Eric Bana stars as the charismatic John Meehan, who sweeps Debra Newell off her feet and pulls her into his web of lies, in Bravo’s scripted anthology Dirty John.
He also serves as an executive producer on the project.
Bana was first introduced to American audiences in the title role of Mark "Chopper" Read in the feature film Chopper, which premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival and was then released in the U.S. to critical notice after its Australian success. Shortly thereafter, he co-starred in Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down as Delta Sgt. First Class "Hoot" Gibson, one of a group of elite U.S. soldiers opposite Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, and Tom Sizemore. The war epic is based on journalist Mark Bowden’s best-selling account of the 1993 US mission in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Bana was next seen as Bruce Banner in Ang Lee’s The Hulk, based on the Marvel Comics character, followed by Troy, where he played Hector the Prince of Troy. Bana later starred in Steven Spielberg’s critically acclaimed Munich, about the aftermath of the 1972 Munich Olympics. He also starred opposite Drew Barrymore in Lucky You, and opposite Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson in The Other Boleyn Girl.
Bana has starred in the Australian films Romulus, My Father and The Nugget. His other film credits include: J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, Funny People, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Hanna, Deadfall, Closed Circuit, Lone Survivor, Deliver Us From Evil, The Finest Hours, Special Correspondents, and The Secret Scripture. Most recently, he was seen in The Forgiven and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
Bana made his directorial debut for the drama documentary Love the Beast that premiered at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. The filme featured Bana, Jay Leno, Dr. Phil and Jeremy Clarkson, and explored the meaning of Bana’s 25-year-long relationship with his first car, and the importance of the bonds that form through a common passion.
Bana currently resides in Australia with his wife and two children.