Eric Dauterive is the father of Bill Dauterive.
Eric is described as an abusive man and is largely responsible for the emotional instability his son possesses to this day but for some reason Bill looks back on it with nostalgia. Eric spanked him regularly, locked him in a rabbit hutch and made him wear dresses.
While Bill can be happy when talking about the abuse he suffered, he sometimes gets sad at some of the events at one point even cursing his father when the subject was brought up.
Eric is said to still be alive in The Final Shinsult but slowing down in his old years hinted at by a comment from Bill as he stated he practically had to hold the hunting rifle. At some point, Eric died as Bill stated in the season 4 episode A Beer Can Named Desire he can throw a party as his parents weren't even alive. This is confirmed in Blood and Sauce when Bill's cousin Gilbert Dauterive states he and Bill are the last remnants of their family.
- Eric's appearance in The Order of the Straight Arrow, heavily resembles that of his son's.
- His only line was that of snickering.