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Eric Renard
Actor: James Frain
Gender: Male
Type: Human
House of: House of Kronenberg (Former Prince)
Relationships: Dead Frederick Renard, father
Dead Unidentified mother
Sean Renard, half-brother
Dead Anton Krug, cousin
Viktor von Konigsburg, cousin
Adalind Schade, former sexual relationship
Diana Schade-Renard, niece
Dead Baron Samedi, co-belligerent
Status: Deceased
Cause of death: Car bombed by Meisner
Languages known: English
TV Show:

Prince Eric Renard (1968-2013) was the half-brother of Sean Renard. An influential and powerful Royal, he was fluent in English, speaking with a British accent. He also knew French and resided in a Norman-style castle.


Season 2Edit

"Bad Teeth"Edit

Eric is seen approaching a man as he is being tortured. He asks him the names of people in the Resistance. He then gets a phone call from Marnassier.

"The Kiss"Edit

Eric is in bed when Captain Renard calls from Portland to ask if he was involved with sending Marnassier to the United States, chiding him for not being more discreet. Eric responds that "the family" is not as patient as Sean wants them to be. Sean tells Eric that Marnassier is dead and remarks that it doesn't appear he even needs to be concerned about Eric's attempts to kill Nick, judging by the state of Marnassier.

"The Other Side"Edit

Eric meets Adalind Schade at a Viennese opera house with his bodyguards, and they begin a conversation as they know somebody in common: Eric's brother Sean, and they also talk about betrayal. Later, at his Castle, Eric and Adalind strike up conservation, which he reveals to her that Sean is his half-brother, because his father had an affair with a Hexenbiest, and his mother doesn't want a half-Hexenbiest in the family, so Sean and his mother left Europe to escape her wrath. Then they mention Nick Burkhardt, and Eric asks Adalind, how much she knows about the Grimm.

"One Angry Fuchsbau"Edit

Eric talks with Adalind and implies he will be making a trip to Portland to see his brother.

"The Waking Dead"Edit

Eric is at home starting to make out with Adalind, when he receives a telephone call from his father telling him to go to Portland and meet with Baron Samedi.

Eric arrives in Portland by private jet and calls Sean to arrange a meeting in the near future, surprising Sean by his presence in Portland.

In his hotel room he receives Baron Samedi and embraces him.

"Goodnight, Sweet Grimm"Edit

In his hotel room, Eric and Baron Samedi talk. Eric asks him if he would show his Cracher-Mortel abilities, which the Baron is happy to display. Eric calls in Lucas and has the Baron spit on him and watches the effects in amazement. He asks if Lucas was in pain, and was excited when the Baron told him it was excruciating.

The next day he calls Sean and invites him for dinner. When Sean arrives, Eric lets Sean pass by his guard, Carter, uncaring if he was armed. While talking with Sean, Eric doesn't reveal much of his plans, but quickly leads the conversation to Nick, and recounts his successes against the two Reapers, the Mauvais Dentes, and the Nuckelavee, and admits he was more capable than the families had expected. He also invites Sean back to Vienna and tells him historic things were happening, and there is a spot for him in the family. Sean tells him he would "think about it."

Later, Eric leaves to meet up with Baron Samedi who had spit on Nick, and captured him. Eric has the papers prepared to transport him to Europe. Smiling, he paraphrases Hamlet and says "Goodnight, Sweet Grimm" as he closes the coffin.

Season 3Edit

"The Ungrateful Dead"Edit

He supervises the loading of the coffin containing Nick into Baron Samedi's van then leaves for the airport to return on a different flight.


Following the orders of Sean, Eric was murdered by Meisner. The news media reported Eric's death from a car bomb in the vicinity of Vienna. A broadcast referred to him as the Crown Prince of the house of Kronenberg, and a newspaper article as Eric (Kronenberg) Renard.

The newspaper article that Meisner read was in German, which translated to English, read as follows:

Right after his return from the USA, the crown-price of the royal house of Kronenberg lost his life in a car explosion not far from the Vienna airport. No one has claimed responsibility for this disaster yet, but the whole city of Vienna is in grief. At about 8 PM, the black limousine went off in flames.

According to reports of the Associated Press (AP), officials pointed out this was possibly an assassination, and the Austrian military police started to investigate in this matter. There is no official statement from the family of Kronenberg yet, but the Bundeskanzler (Federal Chancellor) called this death a "shock", "particularly regarding that the prince was only 45 years old."


Eric was a calm, sophisticated, cultured, and a very ruthless man, so much so that even other royals considered him dangerous. Although he didn't like crueler methods (or so he claimed), he was more than willing to use them to achieve his goals. His main care was his family and their position, and was both ambitious and power hungry. Eric was very intelligent, as well as a highly feared man, even his own half-brother feared him.

Eric was highly cunning and his plans were very complicated, so much so that it often leaves his opponents guessing until it's too late. Eric also seemed to be something of a patriot and admires his homeland, often bringing up its successes in history. He seemed to harbor a love for classical music.

Eric had a weakness for beautiful women.



  • Despite having a British accent and speaking French most of the time, he lives in Austria (a German-speaking country), and his family is said to be native to there.  ("Season of the Hexenbiest") Though it's implied that he was educated outside of Austria.  ("Goodnight, Sweet Grimm")
Preceded by
Sean Renard
Crown Prince of Kronenberg
? - 2013
Succeeded by
Viktor von Konigsburg

Grimm Season Two
Episodes "Bad Teeth" • "The Kiss" • "Bad Moon Rising" • "Quill" • "The Good Shepherd" • "Over My Dead Body" • "The Bottle Imp" • "The Other Side" • "La Llorona" • "The Hour of Death" • "To Protect and Serve Man" • "Season of the Hexenbiest" • "Face Off" • "Natural Born Wesen" • "Mr. Sandman" • "Nameless" • "One Angry Fuchsbau" • "Volcanalis" • "Endangered" • "Kiss of the Muse" • "The Waking Dead" • "Goodnight, Sweet Grimm"
Webisodes "Bad Hair Day"
Stars David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt Russell Hornsby as Hank Griffin Bitsie Tulloch as Juliette Silverton Silas Weir Mitchell as Monroe Sasha Roiz as Sean Renard Reggie Lee as Wu Bree Turner as Rosalee Calvert Claire Coffee as Adalind Schade
Recurring Shohreh Aghdashloo as Stefania Vaduva PopescuDanny Bruno as Bud WurstnerJames Frain as Eric RenardChristian Lagadec as Renard's ConfidantMary McDonald-Lewis as Frau PechReg E. Cathey as Baron SamediMary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Kelly Burkhardt
Wesen BlutbadFuchsbauHexenbiest/Half-ZauberbiestHybridCracher-MortelEisbiber
Mythology GrimmCoins of ZakynthosFourth CrusadeSeven KeysWesen WarsGesetzbuch EhrenkodexWesen CouncilEndezeichen GrimmWogeSymbols
Organizations Portland PoliceLauferVerrat
Diseases Fluvus Pestilentia
Locations Portland, OregonVienna, AustriaNick and Juliette's HomeMonroe's HomeSean Renard's HomeSpice ShopKronenberg CastleCentral Precinct Justice CenterForest Hills Storage
DVD/Blu-ray Grimm: Season Two
Seasons Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4
Quotes Opening Quotes

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