A native of Baltimore, MD, Eric began performing professionally at age 14. He made his Broadway debut in The Lion King, and went on to the Broadway casts of Hairspray, and Mary Poppins.
Eric grew up performing in Baltimore City at the Arena Players Inc., the oldest African-American Community Theatre in America. He studied theater at the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, receiving the Spirit of Carver Award upon graduating.
Eric received the Eubie Award from the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, for his achievement in the Arts. He was a Presidential Scholar in the Arts finalist, after being awarded a Level 1 Theatre Award from the YoungArts foundation; also, a Gold Medal recipient in the NAACP ACT-SO competition. He’s an NAACP Theatre Award winner; also recipient of an Eddon Award, and Scenie Awards. A two-time Broadway World Award nominee; also nominated for Ovation Awards.
Since moving to Los Angeles, Eric has performed at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Pantages Theatre, Long Beach Opera, Los Angeles Theatre Center, and twice at the Hollywood Bowl. His feature film credits include The Purple Rose, starring Janel Parrish; Coffee House Chronicles, starring Trace Lysette; Waiting in the Wings, starring Lee Merriweather; and Sexina, starring Adam West. He can be seen online guest starring on the series’ Monogamy, and Bozos; and is a regular on the series A Capella.
Eric believes in giving back to his community, and has partnered with programs that allow him to work with inner-city children in LA, and also in his hometown of Baltimore. He teaches acting to underprivileged students; and reads to elementary school, and terminally-ill children for the SAG-AFTRA BookPALS program.
Eric thanks his family and friends for their unconditional love and support. He gives all glory and honor to GOD for everything in his life. Stay in touch with him on all social media platforms @EricBAnthony. He is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA, and the NAACP!