He was born in South Shields, March 29th 1943.
His father served in the Royal Air Force and died coming home on Christmas Eve in 1945. (Merry Christmas!)
Eric went to Royal School Wolverhampton, a semi-orphanage boarding school.
He was elected president of Footlights in 1964. His first order of business was to allow women to join.
He married Lyn Ashley an Australian actress from 1969-1975, and married Tania Kosevich an American model in 1981.
He has a son Carey born in 1973 and a daughter Lily born in 1990
Today he lives in San Fernando Valley, California and London, England
Wrote Hello Sailor in 1975, wrote and edited The Rutland Dirty Weekend Book in 1976, wrote stage play Pass the Butler (Which opened at the Globe Theatre) in 1982, wrote The Road to Mars in 1993.
Most notable solo work- Rutland Weekend Television from 1975-1976