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Overview (2)

Birth NameEric Howell Swirsky
Nickname Sharpo

Mini Bio (2)

Eric is an entertainer, actor, writer, magician and producer and vlogger. He has played Hustlers, Priests, Cops, Convicts, Nerds and even Aliens. His performances have been called dynamic and compelling. Eric has Co-Starred on such Prime-time Network Television programs including "Star Trek Voyager", "Wings", and a recurring role as "Benny" on UPN's "In The House" with LL Cool J, Debbie Allen, and Kim Wayans. Eric recently had an outrageously funny scene in Comedy Central's "Broad City." Eric had a memorable cameo in the the 90's blockbuster movie, "Liar Liar", with Jim Carrey. He was featured in his famous mystery Detective role on KTLA Morning News with Allie MacKay.

Eric owns the entertainment production company, Sharpo!® Entertainment Productions. This Los Angeles based proprietorship specializes in interactive mystery, magic and comedy for events and streaming media. In 2017 Eric's Murder Mystery Plays are also being produced in New York by Nicole Neuman of Lucky Stars Entertainment and in Mt, Shasta, California by the New Frontier Theater Company.

As a teenager, Eric's band "Eric & The Enterprise" performed locally in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Eric was vocalist and keyboardist. Eric and his younger brother, Douglas, were part of the band, Bandaido and the Any Surface Band, who played the legendary CBGB's in New York City. At Brookdale Community College, Eric performed in the musicals, "Oklahoma!", "Sweet Charity", "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum". Eric did many plays, including "Play It Again, Sam" at the Kobe Dinner Theatre in Lakewood, NJ ,which earned rave reviews from the Asbury Park Press, saying Woody Allen couldn't have done better than Eric in the lead role. Eric revived his role as Alan Felix again in 2009 at the Mirage Club at El Centro Naval Air Facility.

Eric's studied with Drama Professor, J. Lawrence Lowenstein who encouraged Eric to move to New York and study. There he studied with Neighborhood Playhouse Alumnus, and accomplished TV director, Norman Hall. Eric then wrote wrote and played the lead role in the play, "Invasion Of The Oooogs" for Theater Excalibur in Tribecca and again at the Courtyard Playhouse in Greenwich Village. Eric got his SAG Card when Director, Spike Lee gave him a line in the film, Malcolm X.

Eric moved to L.A. in 1992. He then wrote and starred in the Sit-com pilot presentation, "Lenny Frick", directed by Emmy Award Winning Actor, Scott Jacoby. Eric now lives in Southern California's enchanting San Fernando Valley with his wife, Nora, and their children, Joseph, Benjamin, Naomi, and their little dog, Mia.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Andrew Enriquez

Eric is an entertainer, actor, writer, producer, vlogger and magician member of the Academy of Magical Arts at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. He has played Hustlers, Priests, Cops, Convicts, School Principals, Nerds and even Aliens. His performances have been called dynamic and compelling. Eric has Co-Starred on such Prime-time Network Television programs including "Broad City", "Star Trek Voyager", "Wings", and a recurring role as "Benny" on UPN's "In The House" with LL Cool J, Debbie Allen, and Kim Wayans. Eric had a memorable cameo in the the 90's blockbuster movie, "Liar Liar", with Jim Carrey. He was featured in his famous mystery Detective role on KTLA Morning News with Allie MacKay.

Eric owns the entertainment production company, Sharpo!® Entertainment Productions. This Los Angeles based proprietorship specializes in interactive mystery, magic and comedy for events and streaming media.

As a teenager, Eric's band "Eric & The Enterprise" performed locally in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Eric was vocalist and keyboardist. Eric and his younger brother, Douglas, were part of the band, Bandaido and the Any Surface Band, who played the legendary CBGB's in New York City. At Brookdale Community College, Eric performed in the musicals, "Oklahoma!", "Sweet Charity", "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum". Eric did many plays, including "Play It Again, Sam" at the Kobe Dinner Theatre in Lakewood, NJ ,which earned rave reviews from the Asbury Park Press, saying Woody Allen couldn't have done better than Eric in the lead role. Eric revived his role as Alan Felix again in 2009 at the Mirage Club at El Centro Naval Air Facility.

Eric's studied with Drama Professor, J. Lawrence Lowenstein who encouraged Eric to move to New York and study. There he studied with Neighborhood Playhouse Alumnus, and accomplished TV director, Norman Hall. Eric then wrote wrote and played the lead role in the play, "Invasion Of The Oooogs" for Theater Excalibur in Tribecca and again at the Courtyard Playhouse in Greenwich Village. Eric got his SAG Card when Director, Spike Lee gave him a line in the film, Malcolm X.

Eric moved to L.A. in 1992. He then wrote and starred in the Sit-com pilot presentation, "Lenny Frick", directed by Emmy Award Winning Actor, Scott Jacoby. Eric now lives in Southern California's enchanting San Fernando Valley with his wife, Nora, and their children, Joseph, Benjamin, Naomi, and their little dog, Mya.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Eric Howell Sharp

Trivia (4)

Was the host of "My Half Hour", a regular comedy/talk show on Los Angeles cable television
Is also a stand-up comedian, and performs in several locations in L.A.
Wrote the "Happy Song" that was featured in the movie "Liar, Liar" with Jim Carrey. He sings the song in the film as "Sharpo".
Owns Sharpo! Dinner Theater, LA.

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