Born Derbyshire England 5th July 1950. Travelled extensively as a child, Wales, South Africa, Australia, NZ.
Studied mechanics and hydraulics at the Auckland Technical Institute followed by three years at the Bailey Academy of Dramatic Art under Gil Cornwall LGSM.
Began as a Theatre and Radio actor in 1970 and began a long career as a television actor in "Pinocchio's Travelling Circus" for TVNZ in 1972. The first of many film roles was a special officer in "Sleeping Dogs" 1977.
After more than 40 years in theatre, radio, television, film, recordings and internet, Richard continues to work as a devoted character actor, who has never wished to be either a leading player or a star.