Eric Anzalone - Village People
|Born||James Eric Anzalone
October 6, 1965
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
|Occupation||Singer, Actor, Writer, Editor, Producer|
|Years active||1995 – present|
|Spouse(s)||Jennifer Alagna (m. 1996; div. 2003)
Courtney Elliott (m. 2014; div. 2017)
Eric Anzalone (born October 6, 1965) is the leatherman/biker of the musical group Village People. He replaced Glenn Hughes in 1995. Anzalone was born in Dayton, Ohio, but grew up in Watertown, New York and Santa Barbara, California, graduating from San Marcos High School in 1983. He studied theater and music at the University of Miami and graduated summa cum laude in May 2012 from Arizona State University with a degree in Film & Media and (as of August 2016) is a master's candidate in Film & Media, also at Arizona State.
He has performed in various stage productions around the world, including Berger in the European tour of HAIR and as a singer for Princess Cruises. He starred as Donatello in the world tour of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Coming Out of Our Shells and later as Raphael in the films A Turtles' Christmas and Turtle Tunes and in TV programs, including Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous. He also appeared on two episodes of VH1’s short-lived series Love Lounge. In June 2012, Eric joined Experience Nirvana Productions as host, director, producer, and editor of the webcast TV show What Matters Most featured on YouTube and was awarded a 2016 Telly Award for Editing: (episode) "Dance for Kindness" about Orly Wahba, founder of Life Vest Inside.
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