Eric Petersen is an actor and singer who has worked extensively on both coasts in the entertainment industry. After growing up in the Chicagoland area, he received his degree in Theatre Performance from Bradley University and headed to New York City. Eric worked on stage in NYC for 8 years having appeared in Broadway shows, Off-Broadway shows, 1st National Tours, and many many workshops and readings of new material with the best creatives NY has to offer. On Broadway Eric was the standby for Shrek in Shrek: The Musical and played Papa Ogre/Straw Pig. He later appeared in the play Peter & The Starcatcher on Broadway. Eric was seen across the country as Shrek in the 1st National Tour of Shrek: The Musical. He also toured as William Barfee in the 1st National of 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Eric has worked at The Barn Theatre, Charleston Stage, The Engeman Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre and Barrington Stage. On the Film/TV side of Eric’s career he can be seen in a variety of roles. Most notably would be his role of Arlo Barth on the TVLand sitcom Kirstie that starred Kirstie Alley, Michael Richards, Rhea Perlman and Eric. He also has guest starred on hit shows like Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, CSI, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, GCB, As The World Turns and the hit Disney Channel shows Jessie and Pair of Kings. He has also worked cast as a series regular of pilots that sadly never made it to air for CBS and Comedy Central. Eric recently played Simon Monjack in the hit LifeTime movie The Brittany Murphy Story; and was seen in the holiday film Naughty & Nice.
Bachelor of Arts, Bradley University, Theater and Communications