Who is Eric Bana?
Eric Bana is a highly talented Australian actor who is known for his role as Mark “Chopper” Read in Chopper. For the role, he was awarded the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor.
Full Name: Eric Banadinovic
Date of Birth: 9th August 1968
Place of Birth: Melbourne, Australia
Father’s name: Ivan Banadinovic
Mother’s name: Eleanor Banadinovic
Profession: Comedian, Actor
Net Worth: $40 million
Relationship status: Married
Height: 6 ft. 3 inches
Weight: 75 kg
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Brown
Early/Personal life, Family:
Eric Bana was born on the 9th of August, 1968 in Melbourne, Australia. He was born to father Ivan Banadinovic, a logistics manager by profession and mother was Eleanor Banadinovic, who was a hairdresser. He grew up along with his elder brother is Anthony Banadinovic.
Eric Bana loves watching Australian rules football and is also passionate about participating in motorbike and car races in Australia, as part of his hobbies.
During his childhood, he was interested to become a mechanic and his father had to talk him out of dropping out of high school to pursue that field.
Career and Education:
He did his schooling from Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School.
He used to work at a car washing service center, pushed trolleys at the supermarket chain of Coles New World and even worked as a bartender for several years.
Then he started his career as a comedian. He debuted his television career on Steve Vizard’s late-night talk show, Tonight Live in 1993.
After a year, he recorded a comedy album ‘Out of Bounds’. Then he began hosting his own television special, titled Eric in 1996.
In 1997, he debuted his film career from the Australian film The Castle.
In 2002, he made his appearance in ‘The Nugget’. He depicted the role of Prince Hector in the film Troy. The film grossed US$364 million, with US$133 million in the US.
Recently, he appeared in the film The Forgiven in 2018.
Relationships and Affairs:
He is a married person. He is married to Rebecca Gleeson in 1997. His wife is a publicist with the Australian Seven Network TV. Eric proposed to her when they were on a holiday in the USA. The couple is blessed with two children: son Klaus Banadinovic and daughter Sophia Banadinovic.
Net worth and Salary:
From his acting career, he has accumulated a net worth of around $40 million USD.
Wiki and Facts:
He is a teetotaler and does not smoke nor does he drink alcohol.
He was interested in motorbikes and car racing and has made his racing debut at the 1996 Targe Tasmania