Eric Bana (Eric Banadinovic) is one of the most beloved and talented comedians and an actor. he was born on the 9th of August 1968 in Melbourne, Australia. He was active from 1993 to the present day. Bana is widely known across the world for his role in a movie called Troy as Hector.

Quick Info 
Full NameEric Banadinovic
Date Of BirthAugust 9, 1968
Birth PlaceMelbourne Australia
Parent(s)Ivor Bana
Eleanor Bana
Script Writer
SpouseRebecca Gleeson
Age53 Years
Weight87 kg
Height6 ft 3 in
EthnicityCroatian and German
Net WorthUSD $40 million

He is also known for portraying in the true military movie named Lone Survivor as Lieutaniant commander Erik s. Kristensen. Eric has done many films and Tv series including the popular Black Hawn Down, The Hulk, Finding Nemo, and many more.

Eric Bana

Where was Eric Bana born and raised?

Eric was born on August 9, 1968, in Melbourne Australia to Ivor Bana and Eleanor Bana. His father, Ivor Bana was an employee in the Logistic Department in Caterpillar inc and his mother, Eleanor was a hairdresser. His father was originally from Croatia and was Zagreb and his mother was originally from near Mannheim in Germany. Eric was so close to his grandfather, Mater Banadinovic, who lived on the southern side of Sydney. He used to visit his grandfather in his summer holidays.

Besides father and mother, eric has one older brother named Anthony Bana. His brother is a professional Guitar player and a songwriter. Eric along with his brother spent their entire childhood in Melbourne’s Tullamarine. The place where he grew up was an old city on the north edge of Melbourne. Eric belongs to Australian nationality and has a mixed ethnicity of Croatian and German.


Where did Eric go to School?

Eric Bana started his education at the age of four. He attended Penleigh High school and graduated from there in 1976. Later for his higher study, he attended Essendon Grammer school in Melbourne. Besides this, eric has a lot of experience in Theater. He was one of the best students in the school. Eric attended subway theater school and studied art for consecutive three years. He was graduated in 1983 from that school.


How did Bana Start his Career?

Eric Bana was interested in acting from his early childhood. He made his first debut in Television in the Late Night show called “Tonight live”. This was a popular show who was created by Steve Vizard. His performance was astounding in that show and was eventually caught in the attention of many directors and producers.


Television Shows

Eric Bana was invited to play in the comedy series “Full Frontal”. He was even offered the part to write on that series and he did. He wrote for that show for four years giving him an advantage in his scriptwriting career. He even wrote his personal things and invented his own characters. He was a comedy actor and also did part-time caricature kinds of stuff. He was popular due to his impressions of Arnold Schwarzenegger, tom cruise, Columbo, and many more in the show.

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In the year 1997, Bana met the director, Andrew Dominik through his mutual friend. Andrew was so impressed by Eric’s performance that made him cast Bana in his Film named “Chopper.” This movie was a biographical movie that was based on the life story of an infamous Australian Criminal Chopper Read. Eric also did method acting. Method acting is a process of acting in which the actor tries to live according to the role which they are playing. Eric Bana shaved his head and close himself for two days just to read the script and act according to it. Bana even gained 13 kg to be sacred in the show.

From 2000 to 2005, he acted in a movie like Black Hawk Down as Norm Gibson. He was cast as Lotto in the movie The Nugget. He was even popular after acting in the Movie Hulk as Bruce Banner. This was one of the most popular movies in which he has ever acted.

He did a voice role on the cartoon film called Finding Nemo as an anchor. Eric Bana did some of the most popular and most selling Movies like Love the beast, star trek, mary and max, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Hanna, Deadfall, Closed Circuit, and many more.


Who is Eric Married to?

Eric Bana was married to Rebecca Gleeson in the year 1997. This perfect couple loves and understands each other. They have been together since High school. Eric and Rebecca are blessed with two children, son and daughter, Klaus Banadinovich and Sophia Banadinovich.Eric Bana

Body Measurement

Eric Bana has a great body with 6 feet 3-inch height and a total weight of 87 kg. His measurement of chest and waist is 45 inches and 36 inches respectively. Eric has a hair Color of Dark brown and an eye color of Dark brown as well.


Net Worth

With a settled career in Acting, directing, and scriptwriting, eric is one of the most paid actors. His net worth is approximately $40 Million according to January 2021.


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