Richard is Managing Director for the Repertory Theater of Iowa. He began his professional career at Charlie’s Showplace in 1973, where he performed in many productions during Charlie’s early years. After graduating from Simpson College and the University of California, San Diego (MFA – Theater), Richard moved to New York, where he continued his acting career over the next 15 years, appearing in over 30 plays in New York and in numerous LORT theaters across the country, including The Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Pittsburgh Public Theatre, the Pennsylvania Stage Company, Capital Repertory (Albany, NY), Asolo State Theatre (Florida), Portland Stage Company (Maine), Denver Center Theatre Company, and Lincoln Center (New York). A member of both Actors’ Equity and the Screen Actors’ Guild, Richard also had featured roles in the films Frank & Jesse (w/ Rob Lowe and Bill Paxton) and Agent On Ice. His TV credits include St. Elsewhere, Tattinger’s, and recurring roles on The Edge of Night and As The World Turns. As a founding member of The Actors’ Space in New York, Richard acted in several productions for the company and directed the New York premiere of Shooting Stars. Since returning to central Iowa in 2004, Richard has performed as Teach in American Buffalo and Jerry in The Zoo Story (Vaudeville Mews), and Michael in Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Fourth Street Theatre). Richard and his wife, Jan, live in Indianola with their deaf dog, Buddy, and two irascible cats Troy and Tab.