Eion Bailey
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General Information
Gender: Male
Birthday: June 8, 1976
Age: 40
Birthplace: Santa Ynez Valley, California, USA
Social Networks: Twitter
Other Information
Height: 5'10½"
Occupation(s): Actor
Education: American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City
Santa Barbara City College
Talents: Acting
Series Information
Character: August W. Booth / The Stranger / Pinocchio
First appearance: True North
Last appearance: Murder Most Foul

Eion Francis Hamilton Bailey (\e-an\) is an American actor. He is known for playing Pvt. David Kenyon Webster in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers and his roles in the films Fight Club, Center Stage, Mindhunters, and Sexual Life. He had a recurring role on the USA Network TV series Covert Affairs and the ABC TV series Once Upon a Time. He also had a recurring role as Ray, a psychopathic killer in the CBS series Stalker.

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Bailey struggled in school until he found his calling in his high school drama department. He was soon performing in each school play and went on to study formally at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. He briefly attended Santa Barbara City College. He appeared in Almost Famous, portraying Jann Wenner. He was seen in Center Stage, Fight Club, Catherine Jelski's The Young Unknowns, The Scoundrel's Wife, Seven and a Match, Renny Harlin's Mindhunters for Miramax, and the independent feature Sexual Life for director Ken Kwapis.

His television appearances include Dawson Creek, HBO's highly acclaimed series, Band of Brothers produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, and the HBO original film And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself opposite Antonio Banderas.

On stage, Bailey appeared in Equus at the Pasadena Playhouse, as well as Spoon River Anthology, Look Homeward, Angel, and Dinner at Eight at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Desire and I at the Access Theatre Santa Barbara, and Icarus' Mother at the SBCC Studio Theatre.

In 2007, Bailey was awarded a Daytime Emmy for his performance in Life of the Party. Bailey has had recurring guest-starring roles on the TV series Dawson's Creek and ER.

In 2010, Bailey had a recurring role in USA Network’s Covert Affairs as Ben Mercer, Annie's ex-boyfriend, who was being targeted by the CIA, before returning to the Agency near the end of Season 1.[10] In 2012, Bailey started recurring on Once Upon a Time as August Booth.

On May 1, 2013, Bailey guest starred in "Traumatic Wound" on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Frank Patterson, an Iraq war veteran with PTSD who becomes a key witness in an investigation of a sexual assault in a nightclub.


During a trip to Peru, Bailey saw a group of children travel 24 miles on foot to school. This led to the creation of Imagine This! TV, a reality TV show chronicling one week philanthropic projects for people all around the world. The network uses an open-source collaboration platform that encourages input from its viewers. Bailey is currently working on getting broadcast distribution for the TV show.


Year Title Type Role
1997 Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV Series Kyle DuFours
1997 A Better Place Ryan
1998 Dawson's Creek TV Series Billy Konrad
1998 Significant Others TV Series Cambell Chasen
1999 Fight Club Ricky
2000 The Young Unknowns Joe
2000 Center Stage Jim
2000 Almost Famous Jann Wenner
2001 Seven and a Match Sid
2001 Band of Brothers TV Mini-Series David Kenyon Webster
2002 The Scoundrel's Wife Ensign Jack Burwell
2003 And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself TV Movie Frank Thayer
2003 Without a Trace TV Series Christopher Mayes
2004 Mindhunters Bobby Whitman
2004 Sexual Life David
2004 - 2005 ER TV Series Jake Scanlon
2005 Life of the Party Michael Elgin
2006 Orpheus TV Movie
2006 CSI: NY TV Series Dean Lessing
2006 Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King TV Mini-Series Lonnie Frehman
2006 Candles on Bay Street TV Movie Sam
2006 Orpheus TV Movie
2008 Language of the Enemy Romi Meir
2009 (Untitled) Josh Jacobs
2009 Numb3rs TV Series Cam
2009 Cold Case TV Series Patrick 'The Rifle' Lennox '63
2009 The Canyon Nick
2009 House Rules TV Movie Alan Levi
2009 Can Openers TV Movie Peter
2009 Anatomy of Hope TV Movie Bill Morgan
2010 Dirty Little Secret TV Series Jack
2010 - 2011 Covert Affairs TV Series Ben Mercer
2011 30 Rock TV Series Anders
2011 Law & Order: Criminal Intent TV Series Adam Winter
2011 Grace TV Movie Adam Knower
2012 - 2017 Once Upon a Time TV Series August W. Booth / The Stranger / Pinocchio
2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit TV Series Frank Patterson
2014 Ray Donovan TV Series Steve Knight
2014 Hero. Traitor. Patriot Short
2015 Stalker TV Series Ray Matthews
2016 Who Killed JonBenét? TV Movie Detective Steve Thomas
2017 Extortion Kevin Riley
2017 The Last Tycoon TV Series Clint Frost
2017 Switched for Christmas TV Movie Tom Kinder
2018 FBI TV Series Senator Gary Lynch
2018 All American TV Series Coach Skolnick
2020 The Stand TV Series Teddy Weizak


  • Screen tested for the title role in Batman Begins (2005), but lost the role to Christian Bale
  • He plays a medical student in both the movie "Center Stage" and the television show "ER".
  • Won a daytime Emmy for "Outstanding Performance" in the indie drama, Life of the Party.
  • Created "Imagine This!" a community building philanthropy pilot that Entertainment Weekly called "The Best show not yet on TV".
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