Joey Richter

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Joey Richter
Joey Richter.jpg
Richter performing in the Apocalyptour concert by StarKid Productions.
Born Joseph Michael Richter
(1989-07-31) July 31, 1989 (age 24)
California
Alma mater University of Michigan
Occupation Actor, Singer

Joseph Michael "Joey" Richter (born July 31, 1989) is an American actor, singer, and internet personality. Richter co-starred as Ron Weasley in the fan-parody musicals, A Very Potter Musical (2009), A Very Potter Sequel (2010) and A Very Potter Senior Year (2012) with Bonnie Gruesen and Glee star Darren Criss, created by University of Michigan theatre group, StarKid Productions. He starred in leading roles in two other StarKid productions: as a fictionalized version of himself in the musical Me and My Dick (2009)[1][2][3] and as Bug in Starship (2011). Richter graduated from the University of Michigan in 2011. Richter also performed on The SPACE Tour along with several fellow Starkids. In 2012, Richter performed in Starkid's Apocalyptour.

In addition to StarKid projects, Richter starred in a YouTube web series, alongside fellow StarKid Joe Walker, called Tasty Tests promoting Red Vines, as well as starring in an independent film titled Camp Chapel. Richter announced that he will be appearing in the animated film Khumba and has begun a recurring role on the Disney Channel show Jessie, beginning in the episode titled "Badfellas," premiered April 27, 2012. Richter had originally auditioned for a main role, the bellhop and doorman Tony, but wasn't cast. The director's daughter was a fan of StarKid, and he ended up landing the role of Officer Petey.[4]

Professional credits[edit]

Theater
Year Title Role Notes
2009 A Very Potter Musical[5] Ron Weasley Main role
StarKid Productions, University of Michigan
2009 Me and My Dick[6] Joey Richter[1][2][3] Lead role
StarKid Productions, University of Michigan
2010 A Very Potter Sequel[7] Ron Weasley Main role
StarKid Productions, University of Michigan
2011 Starship[8] Bug Lead role
StarKid Productions, Hoover-Leppen Theater, Chicago
2012 A Very Potter Senior Year[9] Ron Weasley Lead role
StarKid Productions, Hilton Chicago, Chicago
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2012–present[4] Jessie Officer Petey Recurring role, 4 episodes
2013[10] Glee Apple #8 Cameo, 1 episode (Sadie Hawkins)
Film
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Camp Chapel Alex Wilcot Short film, lead role
2012 Khumba Themba Voice role
Internet
Year Title Role Notes
2011-2012 Tasty Tests Himself Lead role
2013 School of Thrones Theon Greyjoy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Michigan Univ.'s "Me & My Dick" Becomes Billboard Charting Student Musical 2010/03/19". Broadway World. 19 March 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Caulfield, Keith. "'My Dick' Rises to Become First Charting Student Musical" Billboard.com, March 18, 2010. Retrieved on November 4, 2010.
  3. ^ a b Klarecki, Carolyn (20 March 2011). "Basement Arts's 'Me and My Dick' gets Billboard chart recognition". Michigan Daily. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Votta, Rae (27 April 2012). "Meet Joey Richter: From StarKid to Disney Kid". NewNowNext. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "A Very Potter Musical". Team Starkid. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Me and My Dick". Team Starkid. Retrieved October 17, 2011. 
  7. ^ "A Very Potter Sequel". Team Starkid. Retrieved October 17, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Starship". Team Starkid. Retrieved October 17, 2011. 
  9. ^ StarKid Productions (March 15, 2013). "A Very Potter Senior Year: Act 2, Part 7". YouTube. Retrieved March 18, 2013. 
  10. ^ 2013

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