Richard currently plays George Pappas on David E. Kelley's BIG SHOT with John Stamos and Yvette Nicole Brown on Disney+. Recent credits include OCEAN'S 8 and WHERE'D YOU GO BERNADETTE? with Cate Blanchett. This marks Richard’s 4th film with award-winning director Richard Linklater. Other credits include: BOYHOOD, which was nominated for six Academy Awards and won the Golden Globe for Best Picture, THE BOOK OF LOVE, with Jason Sudeikis and Jessica Biel with all original music by Justin Timberlake, BERNIE, opposite Shirley MacLaine and Jack Black, as well as extensive television credits. His theatre credits include the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C., Yale Repertory Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Syracuse Stage and great theatres in New York, California and everywhere in between.
Richard has also worked with many of the top training programs in the country and is a nationally recognized leader in actor training. He has conducted masterclasses for students and teachers at dozens of conferences and universities. He is an outspoken advocate for theatre education and is proud to have delivered the keynote address at several events, including the Southeastern Theatre Conference, Texas Thespian Festival, Florida Association of Theatre Educators, Heartland Film Festival, Colorado Thespian Festival, and the Educational Theater Association's National Teacher Conference. He is also a judge for the College Television Awards presented by the EMMYS. He and his wife, Natalie, founded A Working Group, a successful
acting studio for actors in film, television and theatre located in Los Angeles and Austin, TX. Richard is currently the Head of the MFA Acting program at UCSan Diego and holds the Molli and Arthur Wagner Endowed Chair in Acting, It is ranked as the #3 MFA Acting program in the world by The Hollywood Reporter.