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Ric Roman Waugh

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Ric Roman Waugh
Born (1968-02-20) February 20, 1968 (age 56)
Occupation(s)Director, writer, producer
Years active1984–present
Tanya Ballinger
(m. 2005)

Ric Roman Waugh (born February 20, 1968) is an American film director, writer, producer, actor, and former stuntman. He is known for his work in Felon (2008), Snitch (2013), and Shot Caller (2017).[1][2] He wrote and directed Angel Has Fallen (2019), the third installment in the Has Fallen series and will write and direct Night Has Fallen, the fourth installment in the Has Fallen series.

He is the older brother of director Scott Waugh.


Waugh worked as a stunt performer in the 1980s and 1990s, appearing in films such as Universal Soldier, The Last of the Mohicans, Last Action Hero, Hard Target, The Crow, Gone in 60 Seconds, Lethal Weapon 2, Days of Thunder, and The One. He also worked as an actor, in Kuffs (1992) starring Christian Slater and Milla Jovovich.

His first directorial film is In the Shadows (2001), starring James Caan, Matthew Modine, and Cuba Gooding Jr. He later directed Felon (2008), starring Val Kilmer. Waugh worked with actor Dwayne Johnson in Snitch (2013) and was in talks to direct the disaster film Deepwater Horizon in 2012,[3] before changes occurred in the film's development process. In 2019, Waugh wrote and directed the third installment in the Has Fallen film series, titled Angel Has Fallen.[4]

He directed the film Greenland that came out in December 2020.[5][6]


Year Title Director Writer Producer Notes
1996 Exit Yes No No Credited as "Alan Smithee"[7]
2001 In the Shadows Yes Yes No
2008 Felon Yes Yes No
2013 Snitch Yes Yes No
2015 That Which I Love Destroys Me Yes No Yes Documentary
2017 Shot Caller Yes Yes Yes
2019 Angel Has Fallen Yes Yes No
2020 Greenland Yes No No
2021 National Champions Yes No No
2023 Kandahar Yes No No
TBA Night Has Fallen Yes Yes No
Greenland: Migration Yes No No


Year Title Notes
1989 Tango & Cash Uncredited
1990 Days of Thunder as Ric Waugh
1991 Hook as Ric Waugh
1992 Kuffs as Ric Waugh;
Assistant stunt coordinator
The Last of the Mohicans as Ric Waugh
Brain Donors as Rick Waugh
1993 Last Action Hero
1998 From the Earth to the Moon Episode: "Apollo One"
2000 Gone in 60 Seconds as Ric Waugh

Acting credits

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Married... with Children Jake as Ric Waugh;
Episode "One Down, Two to Go"
1992 Kuffs Hood


Actor/actress In the Shadows (2001) Felon (2008) Snitch (2013) That Which I Love Destroys Me (2015) Shot Caller (2017) Angel Has Fallen (2019) Greenland (2020) National Champions (2021) Kandahar (2023) Night Has Fallen (TBA) Greenland: Migration (TBA)
Jon Bernthal Yes Yes
Benjamin Bratt Yes Yes
Andrew Bachelor Yes Yes Yes
David Buckley Yes Yes
Jonathan Chibnall Yes Yes Yes
Gerard Butler Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gerhard Daum Yes Yes
Dana Gonzales Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Holt McCallany Yes Yes
Morena Baccarin Yes Yes
Vincent Garcia Newman Yes Yes
Harold Perrineau Yes Yes


  1. ^ "'Shot Caller' Director on Getting His Movie to Theaters: 'This Was One Massive F—ing Boulder'". Variety. August 17, 2017.
  2. ^ "On the Inside: To Make His Feature Shot Caller, Ric Roman Waugh Learned How to Shoot in a Real-Life Prison". moviemaker. August 15, 2017.
  3. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (July 24, 2012). "Summit, Participant Tap Ric Roman Waugh To Helm 'Deepwater Horizon' Oil Rig Disaster". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  4. ^ "Ric Roman Waugh On To Direct Angel Has Fallen". empireonline. July 25, 2017.
  5. ^ "'Greenland': Film Review | Hollywood Reporter". www.hollywoodreporter.com. 14 October 2020. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  6. ^ D'Alessandro, Andreas Wiseman,Anthony; Wiseman, Andreas; D'Alessandro, Anthony (2020-10-01). "ErosSTX Gerard Butler Thriller 'Greenland' Skipping U.S. Theatrical Release For PVOD; HBO Nabs Pay-TV & Streaming In Big Deal". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-11-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ Roberts, Jerry (June 5, 2009). Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9780810863781 – via Google Books.

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