ERIC HUNICUTT is an actor (SAG-AFTRA), director, writer, teacher, and acting coach based in Los Angeles. Eric has been acting professionally since he was 15 years old, performing everything from Shakespeare in a cemetery to sketch comedy in dive bars, appearing in feature films, television, web series, music videos, and live theatre, including hundreds of improv comedy shows from Chicago to LA and beyond.
An alumnus of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Eric earned a BA with Honors (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and continued his training with the Improv Olympic (iO) Theater in Chicago, The Second City Conservatory in Chicago, Comedy Sportz, Steppenwolf Classes West, and many private acting teachers and coaches. Currently, Eric performs weekly with the acclaimed improv ensemble The Reckoning at iO West in Hollywood and is a member of the Echo Theatre Co.
Eric's work as a director includes numerous world-premiere performances, contemporary plays, solo shows, improv and sketch comedy, short films, commercials, and web series. He has directed stage productions at the NYC Fringe Festival, IAMA Theatre Company, Triptych Theatre Company, Skylight Theatre, Casa 0101 Theater, Elephant Theatre Company, The Comedy Central Stage, The Hudson Theater, iO West, Piccolo Spoleto Fringe Festival, The Second City (LA & Chicago), the Lost Studio, Sugar Fix Productions,The Upright Citizens’ Brigade Theaters (NYC& LA), and the University of California San Diego, as well as several new media projects and short films. He is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab.
As an acting teacher and private coach, Eric has worked at universities, private acting studios, and with prestigious professional programs across the country; he's worked with 'A-List' celebrities, series regulars, Broadway veterans, and taught hundreds of students. In Los Angeles, Eric is a member of the teaching faculty at Steppenwolf Classes West, Warner Loughlin Studios, iO West, the Art of Acting Studio, and he teaches ongoing scene study classes and one-on-one audition coaching. He also teaches annually as a Guest Artist at California State University’s Summer Arts intensive, Steppenwolf Classes West's Summer Intensive, and has been a Guest Faculty member and Guest Director at The University of California San Diego.