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Erik Weiner

Erik Weiner

Erik Weiner is a three-time Emmy nominated and Peabody Award winning writer, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award winning actor. He was born and raised in San Francisco and graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Mr. Weiner co-created and starred in The Bomb-itty of Errors, an adaptation of Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors, blending hip-hop and Shakespeare. The show has been performed in New York (Off-Broadway), London (West End), Chicago, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Dublin, Florida, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and continues to play around the world. Bomb-itty won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Show at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival as well as the Jeff Award in Chicago, and is published by Samuel French. Mr. Weiner co-created and starred in the MTV sketch comedy series, Scratch & Burn. He made his feature film debut in the 20th Century Fox romantic comedy, Brown Sugar, alongside Taye Diggs, Mos Def & Queen Latifah. Mr. Weiner played the character of Dragon on HBO's Unscripted, directed and executive produced by George Clooney. His latest play, NERDS, written with collaborator Jordan Allen-Dutton and music composed by Hal Goldberg, won Barrymore Awards for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Original Music. Mr. Weiner served as Head Writer for the 2011 and 2013 MTV Movie Awards and was Creative Producer of the 2011 Emmy Awards. He won the Peabody Award for his writing on CNN Heroes. He received three Emmy Award nominations for his writing on Robot Chicken. Mr. Weiner won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series, playing Agent Sebso on HBO's Boardwalk Empire, executive produced by Terence Winter and Martin Scorsese. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife.


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