Eric-Schweig
Eric Schweig | Biography

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  • Full Name Eric Schweig
  • Occupation Actor
  • Nationality Canadian
  • Birthplace Inuvik, Canada
  • Birth Date Jun 19, 1967
  • Age 54 Years, 7 Months
Canadian Actor

Eric Schweig | Biography

Actor of 'Big Eden' & 'The Last of the Mohicans'

Schweig had a traumatic upbringing. His biological mother, whom he could never meet, died of alcoholism in 1989. He was subsequently adopted into an abusive family at the age of six months and struggled under their torture till he ran away to Toronto at the age of sixteen. Schweig suffered from alcohol addiction for many years as a result of his abusive childhood. However, he claims that 'Big Eden' (2000) was the first film where he was completely sober.


Schweig is a Canadian actor famous for his role of Uncas in the movie The Last of the Mohicans (1992).

Who is Eric Schweig?

Eric Schweig was born in Inuvik, Canada, on 19 June 1967. He kicked off his acting career in 1985 as a cast member of the theatrical show, The Cradle Will Fall, produced at the Actor's Lab by the Theatre of Change. He headed to the big screen following his Broadway performances.

His filmographic credentials include a slew of TV series such as By Way of the Stars (1992-1993), Dead Man's Walk (1996), Indian Summer: The Oka Crisis (2006), Cashing In (2009-2014), Blackstone (2009-2015), and more. In addition, his cameo credits include the TV series War of the Worlds (1989), Due South (1994), Hollywood Off-Ramp (2000), Longmire (2013), Elementary (2014), Supernatural (2017), and Barkskins (2020) 

Movies

Schweig has acted on several Tv movies, namely, The Shaman's Source (1990), The Last of the Mohicans (1992), The Scarlet Letter (1995), Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (1994), Pontiac Moon (1994), Tom and Huck (1995), Skins (2002), The Missing (2003), It Waits (2005), Shania: A Life in Eight Albums (2005), Casino Jack (2010), Maïna (2013), Poignant (2016), Brother, I Cry (2020), among others.

His breakthrough project was the movie, The Last of the Mohicans (1992), in which he played Uncas, parallel to famous actors Daniel-Day Lewis and Madeleine Stowe.

Besides, he was the recipient of the 'Grand Jury Award' in 2000 in 'Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film' for the movie Big Eden(2000).

Family

Schweig had a traumatic upbringing. His biological mother, whom he could never meet, died of alcoholism in 1989. He was subsequently adopted into an abusive family at the age of six months and struggled under their torture till he ran away to Toronto at the age of sixteen. Schweig suffered from alcohol addiction for many years as a result of his abusive childhood. However, he claims that Big Eden (2000) was the first film where he was completely sober.

Regarding his marital life, he exchanged marital vows with his ex-wife Leah Schweig in 1999 but, their relationship was short-lived. They got divorced after a year of marriage in 2000.

Did You Know?

  • Schweig is a foster guardian to two siblings.
  • He resides with homeless people in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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