More Eric Bogosian Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Ararat)Eric Bogosian is the author of the plays Talk Radio (NYSF/Public Theater), subUrbia (Lincoln Center Theater) and Griller (Chicago's Goodman Theatre and Baltimore's Center Stage Theatre), and the solos Wake Up and Smell The Coffee; Pounding Nails In The Floor With My Forehead; Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll; and Drinking In America, the last three for which he won Obie Awards. He wrote the screen adaptations of his first two plays, receiving the Berlin Film Festival's Silver Bear for his work on Talk Radio.
As an actor, Bogosian has appeared in over a dozen feature films. He is best known for starring as the misanthropic shock-jock Barry Champlain in Oliver Stone's film version of his own Talk Radio. In the past few years, he has appeared in films as disparate as Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry, Steven Seagal's Under Siege 2 and the HBO movie A Bright Shining Lie. He recently appeared in the CBS film Blonde, based on the Joyce Carol Oates novel.
Bogosian's work has been staged around the United States and the world. His solos and plays, as well as a novella Notes from Underground are published by Theatre Communications Group. A live recording of Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead is available on CD from the Blackbird Recording Company. His first novel, Mall, was just published by Simon & Schuster.
Bio courtesy Miramax for "Ararat" (25-Apr-2003)