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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 16 December 1959Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth NameRolf-Eric Tecumseh Forsberg
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Eric was born into a Chicago theater-family of actors and directors, spending his early years at The Second City, watching his mother teach improvisational comedy to Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, George Wendt, Bette Midler, and many more. After attending the BFA program at Tuft's University, Eric returned to Chicago to write and direct in theater himself. Eric became a recurring director at numerous local Professional Stages as well as the Bristol Renaissance Faire, the Fright Fest at Six Flags/Great America, and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Eric also taught and directed improvisational sketch comedy at The Second City, where his students included Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris, Masi Oka, and Chris Farley. Eric left for Hollywood in 1997, after being at the helm on over 60 stage productions in Chicago, including Knat Scatt Private Eye, starring Steve Carell.

Since then Eric has written and sold 16 feature films, including the SyFy original movie 'Mega Piranha' which drew 2.2 million viewers, the 2nd largest viewership in SyFy history. Other feature films include the "stoner-comedy", 'Sex Pot', the zombie horror, "Night of the Dead', the prehistoric action-adventure 'Clash of the Empires (aka: Age of the Hobbits)' and the "mockbuster" classic 'Snakes on a Train'. Eric is the writer of numerous SyFy original movies including 'Arachnoquake', 'Almighty Thor', 'Ghost Shark', and the films "Doomed Planet", "Dragons of Camelot", and the upcoming historic action-fantasy, "Troy 2". Eric's writing can also be seen in print in many literary & poetry magazines, as well as numerous "How-To" books on film-making.

Eric Forsberg is a founding member of Vortex Filmz and Cerebral Experiment.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Eric was born into a Chicago theater-family of actors and directors, spending his early years at The Second City, watching his mother teach improvisational comedy to Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, George Wendt, Bette Midler, and many more. After attending the BFA program at Tuft's University, Eric returned to Chicago to write and direct in theater himself. Eric became a recurring director at numerous local Professional Stages as well as the Bristol Renaissance Faire, the Fright Fest at Six Flags/Great America, and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Eric also taught and directed improvisational sketch comedy at The Second City, where his students included Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris, Masi Oka, and Chris Farley. Eric left for Hollywood in 1997, after being at the helm on over 60 stage productions in Chicago, including Knat Scatt Private Eye, starring Steve Carell. Since then Eric has written and sold 16 feature films, including the SyFy original movie 'Mega Piranha' which drew 2.2 million viewers, the 2nd largest viewership in SyFy history. Other feature films include the "stoner-comedy", 'Sex Pot', the zombie horror, "Night of the Dead', the prehistoric action-adventure 'Clash of the Empires (aka: Age of the Hobbits)' and the "mockbuster" classic 'Snakes on a Train'. Eric is the writer of numerous SyFy original movies including 'Arachnoquake', 'Almighty Thor', 'Ghost Shark', and the films "Doomed Planet", "Dragons of Camelot", and the upcoming historic action-fantasy, "Troy 2". Eric's writing can also be seen in print in many literary & poetry magazines, as well as numerous "How-To" books on film-making. Eric Forsberg is a founding member of Vortex Filmz and Cerebral Experiment.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Publicist

Spouse (1)

Karen Goodman (31 October 1998 - present) (separated) (1 child)

Trivia (21)

Father is independent film maker Rolf Forsberg.
Attended High School at Francis W. Parker along with Daryl Hannah, Billy Zane, Lisa Zane, Neil Giuntoli and Jennifer Beals.
Made early films with collaborator Charles Schneider and sent them to John Waters.
Studied film with Kenneth Anger.
He was an actor, director and improv instructor in Chicago (often at The Second City and the Players Workshop) where he worked with Bonnie Hunt, Steve Carell, Bob Odenkirk, Stephen Colbert, Julie Ann Larson, George Wendt, Tim Meadows, Chris Farley, Amy Sedaris, Holly Wortell, Paul Dinello, Cindy Caponera, Mick Napier, David Koechner, Greg Hollimon, Catherine O'Hara, Will Clinger, Sean Abley, Pat Finn and Robert Smigel.
First professional film job was with Christopher Coppola.
His cousin, the late Martin De Maat, was the top teacher of improvisation at The Second City in Chicago from 1986 until he died in 2001.
In the late 1960s Bill Murray painted his family kitchen in return for improv classes with his mother.
He is a founding member of The Second City Training Center in Los Angeles, along with fellow improv teachers and directors Martin De Maat, Frances Callier, Michael C. McCarthy, Tom Green, Holly Wortell, Ira Miller, Mike Ross, Amy Seeley and Mark Beltzman.
Also worked at Players Workshop along with Bonnie Hunt, Ken Hudson Campbell, Steve Rudnick, Bob Odenkirk, Holly Wortell and many others.
Directed and taught at Second City at the same time as Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Jon Favreau, Mick Napier, Greg Hollimon, Ian Gomez, and Nia Vardalos were just starting out.
Father in law is actor Burt Goodman.
His wife Karen Forsberg is a Producer.
Daughter is child actress Lola Forsberg.
Directed his his first super 8mm film at age 9.
As a young teen he was a make-up artist on The Late Great Planet Earth (1979) directed by his father, Rolf Forsberg and starring Orson Welles.
At age 12 co-starred with George Wendt in the musical, The Dubbing of Sir Saul by King Benjamin.
First big role in a film was at age 4.
Lives in Studio City, California with wife, Karen, and daughter, Lola. [May 2010]
Eric is an an international award winning published poet.

Salary (4)

Night of the Dead: Leben Tod (2006) $21,000 .00
Pledge of Allegiance (2007) $47,000 .00
Mega Piranha (2010) $21,000
Clash of the Empires (2012) $15,000

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