Eric Paul Erickson, The Angry Viking, is a Los Angeles based multimedia artist and performer. His unique background in theatre, media and politics have shaped his approach to the the arts. Since his teens, Eric has never really stopped performing. Some of his adventures, including his time working in the political arena required more performance than others.
Since his childhood, Eric has never really stopped performing. Some of his adventures, including his time working in the political arena required more performance than others.
Eric Erickson is a classically trained actor (USC School of Theatre) who has appeared in roles ranging from musical theatre (Conrad Birdie) to Shakespeare (Hamlet, Mercutio). He has appeared in commercials and projects for Toshiba, Intell and Novell and will next be seen in the feature film “The Middle” opposite Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas.
As a comic, Erickson is described as a cross between Denis Leary and Russell Brand, an outspoken comedic critic of the modern world. He regularly performs stand up at venues including The Comedy Store, Garrett Morris’ Downtown Comedy Club and with the Rebels of Comedy. He has also hosted events from a few dozen people to thousands as the MC of one of Wrigleyville’s biggest bars.
Working in radio since his teens, he has hosted the radio podcasts “The Electric Carnival”, “The Red Viking Show” and “The Valhalla Lounge”. He is also the voice of Red Colt on the eponymous AudioDrop™ series from AudioDropCentral.com as well as other voiceover work.
Here’s the interview that I did with Eric :)
1- introduce yourself, tell us where you’re from and where you live now.
I am Eric Erickson, people call me The Angry Viking. I grew up in Northwest Washington State before coming to Los Angeles for college, where I live now. However in-between I have lived all across the country.