Rick Roman

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Richard "Rick" Roman (1966–1992) was an actor and improvisational comedian from Philadelphia. While attending Temple University, Roman began his career in comedy partnering with Paul F. Tompkins in Philadelphia at The Comedy Works.[1]

In 1989, Roman moved to Chicago. There, he worked with the ImprovOlympic and was a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade.[2] His comedic style was described as similar to Andy Kaufman, and noted for always being 'in character'.

Roman was killed in April 1992, after the taxi he drove plunged into the Chicago River.[3]


  1. ^ The Sound of Young America - August 28, 2007. "Interview with Paul F. Tompkins"
  2. ^ The Sound of Young America - November 6, 2007. "Interview with the Upright Citizens Brigade's Matt Besser"
  3. ^ Chicago Sun-Times - April 18, 1992. "Cabbie in fatal river plunge an aspiring actor"