After dropping out of San Jose State University in 1998, Eric joined the theater group Big Lil’s in downtown San Jose. Two years after joining, the group created a sketch troupe called “SUTN” and Toms became a cast member, head writer and video producer. The group was signed to a television deal with KRON4 and produced over 50 shows before moving to UPN in San Francisco to produce another 12. In 2008, Toms won the host role and became a story producer for the comedy clip show Reality Binge on Fox Reality Channel. Working on Reality Binge later led to a guest appearance on Good Day LA and a number of other panel shows. He guest starred as Gilroy Smith in the Sonny With a Chance season 1 finale "Sonny: So Far".
In 2001 Toms began his film career in the low-budget indie film Pins and Needles. He went on to perform in the historical drama Valley of the Heart’s Delight. In 2008 Toms performed in Growing Out, a film by Graham and Garett Ratliff.