Erik Kenneth William Knudsen is a Canadian actor. He has been best known for portraying the role of Daniel Matthews in Saw II, Alec Sadler in Continuum and Dale Turner in the CBS series Jericho. Beside that he has also appeared in Blackout as Ian Robbins, Stolen Miracle as Tommy, Full-Court Miracle as TJ Murphy, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio as the young Rob Ryan, Booky Makes Her Mark as Arthur Thomson and A Lobster Tale as Timmy Brock. Because of being very talented actor in 2002, Knudsen was nominated for a Young Artist Award for his performance as a guest star in The Guardian.

Canadian actor Erik Knudsen was born on March 25, 1988 in Toronto, Ontario. Erik broke into the acting scene when he played Young Tom Canboro in the 2000 film Tribulation. Since then, he went continuously on to appear in Saw II, where he played Daniel Matthews, and Bon Cop, Good Cop, where he played Jonathan Ward. In 1999 Knudsen got his first acting role as Alex Schreffler in the TV series Real Kids, Real Adventures. In 2001, Knudsen guest starred on The Guardian and appeared in three other episodes.

Apart from it, he has also co-starred as Leroy "Lefty" in the film adaptation of Youth in Revolt, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, as Lucas "Crash" Wilson, who was the lead singer of fictional band Crash and the Boys. In 2005, he starred in the horror film Saw II. Knudsen portrayed Robbie in the 2011 film Scream 4. Knudsen plays Ryan in the film The Barrens, co-starring True Blood's Stephen Moyer, which was released in late 2012. Additionally Knudsen has also appeared in several movies and guest appearances, mostly in Canada. As of 2012, he stars as Alec Sadler in the Canadian sci-fi show Continuum. He is sometimes credited as Eric Knudsen. Currently, he stars in the Showcase scifi series, model Continuum.

Erik Knudsen also appeared on television series Doc, The Guardian, Blue Murder and Kevin Hill. In 2003, he began to play the lead role in the children’s comedy series Mental Block, portraying the character Donovan McKay. In 2007, he was cast for the role of Dale Turner in the CBS post-apocalyptic drama, Jericho. Other credits of his include Real Kids, Real Adventures and Santa Who? He has starred in many made-for-television movies, including Common Ground, Stolen Miracle, and Full-Court Miracle. Erik Knudsen played Dale Turner in the post-apocalyptic drama, Jericho, which was cancelled by CBS. However, the show’s fans have put in much effort, thus convincing the network to put back the show on air. As gratitude to the fans of Jericho who helped revive the show, he wrote, "You have made me very proud to be part of all of this. Like you, I will be doing my best to keep Jericho alive."

When the series failed to pick up, Eric Knudsen landed a role in the TV production A Teacher’s Crime, playing the character Jeremy Rander. He later appeared on an episode of Flashpoint, and has signed on to appear in the film adaptation of Youth in Revolt.

Talking about his personal life, 26 years old Erik is still bachelor and there has no any issues related to his relation so far by now. He has been in search of perfect life partner and seems he is very patient on the matter. At the present time he is only concentrated in his professional life as he has much more to do to make his name famous. He has been linked to many social sites to be in touch with his fans and followers because their feedbacks are always proven to be helpful to him.