Eric Bogosian

Name: Eric Bogosian ( Eric Bogosian )
Born: April 24, 1953
Age: 71 years old
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inches
Occupation: actor
Tags: writer, actor
Relationship Status: married to Jo Anne Bonney
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  • Horoscope: Taurus
  • Net worth: $6 000 000
  • Ethnicity: Armenian
  • Nationality: American
  • Fathers name: Henry Bogosian
  • Mothers name: Edwina Bogosian
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    Eric Bogosian: biography

    Eric Bogosian is an American actor, playwright and writer of Armenian descent. You might have seen him in dozens of movies and TV shows. He has written numerous plays and monologues for theater.

    Childhood and youth

    Eric was born on April 24, 1953, in Boston, Massachusetts. His dad's name is Henry, he's an accountant. His mom's name is Edwina, she's a hairdresser and she teaches young professionals.

    Young Eric Bogosian
    Young Eric Bogosian / Instagram

    The future star spent his formative years in a big Armenian community. Some of its members survived the genocide of this ethnic group. One of Eric's most prominent plays, SubUrbia, is based on the experiences of this period of his life. He was in high school when he realized his passion for theater.

    Movie career

    Eric appeared on the screen in movies directed by Woody Allen, Agnieszka Holland and other renowned directors. Several fascinating films were based on his works — like Talk Radio with Alec Baldwin.

    The star looks like Anthony Bourdain's twin brother. Fans expected him to play Anthony's part in the latter's biopic.

    His most remarkable TV role was in Law and Order: Criminal Intent. In 2022, the Interview with a Vampire series was released where Eric was involved.

    Stage career

    Bogosian created 6 produced plays. Some of them are focused on the specifics of an artistic career, such as "1+1". Off-Broadway theater fans know Eric very well. He makes brilliant one-man shows.

    In 2005, he performed the role of Satan on the stage, to critical acclaim.

    Eric Bogosian with his mother
    Eric Bogosian with his mother / Instagram

    Eric launched the dance series at The Kitchen. He contributed to the production of New York City Ballet and a documentary about the legendary choreographer Balanchine.

    In 1986, he released a collaborative music album with Frank Zappa, called Blood On the Canvas. It's available on YouTube and as a bootleg out of Japan.


    Simon & Schuster released fiction books written by Eric: Mall, Wasted Beauty and Perforated Heart. In 2015, his history of Operation Nemesis saw light.

    Personal life

    In 1980, Eric walked down the aisle with Jo Anne Bonney. She's an Off-Broadway theater director who specializes in developing new plays. She was born in Australia and relocated to NY in 1979. Jo debuted in theater by directing her husband's solo work. Since then, she has helped him with many other plays.

    His wife gave birth to Harry and Travis Bogosian.


    • Born in Flames (1983)
    • Special Effects (1984)
    • The Stuff (1985)
    • Talk Radio (1988)
    • Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll (1991)
    • Arabian Knight (1995)
    • Dolores Claiborne (1995)
    • Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)
    • Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)
    • Office Killer (1997)
    • Deconstructing Harry (1997)
    • Safe Men (1998)
    • A Bright Shining Lie (1998)
    • Gossip (2000)
    • Wake Up and Smell the Coffee (2001)
    • Igby Goes Down (2002)
    • Ararat (2002)
    • Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
    • Wonderland (2003)
    • King of the Corner (2004)
    • Blade: Trinity (2004)
    • Heights (2005)
    • Cadillac Records (2008)
    • Don't Go in the Woods (2010)
    • Listen Up Philip (2014)
    • Rebel in the Rye (2017)
    • Uncut Gems (2019)


    • Obie Award
    • Drama Desk Award
    • Silver Bear
    • Guggenheim fellow
    • National Endowment for the Arts fellowships

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