Richard Short is an English actor based in the Unites States known for such shows as ‘Vinyl’ and ‘666 Park Avenue’.
Equally at home on the stage in many critically acclaimed productions worldwide.
He appeared in Jezz Butterworth’s “Jerusalem” on Broadway alongside Mark Rylance. Prior to that, he created the role of ‘Eric Saunders’ in the original cast of Roberto Aguirre Sacasa’s play, King of Shadows, also in New York. Other highlights include ‘A Night with Simon Gray’ at Lincoln Centre, a hugely acclaimed performance as ‘Harry’ in ‘Mary Rose’ for the Vineyard Theatre, NY and ‘John Eastman’ in the National Theatre of London transfer of ‘The Night Season’ directed by Lonny Price at Bay Street Theatre.
After a career which began in the UK West End version of “Grease”, Richard became an actor of some renown amongst the theatrical community and has worked onstage alongside Katherine Helmond, Alec Baldwin, Robert Sean Leonard, Michael O’Keefe, Lily Rabe, Michelle Williams, Mackenzie Crook, Marisa Tomei, Roger Allam, David Patrick Kelly, Shane Richie, Darren Day, Keir Dullea, Roger Rees, Dana Ivey, Julian Ovenden and many more.
Richard has become something of an ever present in the independent film world having been the star of many productions alongside Laverne Cox, Will Chase and Michael Pitt.
Critics are raving about his last labour, co-starring as Smith in Paul Jarret’s Crazy Famous – 2017 – a fine indie comedy about a fame obsessed average Joe escapes a mental institution with a band of misfits for one last desperate attempt to be famous.
He got a Canadian Screen Awards nomination as lead actor for his Des in Mary Kills People Season 1.
Time After Time (TV Series) (pre-production) – Harper
2016 Training Day (TV Series) (filming) – Wikstrom
2016 Cockroaches (post-production) – Johnny Slim
2016 Crazy Famous (post-production) – Smith
2015 Not Welcome (completed) – Terry
2016 Vinyl (TV Series) – Billy McVicar
2015 A New York Love Story – The Painter
2015 Marvel’s Agent Carter (TV Series) – Pinky Pinkerton
2013 Covert Affairs (TV Series) – Reese
2013 Butterflies of Bill Baker – Mac
2013 666 Park Avenue (TV Series) – Patrick Corey / Harlan Moore
2012 The Exhibitionists – Walter Todd
2011 American Horror Story (TV Series) – Gary
2011/II Café – Writer
2011 Vera – Neville Furness
2011 White Collar – Fascino criminale (TV Series) – Andrew Collins
2010 Blue Bloods – Crime Scene New York (TV Series) – Lemon
2010 Gravity (TV Series) – Spin Guy
2009 Bored to Death (TV Series) – Vincent Ellis
2009 Nemico pubblico – Public Enemies – Agent Sam Cowley
2009 Fringe – Bob Dunn
2008 New Amsterdam (TV Series) – Robert Camp
2008 The Guitar – Loser Musician
2007 Law & Order: New York (TV Series) – Erik Winton
2007 Criminal Intent – Dylan Mercer
2006 Delirious – Jace Hipley