|Birthdate||June 7, 1977|
|Memorable Works|| The Bomb-itty of Errors|
Erik was born and raised in San Francisco. He graduated from New York University. In 1999 he co-created and starred in The Bomb-itty of Errors, an adaptation of Shakespeare's A 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.
Erik was invited to be a fellow at the Sundance Institute's Screenwriting Lab in 2002.
In 2002 Erik co-created and starred in the MTV sketch comedy series, Scratch & Burn. Erik made his feature film debut in the 20th Century Fox romantic comedy, Brown Sugar (2002 film). The film stars Taye Diggs, Mos Def & Queen Latifah.
In 2005 Erik acted on HBO's Unscripted, directed and executive produced by George Clooney.
Erik's music video "Shawshank In A Minute", directed by John Landis, won Jib-Jab's Great Sketch Experiment in 2006.
His musical comedy, NERDS, written with collaborator Jordan Allen-Dutton and music composed by Hal Goldberg, won Barrymore Awards for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Original Music in 2007.
Erik received two Emmy Award nominations in 2007 and 2008 for writing on Robot Chicken.
Erik has produced such shows as America's Best Dance Crew, Snoop Dogg's Fatherhood, The Sing-Off, and served as the Head Writer on the MTV Movie Awards in 2010 and 2011. He was Creative Producer of the 2011 Emmy Awards.
Erik recorded several songs and music videos that are online. "One Line on the Sopranos" is a tribute to the actual one line he had on The Sopranos, playing a store manager who said, "Leon, take your break at two." "I Google Myself" details the difficulties of dating online. Erik's brother, Mark Weiner, produced the music and sang back-up. Jordan Allen-Dutton wrote the songs with Erik. RickMill Productions produced the videos.
In 2010, Erik played Agent Sebso on HBO's Boardwalk Empire, executive produced by Terence Winter and Martin Scorsese. Winter saw his video, "One Line on the Sopranos" (Winter commented that he had written that episode, and thus that one line), and this led to Erik being cast on the series. In 2011, Erik won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series for Boardwalk Empire.
- The $treet
- The Sopranos
- 100 Centre Street
- Third Watch
- Scratch & Burn
- Boardwalk Empire
- Robot Chicken
- The New Normal
- Brown Sugar
- Lucky Man
- The Great Sketch Experiment
- Fred and Ted
- Thus to Tyrants
- Fraternity School Shopping
- One Line on the Sopranos
- I'm So Straight
- Props Master