The Biker of Village People since 1995.
Eric was born in Dayton, Ohio but grew up in Santa Barbara, California. He studied theatre with a music minor at the University of Miami, Florida and graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a degree in Film and Media in May 2012 and is currently working on his master's degree in Film and Media, also at ASU.
Eric has performed in various stage productions around the world. A few tid bits include killing many brain cells in the role of Berger in the European tour of HAIR, as a soloist performing Broadway standards with the Bratislavian Orchestra, and singing on the high seas for Princess Cruises. He starred as the purple-masked Donatello in the world tour of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles following the Turtles’ album release Coming Out Of Their Shells and as a guest on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous as well as TV shows around the globe. In 1994 he again donned the “extremely comfortable” green suit and, this time, lent his voice as well but as Raphael in the films A Turtles’ Christmas and Turtle Tunes.
In the 1980s Eric was the front man for the Los Angeles based heavy-metal band PARADIGM. He has written and performed with other punk/metal bands over the years. Most recently touring the States and the UK as the guitarist in the power-punk quartet SiR.
Eric’s semi-autobiographical novel Collisions Course (penned under the name J.E. Anzalone) was released in the spring of 2012, and he is the host of the web series and TV show What Matters Most. He is an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church and can legally officiate wedding ceremonies. Eric and Felipe (the Native American), who's also a ULC ordained minister, actually married Elberta and Frank Goldsmith on stage at the Riviera Casino in Las Vegas during a Village People show!
Having escaped from Los Angeles in 1992, Eric calls New Jersey home, where he lives with his wife, Courtney, and his daughter, Samantha. Eric is a member of the Board of Directors of Sixuvus Ltd. (the Village People corporation).