Erick Hellwig is an actor, writer and performer living in New York City.
Erick was born in Bad Kreuznach, Germany on October 14th, 1985. He lived in South Carolina, Louisiana, New Jersey and Virginia as a child,, and eventually attended Christopher Newport University where he majored in English and was active in the campus and local radio stations.
After graduating in 2007, Hellwig moved to New York City where he has studied with The Second City, The People's Improv Theater and The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. His instructors include Betsy Stover, Mike Still, Ali Farahnakian, Scott Eckert, Kevin Scott, Christian Capozolli, Joe Schiappa and Kurt Braunohler. He currently performs on Super Free Wednesdays at The PIT with the house team Family Haircut, and formerly with Darling and Stranger. He also performs in indie group Herschel and has guest starred with many more teams in the indie community all over the city.
Hellwig co-wrote, directed and performed in the stand-up/sketch showcase Mommy, I Exist! at The PIT. He starred the experimental plays Level Next, Hired Guns and Hired Guns 2: Return to Baton Rouge. He performs stand-up and coaches improv, and has also been featured in two Google commercials and the short film "Where Are You Going On Those Two Crooked Feet?". From May 19th, 2011 - April 19th, 2012, he hosted New Team Lunacy at The PIT. He has written, produced and starred in shorts for PITtv, and has performed with The Faculty and numerous other showcases for the theater.
After The Sky Fire, Erick Hellwig was raised by a pack of proud and beautiful grey wolves on the outskirts of post-apocalyptic Los Angelos. Silhouetted against the backdrop of a burning city, Erick taught himself how to read, write, and translate Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. It was the summer of 2086 when he mistakenly awoke the spirit of the Russian Mystic Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin, who turned his wolf-pack to people and Erick to a gargoyle. There he sat, flabbergasted for 17 years, silhouetted against the backdrop of a burning city.
When Rasputin died unexpectedly in a home fire, the curse was released and Erick attended university. He taught himself, as all humans were dead, silhouetted against the backdrop of a burning city. He graduated and became a folksy trial lawyer, using his small-town common sense and a banjo to sway wolf-human jurors. This was allbefore Sky Fire 2, which drowned every man, woman and child in a sea of fire and death.
After Sky Fire 4, a nuclear explosion spliced reality and creating an alternate plane of time where Erick was again a folksy trial lawyer. Silhouetted against the backdrop of a burning city, he had gout foot. The bear-people were perplexed by the quick-lipped, gout footed womanizer winning court cases for the maligned salmon-rabbit population, mortal enemy to the bear-people. A great war erupted; much blood was shed in the name of Erick Hellwig's lawyer tricks, or bear-people language, "Duchovney".
The next sentence of the alternate bio will be in bear-people language. Duchovney duchovney duchovney ducho. And interior design was never the same.
Resurrected after Air Attack 33, Erick moved to Alabama, formerly New York City, renamed by his former wolf-pack now transformed into packets of expired mustard wearing necklaces that say "Free Meatballz!". The year was 1997 celsius,the year Erick learned how to dance in that year that year. Through the often mis-understood art of modern dance, he summoned spirits from the grave re-united them in a glorious number, combining past and present, tears of laughter and joy, all silhouetted against the backdrop of a burning city. The dance was called "Smoke Signals from Stalingrad", and it taught the world how to love again. This was 3 seconds before Duchovney Fire 67 wiped every man woman and child off the face of the earth is a hellish blaze of ice fire.
Fun fact: Erick's face is made of 90% dry ice!