Eric Keenleyside

Eric Keenleyside (born October 11, 1957) is a Canadian actor.

Eric Keenleyside
Eric Keenleyside, 2008
Born (1957-10-11) October 11, 1957
ResidenceTsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada
Alma materUniversity of Windsor
Years active1985–present

He lives in Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada, with his wife, Peg, and their two children. He was born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, grew up in London, Ontario, and spent time in Brisbane, Australia. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (acting) from the University of Windsor (Ontario, Canada) in 1980 and apprenticed at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. He has lived and worked in Toronto, Los Angeles and Vancouver.

In the early and mid 1990s he appeared in series such as Street Justice, Hawkeye, Madison, Highlander: The Series and Titanic. In 1999 he appeared in Guy Ferland's comedy film Delivered.[1] He appeared in an episode of The King of Queens in 2000. In 2006, Keenleyside appeared in the TV film Murder on Pleasant Drive.[2] In 2007 he played Robert Doherty in the short-lived ABC series Traveler and in 2010 played Bob Overton in the series Hellcats. In 2013 he starred in the direct-to-video action film The Package alongside "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Dolph Lundgren.[3] He also plays Maurice, father of Belle, in the popular ABC show Once Upon a Time.[4]



  1. Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon: The Complete Guide to the Movie Trivia Game. Jeff Milne. 20 July 2009. p. 993. ISBN 978-0-615-28521-4. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  2. Marill, Alvin H. (11 October 2010). Movies Made for Television: 2005-2009. Scarecrow Press. p. 71. ISBN 978-0-8108-7659-0. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  3. "Interview: Tough Guy Dolph Lundgren On Being A Cultured Killer In 'The Package'". StarPulse. 6 March 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  4. "'Once Upon A Time' season 6 spoilers: Victor Frankenstein returns; Belle's backstory to be told". Retrieved 25 September 2016.

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