During his long and rewarding theatrical career, Rick has directed or appeared in over 300 shows, ranging from Shakespeare to musical comedy. 

Local audiences may have seen him onstage in such diverse roles as Tevye in Fiddler On the Roof, Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, Ben Franklin in 1776, Teddy in Arsenic and Old Lace, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Forum, W. O. Gant in Look Homeward, Angel, Oscar in The Odd Couple, Weller in The Gin Game, Sid in Take Me Along, Drummond in Inherit the Wind and his personal favorite, Matthew the Storyteller in Cotton Patch Gospel, a role he performed for three seasons.

The long time artistic director of Renton Civic Theatre and Civic Light Opera, Rick is now a freelance actor and director.  Most recently he has been touring in the award-winning one man play, Bully!  An Adventure with Teddy Roosevelt.

In addition to his appearance in major motion pictures, TV shows and commercials, Rick has been featured in many popular video games.  In “Star Fox 64” he is the voice of Peppy Hare and Andross, in “Age of Empires II” he is the narrator and voice of Genghis Khan, and is The Soldier in the ongoing game series “Team Fortress II.”


About Nils Osmar

Nils Osmar was born in Alaska, and grew up in a wilderness area on the southern coast. He now lives in Seattle. He has made his living in the arts for over thirty years, working as a writer, visual artist, teacher, and filmmaker. He currently teaches through the University of Washington's ASUW Experimental College. He is the Director of an independent educational program, Classesandworkshops.com, which offers courses in visual, written and performing arts in Seattle, Washington.