Erik Hoover

Actor | Director | Producer


  • Headshot of Erik
    Headshot by Dani Werner
  • Erik as Gilgamesh
    Gilgamesh, The Oldest Story in the World
  • Erik as Burns in Looking Past You
    Burns, Looking Past You
  • Erik as Robert 'Evel' Knievel in Herocycle
    Robert 'Evel' Knievel, Herocycle
  • Erik in rehearsal for Herocycle
    Rehearsal for Herocycle
  • Erik as Charles II in The Compleat Female Stage Beauty
    Charles II, The Compleat Female Stage Beauty
  • Erik as Argan in The Imaginary Invalid
    Argan, The Imaginary Invalid

About Me

Erik and his motorcycle

Born and raised in the Twin Cities, I currently live in St Paul, MN with my wife Jennifer and two wonderful dogs. When I'm not working, I'm usually fixing up our 19th-century house or one of our motorcycles. As an actor, director, producer, voiceover artist, and commercial talent, my twenty-year career has taken me far and wide.

You can see examples of my work on my YouTube channel!

Stage

I've performed with small companies like Walking Shadow (Compleat Female Stage Beauty), Theatre Novi Most (Oldest Story in the World), Theatre Pro Rata, and Sandbox Theatre as well as larger ones such as the History Theatre (Complicated Fun) and Park Square. I've also had the pleasure to direct for Theatre Pro Rata (The Woodsman) and assistant direct for Ten Thousand Things (Vasa Lisa). My performances have been recognized by Lavender Magazine and Minnesota Playlist Magazine and I was part of the cast of Walking Shadow's production of The Compleat Female Stage Beauty which received an Ivey Award in 2012 for Overall Excellence.

I'm also the Executive and Co-Artistic Director of Combustible Company, a small theater company that uses actors’ physicality to create visceral performances that spark the imagination and ignite conversation.

On-Camera

In addition to appearing in numerous short films and independent features and a featured role in the ABC series In An Instant, I have also worked on-camera for clients such as Thompson-Reuters, Indian Motorcycles, MNSure, 3M, Best Buy, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Mystic Lake Casino, and the Minnesota Lottery.

Voiceover

My voiceover clients include companies such as Subaru, Caribou Coffee, Polaris Industries, Medtronic, Associated Bank, Ecolab, Boston Scientific, Kum & Go, and many others. I've also narrated countless audiobooks published by Capstone Press and my voice appeared in the machinima seriers, Darkenspace, as the arch-villan Rex Croden.

My Work

Click the links below to view my resume

  • Stage

    Production Role Company Director
    The Imaginary Invalid Argan Combustible Company Kym Longhi
    Complicated Fun Byron, Cop, A&R Guy History Theatre Dominic Taylor
    Veterans' Play Project Sgt Peterson, Sgt Wolf Wonderlust Productions Leah Cooper
    Herocycle Robert 'Evel' Knievel Combustible Company Kym Longhi
    The Compleat Female Stage Beauty King Charles II Walking Shadow Theatre Company John Heimbuch
    The Mad Trapper Riddell, Bush Man Sandbox Theatre Wade Vaughn
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream Demetrius Paul Bunyan Playhouse Zach Curtis
    Holes Mr Sir Stages Theatre Jon Ferguson
    The Oldest Story In The World Gilgamesh Theatre Novi Most Lisa Channer
    Othello Messenger Park Square Theatre Richard Cook
  • Film & TV

    Production Role Company
    The Stranger Supporting Bird's Eye Vue
    In An Instant (Season 3, Ep 4) Supporting Committee Films/ABC
    A Method Supporting Killing Joke Films
    Northwoods Supporting Rank & File Media
    Looking Past You Supporting Jennifer Kramer
    Ex Post Somnio Supporting Hey We Tried Productions
    The Mooker Supporting Pommelhorse Productions
    Honest Work Lead Pieta Pictures
    The Alphabet of Sex Lead Gypsy Cinema
    Holiday Beach Featured Northern Sky Productions
  • Commercial & Industrial

    Client Role Company
    Thomson-Reuters Lead Badiyan
    MNSure Lead Clarity Coverdale
    Indian Motorcycles Lead Polaris Industries
    Best Buy Featured Yellow Tag
    Mystic Lake Casino Featured Drivethru
    Victory Motorcycles Lead 3Volts
    Blue Cross Blue Shield Lead Flint Communications
    Minnesota Lottery Lead Olson
    3M Lead Hellman
    Trane Lead Two Rivers
    Ariens Lead Northcoast
    Volkswagen Featured Burning Daylight Productions
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