Erik Michael Tristan Biography, Nationality, Occupation, Movie Career, Death and Net Worth

Erik Michael Tristan is an actor, known for The Temptations (1998) and Mystery Men (1999).

Profile Summary

Full Name Erik Michael Tristan
Gender Male
Date of Birth December 3, 1979
Place of Birth United States of America
Date of Death March 15, 2021
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA.


Crime Killed his mother

Who is Erik Michael Tristan?

Erik Michael Tristan was born on December 3, 1979 in the USA. He was an actor, known for Mystery Men (1999) and The Temptations (1998). He died on March 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Erik Michael Tristan Biography Nationality Occupation Movie Career Death And Net Worth
Erik Michael Tristan

What is Erik Michael Tristan Crime?


The news came as a shock to his fans as he was an actor played on Smoky Robinson. He was known for his play Mystery man and The Temptation. Though Wikipedia hasn’t cover him.

On January 21, 2009, Erik Michael Tristan aka Erik Vandenandel murdered his mother and pleaded not guilty. Tristan called his friend Flynn after he committed the crime. She found Sheila’s bed bloody and her body on the floor.

Tristan told her to leave and shut the front door. He called the emergency using her mother’s cell phone and declared burglary. The investigating team found the murder weapon on the floor. While interrogation he said two men broke down the house. However, he was not able to explain their appearance to the police and said they were in dark-colored clothes. He was arrested though and despite blaming the burglars he later had to accept the murder.

Erik Michael Tristan Net Worth

Erik Michael Tristan net worth is calculated by comparing his influence on Google, Wikipedia, Youtube, Twitter and Instagram, and also his career as an actor. As of the time of his death, he was worth over $300,000.


Tristan and his mother, Sheila Vandenandel lived in a mobile home park in Sylmar. According to Tristan’s friend Shannon Flynn, he used to get irritated with his mother. He even got upset with her over Shiela.

Sheila was hit four times in the back of the head. The dispute between mother and son grew so deep that she was killed. The autopsy report found a 0.13 percent blood-alcohol level at the time of her death.

Erik Michael Tristan confessed the crime after he was arrested. However, he exclaimed that Sheila used to abuse him. He was abused emotionally, physically, and sexually since his childhood. He even confessed to a suicide attempt twice. With the frustration, he accepted he was both an alcohol and drug abuser. His ex-wife’s name is Heredia. All the mother-son disputes started with their divorce taunt that ended up with a crime.

His wife also testified to Sheila’s ongoing verbal abuse of Tristan. He was sentenced to 12 years of imprisonment. He died on March 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California, USA.


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