Erik A. Petschler was born on 2 September 1881 in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden. He was an actor and director, known for Hin och smålänningen (1927), Värmlänningarna (1921) and Luffar-Petter (1922). He was previously married to Ragnhild E. Ch. Broberg. He died on 10 December 1945 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden.