Eric Wareheim

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Eric Wareheim
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Wareheim performing in Pusswhip Banggang during October 2009
Born Eric Alexander Wareheim
(1976-04-07) April 7, 1976 (age 38)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian, writer, musician, director
Website
http://www.timanderic.com

Eric Alexander Wareheim (Born April 7, 1976) is an American actor, comedian, writer, director and musician. He is one half of the comedy troupe Tim & Eric. Wareheim, along with Tim Heidecker, created the television shows Tom Goes to the Mayor, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule.

Early Life & Partnering With Tim[edit]

Wareheim graduated from Methacton High School in Norristown, Pennsylvania and then later attended Temple University, where he met his comedy partner Tim Heidecker and produced his first film about dads, shot on the Jersey shore.[1] Wareheim and Heidecker are the creators, writers, and stars of Tom Goes to the Mayor, a limited animation that was on the Adult Swim programming block on Cartoon Network. Wareheim and Heidecker had mailed copies of an early version of the show to comedian Bob Odenkirk, who agreed to take on the project as the executive producer of the series and sold it to Cartoon Network.[2] Wareheim played "The Mayor", an official who always managed to destroy Tom's well-intentioned plans often along with the entire town as well.

Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job![edit]

The Tim and Eric name was solidly branded with the release of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! which premiered on February 11, 2007. The show is a mix of "live action, sketch, animation, emotions, phone calls, love, etc." according to their website. The creators have described the show as the "nightmare version of television." On May 2, 2010 the "Man Milk" episode of "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" wrapped Season 5 of the show. Though this would be the last serial content for "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" there was an hour-long holiday program titled "Chrimbus Special" that gave fans a last glimpse at the TV program. It was the second show Eric both produced and starred in which aired during Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block.

Music career[edit]

Wareheim played in several Philadelphia area bands, including the new wave punk band Twelve Tone System, of which Tim Heidecker was also briefly a member. Wareheim briefly played backup guitar for the duo Adam and Justine in the 1990s. Wareheim was also the principal songwriter for The Science Of and had been a member of Elements of Need, I Am Heaven, and briefly with the Vampire-themed punk band Ink & Dagger.[3] He currently is involved with the band Sola.[citation needed]

Solo & Collaborative Film Career[edit]

Wareheim and Heidecker (along with comedian and frequent "Awesome Show" guest Zach Galifianakis) created marketing videos for Absolut Vodka.[4][5][6]

Wareheim, along with Tim Heidecker, also directed the 2010 Super Bowl commercial, The Shuffle, for Boost Mobile and most recently a series of Old Spice commercials with actor Terry Crews.

Wareheim and Heidecker appeared together as Debt Collectors on the Adult Swim special, The Young Persons Guide to History and have made guest appearances in the movie Let's Go to Prison, as well as the Scottish video game series VideoGaiden and a Version 2 episode of Mega64.[7] Wareheim also played a recurring role in Michael Cera's and Clark Duke's Internet TV show Clark and Michael as Randy, the neighbor of the titular duo.[8]

Using characters and skits from Awesome Show, Heidecker and Wareheim (via their Abso Lutely production company) created an online-only show called Tim and Eric Nite Live!, originally broadcast on the website SuperDeluxe.

Music videos[edit]

Billion Dollar Movie[edit]

Wareheim also co-directed, wrote and starred in Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie with Tim Heidecker.[25]

Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Spin-offs[edit]

Between May and June 2010, six episodes of an Awesome Show spin-off produced in part by Wareheim, Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule, were aired on Cartoon Network. The show parodied local newscasts. According to Heidecker, John C. Reilly had the original idea of giving the Dr. Steve character an entire show.[26]

In a July 2008 New York Times article, it was reported that the duo was in the process of developing a surreal game show series starring Neil Hamburger, titled The New Big Ball with Neil Hamburger.[27][28] Wareheim described it as a mix between "Japanese bizarre game show and The Price Is Right."[27] In late July 2009, Neil Hamburger posted a blog on MySpace stating that a pilot had been filmed, but that Adult Swim was not satisfied and had "pulled the plug on the project."[29]

Discography[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nagging Questions for... Tim Heidecker & Eric Wareheim". UsedWigs. 2004. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  2. ^ Brown, Janelle (2006-07-17). "10 Comics to Watch: Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim". Variety. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Paint it Black: making hardcore personal again". 
  4. ^ A Vodka Movie by Zach Galifianakis, Tim and Eric. YouTube. Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  5. ^ A Vodka Movie (Part 2) by Zach Galifianakis, Tim and Eric. YouTube. Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  6. ^ A Vodka Movie (Part 3) by Zach Galifianakis, Tim and Eric. YouTube (2008-07-13). Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  7. ^ ""Mega64": Stranger". IMDb. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  8. ^ http://www.clarkandmichael.com
  9. ^ The Bird and the Bee "Polite Dance Song" on Vimeo. Vimeo.com. Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  10. ^ Ben Folds "You Don't Know Me" on Vimeo. Vimeo.com. Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  11. ^ video – Eric Wareheim (Tim and Eric), Flying Lotus and Warp. Dance Floor Dale. Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  12. ^ video – Eric Wareheim (Tim and Eric), Flying Lotus and Warp. Dance Floor Dale. Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  13. ^ MGMT "The Youth" on Vimeo. Vimeo.com. Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  14. ^ Maroon 5 "If I Never See Your Face Again" on Vimeo. Vimeo.com. Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  15. ^ Phantom Planet "Dropped" on Vimeo. Vimeo.com. Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  16. ^ Tommy Sparks "She's Got Me Dancing" on Vimeo. Vimeo.com. Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  17. ^ Video Keep It Goin' Louder van Major Lazer – Myspace Video. Vids.myspace.com. Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  18. ^ Major Lazer "Pon De Floor" on Vimeo. Vimeo.com. Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  19. ^ Need New Body – Buffalo Stance. YouTube (2008-01-22). Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  20. ^ Depeche Mode "Hole To Feed" on Vimeo. Vimeo.com. Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  21. ^ Kanaal van ericwareheim. YouTube. Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  22. ^ [1]. YouTube. Retrieved on 2013-03-08.
  23. ^ [2]
  24. ^ Tobacco "Streaker" on Vimeo.
  25. ^ Anderson, John (January 21, 2012). "Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie". Variety. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  26. ^ Vanity Fair article: "Q&A: Tim and Eric on Child Abuse, Diarrhea, and Yerba-Mate Tea".
  27. ^ a b New York Times article: "The Bizarre Brains of Nightmare TV".
  28. ^ Hardford Advocate article: "Hamburger Helper: America's 'worst' comedian performs in New Haven and then in Northampton".
  29. ^ MySpace blog post by Neil Hamburger: "The New Big Ball".
  30. ^ Webby Award winners listed at Internet Video Mag, Tim and Eric listed in paragraph 5. Internetvideomag.com (2008-05-06). Retrieved on 2012-01-28.

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