Eric Appel

BirthDay:

13 Aug 1980

Bio:

Eric attended and graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a degree in Computer Animation. He began his career performing, writing and directing shows at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City. Soon after he was hired to write for "The Andy Milonakis Show" (2005), and moved to Los Angeles where he would go on to work for "Crank Yankers" (2007) and "Human Giant" (2007).

In 2008, Eric was hired as the senior writer of the comedy website "Funny or Die." After writing and directing several popular online shorts, Eric directed the pilot for MTV's "Death Valley" (2011) as well as the trailer for Adult Swim's "NTSF:SD:SUV::" (2011) that preceded it's first season run (as well as directing six of its initial episodes).

In 2011, Eric left Funny or Die to pursue directing full time, and has since worked on shows like "Eagleheart" (2011), "Blue Mountain State" (2011), "The Office" (2011), " and "Workaholics" (2012).
Filmography

Actor ( 4 credits )

Rooster Teeth: Entertainment System (2015)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweet-A-Thon for Haiti (2010) Himself
Pretend Time (2010)  Tim (1 episode, 2010)
Scene In (2008) Scared Scriptless Member

Producer ( 9 credits )

Son of Zorn (2016) co-executive producer
Hot Package (2012) producer (1 episode, 2013)
Coffee Snobs (2011) executive producer
The Big Dog (2010) executive producer
Funny or Die Presents... (2010) executive producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Paranormal Saw (2010) executive producer
Terrible Decisions with Ben Schwartz (2009) executive producer
American Contestant with Bob Odenkirk (2009) executive producer
Exclusive Dark Knight Deleted Scene (2008) executive producer

Writer ( 11 credits )

Our RoboCop Remake (2014) (writer)
Pretend Time (2010) (8 episodes, 2010-2011)
Funny or Die Presents... (2010) (2 episodes, 2011)
Terrible Decisions with Ben Schwartz (2009)
American Contestant with Bob Odenkirk (2009) (writer)
Exclusive Dark Knight Deleted Scene (2008) (writer)
Obama (2008) (1 episode)
Human Giant (2007) (7 episodes, 2008)
The Andy Milonakis Show (2005) (22 episodes, 2005-2007)
Shutterbugs (2005) (3 episodes, 2008)
Crank Yankers (2002) (8 episodes, 2007)

Director ( 42 credits )

Son of Zorn (2016)
The Grinder (2015) (1 episode, 2016)
Our RoboCop Remake (2014)
Bad Teacher (2014) (1 episode, 2014)
About a Boy (2014) (1 episode, 2014)
Growing Up Fisher (2014) (3 episodes, 2014)
A to Z (2014) (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
Selfie (2014) (2 episodes, 2014)
Benched (2014) (2 episodes, 2014)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014) (1 episode, 2015)
Silicon Valley (2014) (2 episodes, 2016)
Trophy Wife (2013) (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
The Michael J. Fox Show (2013) (1 episode, 2014)
Back in the Game (2013) (2 episodes, 2013)
We Are Men (2013) (1 episode)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013) (1 episode, 2014)
Go On (2012) (2 episodes, 2013)
Animal Practice (2012) (1 episode, 2012)
Dirty Work (2012) (2 episodes, 2012)
Raw Food Thanksgiving (2012)
Coffee Snobs (2011)
Field of Dreams 2: Lockout (2011)
Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout with Taylor Lautner: Behind the Scenes (2011)
Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout with Taylor Lautner: Deleted Scenes (2011)
New Girl (2011) (2 episodes, 2012-2014)
Workaholics (2011) (1 episode, 2012)
Happy Endings (2011) (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
NTSF:SD:SUV (2011) (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
Up All Night (2011) (1 episode, 2012)
Death Valley (2011) (2 episodes, 2011)
Handjob, Bland Job, I Don't Understand Job (2010)
The Big Dog (2010)
Blue Mountain State (2010) (3 episodes, 2011)
Pretend Time (2010) (1 episode, 2011)
Eagleheart (2010) (2 episodes, 2011)
Funny or Die Presents... (2010) (2 episodes, 2011)
Paranormal Saw (2010)
Everything (2009) (1 episode, 2010)
Terrible Decisions with Ben Schwartz (2009)
American Contestant with Bob Odenkirk (2009)
Exclusive Dark Knight Deleted Scene (2008)
The Office (2005) (1 episode, 2012)