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Eric Bogosian (born April 24, 1953) is an Americanmarker actor, playwright, monologist, and novelist.


Personal life

Bogosian, an Armenian American, was born in Woburn, Massachusettsmarker, the son of Edwina, a hairdresser and instructor, and Henry Bogosian, an accountant. After graduating from Oberlin Collegemarker, Bogosian moved to New York Citymarker to pursue a career in theatre. Bogosian has been married since 1980 to Jo Bonney, with whom he has two children.


Eric Bogosian is the author of three novels, several films and numerous award-winning works for the theater. As an actor he has starred onstage as well as on film and television.

Bogosian’s best known work is “Talk Radio” in which he starred Off-Broadway and in the Oliver Stone film of the same name. In 2006, the play was brought to Broadway, garnering Tony nominations for the play and for Liev Schreiber, who starred. For the original stage version, Bogosian was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and for the film he received the prestigious Berlin Film Festival’s Silver Bear. In addition to “Talk Radio”, Bogosian is the author of several plays, including “subUrbia”, which was produced by Lincoln Center Theater in 1994. The play was adapted to the screen by Richard Linklater and revived Off- Broadway with an updated script in 2006. His most recent play, “1+1” was produced by New York Stage & Film in 2008.

Bogosian is also well-known for the six Off-Broadway solos he wrote for himself between 1980 and 2000. For these he was awarded three OBIE awards as well as the Drama Desk. The solos, including “Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll” and “Pounding Nails in the Floor with Forehead” are produced around the world and have become a mainstay of the American theater repertory.

Bogosian is also the author of three novels and a novella. His latest, “Perforated Heart” was published in the spring of ’09 by Simon & Schuster. His first novel, “Mall” is currently being adapted as a film.

Beyond performing in his own solos and plays, Bogosian most recently starred in Stephen Adly Guirgis’s “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman at LAByrinth Theater. Onscreen, Bogosian has been featured in films by Paul Schrader, Woody Allen, Oliver Stone, Robert Altman, Taylor Hackford, Atom Egoyan and Mike Judge. He is best known on film for his starring roles in his own “Talk Radio”, as well as the action film, “Under Siege II” and “Wonderland”. On television, he co-stars as Captain Danny Ross in the long-running series, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”.

Acting credits

Writing credits


  1. Eric Bogosian Biography (1953-)

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