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Eric Ruff

Eric Ruff

From Chicago to Los Angeles, Eric Ruff has made his mark in theater, films, and has even starred in Insomniac Games’ “Spiderman” for Sony PlayStation. Get to know the entertainer and entrepreneur who recently opened his own film production company, Ruff Productions

Growing up as the youngest of eight boys, Eric Ruff was surrounded by creativity in his Chicago home. His early interest and passion for acting was sparked by exposure to his brothers’ talent show performances and his mother’s choir singing. During his younger years, Eric performed in numerous school plays, talent shows, and even sang in the school choir, always demonstrating a unique ability to engage an audience.

Eric’s first paid acting role was playing   Prince Escalus in “Romeo and Juliet,” which led him to be cast in 30 stage productions, including “You Can’t Take It With You,” “Gertrude Stein,” and the “Fantastic Fantasy Factory” at Chicago’s legendary sketch comedy and improv theater The Second City Improv. He made his screen debut in the romantic comedy “Since You’ve Been Gone,” directed by “Friends” actor David Schwimmer, and has also ventured into the digital realm playing Tombstone, a villain in Insomniac Games “Spiderman,”, one of Sony PlayStation’s highest-grossing video games.

In 2022, Eric opened his own film production company, Ruff Productions while continuing his commitment to serve underprivileged individuals in his community. We are proud to feature Eric, a talented entertainer and entrepreneur in our Member Stories. Meet Eric now.

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