Eric was born into a Chicago theater-family of actors and directors, spending his early years at The Second City, watching his mother teach improvisational comedy to Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, George Wendt, Bette Midler, and many more. After attending the BFA program at Tuft's University, Eric returned to Chicago to write and direct in theater himself. Eric became a recurring director at numerous local Professional Stages as well as the Bristol Renaissance Faire, the Fright Fest at Six Flags/Great America, and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Eric also taught and directed improvisational sketch comedy at The Second City, where his students included Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris, Masi Oka, and Chris Farley. Eric left for Hollywood in 1997, after being at the helm on over 60 stage productions in Chicago, including Knat Scatt Private Eye, starring Steve Carell.
Since then Eric has written and sold 16 feature films, including the SyFy original movie 'Mega Piranha' which drew 2.2 million viewers, the 2nd largest viewership in SyFy history. Other feature films include the "stoner-comedy", 'Sex Pot', the zombie horror, "Night of the Dead', the prehistoric action-adventure 'Clash of the Empires (aka: Age of the Hobbits)' and the "mockbuster" classic 'Snakes on a Train'. Eric is the writer of numerous SyFy original movies including 'Arachnoquake', 'Almighty Thor', 'Ghost Shark', and the films "Doomed Planet", "Dragons of Camelot", and the upcoming historic action-fantasy, "Troy 2". Eric's writing can also be seen in print in many literary & poetry magazines, as well as numerous "How-To" books on film-making.
Eric Forsberg is a founding member of Vortex Filmz and Cerebral Experiment.