Eric Charles Boardman whose birthday is on October 1st was born in Chicago, Illinois. He obtained a Psychology degree from Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois. He is mainly noted as a host to various 'Home and Garden TV' shows. He has been the host of various educational children's videos like: 'Prehistoric World', 'Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs' (1987), 'More Dinosaurs' (1991) and 'The Return of Dinosaurs' (1993). He was the host for 'Calling All Cooks'. His childhood heroes included Ernie Banks and Dick Van Dyke.