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About the Author, Eric Karl Reinholt, Sr.

Eric Karl Reinholt Sr. is an author, actor, director and producer and was born as Eric Karl Reinholt. After 6-years in the Navy, he got his start in radio while working on a BA in Communication at the University of Texas at Arlington. He worked in radio for over a decade before making the transition to TV News, and then theater and film.


Eric is excited about publishing his first book “Trip of a Lifetime”, because it combines his past experiences with his love for science and fantasy.

He began his work in radio as a disk jockey at KVTT in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex and as a producer for syndicated radio host Tom Dooley. Later, he moved to Pennsylvania to become the Program and Music Director of radio station WGRC; during his tenure, WGRC rose to #3 in the market.


He transitioned into television by working as an editor for KENS-TV in San Antonio. While he was there, Chief Meteorologist Albert Flores took him under his wing, and, within a year, Eric was working as the weekend weathercaster and weekday reporter for WCJB-TV in Gainesville, Florida.


After receiving his certification in broadcast meteorology, he moved on to become Chief Meteorologist at KRBC-TV in Abilene and later the morning Meteorologist at KTSM-TV in El Paso. He later completed a BS in Geoscience from Mississippi State University and an MS in Environmental Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio.


He caught the acting bug in Community Theater when he was cast as David Benjamin in Neil Simon’s God’s Favorite. Shortly thereafter, he moved out to Los Angeles and studied acting at the Baron Brown Studio, the Larry Moss Studio, with Brian Reese of the Brian Reese Acting Studios, Will Wallace of the WWAC, and Kevin McCorkle.


As an actor, Eric is best known for his work as Stallman, opposite Jake Busey, in the movie Cross (2011) (V), as Russian mobster Andrei Kirillov in Organizatsiya (2015), as Mr. Lynch, opposite Sal Landi, in Divorce Texas Style (2016), and Doctor Kowolski in The Emeryville Experiments (2016).

His Directorial Debut: Solar Alterations (2016) (TV) won a Bronze REMI Award at the prestigious Houston International Film Festival (a.k.a. WorldFest Houston).


Eric hopes this latest venture, Trip of a Lifetime, will educate you about a possible future scenario of our world and its inhabitants. He hopes to also make you laugh, cry, and draw you into the lives of the various characters.