Stolhanske is an actor, writer, producer, and one of the founding members of the comedy group Broken Lizard. He has co-written, produced, and starred in all of Broken Lizards’ films – including Beerfest, Puddle Cruiser, Super Troopers, Club Dread, The Slammin’ Salmon, and Super Troopers 2. He is best known for his role as “Rabbit” in the hit cop-comedy, Super Troopers.
Using the crowd-sourcing site Indiegogo, Broken Lizard raised more than $4.5m from fans to make Super Troopers 2 – the sequel to Super Troopers. The movie was released by Fox Searchlight in theaters nationwide on April 20th, 2018. And, on Friday, April 20th, 2018 Super Troopers 2 was the #1 comedy in America.
Erik’s association with Broken Lizard’s string of successful films and his own inspirational story enabled him to launch a successful career as a motivational speaker. Working for years on stage as a comedy sketch artist, he is able to blend his wit and humor into compelling anecdotes about work and life. His diverse audiences range from college students to Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans to corporate executives, engaging them with an entertaining presentation about coping with a disability and adapting to dire circumstances to achieve personal and professional success. His speaking engagement clients include Cox Communications, Fix Auto, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, BB&T Bank, Florida State Football, Indiana University, NCAA, Tyndall Air Force Base and many others.
Erik is the proud husband of Barbara Slade, who he has known since high school. He loves Paul Newman movies, desserts, and summers at the cabin. Erik is known to have a sturdy constitution, and hopes that one day his films will receive critical acclaim in Sweden and Norway, so that he can reconnect with his ancestral heritage and feast on Krumkake.