Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Random Hot Dude from Our Favorite Childhood Chick Flicks: Where Are They Now
PRINCE ERIC (PLAYED BY CHRISTOPHER BARNES), THE LITTLE MERMAID:
When it comes to voiceover work, one's cuteness is usually in opposite proportion to how hot one sounds, as anyone who's ever seen a radio DJ in person can attest.
Not so for Christopher Barnes, who played The Little Mermaid's Prince Eric, and who was cute enough to make the leap to the unanimated world above the sea to play Greg Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie and A Very Brady Sequel.
He went on to enjoy an illustrious career of the inevitable Law & Order and 7th Heaven appearances before returning to his roots playing Prince Charming in 2007's Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (hey, you stick with what works). As for his personal life, at some point he married a woman named "Dawn," whose last name is uncertain, although the IMDb Double Question Marks of Doom imply that they were later divorced.
While we're here, did anyone else think it was weird that Ariel was getting married at 16? Or that Eric and Aladdin were essentially the same person with different haircuts? Anyways.