Eric Christian Olsen is an American actor who has a net worth of $3 million. Eric Christian Olsen has earned his net worth as Detective Marty Deeks on the CBS television series NCIS: Los Angeles. He was born on May 31, 1977 Eugene, Oregon, his father and Paul V. Olsen, a professor of English and head track and cross country coach of Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. Eric's mother Jeanne, was a non-denominational chaplain. Eric was educated at Bettendorf Middle and High School where he pursued sports and studied Japanese. He attended several local theatre performances, as well as his professional training in improv with Comedy Sportz Quad Cities. Later Olsen joined the cast. Olsen started his acting career in 1999 when he moved to Los Angeles with only $500 in his pocket and within one week he landed his first acting job as a guest star on the ABC-TV series High Incident. He also played the part of a dying burn victim on NBC's ER. Some of his film credits include; the teen comedy The Hot Chick in 2002, Dumb and Dumberrer: When Harry Met Lloyd, the 2011 science fiction horror film The Thing. He has been engaged to actress Sarah Wright since October 2011, they have been dating since 2007.