New York Post
A toothsome role
ERIC BOGOSIAN. Actor. Playwright. Novelist. Monologist. Historian. Spouts Shakespeare. Now in TV series “Interview With the Vampire.” A crate of awards. Shares my birth date, so he has to be marvelous, right?
“I grew up no good at sports or anything in working class Woburn, Mass. When our teacher staged ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and I got cast as Juliet’s dad I fell in love with acting.
“1984 when I started out, I auditioned for ‘Miami Vice.’ It was dismal. Onstage I already knew to be spirited. On film you take it down a notch. Finally, 1988 I found my pace doing ‘Talk Radio’ with Oliver Stone. And I’m now on the TV series ‘Interview.’
“I’ve done it all. Look, I even did six solo shows for 20 years. Once an usher brought a latecomer down with a flashlight. From the stage I said, ‘Turn the light off.’ They didn’t so I jumped offstage, grabbed the flashlight and threw it into the wings.”
Nice. So what did you do during the pandemic? “Started writing a memoir, which is driving me crazy and I haven’t finished it.”