American actor Sunkrish Bala was born on May 21, 1984 in Bombay, India. His first acting experiences came from acting in small community productions when he was growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He co-founded the first (in the West Coast) Indian-American theater company called A’Shore Productions when he was in high school. Staying true to his dreams of becoming an actor, Bala started training at the UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television and in 2006 graduated with a bachelor’s degree in theater. It was during his studies at the UCLA when Bala started taking on more serious roles for bigger productions. He worked on plays like As Vishnu Dreams and Barriers.
In 2005, Sunkrish Bala worked on his first project in the entertainment industry, appearing on a short drama film titled Cab Driver. That year became a busy one for the actor, as he acted on a number of series. He was cast in an episode of CSI: NY , and had a recurring role on the series Barbershop. He was next seen on the series Criminal Minds, played Gerald on Will & Grace and landed a part on the Grey’s Anatomy episode titled “Much Too Much.” His last project for the year became a short film titled The Origin of Om. In 2006, he landed a part in the drama Damages, and the independent dramedy American Blend. He later received a small role on the series Huff and was seen on Vanished as well. He also had a recurring part as a doctor on the hit comedy My Name is Earl, starring Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly, Eddie Steeples and Nadine Velazquez. Since 2007, Sunkrish Bala played the role of Eric on the ABC sitcom Notes from the Underbelly. He was later seen on the spin-off of the film Get Smart, titled Get Smart’s Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control. It also starred Masi Oka, Nate Torrence, and Jayma Mays and J.P. Manoux.