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Eric Wareheim

Wareheim performing in Pusswhip Banggang during October 2009
Born Eric James Wareheim
7 April 1976 (1976-04-07) (age 33)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Occupation Actor, comedian
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Eric Wareheim (born 7 April 1976) is an American comedian and music video director. He is one half of the comedy team of Tim and Eric. Wareheim, along with Tim Heidecker, created the cult television shows Tom Goes to the Mayor and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job.

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Wareheim attended Temple University, where he met his comedy partner Tim Heidecker.[1] Wareheim and Heidecker are the creators, writers, and stars of Tom Goes to the Mayor, a limited animation that was on the Adult Swim programming block on Cartoon Network. Wareheim and Heidecker had mailed copies of an early version of the show to comedian Bob Odenkirk, who agreed to take on the project as the executive producer of the series and sold it to Cartoon Network.[2] Wareheim played "The Mayor", an official who always managed to destroy Tom's well-intentioned plans often along with the entire town as well.

Heidecker and Wareheim's most recent show, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, premiered February 11, 2007 on Adult Swim. The show is a mix of "live action, sketch, animation, emotions, phone calls, love, etc." according to their website.

Wareheim played in several Philadelphia area bands, including the new wave punk band Twelve Tone System, of which Tim Heidecker was also briefly a member. Wareheim was also the principal songwriter for The Science Of and had been a member of Elements of Need, I Am Heaven, and briefly with the Vampire-themed punk band Ink & Dagger.[3] He currently is involved with the band Sola. ([citation needed]

Wareheim has directed several music videos, including "Polite Dance Song" by Los Angeles indie pop duo The Bird and the Bee, "The Youth" by MGMT, "She's Got Me Dancing" by Tommy Sparks, a remix of Maroon 5's "If I Never See Your Face Again", as well as a video titled "Dance Floor Dale" for Flying Lotus' "Parisian Goldfish". He and Tim Heidecker also directed and starred in the video for "You Don't Know Me" by Ben Folds (feat. Regina Spektor)

Wareheim and Heidecker (along with comedian and frequent "Awesome Show" guest Zach Galifianakis) created marketing videos for Absolut Vodka[4][5][6]

Wareheim and Heidecker appeared together as Debt Collectors on the Adult Swim special, The Young Persons Guide to History and have made guest appearances in the movie Let's Go to Prison, as well as the Scottish video game series VideoGaiden and a Version 2 episode of Mega64.[7] Wareheim also played a recurring role in Michael Cera's and Clark Duke's Internet TV show Clark and Michael as Randy, the neighbor of the titular duo.[8]

Wareheim along with Tim Heidecker appeared on FOX's Talkshow with Spike Feresten on February 16, 2008 and May 16, 2009 and on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on April 14, 2009.

Wareheim along with Tim Heidecker also direct the 2010 Super Bowl commercial, The Shuffle, for Boost Mobile.

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