Erik Surjan holds degrees in business from Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia, and from Monash University in Melbourne, where he received his Master of Marketing degree in 2012. Erik Surjan has also been a competitive athlete who has been in many Track and Field events. He is also very serious about his acting. He has studied with the Sydney Screen Acting Group’s Screen Acting Workshop and in other groups, and has had a few paying gigs, too. Erik Surjan has been in several TV ads in Australia, and in instructional videos. At present, he is studying the craft of acting with Bill McCluskey.
Erik Surjan(aspiring actor) has also shown a flair for the written word. He has written poetry and he has written prose, including a reflection on his father:
“I have been told Dad woke half of Beaconsfield when I was born, beating his chest proudly as he proclaimed to my grandparents they had a new addition to the family, a baby boy by the name of Erik. If I were a casual observer to this moment, I imagine the gleam in my father’s eye would have been similar to the one I observed as he stood proudly next to the podium preparing to passionately unleash the words ‘My son is married!’ at my brother’s wedding a few years ago. Dad went on to steal the show with his speech.”
Those who know Erik Surjan say he is a friendly fellow who enjoys having fun. He is also known as a person of integrity, who has old fashioned values in a modern world.