Born and raised in the Twin Cities, I currently live in St Paul, MN with my wife Jennifer and our dog, Gwendolyn. When I'm not working as an actor, voiceover artist, or commercial talent, I'm usually fixing up our 19th-century house or one of our motorcycles.
You can see examples of my work on my YouTube channel and contact me directly at erik[at]erikhoover.actor.
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 companies such as the History Theatre (Complicated Fun) and Park Square. I'm an alumni of Pillsbury House Theater's Breaking Ice company and 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.
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.
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.
While I have longstanding relationships with several pro studios in Minneapolis, I also maintain my own pro home studio. My personal studio features a noise floor of -60 db, a Sennheiser 416 mic, and I currently use Twisted Wave as my DAW.
Click the links below to view my resume
|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|
|Winter War||Supporting||Schuetzle Company Productions|
|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|
|Indian Motorcycles||Lead||Polaris Industries|
|Best Buy||Featured||Yellow Tag|
|Mystic Lake Casino||Featured||Drivethru|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield||Lead||Flint Communications|
|Volkswagen||Featured||Burning Daylight Productions|