Erik Weiner is a four-time Emmy nominated, WGA Award nominated, and Peabody Award winning writer, as well as a SAG Award winning actor. He was born and raised in San Francisco and graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Mr. Weiner began his career by co-creating and starring in The Bomb-itty of Errors, an adaptation of Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors, blending hip-hop and Shakespeare. The show has been performed in New York (Off-Broadway), London (West End), and continues to play around the world.
Mr. Weiner co-created and starred in the MTV sketch comedy series, Scratch & Burn. He made his feature film debut in Brown Sugar as Ren and played the role of Dragon on HBO's Unscripted, directed and executive produced by George Clooney.
His musical, Nerds, won Barrymore Awards for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Original Music. Along with his brother, Mark, Mr. Weiner has written music for the hit Netflix series Ask The StoryBots, with their Dinosaur and Outer Space songs having over half a billion views on YouTube.
Mr. Weiner won a Peabody Award for his writing on CNN Heroes and was Head Writer for Supermansion, an animated series produced by and starring Bryan Cranston.
Mr. Weiner has received three Emmy Award nominations over the course of nine seasons writing on Robot Chicken.
His online video "One Line on the Sopranos", about the one line he had on the Sopranos, caught the attention of Terrence Winter and Martin Scorcese who cast Mr. Weiner as Agent Sebso on HBO's Boardwalk Empire where he went on to win a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series.
Mr. Weiner was most recently a writer/producer on five seasons of The Goldbergs on ABC. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.