Eric the Actor Calls in to Say He Quit One of His Gigs

Wack Packer also explains why he wants Gary Dell'Abate's help on Twitter

November 27, 2012
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Early in the show, Eric the Actor called in to turn down the “Two and a Half Men” role spurned by a recently born-again Angus T. Jones. “I don’t know if I could pass off as a 19-year-old,” he said.

The Wack Packer said he’d also resigned from his position as a TNA Wrestling co-host because Howard wouldn’t promote it on the air.

Howard asked how he could possibly turn down a paycheck. “I thought it was funny. It was funny how bad you were,” he said.

That left Eric fuming. “What the eff?” he said. “First you criticize it…”

Gary Dell’Abate reported Eric now wants help being defended from Twitter users claiming he’s gay. “Because I had a gay brother who died of AIDS, he would like me to go on Twitter and tell everyone to stop,” Gary said.

Eric insisted the situation was more serious: “Not only were these people saying I was gay, but they were saying I had HIV.”

Laughing, Howard encouraged Gary to help.