Eric has written two novels, Mall and Wasted Beauty.
Eric's Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll was adapted for the screen by director John McNaughton in 1991.
Eric won the Berlin Film Festival's Silver Bear Award for his work as author and star of Talk Radio.
Kieran Culkin, brother of Macaulay Culkin, headlined the Second Stage Theatre production of Eric Bogosian's subUrbia, directed by Jo Bonney, Eric's wife, in September of 2006.
Eric's film catalogue includes the films Heights, Wonderland, Igby Goes Down, Atom Agoyan's Ararat, Gossip, Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry, The Substance of Fire, Under Siege II and Dolores Claiborne.
Eric is of Armenian decent.
Eric won an Obie as a monologist.
Eric appeared in Beavis and Butthead Do America.
Eric is married with two children and lives in New York with his wife, director Jo Bonney.
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.