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Ri'chard at the Inaugural Dignity Gala on October 18, 2013
|Born||Robert Andrew Richard
January 7, 1983
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Other names||Richard Ri'chard|
Robert Andrew Ri'chard (born January 7, 1983) is an American television and movie actor.
Ri'chard was born in Los Angeles, California. He is of Louisiana Creole (French, African American, Native American, and Spanish) descent.
He has starred in the Nickelodeon sitcom Cousin Skeeter. He also made a few appearances as himself on the hit Nickelodeon game show, Figure It Out. He played Alex on 'Touched By An Angel', a troubled teen who is in prison for shooting a man. Also, he has appeared in films such as Coach Carter and House of Wax. His breakout role was in the TV adaptation of Anne Rice's novel, The Feast of All Saints, where he played the young Marcel who becomes a man within society. He has been professionally acting since the age of 13. He appeared in the movie Light It Up along with R&B star Usher. He attended Palms Middle School in Los Angeles, California.
Ri'chard has guest starred on many hit shows such as Boston Public, Touched by an Angel, CSI: Miami, My Wife and Kids, and The Jamie Foxx Show. In 2000 he starred in the Disney Channel TV movie Alley Cats Strike. Ri'chard has appeared in the 2006 season of Veronica Mars. In 1997, Ri'chard starred in the television special, In His Father's Shoes, which earned him the 1998 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special. He became popular in 2001 when he got the role of Arnaz Ballard on the UPN hit sitcom One on One alongside Flex Alexander and Kyla Pratt. That role was the most significant of his television roles. He continued to play the role until the show ended in 2006. While working on One on One, he dated his co-star Kyla Pratt for a few years before they broke up in early 2006.
In the sitcom Meet the Browns, he portrayed Derek Porter, a buffoonish frat student who lived next door to Brown Meadows. He often provided service to Brown Meadows, and was often either the mastermind or participant in Brown's antics. He debuted in Season 3 as a recurring character, and in the fourth season, was promoted to a main character.
Ri'chard was set to star in a new series entitled "Eight Days a Week", starring Christina Milian and Mario Lopez on the CW Television Network during the Fall 2007 season, but it was canceled due to the Writer's Strike before airing. On November 16, 2011, it was announced that Robert Ri'chard was cast as Jamie in the TV series The Vampire Diaries.
- In His Father's Shoes (1997) - Clay Crosby
- Light It Up (1999) - Zacharias 'Ziggy' Malone (the narrator)
- Alley Cats Strike (2000) - Todd McLemore
- The Feast of All Saints (2001) - Marcel
- Who's Your Daddy? (2003) - Murphy
- P.N.O.K. (2005) - Private Battle
- House of Wax (2005) - Blake
- Coach Carter (2005) - Damien Carter
- The Comebacks (2007) - ACL Tare (pronounced Aseel Teri)
- The Burrowers (2008)
- Louis (2010) - Baquet
- 5th & Alameda (2011) - Troy
- A Beautiful Soul (2012) - Christ Scott
- Our Friend, Martin (1999) - Miles
- Otto (2001)
- Where I Live (1993) - Brian
- Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1996) - Gary
- Nash Bridges (1996) - Leo Morris
- Crisis Center (1997) - Dwayne
- The Jamie Foxx Show (1998) - Bruce
- Once and Again (2000) - Jared
- Boston Public (2001) - Student
- Cousin Skeeter (1998–2001) - Bobby Walker
- Touched by an Angel (1996, 2001) - Alex Wilson, Samuel Dixon
- My Wife and Kids (2001) - Tommy Jefferson
- CSI: Miami (2005) - Tobey Hollins
- One on One (2001–2006) - Arnaz Ballard
- Veronica Mars (2006–2007) - Mason
- NCIS (2009) - Navy Seaman Richard Zell
- Meet the Browns (2009–2011) - Derek Porter
- The Vampire Diaries (2012) - as Jamie
- King Bachelor's Pad (2012) - Howard
- The Client List (2012) - Alex
- CSI: NY (2013) - Ray Griffin
- Figure It Out (1997) TV series
- Figure It Out: Family Style TV series (third season title)
- Figure It Out: Wild Style TV series (fourth season title)
- All That Live! (100th episode) (1999) guest role
- Nickelodeon Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal guest- 1 episode (scored 4 points)
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