ERIC HUNICUTT is an actor, 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 Chicago, Comedy Sportz, Steppenwolf Classes West, Warner Loughlin Studios, and many private acting teachers and coaches.
Eric is a member of the acclaimed improv ensemble The Reckoning, which performs weekly in an open run at the iO West Theater in Hollywood. Eric is is a member of the Echo Theatre Company in Los Angeles and SAG-AFTRA.
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, Eric has worked at universities, private acting studios, and professional training programs across the country, as well as coaching private clients. He's taught and coached 'A-List' celebrities, series regulars, Broadway performers, and hundreds of students young and old. 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 teaches ongoing scene study through AK Studios. Eric 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.