Eric Bogosian

Eric Bogosian


4/24/1953, Woburn, Massachusetts

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Eric Bogosian


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1) A creator of monologues and solo shows. His solos have received three Obie awards, a Drama Desk Award and others. His shows have had extended runs Off-Broadway. His work is published by Theatre Communications Group. 2) A playwright, "Talk Radio" and "subUrbia" being the best known. He…more


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    • Eric Bogosian: As a performer there is a thing of trying to seduce people that are in my presence in whatever way I know best. Wanting to be very compelling in person and making that a major issue, that would be the idea of not being boring. You'd be afraid if you were boring that the place would go away. I think there's definitely a fear on my part of people going away.

    • Eric Bogosian: I think of myself in relation to performance the way Tom Waits is to music. I have my own particular crowd that likes my stuff. It's raw and it's funny.

    • Eric Bogosian: My attitude is black with a lot of humor.

    • Eric Bogosian: I was definitely surprised when Talk Radio took off as a play. As a film it has become somewhere between a popular thing and a cult thing.

    • Eric Bogosian: I don't think of myself as groundbreaking. I'm just a guy who's here now, doing stuff now.

    • Eric Bogosian: I like words. I'm a talker, but that comes in all different forms. I write, but I also act. I don't know. I guess monologist when it comes to my one-man shows, but that sounds pretentious.

    • Eric Bogosian: Who am I? I'm a guy who has two kids and drives an SUV and pays rent and looks at a computer screen all day long. Like a lot of other people. And those are the things I want to talk about.

    • Eric Bogosian: I'm pretty much a saint with my kids, and it's very sweet when I'm holding my two year old in my arms and I'm nuzzling his fat little cheek.

    • Eric Bogosian: The world intrudes in my brain daily. Since my brain is dripping with all kinds of stuff that's out there in the world, that I can't seem to be able to shut out, it has to end up being in my work as well.

    • Eric Bogosian: From my perspective of a guy in his late forties, it's becoming more and more clear to me that the right thing to do and the wrong thing to do all depend on what part of life you are looking at it from.

  • What a jerk bleh

    This guy might be a very talented actor elsewhere but the character he depicts on CI is a lout with a big chip on his shoulder.

    I lost track of CI for a bit while I pursued a new obsession with Billy Petersen on CSI. I came back and found this jerk in charge and what a major disappointment. How in the world did they figure this dictator into the picture? He completely disrespects Bobby and tries to ally Alex by telling her (and I mean TELLING HER) to "keep him in line". Give me a break.

    It was disappointing enough when they brough in Noth and What's Her Face for part time reason's (that aren't completely clear to me) to replace "Goren" and "Eames". Now the show has dropped this bomb on to the CI sceen.

    Is this show in it's death throws or what? How disappointing.moreless
  • Very cool

    I think Eric Bogosian is a great addition to the show as Danny Ross. He brings an intensity and complexity to the character that was missing with Deakins, although I liked him a lot. Ross gives the appearance that there's a lot simmering under the surface .. but what? I hope the writers will do something with the character. The possibilities are there. Personally I think Bogosian is a very cool character and I'm glad he's on the show. He holds his own with D'Onofrio and Noth.moreless