,” the star continued.

“After JJ.” [Abrams] And he died [Reeves] The movie “Felicity” made us divorce, I saw him less on set, but I was always happy when we found each other in Los Angeles, and we would hang out and talk for hours. He was very smart.

“Oh, look at this Erich, I’m using the past tense,” Gordon added of the actor who was sometimes credited as E. Erich Anderson.

“My friend, I hope to see you again in dreams and other dimensions. Fly high, my friend.

The official Friday the 13th X account paid tribute to Anderson after his death.

In 1998 he had a small role in Robert Towne’s film No Limits about runner Steve Prefontaine, played by Billy Crudup. The film is produced by Tom Cruise.

Eric’s other films include 2017’s The Neighbor with William Fichtner and 2018’s Cold Brook also with Fichtner.

The actor has also been in the TV shows Dallas, Melrose Place, Thirtysomething, Star Trek: The Next Generation, 7th Heaven, NYPD Blue, The Mentalist and Bosch. Seen in 2013

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