Ric Roman Waugh

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Ric Roman Waugh
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Born (1968-02-20) February 20, 1968 (age 53)
OccupationDirector, writer, producer
Years active1983–present
Tanya Ballinger
(m. 2005)

Ric Roman Waugh (born February 20, 1968) is an American film director, writer, producer, 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.


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 directed the third installment in the Fallen film series, titled Angel Has Fallen.[4]

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


Year Title Credited as Role Notes
Director Writer Producer Actor Stunts
1989 Tango & Cash No No No No Yes Uncredited
1990 Days of Thunder No No No No Yes as Ric Waugh
Married... with Children No No No Yes No Jake as Ric Waugh
Episode: "One Down, Two to Go"
1991 Hook No No No No Yes as Ric Waugh
1992 Kuffs No No No Yes Yes Hood as Ric Waugh
Assistant stunt coordinator
The Last of the Mohicans No No No No Yes as Ric Waugh
1993 Last Action Hero No No No No Yes
1998 From the Earth to the Moon No No No No Yes Episode: "Apollo One"
2000 Gone in 60 Seconds No No No No Yes as Ric Waugh
2001 In the Shadows Yes Yes No No No
2008 Felon Yes Yes No No No
2013 Snitch Yes Yes No No No
2015 That Which I Love Destroys Me Yes No Yes No No Documentary
2017 Shot Caller Yes Yes Yes No No
2019 Angel Has Fallen Yes Yes No No No
2020 Greenland Yes No No No No
Night Has Fallen Yes Yes No No No


  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 Jr, Mike (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. 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.

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