Who is Robert Ri’chard?
American actor Robert Andrew Ri’chard was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 7 January 1983, making Capricorn his zodiac sign. He has 68 acting credits, and is perhaps still known best for portraying Damien Carter in the 2005 biographical sports movie “Coach Carter”, which starred Rick Gonzalez and Samuel L. Jackson, and was directed by Thomas Carter. It tells the true story of Ken Carter, a high school basketball coach who benched his team after they broke a contract which they had signed with him – the movie won three of its 18 award nominations.
Robert’s currently shooting for five upcoming movies, which include “Streetball: Game Over”, “Silent Voice” and “Loosey”; he’s also shooting for the upcoming series “D. O. P. E. UNIT”.
Education and early life
Robert was raised in Los Angeles alongside his brother Brandon and sister Christina, by their father Jack Ri’chard who’s a former professional basketball player, and mother Beverly who was a gym instructor.
Robert became interested in acting at a very early age, and was 10 when he made his debut TV series appearance, playing Brian in the 1993 episode “Married… with Children” of the comedy “Where I Live”; he then focused on his education, so had no roles in the following three years.
Robert studied at a local high school, from which he matriculated in 2001, and because he hasn’t spoken about his further education, it’s believed that he then began pursuing an acting career, and didn’t enroll at college.
Roles in TV series
The remainder of the ‘90s saw Robert appear in an episode or two of a couple of series, such as the drama “Promised Land”, the family drama “Sports Theatre with Shaquille O’Neal”, and the comedy “The Jamie Foxx Show”.
From 1998 through 2002, he starred as Bobby Walker in all 52 episodes of the family comedy “Cousin Skeeter”, which also starred Rondell Sheridan and Angela Means, and was created by Brian Robbins and Phil Beauman. It follows a boy’s cousin who’s come to stay with the boy’s family, and the series was nominated for eight awards.
From 2001 through 2006, Robert played one of the main characters, Arnaz Ballard in all 113 episodes of the comedy “One on One”, which also starred Flex Alexander and Kyla Pratt, and was created by Eunetta T. Boone. It follows a sportscaster who’s been forced into becoming a full-time dad now that his teenage daughter’s moved in with him, and the series won one of its nine award nominations. Some of Robert’s appearances in the remainder of the 2000s were in the crime mystery “Veronica Mars”, the crime action “NCIS” and the comedy “Meet the Browns”.
He appeared in an episode of only a couple of series in the 2010s, including the comedy “King Bachelor’s Pad”, the crime drama “The Client List” and the crime action “CSI: NY”, and his most recent TV series role has been playing the main character Max Barringer in all 24 episodes of the comedy “The Rich & the Ruthless”, which aired from 2017 through 2021. It also starred Victoria Rowell and Richard Brooks, and follows the relationship between Veronica and Max who are working for a TV network; the series won two of its nine award nominations.
Roles in movies
Robert’s debut film role was playing Clay Crosby in the drama “In His Father’s Shoes”, and he appeared in three more films in the ‘90s: the family drama “Our Friend, Martin” and the thriller “Light It Up” both in 1999, and the 2000 family sports drama “Alley Cats Strike”.
In 2002, he portrayed Murphy in the comedy “Who’s Your Daddy”, which starred Brandon David and Colleen Camp, and was directed by Andy Fickman; it follows an adopted Ohio teenager who’s just learned that he’s an heir to a porn empire..
What also marked the 2000s for Robert was playing Blake in the critically acclaimed 2005 horror thriller “House of Wax”, which starred Paris Hilton and Chad Michael Murray, and was directed by Jaume Collet Serra. It follows a group of teenagers who’ve become stranded in a strange wax museum – the film won five of its 16 award nominations. The remainder of the decade saw Robert appear in the sports comedy “The Comebacks” and the comedy “Eight Days” both in 2007, and the 2010 drama “Louis”.
In 2013, he portrayed Jason in the comedy “Pastor Shirley”, which starred Andre Boyer and Tiara Ashleigh, and was directed by J. Horton. It follows a mogul who’s threatening to destroy Jason’s church and turn it into a strip mall.
In 2018, Robert portrayed the lead character Aaron in the family comedy “Throwback Holiday”, which also starred Jennifer Freeman and Rhyon Nicole Brown, and was directed by Trey Haley. It follows Jacqueline who’s living an unhappy life with a man whom she doesn’t love, and has now been mysteriously sent back through time to her high school years.
Robert’s three most recent film roles have been in the biographical sports drama “Sweetwater”, the musical “Big Boss” and the thriller “Queen of Hearts”, all released in 2023.
Robert produced the 2004 short war comedy movie “Otto”, and the 2010 comedy film “The Prospects”, while he’s also the producer of the upcoming movie “RSVP”.
Some of his recent talk-show appearances have been in “The Jenny SuShe Show”, “All or Nothing” and “EZ Talk Live”.
Awards and nominations
Robert’s won one of his seven award nominations: a 1998 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Hospital, for “In His Father’s Shoes”.
He was nominated for three Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series – Leading Young Actor in 1999, 2000 and 2001, all for “Cousin Skeeter”.
Love life and relationships
There are three women whom Robert’s dated, that we know about. From 2003 through 2005, he was in a relationship with American actress and singer Kyla Pratt, who’s perhaps known best for starring in the VH1’s reality show “Black Ink Crew: Compton”.
Robert dated American actress and model Vivica A. Fox in 2014; she has 244 acting credits, but is perhaps still known best for playing Jasmine Dubrow in the evergreen 1996 action science fiction adventure movie “Independence Day”.
As of July 2023, Robert’s in a relationship with American microbiologist Meg Ellspermann, who’s also the founder of the company epmProductx; Robert hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Robert’s followed by more than 300,000 people on Instagram and has posted close to 200 pictures and videos onto the network, with most of these featuring him showing off his muscular body, sun tanning at the beach and working out at the gym.
He plays various sports with his friends in his spare time, and Robert’s favorite is basketball.
He’s a lover of animals, and dolphins are his favorites.
Robert’s a fan of tattoos, and has a large one on his chest.
He’s passionate about travelling and has been to many US states, mostly for work; Robert’s also visited several European countries, and his dream travel destination is Monaco.
Denzel Washington’s one of Robert’s favorite actors, and some of his favorite movies include “Man on Fire”, “Flight” and “The Equalizer”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Robert’s age is 40. He has black hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall and weighs around 165lbs (75kgs).
Robert’s net worth’s been estimated at over $400,000, as of July 2023.