Richard’s background includes performing as an actor in theater, television, and film, and he works regularly as voice-over talent for commercials, industrial narration, and as a co-host for several Spotify podcast series. Richard has written for situation comedies and variety shows including "Full House,” “Comedy Break,” “She’s the Sheriff,” “Welcome Back Kotter,” “Nightmare Room,” and “Quantum Leap.”
Richard’s commitment to making a difference through writing came to fruition as a writer on The End Hunger Televent - a three-hour variety show about what individuals could do to end world hunger. This led to a crowning achievement as a writer for the historic “Live Aid Concert,” which raised $125 million dollars for famine relief in Ethiopia.
In addition, Richard works with his wife, Rahla Kahn, in their company, The Power Of Play. They use Adaptive Applied Improvisation, creativity, and laughter as tools to help people and corporations deal with a variety of challenges. He is particularly proud to serve on staff at the Simonton Cancer Center, where The Power of Play provides cancer patients an experiential program to help them in their healing process.
Richard is married and met his future wife in Los Angeles while studying improvisation as an Original Groundling. Richard's deep commitment to helping people and using his ability to communicate has been the perfect way for him to satisfy all of his creative potentials.