Erik Stolhanske

Highest Rated: 40% Beerfest (2006)
Birthday: Aug 23, 1968
Birthplace: Not Available
As one of the five principal members of the famed Broken Lizard sketch comedy troupe -- those bad boys responsible for Puddle Cruiser (1996), Super Troopers (2001), Club Dread (2003), and Beerfest (2006) -- Erik Stolhanske is perhaps most notorious as the Lizardian who sodomized an irate grizzly bear onscreen, in Super Troopers. It was actually an artificial bear masquerading as a live specimen, but no matter: that moment of below-the-belt schtick grabbed the audience's attention with both hands and gave Stolhanske an immortal piece of cinematic history as one of the only mainstream actors gutsy enough to go to such lengths for a laugh. Stolhanske was born four months after his fellow Lizardian (and frequent screen director) Jay Chandrasekhar, on August 23, 1968, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After high school graduation, he attended Colgate University, where he met Chandrasekhar, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Kevin Heffernan; the five -- all members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity -- discovered a shared interest in sketch comedy, and formed a performance troupe that they christened "Charred Goosebeak," which performed frequently onstage, starting in Manhattan in 1991. They later changed their name to "Broken Lizard." The four aforementioned "official" Broken Lizard vehicles followed, along with a fifth "unofficial" outing, 2005's the Chandrasekhar-helmed Dukes of Hazzard, starring Burt Reynolds, Seann William Scott, Johnny Knoxville and Jessica Simpson, alongside Stolhanske and the others in supporting roles. Stolhanske portrayed Freaky Reaky in Puddle, Rabbit in Troopers, Sam in Club Dread, Campus Cop #2 in Hazzard and Todd Wolfhouse in Beerfest. Though Chandrasekhar almost always directs and Heffernan edits on occasion, Stolhanske (like Soter and Lemme) merely acts in and co-writes the features; however, Stolhanske has built something of a career for himself outside of Lizard. He is a key contributor to the upcoming sketch comedy feature The Untitled Onion Movie, from the tongue-in-cheek news source The Onion, that satirical hotbed of deadpan, black-as-coal spins on current events. Along with the other Lizardians, Stolhanske provides a voice to Paul Hernandez's 2005 animated feature Instant Karma, alongside Dom DeLuise, Burt Reynolds and Mira Sorvino.

Highest Rated Movies



33% Super Troopers 2 Screenwriter Robert 'Rabbit' Roto 2018
No Score Yet Freeloaders Actor 2013
No Score Yet RockBarnes: The Emperor in You RockBarnes 2013
No Score Yet Broken Lizard: Stands Up Actor 2010
35% The Slammin' Salmon Guy $26.7K 2009
40% Beerfest Todd Wolfhouse Screenwriter Producer $19.1M 2006
14% The Dukes of Hazzard Campus Cop #2 $80.3M 2005
29% Club Dread Screenwriter Sam $4.6M 2004
26% The Sweetest Thing Paramedic No. 2 $24.5M 2002
35% Super Troopers Rabbit Screenwriter $18.4M 2002
No Score Yet Puddle Cruiser Freaky Reaky Screenwriter 1996


83% Six Feet Under
Man on Boat
  • 2002
  • 2001