"I have a conservative
mind and a liberal heart" is how Eric laconically sums himself
up. Those who have seen his most recent work with The English Theatre
of Rome immediately recognize his "liberal heart." Whether
he's playing an overcompensating male chauvinist pig (Brilliant Lies),
a blue collar dim wit with an attitude (Mere Mortals), a psychopathic
fetishist tormented by violent yearnings (Unidentified Human Remains
and the True Nature of Love), or a wholesome American boy next door
who's obsessed with his brother (The Hardy Boys and the Mystery of Where
Babies Come From), Eric can ingeniously make poignant social proclamations
often in the guise of frivolous comedy. But dare not talk politics with
him over a beer. Winston Churchill, William F. Buckley Jr., Ronald Reagan
and... Rush Limbaugh will suffice to make most regular theatergoers
sick to the stomach -- yes, undoubtedly a "conservative mind."
Eric is an Australian born who was raised in Italy. He lived six years
in Los Angeles where he proudly studied acting with Sal Dano, "the
best damned drama coach in LA," and where he performed in many
theatre productions. He is a philosophy graduate, summa cum laude, and
truly believes that the "unexamined life is not worth living."
He is currently expecting his first child with Denise who he met while
on stage working in American allegories.