After spending the first 14 years of his life overseas in countries like India, Pakistan, Greece and Lebanon, Callen finally moved to the USA. He went to high school in Massachusetts and earned his BA in History at American University in Washington D.C. Callen made his television debut as a series regular on Mad TV, which also served as his breakthrough. He has appeared on several television series including In Plain Sight, Californication, Up All Night, Entourage, Sex and the City, Fat Actress, 7th Heaven, Stacked, King of Queens, Las Vegas, Significant Others, West Wing, CSI, Law and Order: SVU, NYPD Blue, Suddenly Susan, Frasier, and News Radio. He also appears regularly as Bilson, Neil Patrick Harris’ boss, in How I Met Your Mother. In addition, Callen has appeared in such feature films as My Man Is a Loser, About Last Night, The Hangover, The Hangover 2, The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, Old School, Bad Santa and Scary Movie 4. Callen has performed stand up comedy on several TV shows including Comedy Central’s Live At Gotham and CBS’s The Late Show With David Letterman.
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Fans of the hit Comedy Central series “Workaholics” instantly recognize Erik Griffin as
the show?s iconic series regular Montez. Erik also tours the country headlining popular
comedy clubs and colleges every weekend. His debut comedy album, Technical Foul:
Volume One, will be released this March. His Comedy Central Presents Half-Hour
Stand-Up Special will premiere this year. Erik is a first generation American-born
comedian/actor who made the decision in 2003 to quit his job and plunge headlong into
making comedy his full-time occupation.
Erik first gained national exposure performing in the ALMA nominated “Payaso Comedy
Slam” seen on Showtime and Comedy Central networks, “Live at Gotham” on Comedy
Central, “Last Comic Driving” on NBC, “Comics Without Borders” on Showtime, nationally
syndicated “Comics Unleashed;” He can also be seen featured in several national
commercials, including the Emmy winning, Budlight “Swear Jar.” In 2008 at the Just For
Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, he received overwhelming reviews. Erik was featured
at the 2008 NACA National Conference, the 2007 East Regional and 2006 NACA West
Regional Showcases. He is currently headlining clubs and colleges throughout the
United States and Canada.
Mostly recently, Erik was seen on “Surviving the Holidays” with Lewis Black on the
History Channel, he was featured in the Tribeca Film
Festival Documentary “Just Like Us,” and will be touring the world promoting the movie.
Erik was also a guest star on the hit TNT show “Franklin & Bash.”
With his multicultural background, a Central American-Caribbean mother, a father of
European decent, Erik blends well into the North American landscape particularly in this
era of cultural diversity. With his routine full of hilarious observations about life, love and
selfevaluation, he brings together all ages and ethnic backgrounds, which makes for an
uproariously good time.