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Eric Bogosian

Bogosian first came to prominence as a monologist, writing and starring in a critically acclaimed series of solos for which he won three Obies and a Drama Desk Award: FunHouse (also broadcast on PBS), Drinking in America, Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead and Wake Up and Smell the Coffee. In addition to their New York runs, he has performed them extensively through the U.S. and abroad.

Bogosian is perhaps best know for writing and starring in the play and the film adaptation of Talk Radio (NYSF - 1987). For this work he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, an Independent Spirit Award nominee, and recepient of the Berlin Film Festival Silver Bear Award. Tony Award winning actor Liev Schreiber starred in a new production of his first play, Talk Radio, last February. Directed by Robert Falls, the new production marks Bogosian's Broadway debut.

In addition to Talk Radio, Bogosian has written a number of full-length plays including subUrbia (LCT), Griller (Goodman), Red Angel (Williamstown Theater Festival), Humpty Dumpty (McCarter). Off-Broadway's Second Stage Theater recently presented a new production of his play Suburbia, directed by Jo Bonney. As an actor on the New York stage, Bogosian received critical acclaim for his performance as Satan in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.

He is the author of three novels, Mall, Wasted Beauty and Notes from the Underground." Bogosian's film credits include roles in the films Heights, Wonderland, Igby Goes Down, Ararat, Gossip, Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry, The Substance of Fire, Under Siege II and Dolores Claiborne.

His television credits include a recurring role on Love Monkey starring Tom Cavanaugh, as well as guest-starring roles on Scrubs, Third Watch, Law & Order, The Larry Sanders Show, Crime Story, The Twilight Zone and Miami Vice.

He has also co-starred in many films for television, including, Shot in the Heart, Blonde, A Bright Shining Lie, Witch Hunt and The Caine Mutiny Court Martial.

Eric Bogosian lives in New York with his wife, director Jo Bonney, and their two children.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.
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Eric Bogosian Facts

BirthdayApril 24, 1953 (70)
BirthplaceWoburn, Massachusetts, USA

Selected Filmography

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
Cadillac Records
Dolores Claiborne
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
Blind Spot
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
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