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Eric Bogosian


Eric Bogosian

Eric Bogosian
Bogosian at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival
Born (1953-04-24) April 24, 1953
Woburn, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation Actor, playwright, monologuist, novelist
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) Jo Anne Bonney (1980–present)
Children Harris Wolf Bogosian
Travis Bogosian

Eric Bogosian (born April 24, 1953) is an American actor, playwright, monologuist, novelist and historian.[1]


  • Personal life 1
  • Career 2
    • Solos 2.1
    • Plays 2.2
    • Stage 2.3
    • Film 2.4
    • Television 2.5
    • Books 2.6
    • Dance 2.7
    • Awards 2.8
  • Filmography 3
  • Writing credits 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Personal life

Bogosian, an Armenian-American, was born in Woburn, Massachusetts, the son of Edwina (née Jamgochian), a hairdresser and instructor, and Henry Bogosian, an accountant.[2][3] He attended the University of Chicago before graduating from Oberlin College.


Bogosian is an author and actor known for his plays Talk Radio[1] and subUrbia as well as numerous one-man shows. In recent years he has starred on Broadway in Donald Margulies' Time Stands Still, published three novels, and was featured on Law & Order: Criminal Intent as Captain Danny Ross.[1]


Between 1980 and 2000, six major solos written and performed by Eric Bogosian were produced Off-Broadway, garnering him three Obie Awards as well as the Drama Desk award. His first two solos, Men Inside and funHouse were presented at the New York Shakespeare Festival. His third, Drinking in America, was produced by American Place Theater. Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead and Wake Up and Smell the Coffee were all produced commercially Off-Broadway by Frederick Zollo.

In addition to Bogosian’s touring the United States and Europe, the solos have been produced featuring other actors in Argentina, Brazil, Italy and Poland.


Eric Bogosian is the author of six produced plays, including Talk Radio at the New York Shakespeare Festival, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and subsequently adapted to film by Oliver Stone, garnering Bogosian the prestigious Berlin Film Festival Silver Bear. In 2007 a Broadway revival of Talk Radio directed by Robert Falls starred Liev Schreiber. subUrbia, directed by Robert Falls and produced by Lincoln Center Theater, was adapted to film by Richard Linklater. Other titles include Griller (Goodman Theater); Humpty Dumpty (The McCarter); Red Angel (Williamstown Theater Festival) and 1+1 (New York Stage and Film). Bogosian’s one person drama, Notes from Underground has had several productions, most recently starring Jonathan Ames at Performance Space 122.


In addition to his many appearances in his solo work and starring in his play, Talk Radio, Bogosian has also starred in Stephen Adly GuirgisThe Last Days of Judas Iscariot directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman (LAByrinth) and Donald Margulies' Time Stands Still directed by Daniel Sullivan (Manhattan Theater Club/Broadway).


Bogosian’s plays Talk Radio and subUrbia were adapted to film as was his solo, Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll.[1] He has starred in several films including Talk Radio,[1] Under Siege 2: Dark Territory and Wonderland. In addition he has been featured in films by such directors as Woody Allen, Robert Altman, Taylor Hackford, Atom Egoyan and Agnieszka Holland.


In television, Bogosian is best known for his starring role as Captain Danny Ross in the series Law & Order: Criminal Intent. In addition, he has appeared as a guest star on dramas and in 1994 created with Steven Spielberg the series High Incident for ABC television. He portrayed Barney Greenwald, defense attorney, in the TV film The Caine Mutiny Court Martial. He also appeared in the episode "His Story" on Scrubs as Dr. Cox's therapist.


Bogosian is the author of three novels published by Simon & Schuster: Mall, Wasted Beauty, and Perforated Heart. All of his dramatic work is in print, published by Theater Communication Group. In 2015, he published Operation Nemesis: The Secret Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide, a history of Operation Nemesis which involved a group of Armenian assassins who set out to avenge the deaths of the one and a half million victims of the Armenian Genocide.


Bogosian founded the dance series at The Kitchen. During his charter tenure there, he produced the first concerts in New York City by Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane, Karole Armitage and Molissa Fenley as well as dozens of other choreographers. In 2006 Bogosian acted as producer on the New York City Ballet’s documentary, Bringing Back Balanchine.


Bogosian is a Guggenheim fellow and the recipient of two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Year Title Role Notes
1983 Born In Flames CBS Technician Film Debut
1984 Special Effects Christopher Neville
1985 The Stuff Supermarket Clerk Uncredited
1988 Talk Radio Barry Champlain
1991 Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll Himself
1993 The Thief and the Cobbler Phido Voice
1994 Witch Hunt Senator Larson Crockett
1995 Dolores Claiborne Peter
1995 Under Siege 2: Dark Territory Travis Dane
1996 Beavis and Butt-head Do America Old Faithful Ranger / White House Press Secretary / Strategic Air Command Lieutenant Voice
1997 Office Killer Peter Douglas Uncredited
1997 Deconstructing Harry Burt
1998 Safe Men Edward Templeton, Sr. Voice
1998 A Bright Shining Lie Doug Elders
2000 Gossip Professor Goodwin
2000 In The Weeds Simon
2002 Igby Goes Down Mr. Nice Guy
2002 Ararat Rouben
2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Alan Caulfield
2003 Wonderland Eddie Nash
2004 King of the Corner Rabbi Evelyn Fink
2004 Blade: Trinity Bentley Tittle
2005 Heights Henry
2008 Cadillac Records Alan Freed
2010 Don't Go in the Woods Producer
2014 Listen Up Philip Narrator Voice
Year Title Role Notes
1985 Miami Vice Zeke "Milk Run"
1985 Tales from the Darkside Junkie "The Tear Collector"
1985 The Twilight Zone Jackie Thompson "Healer"
1986 Reading Rainbow Conan the Librarian "Alistair in Outer Space", voice
1986 Crime Story Dee 2 episodes
1992-93 Law & Order Gary Lowenthal 2 episodes
1993 The Larry Sanders Show Stan Paxton "Larry's Partner"
2000 +Welcome to New York Robby "The Crier"
2001 Third Watch Lieutenant Lewis "The Self-Importance of Being Carlos"
2003 Scrubs Dr. Gross "His Story"
2006-10 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Captain Danny Ross Main Cast (Season 6-9)
2006 Love Monkey Phil Leshing 5 episodes
2014 The Good Wife Nelson Dubeck 3 episodes

Writing credits


  1. ^ a b c d e "Eric Bogosian".  
  2. ^ Eric Bogosian Biography (1953-)
  3. ^ Aram Bedrosian Funeral Home - Obituary

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