Eric Ryan Swanson

Artist Bio

It is my job as an Actor to discover a character’s soul and portray it externally with great ease and normality. As an actor, I’m most attracted to characters with complicated psyches and darker desires. I am a physical actor. I investigate and construct characters through physicalities, discovering and creating an external connection before moving to internal exploration. Animating those connections and breathing physical life into characters drives me as an actor and grounds my performances. I am a huge game show fanatic. My favorites are The Price is Right, Wheel of Fortune, and Let’s Make a Deal. I have worked as an architectural metal re finisher, barista, standardized patient, segway tour guide, manager of operations, admin, dog walker and personal assistant.

I was born and raised in Chicago, IL and currently reside in Manhattan, NY.

Latest News

New HeadShots

01-19-2020

New Headshots coming!

New HeadShots

01-19-2020

New Headshots coming!

Eric takes on the role of Nick Bottom

07-01-2016

Eric takes on the role of Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream! Eric is pumped to work on the amazing stage at Theatre 80 with Off Line Productions.

Eric takes on the role of Nick Bottom

07-01-2016

Eric takes on the role of Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream! Eric is pumped to work on the amazing stage at Theatre 80 with Off Line Productions.

Eric returns to the SOHO Playhouse!

11-07-2015

Eric returns to the SOHO Playhouse to join Off Line Productions for their modern take onTwelfth Night. Eric "delivers an absolute stand-out performance" playing Malvolio in the Off Broadway production.

Eric returns to the SOHO Playhouse!

11-07-2015

Eric returns to the SOHO Playhouse to join Off Line Productions for their modern take onTwelfth Night. Eric "delivers an absolute stand-out performance" playing Malvolio in the Off Broadway production.