If Eric looks familiar, it may be because you've seen him on TV or at the theater, as he has acted in several plays and performed in a number of commercials and industrial films. Eric has also deejayed and/or emcee'd 500+ events in central Texas, where he is one of the more sought-after entertainers of this type. Eric lives in Austin, TX, having moved there in 1983 from Iowa, where he spent his childhood. He hooked up with the improv comedy troupe "ComedySportz" in 1986 and performed with and eventually managed them for 6 years. Eric signed on with Penguin Entertainment in 1997 and is not only their busiest deejay but warehouse manager as well. Eric feels his strong-suit is voice work and, as you can tell from listening to his demos, his voice is extremely versatile, ranging from the consumate announcer-type to the "guy next door". With a plethora of character voices in his repertoire, Eric can fill just about any voice-over need! Eric graduated from Buena Vista University in 1980 with a B.A. in Physical Education. He was a middle school coach and teacher for 14 years. In addition to his acting and deejaying endeavors, Eric currently teaches part-time at a local Sylvan Learning Center.
Facilities & companies that have used Eric:
Hotels: The Four Seasons, Hyatt, Sheraton, Renaissance, Doubletree, Omni, Hilton, Marriott, Westin-Oaks Galleria, Holiday Inn, Stephen F. Austin, Driskill, La Mansion, The Grand Plaza, Ramada, The Crowne Plaza.
Event facilites: Austin 71, Hamilton 12, House on the Hill, The Allan House, Barr Mansion, Villa Antonia, Vintage Villas, Mercury Hall, The Woodlands Resort, The HESS Club, Paraiso Maravilla, The Trois Estates, The Courtyard on St. James, The Rainbow Lodge, The Westlake Club, The Petroleum Club.
Country clubs: Austin CC, River Place CC, Barton Creek CC, Westwood CC, Sweetwater CC, Pine Forest CC, Sugar Creek CC, Greenspoint CC.
E R I C C H R I S T I A N S O N
10737 Gulfdale, Suite 200 San Antonio, TX 78216 Height: 5'8" Weight: 150 lbs
Tel: (210) 492-9947 Fax: (210) 492-9921 Hair: brown Eyes: Brown
The Crypt Thomas Wildelynx Prod.
Ballad of the Sad Cafe featured extra Merchant Ivory Prod.
The FBI Files immigration inspector New Dominion Prod.
Silvertime Soap Opera Roger Silvertime Soap Opera, Inc.
Fasting Can Save Your Life narrator Life Science Institute
When We Really Try Uncle Hal In Theo Prod.
And Now for Something Completely
Rotten in the State of Denmark Hamlet Caliche Productions
voc credits available upon request
Reality announcer Tequila Mockingbird
Buck's Landing narrator Guerra Deberry Coody & Co.
Babtist Medical Center announcer Guerra Deberry Coody & Co.
Mainstreaming Special Needs Kids narrator Educational Service Center
Whataburger father The Production Company
AutoValue: Excellence In Store spokesperson Louis Pitlock & Associates
Southwestern Bell: New Tech. spokesperson Talent Partners
Tivoli Information Systems spokesperson T.I.S. Prod.
City of San Antonio Tourism Dept. father Alamo City Prod.
The Brain Game host Moving Image Prod.
Electronic Selection Systems Larry TX-Pacific Film & Video
Insyst hotel manager El Adam Prod.
Theater (selected roles)
Originals Only Marty; Father Bowman Vortex Performance Cafe
Cat on a Hot Tin Brick The Acting Studio
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown Linus Bedichek Theater
The Seven Denials Jesus various churches
The Night of January 16th defense atty. Stevens Rolfe Auditorium
Film acting classes by Cliff Osmond, Mona Lee, Michael Costello, Doris Hargrave, & Al Onorato.
Commercial audition classes by Lee Peterson, Toni Cobb, Jo Edna Boldin, Barbara Brinkley, & Donise Hardy.
Stage acting classes by Michael Harlin & U. of Texas Drama Dept.
Voice-over training by Kathleen Couser & Julie Williams.
improv comedian; disk jockey; proficient in all sports, incl. gymnastics; good physique; 14 yrs teaching & coaching experience; dilalects; accents; jibberish languages; proficient w/ teleprompter.