December 13, 1951 |
Wood Village, Oregon, US
|Occupation||Actor, writer, comedian|
Rick Reynolds (born December 13, 1951) is an American comedian known for his one-man shows Only the Truth Is Funny and All Grown Up...and No Place to Go.
Reynolds was born in Wood Village, Oregon, a suburb of in Portland. His father drowned when Rick was six months old. His manic depressive mother brought in several stepfathers, who were abusive.
He met his second wife, Lisa, in San Francisco, and married her in 1983. In 1989, Reynolds moved with his family from Hollywood to Petaluma, California, about which Reynolds said "none of my neighbors have written a screenplay." Their first son, Cooper, was born in 1988 or 1989. They divorced in 2000.
Life... and Stuff
In 1997, Reynolds starred in the short-lived sitcom Life... and Stuff, which he also co-created. Prior to the release of Life... and Stuff Reynolds was quoted at a press conference saying, "If this is canceled, and my whole career has worked toward this point . . .," Reynolds said, letting the thought hang. "Who am I kidding? Is it going to happen again? I'm not a great-looking guy and I'm 45 now. This is it. So, of course, I'll be devastated."
- "Only the Truth Is Funny" (1991)
- "All Grown Up ... And No Place to Go" (1995)
- "Love, God, Sex (and Other Stuff I Don't Have)" (2009)
- "Only the Truth Is Funny: Mid-Life at the Oasis" (2009)
- Podolsky, J.D. (September 9, 1991). "Reynolds' Rap". People. Retrieved February 25, 2010.
- Christon, Lawrence (October 14, 1990). "COMEDY : Is This America's Next Great Comedian? : What's it take for a stand-up comedian to be 'discovered'? Rick Reynolds should know—this is his second time around". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
- Kuchwara, Michael (June 16, 1991). "Life Stories and Laughter". Toledo Blade. Associated Press. Retrieved February 25, 2010.
- Linn, Steven (November 12, 2009). "Theater review: Rick Reynolds attempts to amuse". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved February 25, 2010.
- James, Caryn (June 6, 1997). "His So-Called Life: Days of Whine and Neuroses". The New York Times.
- "Review: 'Life and Stuff'". Variety. June 6, 1997.
- Pierce, Scott D. (June 5, 1997). "'Life . . . and Stuff' is just awful". Desert News.
- Rick Reynolds on IMDb
- Only the Truth Is Funny at YouTube
- Rick Reynolds Facebook Fan Page
- The Church of Rick (Rick Reynolds' blog)
- Rick Reynolds' Only the Truth Is Funny by producer Robert B. Weide
- Hollywood Story in Which Truth Plays by Robert Epstein, Los Angeles Times
- Reynolds Escapes New York by Steven Winn, San Francisco Chronicle