Erik Kochenberger is an actor, writer, and director from Colorado and is now based out of New York City. He studied acting at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts from which he received his BFA along with two awards for Outstanding Achievement in both the Meisner and Classical Studios. Since graduation, Erik has acted in every medium.
Erik performed as Hecate/Young Siward in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts' production of Macbeth, which sold the most tickets in the history of The Space Theater. He made his Off-Broadway debut in The Dudley's at the HERE Arts Center in which he played the lead role, Vic. The play was reviewed by the New York Times and one reviewer wrote "The standout of the bunch was Erik Kochenberger as Vic. Kochenberger has a remarkable presence on stage. He has a command that is effortless, with an ease of crafting a relatable character. Kochenberger has a cinematic charm to his performance." (Theatre in the Now)
Erik has been in two feature films, one of which, Against the Night, was directed by Emmy-award winning director Brian Cavallaro and was released in several major markets and film festivals around the world. He also performed under Obie-award winning director Robert O'Hara in his production of Macbeth and Dogville. He has been featured in several web series including Bumbling, Small Cappuccinos, Friends Dating, and performed as a lead in the pilot episode of the online series Has/Been.
In his free time, Erik enjoys writing scripts and sketches with his collaborators, listening to hip-hop and rock & roll, reading, health and fitness, staying close with his family back home in Colorado, and supporting, with a ferocious passion, the Denver Nuggets.