Eric Petersen is an actor who has worked extensively in both Television and on the Broadway stage. Most notably he played the character Arlo Barth on the TVLand sitcom "Kirstie". He recently finished a very successful run playing the lead role in the hit Broadway show "School of Rock" as Dewey Finn. He can next be seen in the Broadway-bound show "Escape To Margaritaville" featuring the music of Jimmy Buffett.
Eric is a veteran of the stage and has been seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in National Tours. Most notably "Shrek: The Musical" (Broadway), "Peter & The Starcatcher" (Broadway), "Shrek: The Musical" (Shrek, 1st National Tour), and "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" (Barfee, 1st National Tour). He is has been seen in numerous TV shows including "Big Bang Theory", "Modern Family", "CSI", "Law & Order", "Law & Order:SVU", "GCB", "As The World Turns", and the hit Disney Channel shows "Jessie" & "Pair of Kings", and "Kirby Buckets".
Eric hails from the Chicago suburbs (Carol Stream, IL) and attended college at Bradley University as a Theatre Major.
He splits his time between NYC and LA with his wife and daughter and son.
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