Actor Eion Bailey

Eion Francis Hamilton Bailey (/ˈiːɒn/ EE-on; born June 8, 1976) is an American actor.

He played Pvt. David Kenyon Webster in the miniseries Band of Brothers and appeared in the films Fight Club, Center Stage, Mindhunters, and Sexual Life. He had a recurring role on the USA Network TV series Covert Affairs and played August (Pinocchio) in the ABC TV series Once Upon a Time. He also had a recurring role as Ray, a psychopathic killer in the CBS series Stalker.

Bailey married Weyni Mengesha, an award-winning Canadian theatre director, in 2011. The couple have two children.


Bailey struggled in school until he found his calling in his high school’s drama department. He was soon performing in each school play and went on to study formally at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. He briefly attended Santa Barbara City College. He appeared in Almost Famous, portraying Jann Wenner. He was seen in Center Stage, Fight Club, Catherine Jelski’s The Young Unknowns, The Scoundrel’s Wife, Seven and a Match,[citation needed] Renny Harlin’s Mindhunters for Miramax, and the independent feature Sexual Life for director Ken Kwapis. He auditioned for the role of Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins (2005).

His television appearances include Dawson’s Creek, HBO’s highly acclaimed series Band of Brothers produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, and the HBO original film And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself opposite Antonio Banderas.

Onstage, Bailey appeared in Equus at the Pasadena Playhouse, as well as Spoon River Anthology, Look Homeward, Angel, and Dinner at Eight at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Desire and I at the Access Theatre Santa Barbara, and Icarus’ Mother at the SBCC Studio Theatre.[citation needed]

In 2007, Bailey was awarded a Daytime Emmy for his performance in Life of the Party. Bailey had recurring guest-starring roles on the TV series Dawson’s Creek and ER.[citation needed]

In 2010, Bailey had a recurring role in USA Network’s Covert Affairs as Ben Mercer, Annie’s ex-boyfriend, who was being targeted by the CIA, before returning to the Agency near the end of Season 1. In 2012, Bailey started recurring on Once Upon a Time as August Booth.

On May 1, 2013, Bailey guest-starred in “Traumatic Wound” on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Frank Patterson, an Iraq war veteran with PTSD who becomes a key witness in an investigation of a sexual assault in a nightclub.


During a trip to Peru, Bailey saw a group of children travel 24 miles on foot to school. This led to the creation of Imagine This! TV, a reality TV show chronicling one-week philanthropic projects for people all around the world. The network uses an open-source collaboration platform that encourages input from its viewers. Bailey is currently working on getting broadcast distribution for the TV show.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes
1997 A Better Place Ryan
1999 Fight Club Ricky
2000 The Young Unknowns Joe
2000 Center Stage Jim Gordon
2000 Almost Famous Jann Wenner
2002 The Scoundrel’s Wife Ensign Jack Burwell
2003 Seven and a Match Sid
2003 And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself Frank N. Thayer
2004 Mindhunters Bobby Whitman
2005 Life of the Party Michael Won – Daytime Emmy award for Outstanding Performer in a Children/Youth/Family Special
2005 Sexual Life David
2008 A House Divided Romi Meir a.k.a. Language of the Enemy
2009 The Canyon Nick
2009 (Untitled) Josh
2017 Extortion Kevin Riley


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Kyle DuFours Episode: “The Pack”
1998 Significant Others Cambell Chasen Main role
1998 Dawson’s Creek Billy Konrad Episodes: “Boyfriend”, “Road Trip”
2001 Band of Brothers Pvt. David Kenyon Webster Miniseries
2003 And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself Frank Thayer Television film
2003 Without a Trace Christopher Mayes Episode: “Confidence”
2005 ER Jake Scanlon Recurring role (season 11)
2005 CSI: NY Dean Lessing Episode: “Charge of This Post”
2006 Nightmares and Dreamscapes Lonnie Freeman Episode: “Crouch End”
2006 Orpheus N/A Television film
2006 Candles on Bay Street Sam Timmons Television film
2009 Cold Case Patrick ‘The Rifle’ Lennox Episode: “November 22”
2009 Numb3rs Cam Episode: “Cover Me”
2010 Dirty Little Secret Jack Web series; voice role; main role
2010–2011 Covert Affairs Ben Mercer Recurring role (seasons 1–2)
2011 30 Rock Anders Episode: “It’s Never Too Late for Now”
2011 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Adam Winter Episode: “Icarus”
2012–2017 Once Upon a Time August Wayne Booth / Pinocchio Recurring role (seasons 1–2, 4, 6); 15 episodes
2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Frank Patterson Episode: “Traumatic Wound”
2014 Ray Donovan Steve Knight Recurring role (season 2); 5 episodes
2015 Stalker Ray Recurring role; 6 episodes
2016 Who Killed JonBenet Television film (Lifetime)
2017 Switched for Christmas Tom Kinder Television film
2018 FBI Senator Gary Lynch Episode: “Family Man”
2020 The Stand Teddy Weizak 10 episode miniseries
2020 Emily in Paris Randy Zimmer Episode: “A Kiss Is Just A Kiss”
2020 Deliver by Christmas Hallmark Movie

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Actor Eion Bailey – Wikipedia

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