Eric A. Hammer (born February 2, 1967), known professionally as Doc Hammer, is an American musician, actor, film and television writer, voice actor and artist. He performed in the gothic rock bands Requiem in White from 1985 to 1995 and Mors Syphilitica from 1995 to 2002, both with his then-wife Lisa Hammer. His film credits include a number of Lisa's projects—released through their own production company Blessed Elysium—in which he participated as a writer, actor, composer, designer, and visual effects artist. He also composed the music for the 1997 film A, B, C... Manhattan. He and Christopher McCulloch are the co-creators, writers, and editors of the animated television series The Venture Bros. (2004–present), in which Hammer voices several recurring characters including Billy Quizboy, Henchman 21, Doctor Girlfriend, and Dermott Fictel. The show is produced through Hammer and McCulloch's company Astro-Base Go. Hammer is also the singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the band Weep, which formed in 2008.
Hammer at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con
Eric A. Hammer
February 2, 1967
Ledyard, Connecticut, U.S.
|Occupation||Musician, actor, film and television writer, voice actor, painter|
|Requiem in White, Mors Syphilitica, The Venture Bros., Weep|
|Spouse(s)||Lisa Hammer (1989–2008)|
Hammer was born in Ledyard, Connecticut. He has stated that his hair naturally grows in both black and blonde, a condition he attributes to "a pigmentation problem or a birthmark or something. But my hair is naturally like this... Kinda. Because my eyebrows are black, I used to dye my whole head that color. Also, I used to enjoy looking like Dracula for some asinine reason." He suffers from Ménière's disease, a disorder of the inner ear that can affect hearing and balance. He is a self-taught oil painter.
He adopted the pseudonym "Doc" in the mid-2000s.
In July 2018, Dark Horse Books, a division of Dark Horse Comics, published Go Team Venture! The Art And Making Of The Venture Bros. The book, co-authored by Hammer, Christopher McCulloch, and Kenneth Plume details the entire history of the creation of The Venture Bros. episode by episode from seasons one through six.
|1989||Not Farewell, Sweet Flesh||actor (Rofocale)|
|1990||The Wuby Opening|||
|Lorenzo et Lorenzo|||
|1991||Pussbucket||actor (Corned Beef), composer, props, set designer, special effects|
|1994||The Fox and Hound|||
|1997||A, B, C... Manhattan||composer|
|1999||Crawley||writer, actor (Crawley), visual effects|
|2004||Period Piece||editing, visual effects|
|2011||Pox||actor (Rodney Carmichael)|
|2004–present||The Venture Bros.||writer (34 episodes), voice actor (Billy Quizboy, Henchman 21, Doctor Girlfriend, Kevin, Ward, Dermott Fictel), editor, music Lloyd's father's Lloyd venture|
- "Venture Bros. cocreators Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick". Time Out. October 8, 2013.
- Ohanesian, Liz (May 31, 2013). "Five Things You Might Not Know About The Venture Bros". LA Weekly.
- Hammer, Doc (2005-05-16). "50 Questions (from MySpace)". DeviantArt. Retrieved 2010-12-07.
- Hammer, Doc (2004-11-21). "Some Oil Tips". DeviantArt. Retrieved 2010-12-07.
- "Lisa Hammer Filmography". Lisahammer.com. Lisa Hammer. Retrieved 2010-12-05.
- "Production Credits for A, B, C... Manhattan". Allmovie. Retrieved 2010-12-05.