AKA Eric Howell Sharp AKA Sharpo!®
Actor ~ Producer ~ Writer
In Pre-production for the indie feature, "Canvas The Night".
Eric is a character actor, producer and writer. Whether he is playing a Scoundrel or Priest, Cop or Convict, Bookworm or an Alien, his performances have been called dynamic, convincing, compelling and notable. Guest-Starring & Co-Starring appearances on Primetime Network Television which include "Star Trek Voyager", "Wings", and a recurring role as "Benny" on UPN's "In The House" with LL Cool J, Debbie Allen, and Kim Wayans.
Eric was also featured in the Blockbuster feature film, "Liar Liar", with Jim Carrey and is prominently featured in the Good Charlotte Music Video, "Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous". Other feature roles include "Blue Collar Comedy" on the WB network and "Abbott & Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld" for NBC. Eric was featured in his famous role as Detective Sharp on KTLA Morning News with Allie MacKay in a special segment on Dinner Theater Shows in LA. Eric is co- owner of Sharpo, Inc. This Los Angeles based company specializes in interactive mystery and magic entertainment on line, on stage and at events.
Eric has interviewed many exciting Hollywood guests on his Blog Talk Radio Show, "Sharpo Says". Featured interviews are archived at Sharpo.am Eric hosted and produced the L.A. based cable interview show, "My Half Hour", and honed his live comedy act over 10 years traveling all over the U.S. His audiences include Air Force Generals, Fortune 500 CEOs, Award Winning Physicists, Network Chiefs, and other important success minded characters of distinction.
Eric Howell Sharp was born in 1966, the the middle child of three sons of Walter and Bonnie of Bayside, Queens, New York. Eric grew up in Manalapan, New Jersey. During his summers at Camp Winamac in Bennington , New Hampshire, Eric hammed it up every Talent Night. Together with his older brother, Stuart, they would recreate old Honeymooners episodes verbatum - The crowds loved them. Eric was bitten by the Theatre bug.
As a teen, Eric formed his own Rock band, "Eric & The Enterprise", and performed locally in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Eric was vocalist and keyboardist in the Stones influenced group. Soon Eric and his younger brother, Douglas, joined another local band, BATASB, who took the show to the legendary CBGB's in New York City. Later, Eric did college musicals, "Oklahoma!", "Sweet Charity", "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum". Eric did play after play, including "Play It Again, Sam" at the Kobe Dinner Theatre in Lakewood, NJ ,which earned rave reviews from the Asbury Park Press, saying Woody Allen couldn't have done better than Eric in the lead role. Eric revived his role as Alan Felix doing PLAY IT AGAIN SAM again in 2009 at the MIRAGE CLUB at EL CENTRO NAVAL AIR FACIILITY .
Eric's College Drama Professor, J. Lawrence Lowenstein encouraged Eric to move to New York and study so Eric moved to Manhattan, and studied with Neighborhood Playhouse Alumnus, and accomplished TV director, Norman Hall. It was at this time that Eric wrote and played the lead role in his own play, INVASION OF THE OOOOGS at the Courtyard Playhouse in Greenwich Village. Director, Spike Lee picked Eric out of hundreds of other Atmosphere actors playing convicts in the Prison Scenes in the film, MALCOLM X. Eric got one line which you can hear in the film. The line is "A two nine one nine four five", Which was the prison number on his costume. With SAG CARD finally in hand Eric headed for Los Angeles.
Eric Sharp wrote and starred in the Sit-com pilot, "Lenny Frick", produced by Alphy Hoffman and directed by Emmy Award Winning Actor, Scott Jacoby. Later that year Eric signed with top Hollywood talent agent, Adam Lieblein, of Acme Talent and Literary. Director, Dan Helfgott gave Eric a major break, casting him him opposite E.E. Bell for a one liner on "Abbott and Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld" for NBC. Eric now lives in Southern California's enchanting San Fernando Valley with his wife, Nora, and their children, Joseph, Benjamin, Naomi, and their little dog, Isabel.
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