The Lizardman (performer)
June 12, 1972
|Known for||Extensive body modifications|
Erik Sprague (born June 12, 1972), known professionally as The Lizardman, is an American freak show and sideshow performer. He is best known for his body modification, including his sharpened teeth, full-body tattoo of green scales, bifurcated tongue, subdermal implants and green-inked lips.
The Lizardman was born in Fort Campbell, KY, and was a Ph.D. candidate at the University at Albany before beginning his transformation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York.
As a professional freak, Sprague became famous for his heavy body modifications, including tongue bifurcation and tattooing. He regularly performs many classic sideshow acts such as the human blockhead, fire eating and breathing, gavage, sword swallowing, the bed of nails, the Human Dartboard, the cranial corkscrew, and the insectivore.
Sprague participates in many public and private flesh hook suspension groups and events, and is highly involved in the body modification community. He also writes articles on the Body Modification E-zine. His rock band, LIZARD SKYNYRD, released an album in late 2010 and performed in many tours around the world.
Erik recently gained the official Guinness World Record for 'Most weight lifted and swung from the ear lobes' on the set of 'Lo Show dei Record' in Milan, Italy on 19 Jun 2014. He also regularly performs with other sideshow celebrities and world record holders such as The Space Cowboy.
|2005 ||Modify||Himself||Documentary about body modification|
|2008||Sideshow Still Alive||Himself|
|2017||Song to Song||Travel Agent||Credited as Erik Sprague|
|2000||Ripley's Believe It Or Not!||Himself||Appeared in one episode|
|2004||Taboo||Himself||TV Series documentary|
|2008||Weird, True & Freaky||Himself||One episode|
|2010||50 Greatest Plastic Surgery Shockers||Himself||TV Movie documentary|
- "Frequently Asked Questions". The Lizardman. Retrieved October 4, 2010.
- "BME Blog". Iam.bmezine.com. Archived from the original on June 20, 2001. Retrieved October 4, 2010.