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Eric Chase Anderson
Houston, Texas, United States
  • Author
  • illustrator
  • actor
Years active 1998–present
Relatives Wes Anderson (brother)

Eric Chase Anderson is an American author, illustrator and actor.

Early life

Anderson was born in Houston, Texas and attended Stratford High School. He is the brother of filmmaker Wes Anderson.


Anderson's first book for young readers, Chuck Dugan Is AWOL: A Novel, With Maps, was published in 2005 by Chronicle Books. His illustrations have also appeared in Time magazine and The New York Observer and as part of a marketing campaign for Virgin Mobile. He illustrated all of the maps, covers, and other packaging of the Criterion Collection editions of the films Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and The Darjeeling Limited.

Anderson also helped conceptualize the design for The Royal Tenenbaums by making detailed maps of each room in the Tenenbaum house for the production designers to use as guides, in addition to creating all of the drawings and paintings credited to Richie Tenenbaum.

In 2005, he published an opinion piece in The New York Times concerning the Randy "Duke" Cunningham affair.


Year Film Role Notes
1998 Rushmore Architect Cameo
2001 The Royal Tenenbaums Medical Student
2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Air Kentucky Pilot
2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox Kristofferson Silverfox Voice role
2012 Moonrise Kingdom Secretary McIntire Cameo
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