Straight but not narrow, tattooed firefighter Eric Goldberg has the physique (and name!) of a professional wrestler, but a gentle disposition



MARK STOKES  | Illustrator

Name and age: Eric Goldberg, 30

Spotted at: Lemmon and McKinney avenues

Occupation: Firefighter/paramedic

Handsome, chiseled Oak Lawn resident Eric Goldberg was born and raised in Dallas, the middle child (and only boy!) of three. When this fit Capricorn of Hungarian ancestry is not saving lives as a firefighter and paramedic, you might find him fitness training, rock climbing or practicing martial arts. He has spent the last 15 years fitness training, focusing on functional training for the last couple of months.
Eric loves international travel — he’s been to Iceland, Germany, Argentina, Romanian, Hungary, Austria, Prague, Amsterdam and Paris, and took his mother on a vacation to Rome. He enjoys cooking healthy food, and old school hip hop, and shares his life with a pot-bellied pig named Jonathan. And clearly, he’s a fan of art, with a body decorated substantially in colorful tattoos.

Straight ally: Although he’s not gay, Eric is extremely accepting and has friends of diverse backgrounds. As he says, “I don’t have a hateful bone in my body.”

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition July 20, 2012.