Richmond Shepard (born 24 April 1929 in New York City) is an American writer, director, producer and mime with a 50 year history in entertainment. He built, owned and operated his own theaters in Los Angeles on Theatre Row where he produced over 30 shows. He moved to New York and worked as a theatre and film critic for WNEW, conceived and directed the off-Broadway show Noo Yawk Tawk at The Village Gate for three years. He has traveled across the world performing with mime troupes and performs improvisational comedy in various clubs around NYC as of March 2011.
Shepard was married to a woman named Hadria Shepard. They have four daughters: Armina, Rosetta (now Brianna), Luana and rock singer Vonda Shepard. He gained custody of the children when the couple separated in 1974. He also has 4 grandchildren: Gavin, Hannah, Dexter and Jack.