While working as an actor in New York City, Richard studied with Michael Howard and Nikos Psacharopoulous and performed at Manhattan Theatre Club, Chelsea Theatre Center, W.P.A. Theatre and Douglas Fairbanks Theatre. He has acted regionally in over eighty roles in such theatres as Hippodrome State Theater, GEVA Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, SideShow Theatre Company, Paper Mill Playhouse, P.A.F. Playhouse, Olney Theatre, Theatre Virginia and Heritage Repertory Theatre. As a director, he has staged Hamlet, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie, Hedda Gabler, Hay Fever, A Raisin in the Sun, Cloud Nine, Fuddy Meers, The Foreigner, A Man for All Seasons, Misalliance, Suddenly Last Summer, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Laramie Project, Lend Me a Tenor, Lost in Yonkers, Driving Miss Daisy, The Last Night of Ballyhoo and True West. Film credits include: Homer Benson in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln (2011); Vic LeClue in Patriot Son; produced by former UVa alumni, David Koplan; winner of the 1998 LA Film Fest’s independent short category and selected to screen at the Telluride Festival. He appeared as L.P. Everett in the episode, ‘The 20% Solution’ for the television program, Homicide, Life on the Street. Richard is the author of five entries in Theatrical Directors: A Biographical Dictionary. He received the University Outstanding Teacher Award in 1991, the Mayo Distinguished Teaching Professorship in 1998 and was selected as an inaugural member of the University Academy of Teaching in 2011. He is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Screen Actors Guild.