Eric Bogosian Biography (1953-)

Born April 24, 1953, in Boston, MA (some sources say Woburn, MA); son of Henry (an accountant) and Edwina (a hairdresser and instructor) Bogosian; marriedJo Anne Bonney (a graphic designer and director), October 1984 (some sourcessay 1980 or 1990); children: Harris Wolf, another son. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 1325 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019.;Contact: c/o Ararat Productions, P.O. Box 24, New York, NY 10013.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, comedian, playwright, screenwriter, director
Birth Details
April 24, 1953
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • Careful Moment (one-person play), St. Mark's Church, New York City, 1977
  • (Off-Broadway debut) Men Inside and Voices of America (double-bill of one-person plays), New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre,1982
  • FunHouse (one-person play), New York Shakespeare Festival, PublicTheatre, then Actors Playhouse, New York City, 1983
  • Special Effects, 1983
  • Drinking in America (one-person play), American Place Theatre, NewYork City, 1986
  • Barry Champlain, Talk Radio (one-person play), New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1987
  • Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll (one-person play), Performance Space 122, 1988, then Orpheum Theatre, both New York City, 1990-1991
  • Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead, Minetta Lane Theater, New York City, 1994
  • Suburbia, Mitzi Newhouse Theater, New York City, 1994
  • Also appeared in Men in Dark Times, Sheer Heaven, The New World; as title role, The Ricky Paul Show.
  • Stage Work
  • Director and design supervisor, FunHouse (one-person play), New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, then Actors Playhouse, New York City, 1983
  • Film Appearances
  • CBS Technician, Born in Flames, COW Films, 1982
  • Chris Neville, Special Effects, New Line Cinema, 1984
  • (Uncredited) Supermarket clerk, The Stuff, 1985
  • Himself, New Wave Comedy, 1986
  • The entertainer, Arena Brains (short film), 1987
  • Barry Champlain, Talk Radio, Universal, 1988
  • Mr. Leech, Suffering Bastards (also known as Liars Club), 1989
  • Various characters, Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, Avenue Entertainment, 1991
  • Himself, Naked in New York, Fine Line, 1994
  • Peter, Dolores Claiborne, 1994
  • Travis Dane, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (also known as UnderSiege 2), Warner Bros., 1995
  • Voice of Phido, Arabian Knight (animated; also known as The Thief and the Cobbler), Buena Vista, 1995
  • Gene Byck, The Substance of Fire, Miramax, 1996
  • Voices of ranger at Old Faithful/press secretary/lieutenant at StrategicAir Command, Beavis and Butt-head Do America (animated), Paramount, 1996
  • (Uncredited) Dorine's father, Office Killer, 1996
  • Burt, Deconstructing Harry (also known as Woody Allen Fall Project), Fine Line, 1996
  • Voice of Edward Templeton, Sr., Safe Men, October Films, 1998
  • Professor Goodwin, Gossip, Warner Bros., 2000
  • Simon, In the Weeds, Moonstone Entertainment, 2000
  • Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, 2001
  • Rouben, Ararat, Miramax, 2002
  • Mr. Nice Guy, Igby Goes Down, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists,2002
  • Eddie Nash, Wonderland, Miramax, 2003
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Otto Ose, Blonde, CBS, 2001
  • Movies
  • Lieutenant Barney Greenwald, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, CBS,1988
  • Larry Rose, "Last Flight Out," AT&T Presents, NBC, 1990
  • Senator Larson Crockett, Witch Hunt, HBO, 1994
  • Doug Elders, A Bright Shining Lie, HBO, 1998
  • Lawrence Schiller, Shot in the Heart, HBO, 2001
  • Specials
  • Eric Bogosian Takes a Look at Drinking in America, HBO and Cinemax, 1986
  • Ann Magnuson's Vandemonium (also known as Vandemonium Plus), Cinemax, 1987
  • Decade (also known as MTV's Decade), MTV, 1989
  • Living in America, VH1, 1991
  • Oliver Stone: Inside Out, Showtime, 1992
  • But ... Seriously, Showtime, 1994
  • Himself, It's Just a Ride (also known as Bill Hicks: It's Justa Ride and It's Just a Ride: A Tribute to Bill Hicks), Comedy Central, 1994
  • Comic Relief VI, HBO, 1994
  • Voices of Franz Meyer and Israel Gutman, The Trial of Adolf Eichmann, PBS, 1997
  • The Armenian Americans, PBS, 2000
  • Pilots
  • Dee, Crime Story, 1986
  • Episodic
  • Zeke, "Milk Run," Miami Vice, NBC, 1985
  • Jackie Thompson, "The Healer," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1985
  • Junkie, "The Tear Collector," Tales from the Darkside, 1985
  • DeWitt Morton, "Old Friends, Dead Ends," Crime Story, NBC, 1986
  • "Funhouse," Alive from Off-Center, PBS, 1986
  • Gary Lowenthal, "Conspiracy," Law & Order, NBC, 1992
  • Gary Lowenthal, "Night & Fog," Law & Order, NBC, 1993
  • Stan, "Larry's Partner," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1993
  • "Spoken Word II," MTV Unplugged, MTV, 1994
  • Robby, "The Crier," Welcome to New York, CBS, 2000
  • Lieutenant Lewis, "The Self-Importance of Being Carlos," Third Watch, NBC, 2001
  • Dr. Gross, Dr. Cox's therapist, "His Story," Scrubs, NBC, 2003
  • Also appeared as himself, The Arsenio Hall Show; himself, Charles Grodin; himself, Beggars and Choosers, Showtime; Alan King:Inside the Comedy Mind, Comedy Central.
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Creative consultant and creator, High Incident, ABC, 1996
  • Pilots
  • Executive producer, High Incident, ABC, 1996
  • RECORDINGS
  • Taped Recordings
  • Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, SBK, 1990
  • Eric Bogosian: An American Audio Prose Library Reading and Interview, American Audio Prose Library, 1997
  • Pounding Nails in the Floor with my Forehead, The Blackbird Recording Company, 1998
  • Albums
  • Collaborated on Blood on Canvas with Frank Zappa in 1986.
  • WRITINGS
  • Plays
  • Careful Moment (one-person play), produced at St. Mark's Church, New York City, 1977
  • Slavery, produced at Franklin Furnace, New York City, 1977
  • Garden, produced at Artists Space, New York City, 1978
  • Heaven, Heaven, Heaven, produced at Eventworks, Boston, MA, 1978
  • The Ricky Paul Show, produced at White Columns, New York City, 1979
  • That Girl, produced at N.A.M.E., Chicago, IL, 1981
  • The New World, produced at Dance Theater Workshop, New York City,1981
  • Men Inside and Voices of America (double-bill; both one-person plays), produced at New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • FunHouse (one-person play), produced at New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, then Actors Playhouse, New York City, 1983
  • Advocate, produced at Artists Space, 1983
  • I Saw the Seven Angels, produced at The Kitchen, New York City, 1984
  • Drinking in America (one-person play), produced at American PlaceTheatre, New York City, 1986, published by Random/Vintage, 1987
  • Talk Radio, produced at New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1987, published by Samuel French, 1988
  • Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll (one-person play), produced at Performance Space 122, New York City, 1988, published by HarperCollins, 1990
  • Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead, produced 1994.
  • SubUrbia, produced 1994
  • Griller, produced 1998
  • Humpty Dumpty, produced at McCarter Theatre, Princeton University,Princeton, NJ, 2002
  • Also wrote Men in Dark Times; Sheer Heaven.
  • Screenplays
  • Arena Brains (short film), 1987
  • (With Oliver Stone) Talk Radio (based on Bogosian's stage play), Universal, 1988
  • Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll (based on his play), Avenue Entertainment, 1991
  • Substance of Fire, 1995
  • Under Siege 2, 1995
  • SubUrbia (based on his play; also known as SubUrbi@), SonyPictures Classics, 1997
  • Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, 2001
  • Also wrote Blue Smoke.
  • Film Songs
  • "Man Invisible" and "Salvation," SubUrbia, Sony Pictures Classics,1997
  • Television Writings
  • Eric Bogosian Takes a Look at Drinking in America (special), HBO and Cinemax, 1986
  • Funhouse (based on his play), PBS, 1986
  • Witchhunt (movie), 1994
  • (With others) High Incident (pilot and episodes), ABC, 1996
  • Fiction
  • Notes from Underground, Theatre Communications Group, 1993
  • Mall (novel), Simon & Schuster, 2000
  • Contributor to periodicals including New York Times.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Dramatists, St. James Press, 1999
    Periodicals
    • Advocate, December 17, 1991, p. 86
    • Billboard, June 6, 1998, p. 11
    • Entertainment Weekly, December 9, 1994, p. 60
    • Esquire, September, 1991, p. 184
    • Gentlemen's Quarterly, July, 1990, p. 137
    • Interview, May, 1991, p. 54
    • New York, December 12, 1988, p. 50
    • New York Times Magazine, October 2, 1994, p. S19
    • Rolling Stone, January 12, 1989; February 9, 1989, p. 95; September 19, 1991, p. 61

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