EDDIE originated the role of “Tommy” in the first production of WARTIME ROMANCE and is thrilled to be back with the Hackett creative team. He is perhaps best known for his solo performance as one of baseball’s greatest pitchers, Christy Mathewson (www.matty.org) in the universally-acclaimed MATTY. His in-depth study to prepare that show involved thousands of travel miles, dozens of interviews and hundreds of uncounted hours in college, library and museum archives --- and earned him the prize of being an “Honorary Inductee” into Baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown .
A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Eddie helped pitch his Hillwood High School baseball team to a State Championship. He then threw collegiately for the UCLA Bruins.
While at UCLA he obtained his degree in Theatre Arts and by-passed the dream of a professional baseball career in order to pursue his love for acting. Like the “real Tommy Johnson” he portrays, Eddie coached high school baseball and was the head varsity coach at Santa Monica High (coaching there 8 seasons). He has broadcasted Bakersfield Blaze Baseball on the radio and performed on both coasts in dozens of theatrical productions and has received numerous awards. He is one of the founding artists of NEVADA SHAKESPEARE and has been heard all over the country for the past thirteen years as the voice of PETCO Pet Stores. As a kid, he and his sisters sang with the famed gospel BILL GAITHER TRIO (although he lays no claim to being a great singer now).
He has also been featured in hundreds of television shows, cartoons and many feature films. Some of his projects the past few months include MODERN FAMILY, PARENTHOOD, SUBURGATORY, THE LYING GAME, THE KILLING, THE COLLECTION, EASTBOUND AND DOWN and DALLAS. He is prominent in the feature films SECRETARIAT and MONEYBALL and is featured in the upcoming THIS IS 40 and ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER. For fun rent the Dennis Quaid family baseball film THE ROOKIE and don’t miss his announcing “himself,” “now batting,” in Durham!