Starring in the indie feature, "Canvas The Night".   Eric plays Ross Reed in an upcoming episode of ONE TEN. Also this year: Eric stars opposite filmmaker/actor Dylan Kamm in Dangerous Games. Look for Eric as the outrageous tennis date in Christopher Carson Emmons' Serial Daters Anonymous. Eric has a fun cameo with Nora Sharp in the movie, "The Bride From Vegas".   See Eric in "The Decision" with John Martino (The Godfather) and in the new Hard Six Music Video, "Haunted Ride" with Michael D. Henry, Bill Murphy (ScyFy), Andrew Enriquez (Canvas the Night) and Chuck Testa. 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 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. See him in the Bottled Water episode of "Penn and Teller's Bullsh*t".
Other feature roles include "Blue Collar Comedy" on the WB network, "Abbott & Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld" for NBC, and the Good Charlotte Music Video, "Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous". 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. Who Is Ernie Goodenough?"
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. Eric revived his role as Alan Felix 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.
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