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|Born:||March 22, 1966|
Eric Bruskotter, born March 22, 1966, is a 50-year-old American actor. He portrayed Cooter Menkins in the third season of Glee.
Eric is currently married to Tami-Adrian George. He is also a volunteer with the Best Friends Animal Society, an animal rescue group based in Kanab, UT. He usually works in the Cat Meet and Greet Tent during the Super Pet Adoption Festivals.
Bruskotter started acting in the mid-80's appearing in television shows like Mr. Belvedere and Amazing Stories. He gained notoriety when he appeared in the film Can't Buy Me Love in 1987. After that, he appeared as Private Scott Baker in the TV series Tour of Duty, which followed the trials and tribulations of an army platoon, set against the backdrop of the Vietnam war. His identical twin brother, Karl Bruskotter, sporting s slightly different hairstyle so viewers could tell the two apart, also had a role in the series as Scott Baker's twin brother with a knack for causing mischief, Private Karl Baker.
After two seasons, he returned to feature films with roles on such films as Crimson Tide and In the Line of Fire. He is perhaps more known for his role as Rube Baker in Major League II and Major League: Back to the Minors. In 1997, Bruskotter had a role in the science fiction film Starship Troopers. During the shooting, he met Tami-Adrian George, who would become his wife.
In 2007, Eric appeared in two episodes of 24 during Season 6. In 2011, Eric appeared as a suitor of Shannon Beiste (Dot-Marie Jones) on Glee. He played football recruiter/talent scout, Cooter Menkins.
|1985||Amazing Stories||Stan||(The Main Attraction)|
|1986||Mr. Belvedere||Jock #1||(The Thief)|
|1987||Tour of Duty||SP4 Scott Baker/Pvt. Scott Baker||1987 - 89 (22 episodes)|
|Can't Buy Me Love||Big John|
|Three for the Road||Junior|
|1988||War of the Worlds||Jefferson||(Goliath Is My Name)|
|Rented Lips||Farrell's Goons|
|1989||Not Quite Human II||Rick, Bus Punk||TV Movie|
|Head of the Class||Buzz||uncredited (Exactly Twelve O'Clock)|
|1990||Teen Angel Returns||Kevin Donato|
|Cheers||Cutter Gardner||(Mr. Otis Regrets)|
|1991||Quantum Leap||Glen/Red/Beau||(Raped - June 20, 1980, Liberation - October 16, 1968 and Memphis Melody - July 3, 1954)|
|Sweet Poison||JJ||TV Movie|
|1992||The Wonder Years||Football Player/Bully||(The Lost Weekend and Broken Hearts and Burgers)|
|1993||In the Line of Fire||Young Agent|
|Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story||Joe Henderson|
|1994||Beverly Hills, 90210||Belligerent Guy||(Acting Out)|
|Major League II||Rube Baker|
|1995||JAG||Shore Patrolman Drum||(Brig Break)|
|Walker, Texas Ranger||Jonah Nelson/Joey O'Bannon||1995/97 (The Lynching and Devil's Turf)|
|1996||Townies||Chip||(I'm with Stupid)|
|1998||Pensacola: Wings of Gold||Paddles||1998 - 99 (S.O.D., Stand Down and C.Q.)|
|Suddenly Susan||Bob||(Oh, How They Danced: Part 1)|
|'!Major League: Back to the Minors||Rube Baker|
|1999||Sports Night||Kyle Whitaker||(The Reunion)|
|2000||The Fugitive||Detective Bob Kaznick||(Pilot)|
|The Pretender)||Donny||(Ghosts from the Past)|
|2001||The Hollywood Sign||Muscle|
|The Practice||Roger Ross||(Poor Richard's Almanac)|
|2002||Six Feet Under||Keith's Partner||(Driving Mr. Mossback, The Invisible Woman, Back to the Garden and I'll Take You)|
|2006||Bring It On: All or Nothing||Tim Allen|
|Hollywood Kills||Mr. Monroe|
|2007||The Man||Officer Green||TV Movie|
|24||Stan||(Day 6: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m and 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.)|
|2008||How I Met Your Mother||George||(Little Minnesota)|
|Black Crescent Moon||Eric|
|2009||The Storm||Burly Man||(The Storm, Part 2)|
|2010||Law & Order: LA||Bill Jacobs||(Hondo Field)|
|2011||Glee||Cooter Menkins||2011 - 2012 (The First Time, I Kissed a Girl, Choke and Props)|
|Franklin & Bash||Officer Munson||(The Bangover)|
|Love Bites||Rico||(Boys to Men)|
|Rape Kit||Security Officer||short|
|2012||FDR: American Badass!||Reporter Robert Bruckner|
|2013||Sketchy||(It Doesn't Get Better)|