Eric is the son of Lisa Palmer and neighbor of the Hammonds. He is a nerdy and socially awkward teenage boy who appears to know a lot about disturbing and strange topics, so the Hammonds come to him for information. He tells them that Sheila is undead, and warns them about keeping her fed and the fact that she could become dangerous. He has a crush on Abby Hammond and quickly becomes good friends with her after Sheila's transformation, partnering with her in her instances of rebellion. He also covers the Hammonds in their criminal activities and helps Dr. Cora Wolf cure Sheila.
During Season 2, Episode 10, Halibut!, Eric and Abby share a kiss.