Eric Wareheim

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Eric Wareheim
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Wareheim performing in October 2009
Born (1976-04-07) April 7, 1976 (age 46)
OccupationComedian, actor, writer, director, musician, winemaker
Years active1993–present
Spouse(s)Madison Borbely

Eric Alexander Wareheim (/ˈwɛərhm/; born April 7, 1976) is an American comedian, actor, writer, director, musician, and winemaker. He is best known as one half of the comedy duo Tim & Eric, alongside Tim Heidecker. He also had a recurring role on the Netflix series Master of None.

Early life[edit]

Eric Alexander Wareheim was born in Audubon, Pennsylvania, on April 7, 1976. He graduated from Methacton High School in Norristown, Pennsylvania.[1][2] He later attended Temple University, where he met his comedy partner Tim Heidecker and produced his first film, shot on the Jersey Shore.[3]


Tim & Eric[edit]

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.[4]

The Tim and Eric name reached a broader audience 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".[5]

In a July 2008 article in The New York Times, 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.[6][7] Wareheim described it as a mix between "Japanese bizarre game show and The Price Is Right."[6] 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."[8]

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 Wareheim both produced and starred in which aired during Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block.[9][10][11]

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.[12]

Wareheim also co-directed, wrote and starred in Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie with Tim Heidecker.[13]


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 rhythm 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 legendary Vampire-themed punk band Ink & Dagger.[14] He currently is involved with the band Sola.[15]


Wareheim made an appearance in Aqua Teen Hunger Force as the Germ-Master, along with Heidecker as a basketball.

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.

They also made an appearance in an episode of The Simpsons as Amus Bruse and Fois Garth.

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.[16] 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.[17]

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

In 2015, Wareheim co-starred as Arnold Baumheiser in the Netflix comedy series Master of None. He appeared in six episodes and directed four episodes of the first season. In 2017, he appeared in seven episodes and directed a single episode of the show's second season.

In 2019, Wareheim starred as a man claiming to be "reality" in a series of Oculus Quest commercials.[18][19][20]

Other activities[edit]

In 2021, Wareheim ventured into the world of cooking, a longtime hobby of his, with his cookbook Foodheim: A Culinary Adventure. Part of his promotion for the book is a webseries called Heimy's House where he prepares recipes from the book.[21] The first (and currently only) episode of the series featured a guest appearance by Tim Heidecker.[22]

Personal life[edit]

Wareheim is married to Australian model Madison Borbely, with whom he lives in Los Angeles.[23]



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Tom Goes to the Mayor The Mayor (voice) Short film;
also co-writer, co-director, and producer with Tim Heidecker
2003 Tom Goes to the Mayor Returns
2006 Let's Go to Prison Wine Taster Uncredited
2008 Adventures of Power Money
2009 Al's Brain in 3-D 2009 Money Short film
2010 Blood into Wine Himself Documentary [24]
2012 The Comedy Van Arman
2012 Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie Eric Also co-writer, co-director, and producer; feature directorial debut
2013 Arcade Fire in Here Comes The Night Time Big Bud NBC Special
2013 Wrong Cops Officer de Luca
2013 Hamper's Pre-Natal Life Coaching Co-writer and co-director with Tim Heidecker
2014 Food Club Captain Wareheim Short film; also director, co-writer, and executive producer
2014 Reality Henri

Television and web[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Germ Master (voice) Episode: "Hypno-Germ"
2004–06 Tom Goes to the Mayor The Mayor / Various (voices) 30 episodes; also co-writer, co-director, and executive producer
2006 Tim and Eric: The Podcast Various Also co-writer, co-director, and producer
2006 Mega64 Mega64 Ragtime Jug Brother Episode: "Stranger"
2006 Clark and Michael Randy
2007–08 Tim and Eric Nite Live! Himself Also co-creator and co-writer
2007–17 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Eric / Various Also co-creator, co-writer, co-director, and executive producer
2008 Young Person's Guide to History Bill Collector 2 #1 Episode: "#1.2"
2008 Steve and Stephen Creator, writer, and director
2009 Talkshow with Spike Feresten Derrick Whipple Episode: "Jim Heckler and Derrick Whipple"
2010 Morning Prayer with Skott and Behr Behr Also writer and director
2010 The New Big Ball With Neil Hamburger Unaired pilot; co-writer, co-director, and producer
2010–11 Funny or Die Presents Various 6 episodes; also segment director and executive producer
2010–present Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule Wayne Skylar Also co-creator, co-writer, co-director, and executive producer
2011 Bob's Burgers Phil Finnegan (voice) Episode: "Torpedo"
2011 Jon Benjamin Has a Van Jargon Loprax (voice) Episode: "Stardoor"
2011 The Simpsons Fois Garth (voice) Episode: "The Food Wife"
2013 The Office Gabor 4 episodes
2013 Dr. Wareheim Dr. Wareheim Also co-creator, co-writer, and co-director
2013 Tim's Kitchen Tips Himself Also co-creator, co-writer, and co-director
2013 Tim & Eric's Go Pro Show Himself Also co-creator
2013–2017 Nathan for You Executive producer
2013–17 Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories Eric / Various Also co-creator, co-writer, co-director, and executive producer
2014 Community Male Four #2 Episode: "App Development and Condiments"
2014 The Birthday Boys Mill Owner Episode: "Plight of the Working Class"
2014 Rubberhead Segment: "Ham"; director
2014–2017 Review Executive producer
2015 Bagboy Television special;
co-creator, co-writer, co-director, and executive producer
2015-2017 Master of None Arnold 2 seasons
2015 Hot Package 5 episodes; executive producer
2015 W/ Bob & David Executive producer
2016 Decker Executive producer
2018 Ugly Delicious Himself Episode: "Fried Chicken"
2019-2021 Crank Yankers Mork 2 episodes
2020 Beef House Eric Also co-creator and executive producer

Music videos[edit]




  1. ^ "Eric Wareheim". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-10-19.
  2. ^ Gray, Ellen (July 18, 2017). "Tim and Eric's Eric on his tough Philly past, 'Awesome' present". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  3. ^ "Nagging Questions for... Tim Heidecker & Eric Wareheim". UsedWigs. 2004. Archived from the original on 2007-05-10. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  4. ^ Brown, Janelle (2006-07-17). "10 Comics to Watch: Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim". Variety. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  5. ^ Itzkoff, Dave (2008-07-27). "The Bizarre Brains of Nightmare TV". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  6. ^ a b The New York Times article: "The Bizarre Brains of Nightmare TV".
  7. ^ Hardford Advocate article: "Hamburger Helper: America's 'worst' comedian performs in New Haven and then in Northampton".
  8. ^ MySpace blog post by Neil Hamburger: "The New Big Ball Archived 2009-02-07 at the Wayback Machine".
  9. ^ Evans, Greg (2020-01-15). "Adult Swim Announces New Tim And Eric Sitcom 'Beef House'". Deadline. Retrieved 2022-01-13.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2013-10-30). "Adult Swim Orders 'Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories' Live-Action Anthology Series". Deadline. Retrieved 2022-01-13.
  11. ^ Holman, Curt. "Great job!: How Adult Swim's Tim and Eric got so awesome". Creative Loafing Charlotte. Retrieved 2022-01-13.
  12. ^ Vanity Fair article: "Q&A: Tim and Eric on Child Abuse, Diarrhea, and Yerba-Mate Tea Archived 2010-03-28 at the Wayback Machine".
  13. ^ Anderson, John (January 21, 2012). "Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie". Variety. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
  14. ^ "Paint it Black: making hardcore personal again". Archived from the original on 2008-10-15.
  15. ^ "Artist Biography by Jason Birchmeier". Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  16. ^ ""Mega64": Stranger". IMDb. Retrieved 2009-02-23.
  17. ^ CBS (21 April 2009). "Clark and Michael - Episode 1". Archived from the original on 2021-12-13 – via YouTube.
  18. ^ Sag, Anshel (Jan 16, 2020). "The Oculus Quest Supply Situation Does A Disservice To The VR Community And Developers". Forbes.
  19. ^ "Oculus VR TV Commercials -" – via
  20. ^ "Oculus Quest TV Commercial, 'Defy Reality: Beat Saber' Featuring Eric Wareheim -" – via
  21. ^ Grieving, Tim. "Eric Wareheim Is Luring Fans of Gross-Out Comedy to the World of Fine Food". Los Angeles Magazine. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
  22. ^ Wareheim, Eric. "Heimy's House - Ep 1 Bavarian M-Egg-A Roll". YouTube. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
  23. ^ T-Pain's Nappy Boy Radio Podcast | Eric Wareheim & Chef Roberto Smith EP #03, retrieved 2021-07-18
  24. ^ "Blood into Wine (2010) - IMDb".
  25. ^ The Bird and the Bee "Polite Dance Song" on Vimeo. Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  26. ^ Ben Folds "You Don't Know Me" on Vimeo. Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  27. ^ video – Eric Wareheim (Tim and Eric), Flying Lotus and Warp Archived 2009-06-26 at the Wayback Machine. Dance Floor Dale. Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  28. ^ video – Eric Wareheim (Tim and Eric), Flying Lotus and Warp Archived 2009-06-26 at the Wayback Machine. Dance Floor Dale. Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  29. ^ MGMT "The Youth" on Vimeo. Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  30. ^ Maroon 5 "If I Never See Your Face Again" on Vimeo. Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  31. ^ Phantom Planet "Dropped" on Vimeo. Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  32. ^ Tommy Sparks "She's Got Me Dancing" on Vimeo. Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  33. ^ Video Keep It Goin' Louder van Major Lazer – Myspace Video Archived 2009-12-31 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  34. ^ Major Lazer "Pon De Floor" on Vimeo. Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  35. ^ Need New Body – Buffalo Stance. YouTube (2008-01-22). Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  36. ^ Depeche Mode "Hole To Feed" on Vimeo. Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  37. ^ Kanaal van ericwareheim. YouTube. Retrieved on 2012-01-28.
  38. ^ [1]. YouTube. Retrieved on 2013-03-08.
  39. ^ "Major Lazer - Bubble Butt (feat. Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga & Mystic) - Directed by Eric Wareheim". Archived from the original on 2021-12-13.
  40. ^ BabesVEVO (22 April 2014). "Babes - Die". Archived from the original on 2021-12-13 – via YouTube.
  41. ^ Tobacco "Streaker" on Vimeo.
  42. ^ Mr. Oizo "HAM" on Vimeo.
  43. ^ Charli XCX (23 March 2015). "Charli XCX - Famous [Official Music Video YTMAs]". Archived from the original on 2021-12-13 – via YouTube.
  44. ^ "Blonde Redhead - "Dripping" Music Video". Archived from the original on 2021-12-13.
  45. ^ Webby Award winners listed at Internet Video Mag, Tim and Eric listed in paragraph 5 Archived 2008-08-04 at the Wayback Machine. (2008-05-06). Retrieved on 2012-01-28.

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