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Erik Weiner
OccupationActor, writer, comedian, producer
Children2
Websitehttp://www.erikweiner.com

Erik Weiner is an American actor, writer, comedian, and producer best known for co-creating the play The Bomb-itty of Errors and his role as Agent Sebso on HBO's Boardwalk Empire.

Career

In 1999, he co-created and starred in The Bomb-itty of Errors, an adaptation of Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, blending hip-hop and Shakespeare. The show has been performed in New York City (Off-Broadway), London (West End), Chicago, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Dublin, Florida, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and continues to play around the world.[1]

Weiner was invited to be a fellow at the Sundance Institute's Screenwriting Lab in 2002.

In 2002 Weiner co-created and starred in the MTV sketch comedy series, Scratch & Burn. He made his feature film debut in the 20th Century Fox romantic comedy, Brown Sugar, starring Sanaa Lathan,Taye Diggs, Mos Def and Queen Latifah.

In 2005, Weiner played Dragon on HBO's Unscripted, directed and executive produced by George Clooney.

Weiner's music video "Shawshank In A Minute", directed by John Landis, won JibJab's Great Sketch Experiment in 2006.[2]

His musical comedy, NERDS, written with collaborator Jordan Allen-Dutton and music composed by Hal Goldberg, won Barrymore Awards for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Original Music in 2007.[3]

Weiner received three Emmy Award nominations in 2007, 2008, and 2012 for writing on Robot Chicken.[4]

Weiner has produced such shows as America's Best Dance Crew, Snoop Dogg's Fatherhood, The Sing-Off, and served as the Head Writer on the MTV Movie Awards in 2010, 2011, and 2013. He was Creative Producer of the 2011 Emmy Awards. He was awarded a Peabody Award for his writing on CNN Heroes.[5]

In 2010, Weiner played Agent Sebso on HBO's Boardwalk Empire, executive produced by Terence Winter and Martin Scorsese.[6] Winter saw his 2008 YouTube video, "One Line on the Sopranos" (a tribute to the actual one line he had on The Sopranos, playing a store manager who said, "Leon, take your break at two" in the 2001 season 3 episode "Another Toothpick") Winter had written that Sopranos episode, and, thus, that one line, and this led to Mr. Weiner being cast on the series.[7] In 2011, Mr. Weiner won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series for Boardwalk Empire.[8]

In 2012 and 2013, Weiner played Ian on NBC's The New Normal. In 2016, Weiner began writing and producing on The Goldbergs on ABC.

Personal life

Weiner lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.[9]

Filmography

Acting

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Brown Sugar Ren
2005 Serenity Helmsman

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2000 The Street D.J. Episode: "Miracle on Wall Street"
2001 The Sopranos Manager Episode: "Another Toothpick"
2002 Third Watch Charlie B. Episode: "Old Dogs, New Tricks"
2005 Unscripted Dragon 10 episodes
2008–2018 Robot Chicken Various voices 6 episodes
2010 Boardwalk Empire Agent Sebso 9 episodes
2012–2013 The New Normal Ian 3 episodes
2018, 2019 The Goldbergs Sheriff / Marc Birek 2 episodes

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Pedestrian Uncredited

Writing

Year Title Notes
2004 Scratch and Burn Also co-creator
2006–2018 Robot Chicken 31 episodes
2007 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Television film
2007–2008 Snoop Dogg's Father Hood 4 episodes; also producer
2008 2008 MTV Movie Awards Television special
2008 The 2nd Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute
2009 2009 MTV Movie Awards
2010 2010 MTV Movie Awards
2010 Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards
2013 28th Independent Spirit Awards
2014 29th Independent Spirit Awards
2014 2014 Kids' Choice Sports
2015 41st People's Choice Awards
2015 30th Independent Spirit Awards
2015 SuperMansion 12 episodes
2016 42nd People's Choice Awards Television special
2016–present The Goldbergs 47 episodes; also producer
2016–2018 Ask the StoryBots 5 episodes
2018 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards Television special
2019 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards

References

  1. ^ https://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,84987,00.html
  2. ^ "JibJab Audience Votes Comedy Troupe "Famous Last Nerds" Winner Of Great Sketch Experiment". PRWeb.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2010-01-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations". ComingSoon.net. July 17, 2008.
  5. ^ http://peabodyawards.com/past-winners/award/?pbaward=1615&pb_search=1&pb_title=&pb_year=1&pb_porg=&pb_query=201*
  6. ^ "Erik Weiner". IMDb.
  7. ^ Watkins, Gwynne. "How Erik Weiner Turned One Line on The Sopranos Into a Big Role on Boardwalk Empire With Just One Viral Video". Vulture.
  8. ^ "The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards | Screen Actors Guild Awards". www.sagawards.org.
  9. ^ "Erik Weiner - Writer | Actor". erikweiner.com.

External links

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